Girls in Real Life Situations

Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development

Author: Julia V. Taylor,Shannon Trice-Black

Publisher: Research Press

ISBN: 9780878225408

Category: Psychology

Page: 229

View: 9834

"In this unique group counseling curriculum for working with girls in grade 6-12, authors Julia V. Taylor and Shannon Trice-Black provide over 90 activities divided into twelve group themes: Who am I?, Body image, Choices, Communication, Emotions, Friendships, Relationships, Self-esteem, Stress, Reaching out, Tough times, Who I am! During group lessons, girls are encouraged to share feelings and struggles as they openly discuss important issues in a safe and supportive environment. They are given the opportunity to feel empowered, gain self-awareness, develop coping strategies, improve problem-solving skills, understand that they are not alone, and learn to make healthy decisions. Girls in real life situations is designed for use by educators and mental health professionals in schools and other settings"--[p.4 Cover].

Girls in Real Life Situations

Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development

Author: Shannon Trice-Black,Julia V. Taylor

Publisher: Research Press

ISBN: 9780878225439

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 8613

"In this unique group counseling curriculum for working with girls in grades K-5, authors Shannon Trice-Black and Julia V. Taylor provide 80 activities divided into ten session themes: Who am I?, My sassy self: positive body image, This or that? Making ch

Salvaging Sisterhood

Author: Julia Taylor

Publisher: Youthlight

ISBN: 9781598500004

Category: Psychology

Page: 116

View: 9395

Salvaging Sisterhood is a group curriculum designed to teach relationally aggressive &/or bullying girls how to effectively communicate with one another. Using activities, handouts and other reproducibles, this book explores the important dynamics of female friendships and is designed to raise awareness, teach healthy conflict, and promote a positive change in female relationships.

The Body Image Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World

Author: Julia V. Taylor

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626250200

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 184

View: 1255

Like most teens, you want to feel good about the way you look. But what happens when the way you look just doesn’t feel good enough? Whether it’s online, on TV, or in magazines, images of impossibly perfect—and mostly Photoshopped—young women are everywhere. As a result, you may feel an intense pressure to look a certain way. Your friends feel the pressure too, which often creates a secret comparison competition that can make you feel worse about yourself. So how can you start feeling good about who you are, as is? In The Body Image Workbook for Teens, you’ll find practical exercises and tips that address the most common factors that can lead to negative body image, including: comparison, negative self-talk, unrealistic media images, societal and family pressures, perfectionism, toxic friendships, and a fear of disappointing others. You’ll also learn powerful coping strategies to deal with the daily, intense pressures of being a teenage girl. Being a teen girl in today’s world is hard, and no one knows that more than you. But if you are ready to stop comparing yourself to others, silence your inner critic, and build authentic, lasting self-confidence—this book is your go-to guide.

Counseling Children and Adolescents

Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity

Author: Sondra Smith-Adcock,Catherine Tucker

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506334113

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 4421

Counseling Children and Adolescents: Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity reviews the most relevant theoretical approaches for counseling children and focuses on connecting key theories to application using case studies. The book’s approach is broad, addressing a range of ages, approaches, and interventions that are applicable to varied settings. Sondra Smith-Adcock and Catherine Tucker have laid out an integrated framework that focuses on development and diversity. In addition, a unique aspect of this text is its focus on neuroscience, the developing brain, and the impact of early childhood trauma on development. Each chapter in the text includes a set of case illustrations, guided activities for the student to apply independently and in the classroom, and a list of resources in print, on the web, and on film. Counseling Children and Adolescents: Connecting Theory, Development, and Diversity is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs). To learn more about each text in the series, please visit

Bullying in the Girl's World

Author: Diane Senn

Publisher: Youthlight

ISBN: 9781598500233

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 6054

Girl bullying/relationally aggressive behaviour appears to be motivated by underlying fear and insecurity. The first step to counteracting girl bullying is an awareness of the hidden causes of girl bullying. The second step is gaining an understanding that these are behaviours we don t have to accept. And the third step is sharing support and skill building for dealing with and/or reducing girl bullying behaviour. She includes a section on parent workshops and handouts. This book provides a school-based approach to girl bullying that includes class lessons, small group activities and ideas for individual counselling. The class lessons include stories, activities, suggestions and reproducible student worksheets. These strategies are not just for girls and can include the entire class. The group approach includes surveys, stories, strategies, student assessments, and group activities. The individual counselling section includes situation cards, activities, student worksheets, and a simple problem solving model.

