*excerpt from Girls in Real Life Situations by Julia V. Taylor and Shannon Trice-Black, copyright 2007
Girls In Real Life Situations (G.I.R.L.S.) is a group counseling curriculum designed to give girls an opportunity to feel empowered, gain self-awareness, develop positive coping mechanisms, improve daily problem-solving skills, feel connected with other girls, and make healthy decisions as they grow through turbulent times.* Through counseling, group discussion, and fun activities, girls will learn more about themselves and be better equipped to handle Real Life Situations.
Following are Girls In Real Life Situations (G.I.R.L.S.)testimonials from girls who have completed the class--
"I gained more knowledge of how to deal with stress, and bad situations. I learned that other girls have the same problems I do, and I've gained their advice and perspective. I also gained more self-confidence."
"I liked that we all got along, and I felt comfortable sharing my feelings. It was fun and helpful."
"(I've gained) a positive look at myself, that maybe I'm not so different."
"I learned how to deal with stress, calm myself, and respect others."
"I have learned to control my emotions and how I react to things."
"I really liked that we all got along and I don't feel alone in situations. I learned that we all have the same problems no matter how different we are."
"We had a very open discussion every time and none of the girls held back. We talked about everything and anything!"
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