Friendship and Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Aged 5-11 to Cope with Bullying [NOOK Book]

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Long before most school programs begin anti-bullying campaigns, young girls are getting a full education in social aggression. Girls as young as age five are experiencing acts of bullying, disguised as friendship, that shake the carefully laid foundations of their self-image, personal values, and beliefs about peer relationships.

Based on thought-provoking discussions, engaging games, strength-discovering exercises, and confidence-boosting ...
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Friendship and Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Aged 5-11 to Cope with Bullying

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Overview

Long before most school programs begin anti-bullying campaigns, young girls are getting a full education in social aggression. Girls as young as age five are experiencing acts of bullying, disguised as friendship, that shake the carefully laid foundations of their self-image, personal values, and beliefs about peer relationships.

Based on thought-provoking discussions, engaging games, strength-discovering exercises, and confidence-boosting fun, the hands-on activities in Friendship and Other Weapons build critical knowledge and friendship survival skills such as:

· Recognizing the Red Flags of Girl Bullying
· Responding Assertively to Bullying Behavior
· Realizing Personal Strengths
· Becoming an Ally to Others Facing Bullying
· Resolving Conflicts Directly
· Using Technology and Social Media Ethically

This photocopiable resource book provides educators, social workers and counsellors with a complete, ready-to-use group curriculum to help young girls aged 5–11 build constructive and fulfilling friendships.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857005403
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 925,979
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Signe Whitson is a licensed social worker and Chief Operating Officer of the Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) Institute, an international certification program that trains adults in helping children and youth with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviour based in Hagerstown, Maryland, USA. Signe has over ten years' experience working as a staff trainer and therapist for children and adolescents in individual, family, group, and school settings. She presents across the United States on topics related to child and adolescent mental health. She is the author of How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). For more information, please visit www.signewhitson.com.
Signe Whitson is a licensed social worker and Chief Operating Officer of the Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) Institute, USA, an international certification program that trains adults in helping children and youth with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviour. Signe has over ten years' experience working as a staff trainer and therapist for children and adolescents in individual, family, group, and school settings. She presents across the United States on topics related to child and adolescent mental health. She is the author of How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). For more information, please visit www.signewhitson.com
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Table of Contents

Introduction. About this Book. Session 1. Words Matter! Establishing the Ground Rules for Real Friendship. Session 2. Cast Your Vote: Identifying the Values of Real Friendship. Session 3. Silent Whispers: Two Rules for Stopping Gossip. Session 4. The Red Flags of Girl Bullying: When Friendship is Used as a Weapon. Session 5. No More Secrets: Four Rules for STANding Up to Girl Bullying. Session 6. Who Am I? Exploring Personal Strengths. Session 7. I Feel Connected: Finding Common Ground and Celebrating Differences. Session 8. Don't Just Stand There: Three Occasions for Becoming an Ally. Session 9. Standing in Your Shoes: Fostering Empathy and Cooperation in Girls. Session 10. Left Out in the Cold: Understanding the Power of Social Exclusion. Session 11. Sharing S.O.D.A.S. A Problem Solving Method for Girls. Session 12. Writing How-To Books: Ending the Group, Maintaining the Bonds. Supplementary Activities: Preparing Girls for a Social Media World. Session I. Tame that Tune: Evaluating Music Lyrics and Video Imagery. Session II. Is Seeing Really Believing? Evaluating Entertainment and Advertising Imagery. Session III. 24/7 Contact: Guidelines for Texting, IM'ing, and Facebook. References.
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