Building Champions

A Small-Group Counseling Curriculum for Boys: a Small-Group Counseling Curriculum for Boys

Author: Carol Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780878226993


Page: 188

View: 2285

A fun-filled game plan to help boys of upper elementary and middle-school age build trust, respect, and peer connections, Building Champions covers the topics boys most want and need to become better friends, classmates, and citizens. Numerous hands-on and interactive experiences maintain group members' interest and allow them to practice targeted skills while learning. Each lesson after the first includes three teaching options to address the needs of different types of groups. Eight group lessons cover the following topics:Introduction to Building ChampionsBreaking a Sweat (Goal Setting)In the Huddle (Integrity and Respect)Hands In (Relationships)Game Time (Leadership and Teamwork)Sitting on the Bench (Self-Control)The Last Play (Confidence)Shake Hands, Game Over (Being a Good Sport) A CD included with the book provides reproducible items, including lesson "exit slips," student handouts, and program organization and progress tracking forms.

Mean Girls

101 1/2 Creative Strategies Ans Activities for Working with Relational Aggression

Author: Kaye Randall,Allyson A. Bowen

Publisher: Youthlight

ISBN: 9781598500226

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 4559

This book provides professionals with 101 1/2 resources, insights, strategies and reproducible worksheets for working with girls who are Relationally Aggressive (RA) and the young people who have been victimized by this type of bullying. The strategies in this book are designed to increase awareness of Relational Aggression (RA), encourage empathy and tolerance, and improve self-control and coping skills. It explores the underlying causes of RA, particularly in girls. Other forms of RA are explored including cyber-bullying and other types of electronic bullying. I ncluded are reproducible lessons and activities for individuals, small groups, classrooms, and entire schools. Reproducible activities include: Relational Aggression Survey, Sugar Sparks, All the World is a Stage, The Real Cover Girl, Butterfly Surprise, Drama Squad, We're All In This Together, Link It Up, Ramblin Road, Trip, Rak Em Up Cards, Walkin In Her Shoes, The A.C.T. Approach, and It's Her Story.

Complete Group Counseling Program for Children of Divorce

Ready-to-Use Plans & Materials for Small & Large Groups, Grades 1-6

Author: Sylvia Margolin

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780876281246

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 5408

A complete group counseling program in 12 sessions for helping elementary children in homes affected by divorce. It offers sessions on such topics as Why Parents Marry and Divorce, Feeling Angry or Guilty, Living in Two Houses, and Stepparenting.

Girls' Respect Groups: An Innovative Program to Empower Young Women & Build Self-Esteem

Author: Lorna Blumen,Natalie Evans,Anne Rucchetto

Publisher: Camberley Press Limited

ISBN: 9780981058900

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 161

View: 8727

Looking for a great volunteer project for teen girls? Girls Respect Groups: An Innovative Program To Empower Young Women & Build Self-Esteem! will guide you step-by-step through the 6-week curriculum for Girls Respect Groups, a unique program for middle school girls, led by high school teen girls. Working together, both sets of young women explore how respect can affect the rest of their lives & learn to make choices rooted in self-confidence and self-respect. Learn how easy it is to start a GRG Leadership Program at your school or in your community. Train inspiring teen girls to become GRG leaders. Build a positive community of girls helping girls!

