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Do you have a teen that may benefit from being part of a supportive group focused on helping girls navigate the challenges of being a teenager? If so TEEN TALKS may be a good fit for her!
This group will be facilitated by Crashonda Duncan, CADC, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
- Learn how to navigate intense emotions and behaviors
- Create healthy peer relationships
- Build Self-confidence and interpersonal skills
- Create coping skills for challenges many teens may face
This group will be facilitated by Ashlee Colville, MACMHC, LPCA. This six-week small group is designed to guide young girls, grades 6-8, and give them the opportunity to feel empowered, gain self-awareness, develop positive coping mechanisms, improve daily problem- solving skills, feel connected with other girls, and make healthy decisions as they grow through adolescent years.
6- Week Program Schedule:
- Week 1 Exercise: Power Thinking and Positive Self-Talk. Encourages articulation of valuable qualities and helps promote a continued feeling of self-confidence and self-worth.
- Week 2 Exercise: Beating the Body Image Blues. Identify underlying feelings when making negative remarks about eh body and challenging the negative thought patterns with an appropriate positive thought.
- Week 3 Exercise: Choices. Discuss the importance of thinking through negative and positive consequences to choices/actions and helps promote healthy decision making.
- Week 4 Exercise: Communication. Learning appropriate ways and times to approach parents to talk to them about stressful topics so they can open the doors of communication; learning the importance of body language and non-verbal communication.
- Week 5 Exercise: Emotions. Exercises designed to help girls understand the wide array of emotions they feel daily such as displaced anger, extreme moodiness, jealousy. envy, and sadness.
- Week 6 Exercise: Friendships. Understanding forms of aggression that girls often use to hurt and manipulate each other and develop new social skills so they are able to empathize with peers and consider the impact their actions have on others.