Teenage girls can be mean. Often stemming from poor self–awareness, self–esteem and lack of relationship skills, complex friendship dynamics can be difficult to unravel and bullying can be hard to resolve.
Surviving Girlhood provides a unique resource for preventing girl bullying by addressing the root causes and helping girls to be strong, positive individuals. Part 1 covers the facts on girl bullying, how to understand it, and the particular complexity of girls. Part 2 includes over 60 tried–and–tested activities that will help girls understand their needs, values, beliefs and influences as drivers for their behavior. Through five key themes, from ’Being Me’ to ’Conflict Resolution’, they will also build self–awareness, self–esteem, and strong relationship skills.
This photocopiable resource will be an invaluable tool for teachers, youth workers, counselors, youth offending teams, behavioral specialists and all those working with girls aged 11—16.
About the Author
Nikki Giant is the founder and Managing Director of Full Circle Education Solutions, a UK–based social enterprise that challenges the current model of schooling to better meet the social and emotional needs of students.
Rachel Beddoe works for a Local Education Authority in the UK supporting schools, youth and community settings to develop policy and practice to prevent and respond to bullying behaviors.
Both Nikki and Rachel have a wealth of experience designing anti–bullying strategies, delivering training and providing resources and advice to schools. Nikki lives in Indiana, USA, and Rachel lives in Wales.
This book is essentially a guide to understanding what governs the complexity of girls' relationships with each other, and it offers 'over 60 tried and tested' activities for educators and anyone working with groups of adolescent girls to help them through a difficult period of their lives... For those who struggle with delivering meaningful PSHE, this could be an invaluable tool! -- Youth in Mind This book is a useful resource for preventing girl bullying, written by experienced anti-bullying officers... There are two sections... The theory part... includes sections on cyber-bullying and social media... The second art provides small group tasks, including activities to promote self-respect, manage friendships, and develop conflict resolution skills. This book is primarily aimed at school staff, but would also be useful for youth workers and clinicians... this provides a useful proactive toolkit for helping adolescent girls to develop self-respect and establish positive relationships with others. -- Liz Searle, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 31st October 2012
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 22.0 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.58