Girl Power Guidebook

The Program, Strategies, and Insights That Transform and Empower Girls

Author: Erin C Mahoney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781542876599


Page: N.A

View: 8331

THE GIRL POWER GUIDEBOOK, together with the Girl Power Journal give you all you need to deliver and get the maximum out of the empowerment program for girls between the ages of 8 and 13 taking the U.S. by storm! In this life-changing course that includes life skills, fitness, positive thinking, creativity and fun, girls get excited about being strong, self-confident, independent and healthy, giving them the tools they need to make good decisions in our ever demanding society.

The Bullying Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying

Author: Raychelle Cassada Lohmann,Julia V. Taylor

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608824527

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 1142

Being a teenager is difficult enough without having to worry about bullying. If you have experienced bullying or cyberbullying, you aren’t alone. Bullying and cyberbullying are at an all-time high, and the effects of both can be tremendous for a young person who is already dealing with major school, life, and home stressors. The Bullying Workbook for Teens incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help ease anxiety, fear, stress, and other emotions associated with being bullied. The workbook is made up of 42 step-by-step self-help activities designed to help you learn anti-bullying tips and strategies, manage emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger, and depression, and learn constructive communication skills to help you express your feelings. With this workbook as your guide, you will also learn how to identify toxic friendships, how to build your own self-confidence, and importantly, how to ask for help when bullying gets out of control. The exercises in this book are designed to be useful in everyday situations, so that you gain helpful tools to help you combat bullying or cyberbullying in your life. Bullying can happen to anyone, but there is hope to make a change and stand up for yourself, once and for all. If you are experiencing bullying, this book will offer sound psychological support to help you gain confidence in yourself and in your interactions with others. It is also a great resource for parents, educators, and counseling professionals.

Owning Up

Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice

Author: Rosalind Wiseman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506344178

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 5063

Empower students to stand up for what matters Created in collaboration with children and teens, Owning Up helps young people identify and be critical of social issues in their lives—from bullying and harassment in the classroom to systems of power and oppression in the world around them. While there is no one-size-fits-all curriculum, Owning Up takes us leaps forward by: Designing sessions to be easily facilitated by a school counselor, teacher, leader, or other professional in small group settings Combining discussions, games, and role-playing to engage adolescents in the complexities of social culture Exploring critical topics such as media analysis, gender, sexual harassment, racism, gossip, and self-image

Guidance with Good Measure

25 Awesome Measurable Classroom and Group Counseling Lessons

Author: Anthony Pearson

Publisher: Youthlight

ISBN: 9781598500677

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 9541

This thought provoking book contains 22 lessons that get students moving, get their brains in gear, and make them think outside the box. Every lesson will challenge students to consider their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in a variety of ways. Concepts like Delayed Gratification, Intrinsic versus Extrinsic Motivation, Solution Focused Conflict Resolution and much more are delivered in thought provoking methods. Each lesson is built to hold the students attention. The students will want to dive right in and get to learning through role-plays, games, and interesting activities. And, the lessons in this book can be easily adapted to kick off a new series or conclude a particular program. They are lessons that can stand alone. These lessons can even be integrated into small groups! Counselors using this book will have a myriad of effective delivery options.

Perfectly You

Author: Julia V. Taylor

Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues

ISBN: 9781931636308

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4804

Through a wonderful story and colorful illustrations, Perfectly You will teach young readers (and listeners) to accept themselves; treat one another with compassion; and embrace their uniqueness. It provides children with the message that character comes from within while focusing on the importance of self-acceptance, tolerance, and leading an overall healthy lifestyle. Paperback, 32 pages.

