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Girls Rising

A Guide to Nurturing a Confident and Soulful Adolescent
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Parallax Press
 | 
May, 2016
ISBN:
9781941529188
In stock now: 
1
$28.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

 Young people are hungry and capable of engaging in meaningful explorations of themselves and the world around them. Adolescent girls especially have a deep desire and capacity to know themselves and explore their own spirituality. Girls Rising is a workbook of activities designed for educators, mental health clinicians, youth workers, parents, and, in some cases, peer educators working with girls ages 13 to 17 that provides a process for them to explore and develop their emotional, social, and spiritual selves.

The curriculum in this guidebook is based on my seventeen years of experience working with adolescent girls and supporting their social–emotional learning; it is intended to provide parents, educators, psychotherapists, and any other adult working with adolescent girls a set of social–emotional lessons and activities to aid young women in a meaningful process of self–actualization. In a step–by–step process intended to engage teenage girls from a deeply creative and exploratory space, the curriculum incorporates writing, media, music, role-playing, and art processes, in addition to significant focus on group dialogue and interaction.

Jackson’s guide offers teenage girls a unique opportunity to engage with their changing selves and their environment from a deeply soulful and creative place.

Informed by various psychological theories and practices including Relational Cultural Psychology, Humanistic Psychology, Depth Psychology, Expressive Arts, Cognitive/Behavioral and Gestalt therapies, the curriculum is divided into four themes based on the developmental needs and issues of adolescent girls: 1) self–awareness / self–esteem (Looks Within), 2) empathy and communication (Empathetic Attunement), 3) social awareness and connection (Necessary Action), and 4) mindfulness and existential exploration (Sacred Living)….

While I believe that life itself, through its lexicon of experiences and lessons, is truly the most powerful force in transforming adolescents into young adults, this curriculum is an attempt to respond explicitly and proactively to the needs and the capacity of our young girls, to their right to a healthy and meaningful transition into adulthood.

Publisher’s Description: 

This guide for adults working with adolescent girls will help them explore and develop their emotional, social, and spiritual selves.



Young people are hungry and capable of engaging in meaningful explorations of themselves and the world around them. Adolescent girls especially have a deep desire and capacity to know themselves and explore their own spirituality. Girls Rising is a workbook of activities designed for educators, mental health clinicians, youth workers, parents, and, in some cases, peer educators working with girls ages 13 17 that provides a process for them to explore and develop their emotional, social, and spiritual selves. The curriculum comprises of four themes surrounding selfawareness, empathy and communication skills, social engagement, and transpersonal exploration. Incorporates drawing, writing, music, media, roleplaying, storytelling, and deeply penetrating interactive activities to help incite selfdiscovery, enhance relationships, and connect girls to a cause, principal, or source greater then themselves. Jacksons guide offers teenage girls a unique opportunity to engage with their changing selves and their environment from a deeply soulful and creative place.

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