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Surviving Girlhood

Surviving Girlhood

Building Positive Relationships, Attitudes and Self-Esteem to Prevent Teenage Girl Bullying

Nikki Giant and Rachel Beddoe

Quick Overview

This practical resource is designed to prevent teenage girl bullying by tackling its root causes. Part 1 explores girl bullying and its complexities. Part 2 includes over 60 tried-and-tested activities to help girls aged 11—16 understand their needs and values, and build self-esteem, positive attitudes, and relationships skills.
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Paperback / softback
2012, 10.94in x 8.54in / 278mm x 217mm, 208pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-925-1
2012, ePUB, 208pp
ISBN: 978-0-85700-704-9
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Teenage girls can be mean. Often stemming from poor self-awareness, self-esteem and lack of relationship skills, complex friendship dynamics can be difficult to unravel and bullying can be hard to resolve.

Surviving Girlhood provides a unique resource for preventing girl bullying by addressing the root causes and helping girls to be strong, positive individuals. Part 1 covers the facts on girl bullying, how to understand it, and the particular complexity of girls. Part 2 includes over 60 tried-and-tested activities that will help girls understand their needs, values, beliefs and influences as drivers for their behaviour. Through five key themes, from 'Being Me' to 'Conflict Resolution', they will also build self-awareness, self-esteem, and strong relationship skills.

This photocopiable resource will be an invaluable tool for teachers, youth workers, counsellors, youth offending teams, behavioural specialists and all those working with girls aged 11--16.


'This book is essentially a guide to understanding what governs the complexity of girls' relationships with each other, and it offers 'over 60 tried and tested' activities for educators and anyone working with groups of adolescent girls to help them through a difficult period of their lives... For those who struggle with delivering meaningful PSHE, this could be an invaluable tool!'
- Youth in Mind

'This book is a useful resource for preventing girl bullying, written by experienced anti-bullying officers... There are two sections... The theory part... includes sections on cyber-bullying and social media... The second art provides small group tasks, including activities to promote self-respect, manage friendships, and develop conflict resolution skills. This book is primarily aimed at school staff, but would also be useful for youth workers and clinicians... this provides a useful proactive toolkit for helping adolescent girls to develop self-respect and establish positive relationships with others.'
- Liz Searle, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust


By (author): Rachel Beddoe, Nikki Giant