Group Work with Adolescents, Third Edition

Principles and Practice

Author: Andrew Malekoff

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462515991

Category: Psychology

Page: 438

View: 8373

A trusted course text and professional resource, this comprehensive book delves into all aspects of planning and conducting strengths- based group work with adolescents. In an accessible, down-to-earth style, Andrew Malekoff spells out the principles of effective group practice. Extensive clinical illustrations show how successful group leaders engage teens in addressing tough issues-including violence, sexuality, prejudice, social isolation, and substance abuse-in a wide range of settings. Normative issues that adolescents face in the multiple contexts of their lives are lucidly explained. Packed with creative ideas and activities, the book helps readers develop their skills as confident, reflective practitioners. New to This Edition * Significantly revised chapters on group work essentials, school- based practice, and trauma. * Additional topics: social media and cyberbullying, expressive and animal-assisted therapies, mindfulness, adolescent brain development, and more. * Updated practice principles, information, and references. * Numerous new practice illustrations. This title is part of the Social Work Practice With Children and Families Series, edited by Nancy Boyd Webb.

Strong Teens

A Social & Emotional Learning Curriculum : Grades 9-12

Author: Kenneth W. Merrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781557669322

Category: Affective education

Page: 176

View: 3118

Social-emotional competence--it's a critical part of every child's school success, and just like any academic subject, children need instruction in it. Developed by a top expert, these proven curricula will help promote the social-emotional competence and resilience of children and adolescents. Divided into four age levels from kindergarten through high school, these innovative social and emotional learning curricula are filled with engaging, thought-provoking class activities that help students develop vital skills they'll use for the rest of their lives: understanding emotions, managing anger, relieving stress, solving interpersonal problems, and much more. Each Strong Kids curriculum is Easy for non-mental-health experts. Each highly structured, partially scripted curriculum is ready for any professional to pick up and start using. Evidence-based. Field testing shows that these curricula generate positive responses from students and teachers and really help increase students' knowledge of healthy social-emotional behavior. A great way to boost academic skills. Lessons help improve critical literacy, listening skills, and memory skills while they promote social and emotional health. Brief enough to fit into any program. Lessons take just 30 to 45 minutes, and each curriculum is used for a maximum of 10-12 weeks. Age-appropriate. Choose from four curricula, each carefully tailored to the specific needs and experiences of its targeted age group. Effective for all children in any setting. Use Strong Kids with children across ability levels in settings like classrooms, group counseling sessions, and youth treatment facilities. Low-cost and low-tech. Strong Kids costs far less than similar programs and requires few extra resources. Lessons in each curriculum include optional, easily adaptable scripts, sample scenarios and examples, creative activities, and "booster" lessons that reinforce what students learned. Every school and early intervention program will benefit from the lasting effect of these four curricula: strong, resilient students with fewer mental health and behavior problems and better academic outcomes. Learn more about the Strong Kids series.

World Report on Ageing and Health

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241565047

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 246

View: 2762

The WHO World report on ageing and health is not for the book shelf it is a living breathing testament to all older people who have fought for their voice to be heard at all levels of government across disciplines and sectors. - Mr Bjarne Hastrup President International Federation on Ageing and CEO DaneAge This report outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. This will require a transformation of health systems away from disease based curative models and towards the provision of older-person-centred and integrated care. It will require the development sometimes from nothing of comprehensive systems of long term care. It will require a coordinated response from many other sectors and multiple levels of government. And it will need to draw on better ways of measuring and monitoring the health and functioning of older populations. These actions are likely to be a sound investment in society's future. A future that gives older people the freedom to live lives that previous generations might never have imagined. The World report on ageing and health responds to these challenges by recommending equally profound changes in the way health policies for ageing populations are formulated and services are provided. As the foundation for its recommendations the report looks at what the latest evidence has to say about the ageing process noting that many common perceptions and assumptions about older people are based on outdated stereotypes. The report's recommendations are anchored in the evidence comprehensive and forward-looking yet eminently practical. Throughout examples of experiences from different countries are used to illustrate how specific problems can be addressed through innovation solutions. Topics explored range from strategies to deliver comprehensive and person-centred services to older populations to policies that enable older people to live in comfort and safety to ways to correct the problems and injustices inherent in current systems for long-term care.