Girls Circle Groups

Girls Circle is designed in the evidenced–based principle and practices of Motivational Interviewing and Strengths-Based approaches that target resiliency and protective factors, in addition to stimulating critical thinking and moral reasoning through experiential activities and guided discussions.  

What is Girls Circle?

A structured support group specifically for girls and is designed to:

  • Foster Self-Esteem
  • Help girls maintain positive connections with peers
  • Counter trends towards self-doubt
  • Allows for self-expression through verbal sharing activities
  • Significant increases in attachment to schools
  • Decrease in at-risk behaviors (D&A)
  • Decrease in self-destructive, self-harming behaviors

Girls Circle focuses on being responsive to adolescent female development and takes into consideration the effects of a girl’s culture, gender, relationships and environment, as well as trauma.  It establishes a safe group experience that recognizes and fosters girl’s capacities for healthy relationships, empathy (a primary and essential social skill) self-expression, the development meaningful educational, career, and relationship goals and interpersonal skills.

The programs are successful in prevention and intervention programs.  Facilitators avoid lecture or advice and believe the girls have the capacity to problem solve and make good decisions, affirm strengths and promote leadership.  

Groups are facilitated by licensed therapists and are run in the evenings or on weekends.  Please contact our intake line at 814-835-1700.

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