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Empowering Adolescent Girls: Examining the Present and Building Skills for the Future With the Go Grrrls Program

Craig Winston LeCroy and Janice Daley
Format
Book
Published
New York : W.W. Norton, c2001.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
0393703479
Contents
  • 1. A Framework for Understanding Girls 1
  • Protective Factors and Risk Reduction: The Best of Both Worlds 3
  • Developmental Tasks of Early-Adolescent Girls 4
  • 2. Being a Girl in Today's Society: The Media is the Message 9
  • Building a Girl: Social Construction 11
  • Gender Role and Self-Concept 12
  • Image for Sale 14
  • Lean On Me: Girls and Support 17
  • 3. Girls and Body Image: A Lifelong Struggle 20
  • Thin is In: Mass Media and Body Image 22
  • Negotiating New Curves 23
  • Penalty for Early Puberty 24
  • Toward an Equal Opportunity Disorder: Body Image and Ethnic Considerations 25
  • Body Image and Psychosocial Problems 25
  • From Malcontent to Malady: Body Image and Eating Disorders 27
  • Challenging Images, Changing Attitudes: Helping Girls Accept Their Bodies 30
  • 4. Quest for a Positive Mindset: Girls and Low Self-Esteem 31
  • Self-Esteem and Gender 32
  • Factors That Influence Girls' Self-Esteem 33
  • Expanding Worlds, Expanding Worries: The Influence of Negative Emotions 36
  • Female Connections: The Down Side 37
  • "I Should" Mantra: Unrealistic Expectations, Self-Criticism, and the Road to Depression 39
  • Defining Depression 39
  • Blue is for Girls: Gender and Depression 41
  • Depression and Diversity 42
  • Outward Changes, Inward Changes 43
  • 5. Making and Keeping Friends: Peer Pressure, Intimacy, Popularity, and Friendship Friction 44
  • Developmental Issues 47
  • It's a Girl Thing: Girls and Friendships 48
  • Peer Pressure: The Good, the Bad, and the Subtle 50
  • Middle School Transition 51
  • Friendship Friction 53
  • Friendship and Psychopathology 54
  • Friendship Power: The Benefits of Buddies 55
  • 6. Establishing Independence: Learning Survival Skills 57
  • Only Constant is Change: The Need for Teaching Basic Life Skills 58
  • That Can't Happen to Me: Egocentrism, Invulnerability, and Risk-Taking Behaviors 59
  • Thinking about Thinking: Cognitive Development in Early Adolescence 60
  • Social Skills Training 61
  • Problem Solving Process 63
  • Get Up, Stand Up: Assertiveness Skills Training 64
  • Social Skills Training and the Media 65
  • 7. Let's Talk About Sex: Sexual Health, Sexual Risk 67
  • Lack of Knowledge is Lack of Power 68
  • Shaping Values about Sex 69
  • Multifaceted Problem, Multifaceted Solution: There is No Magic Wand 70
  • Sex: Not Just Intercourse 71
  • Double Standard, Double Bind 73
  • Special Risks for Younger Girls 75
  • Layers of Complexity 76
  • 8. When It All Seems Like Too Much: Seeking Help, Locating Resources 77
  • Societal Context: The Big Picture 78
  • Adolescents Facing Multiple Risks 79
  • Adolescents' Mental Health Needs: Girls' Invisible Problems 81
  • Barriers Everywhere: Finding and Accepting Help 82
  • Confidentiality 84
  • Providing Resources and Prevention 85
  • 9. Planning for the Future: Barriers to Success 86
  • Moving from Middle School to Success 88
  • I Think I Can: Learning Attitudes and Orientations 88
  • At the Intersection of Gender, Race, Social Class, and Peer Culture 90
  • Career Development: Getting Girls to Think Outside the Box 91
  • Vision, Choice, and Adventure: Girls in the Future 93
  • 10. Working with Adolescent Girls 97
  • Group Leaders 98
  • Recruitment and Participation 100
  • Group Process: Guidelines for Success 102
  • Linking the Program to Families 104
  • Working with Schools: Getting Support 104
  • Community Context: A Ripple Effect 105
  • 11. Being a Girl in Today's Society 107
  • Session 2 Media Messages 116
  • 12. Establishing a Positive Body Image 122
  • Session 3 Building Body Confidence 122
  • 13. Establishing a Positive Mindset 128
  • Session 4 Rethinking Self-Statements 128
  • 14. Making and Keeping Friends 136
  • Session 5 Meeting People and the Qualities of a Friend 136
  • Session 6 Building Friendship Skills and Dealing with Peer Pressure 141
  • - 15. Establishing Independence 151
  • Session 7 Problem Solving Strategies 151
  • Session 8 Assertiveness Skills 158
  • 16. Let's Talk about Sex 164
  • Session 9 Sex 101 and Refusal Skills 164
  • Session 10 Risky Business: Alcohol, Drugs, and Unwanted Sex 173
  • 17. When It All Seems Like Too Much 182
  • Session 11 Seeking Help, Locating Resources 182
  • 18. Planning for the Future 189
  • Session 12 Visions for a Strong Future 189.
Description
xv, 308 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-297) and index.
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