Girls in Real Life Situations [GIRLS]

Girls in Real Life Situations [GIRLS]
Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development
Grades K-5
Elementary
8.5x11
Pages: 
202
ISBN: 
978-0-87822-543-9
Item Number:
6542
Price:$39.95
Girls in Real Life Situations [GIRLS]: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development

Overview

Grades K-5. This unique group counseling curriculum provides over 80 activities divided into ten session themes. During group lessons, young 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. An accompanying CD of all the reproducible forms and student handouts is included with the book.

Book Review

"It is obvious that Trice-Black and Taylor understand girl development and have had much experience with girls of all ages. . . . The K-5 curriculum uses concrete language and activities, highly engaging for young children. The authors also recognize the difference in older elementary aged girls (Grades 3-5) from their younger schoolmates and include modifications that recognize the increased ability to think more critically as the girls mature. The curriculum for older girls uses concepts that require some level of abstract thinking. Having access to both curricula may be useful when more simplified ways of presenting material are needed for adolescents who are more concrete in their thinking. . . . the importance of attending to and addressing the process and spontaneous interaction that occurs in the groups (girls arguing, girls excluding) is a powerful learning experience."

—Joan Letendre, Social Work with Groups

Comments from Colleagues

"Girls In Real Life Situations is an insightful exploration of the feelings and experiences that all young women have. Each of the lessons addresses a specific area of life that is a reality for girls today. Taylor and Trice-Black know how to connect with girls to help them reach for their dreams and overcome adversity. A must-have for anyone working with young women today!"

Tamara Davis, Ph.D., School Counseling Coordinator, Marymount University

"As a counselor educator, it is great to see a resource that hits on salient developmental themes, uses sound group principles (e.g., screening, icebreakers, follow up), and fosters discussion to make these often hidden topics explicit. It is also a compelling resource for me, as I try to help two daughters thrive."

Patrick Akos, Ph.D., School of Education, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

"Girls In Real Life Situations is a wonderful resource for anyone looking for a creative, thorough curricula that will reach a wide audience of girls. As soon as I read it, I found new ways of doing things that I can easily use with my students."

Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees & Wannanbes and Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads

Table of Contents

About G.I.R.L.S.

  1. Who Am I? Self-Discovery
    • Connect!
    • Treasure Thoughts
    • Feelings Faces
    • Self-Portrait
    • Model Your Role Model
    • Girl Talk
    • Today in G.I.R.L.S.
    • Just for Fun Criss-Cross Puzzle
    • Just for Fun Seek-and-Find
  2. My Sassy Self: Positive Body Image
    • Connect!
    • Proud to Be Me
    • What You See Isn't Always What You Get
    • Feeling Fine
    • Fill Me Up!
    • Girl Talk
    • Today in G.I.R.L.S.
    • Just for Fun Double Puzzle
    • Just for Fun Seek-and-Find
  3. This or That? Making Choices
    • Connect!
    • Smart Choices
    • Fitting In
    • The Perfect Mix
    • Thinking Caps
    • Girl Talk
    • Today in G.I.R.L.S.
    • Just for Fun Activity
    • Just for Fun Seek-and-Find
  4. Talk It Out: Communication
    • Connect!
    • Talk It Out Tic-Tac-Toe
    • Problem-Solving Gal Pals
    • Girly Tea Time
    • Talk to Me!
    • Girl Talk
    • Today in G.I.R.L.S.
    • Just for Fun Activity
    • Just for Fun Seek-and-Find
  5. Feeling Feelings: Understanding Emotions
    • Connect!
    • Deep Down I Feel . . .
    • Musical Madness
    • Rainbow of Feelings
    • Draw Your Emotions
    • Girl Talk
    • Today in G.I.R.L.S.
    • Just for Fun Activity
    • Just for Fun Seek-and-Find
  6. Gal Pals: Healthy Friendships
    • Connect!
    • What's Your Perception?
    • Picture This!
    • Friendship Fuss
    • Act It Out
    • Girl Talk
    • Today in G.I.R.L.S.
    • Just for Fun Word Search
    • Just for Fun Seek-and-Find
  7. Happy to Be Me: Self-Esteem
    • Connect!
    • Personal Power
    • Self-Esteem Suit of Armor
    • Don't Give Up!
    • What Can I Do?
    • Girl Talk
    • Today in G.I.R.L.S.
    • Just for Fun Activity
    • Just for Fun Seek-and-Find
  8. Hard Times: Dealing with Difficult Issues
    • Connect!
    • Bubble Trouble
    • Fear Finale
    • Dealing with Divorce
    • Grief Guidance
    • Girl Talk
    • Today in G.I.R.L.S.
    • Just for Fun Activity
    • Just for Fun Seek-and-Find
  9. It's OK to Need Help: Reaching Out
    • Connect!
    • S.O.S. (Seek Out Someone)
    • Flower Power
    • Terrific Teamwork
    • Roll with It
    • Girl Talk
    • Today in G.I.R.L.S.
    • Just for Fun Activity
    • Just for Fun Seek-and-Find
  10. Who I Am! Self-Identity
    • Connect!
    • Positive Journal
    • G.I.R.L.S. Group Toolbox
    • G.I.R.L.S. Group Crest
    • New Self-Portrait
    • Girl Talk
    • Today in G.I.R.L.S.
    • Just for Fun Maze
    • Just for Fun Seek-and-Find

Appendixes

  • A: Parent/Guardian Consent Form
  • B: Confidentiality Pledge
  • C: Certificate of Achievement
  • D: Pretest/Posttest
  • E: Group Evaluation
  • F: Just for Fun Answers and Solutions
Component/Ancillary Items: 

Girls in Real Life Situations [GIRLS]

Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development
Grades 6-12
Price:$39.95
Girls in Real Life Situations [GIRLS]: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development

Girls in Real Life Situations [GIRLS]

Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development
Set of Two Volumes
Grades K-12
Price:$72.00
Girls in Real Life Situations [GIRLS]: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development