Empowering Adolescent Girls: Examining the Present and Building Skills for the Future with the "Go Girls" Program (Paperback)
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While many adolescent girls in today's culture successfully navigate the transition to adulthood, many are not provided with adequate support and opportunity to achieve their potential.
In Empowering Adolescent Girls, LeCroy and Daley outline the issues, review the research, and offer specific strategies for social workers, psychologists, and educators to use in their work with adolescent girls.
Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia awakened the social service and education communities to the need for gender-specific programs tailored to the unique issues girls face. LeCroy and Daley provide a systematic approach to addressing those issues. Their framework incorporates new information and research about adolescent girls and conceptualizes gender-specific developmental tasks as part of a Go Girls curriculum. These developmental tasks for girls in early adolescence include: achieving a competent gender role identification, establishing an acceptable body image, developing a positive self-image, developing satisfactory peer relationships, establishing independence through responsible decision making, understanding sexuality, learning to obtain help and access resources, and learning to plan for the future.
There is a companion workbook for participants in the Go Girls program, or for therapists, parents, and educators working with girls.
About the Author
Janice Daley, is a program director at Child & Family Resources in Tuscon, Arizona. She specializes on work with adolescents and has collaborated with Dr. LeCroy on several writing projects.
Craig Winston LeCroy, M.S.W., Ph.D., is professor of Social Work at Arizona State University. Dr. LeCroy is the author of four previous books and has published widely in child and adolescent mental health.