About Girls Circle

About Girls Circle

As mothers with a passionate vision to foster healthy relationships and choices within their daughters and other girls’ lives, founders Giovanna Taormina and Beth Hossfeld, MFT, created the first Girls Circle group. Recognizing the impact of their first Girls Circle and responding to the needs in their communities and beyond, they launched training programs in 1997 that have helped more than 5,000 organizations across the nation successfully implement the model. Over the past 11 years, the Girls Circle approach has been implemented with girls across every socioeconomic, geographical, ethnic, religious population, and sexual orientation. The strengths-based, skill-building approach creates a safe space to address risky behaviors, build on protective factors, and improve relationships in a format that interests and engages girls. Direct service providers attend trainings or can purchase the materials in order to implement this sustainable model within their current programming mix. Additionally, the model is endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Justice as “a promising approach” and is recommended in their Model Programs Guide. For more information, visit www.girlscircle.com.


3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sonya Buckner  |  June 24, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Are there any brochures, etc. to use for advertising this program in communities?

    • 2. Robin Davis  |  October 19, 2010 at 8:23 pm

      I’m also looking for brochures or posters or even ideas of what has worked in the past. This will be my first “Girls Circle” as a facilitator. Actually I would welcome any suggestions or ideas.

      • 3. Giovanna  |  October 20, 2010 at 3:48 pm

        Hi Robin,
        Thanks for writing. Are you looking for brochures or posters to advertise your Girls Circle? Please see the unit in your manual called “Getting the Word Out.” That has many ideas in it. Also, we’d be happy to send some ideas of stuff we’ve used in the past. Write me on email at gtaormina@girlscircle.com and I will get some stuff to you.

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