This workshop provides a safe environment for opening up and talking about what's just below the surface; providing your girl with tools and resources along the way to help.
Each topic will be presented in a multi-media format, using film, art, music or interactive demonstrations. Here is an overview of the ground we will cover:
Getting to Know You. An art driven project that is designed to acknowledge all the labels our girls identify with, whether they are self-imposed or given by others.
Bullying Online and Offline. What is the difference between teasing and bullying? What role does gossip play in it all? An interactive game will demonstrate the common acts that girls may think are innocent - yet are not. We will demonstrate through video and role play what bullying really looks like and how social media amplifies it all.
Empathy. A candid and courageous video presentation of Noa, a girl who has experienced bullying, anxiety disorder, depression, low self-esteem, and a sense of lacking to the point of cutting herself and a suicide attempt. She has come out the other side stronger, more compassionate, and with a heightened sense of gratitude and love for life and herself. Noa, now 16, will be present at the event to talk about her experience and answer questions. The girls will be expertly led in small group discussions about how emotions can escalate; where to turn for help; how to help someone else and who to call in a time of crisis.
Sister-friend. A day of opening up can lead to new relationships. We will close with each girl offering a keepsake friendship bracelet to another, taking the time to express something positive about that individual. (Bracelets provided).
Logistics. The workshop is open to middle school girls in 7th and 8th grade only with parental approval and written consent.
Lunch and beverages and snacks will be provided. Please let us know if your girl has any special dietary needs or allergies.
Facilitated by Dr. Eli Parrot, Middle School Counselor; Valerie Adomakoh, retired family medical doctor and Mom of 16-year-old Noa; and Kerrie L. Cooper, founder and author of kindred and Mom of 12-year-old Isabella.
kindred workshop tickets are available to those who most need to be there but cannot afford the ticket price. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Details on drop-off will be provided. This workshop will take place at the Hampton Inn,1919 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
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