Mental Health Awareness Day & Girls Circle!

May 7, 2009 at 8:51 pm 1 comment

Hats off to all facilitators nationwide who are working with our girls! Mental health practitioners in prevention and intervention settings across the country are appreciating the Girls Circle program and utilizing it as either a core group therapy model OR as an adjunct to individual or group therapy. The Lorain County Mental Health Board in Lorain, Ohio, for example, recently sponsored a training and now have several clinicians facilitating Girls Circle in their local school-based mental health programs. The circle is helping to break down isolation amongst girls, reduce conflict, promote leadership and assertiveness, and now the girls don’t want circles to end! Another facilitator working in a detention facility notes, “Girls get to experience how much they have in common regardless of mental health issues, family history, ethnic background, etc. I think the groups work especially well for girls with mental health issues because there’s a tendency for them to start to feel isolated and the groups pull them out of themselves and teach them how to connect with others in a meaningful way. Some girls clearly struggle with sharing something real from within, while others are learning how to step outside of themselves and really listen to someone else… when they can help each other do this, and everyone learns something, it’s powerful stuff.” Here’s to the health of all of our girls! ~Giovanna

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  • 1. Donna E  |  May 9, 2009 at 3:44 am

    I am looking so forward to attending the training in Vermont!

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