Healthy Transitions for Girls: ~The Essential Prevention Tool for Girls Ages 8 to 14~ A Strength-Based Curriculum to Promote Positive Body Image for Parents, Mentors, & Professionals

Healthy Transitions for Girls: ~The Essential Prevention Tool for Girls Ages 8 to 14~ A Strength-Based Curriculum to Promote Positive Body Image for Parents, Mentors, & Professionals

by Peggy A McFarland MS LPC

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Healthy Transitions for Girls: ~The Essential Prevention Tool for Girls Ages 8 to 14~ A Strength-Based Curriculum to Promote Positive Body Image for Parents, Mentors, & Professionals by Peggy A McFarland MS LPC

The Healthy Transitions for Girls Workbook is a "one-stop shop." Instead of going through multiple files and workbooks to find creative interventions, Healthy Transitions for Girls is a comprehensive intervention resource. Instead of trying to find funding to target multiple programs for bullying, mental health concerns, violence prevention, and/or substance abuse prevention, this "umbrella" solution is economical because it targets the core causes of nearly all problems girls face today. Professionals in private practice, agencies, schools, or other settings will also appreciate that Healthy Transitions for Girls can be used in individual or group therapy or as a series of prevention workshops. This workbook offers step-by-step directions and a list of needed materials that streamline planning and implementation to help Professionals, Parents, Mentors, & Clergy become EXPERTS in the issues confronting today's girls.

Healthy Transitions for Girls provides prevention and intervention resources for the problems professionals, parents, mentors, and clergy, see every day:

• Bullying

• Self-harm

• Depression

• Anxiety

• Eating Disorders

• Trauma

• Risky Sexual Behaviors

The Healthy Transitions for Girls Workbook will assist you to:

• Reframe negative belief systems and creates positive belief systems.

• Strengthen parent/child relationships

• Support appropriate boundaries in peer relationships

• Provide tools for emotional regulation

• Encourage healthy concepts of gender role

• Increase self-esteem through a holistic understanding of needs and goals

• Teach coping skills

• Build communication skills

• Motivate healthy eating, exercise, and other self-care practices

• Offer several mindfulness strategies

• Share crisis intervention tools

• Create understanding of cultural messages and their effect upon girls' belief systems

• Arm girls with strategies for resisting harmful media messages

• Develop values such as empathy, respect, self-control, spirituality

The latest and most effective counseling interventions focus on prevention and wellness, rather than just focusing on pathology. In Healthy Transitions for Girls, the objective of each activity is an "I can" statement, such as "I can develop a working definition of femininity that is non-sexualized," or "I can recognize my support systems and learn to ask for help."

Healthy Transitions for Girls honors the latest brain science as well as new understanding of the mind-body connection, offering a creative, "whole body" experience. Real learning needs to involve the logical left side of the brain as well as the intuitive, emotional right side of the brain. Girls need to have emotional connections to the concepts being taught for them to internalize new attitudes and behaviors. For that reason, art, role play, tangible objects, and movement activities, are used to teach the abstract concepts in this curriculum.

A must have resource for Professionals, Parent, Mentors, & Clergy.

For More Information Visit www.healthytransitionsforgirls.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615727554
Publisher: Peggy A McFarland
Publication date: 05/27/2015
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Peggy A McFarland, MS, LPC has over 30 years experience working with girls and teens. As a mother, teacher, mentor, and counselor, she understands the challenges faced today by pre-adolescent and teen girls. Healthy Transitions for Girls was developed out of a passion to help other parents, mentors, and professionals have tools to combat the onslaught of media messages that cause girls to develop a devastating, life-long "disconnection" from their bodies. When girls disconnect from their bodies they lose a connection with their intuitive, feminine nature--it is a tragic loss of identity.

Peggy has a private counseling practice in the "outback" of Eastern Oregon. She has four daughters of her own and many "adopted" daughters.

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