Title

Be A Friend First

First Presenter's Institution

Girl Scouts of Historic georgia

Second Presenter's Institution

n/a

Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

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Strand #1

Safety & Violence Prevention

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

.Good relationships help girls feel secure and healthy.

I will be able to begin a discussion about how the strand safety and violence prevention works by developing healthy relationships. Bullying and bullying prevention connects.I will also demonstrate understanding relational aggression among girls , how to recognize and prevent this type of behavior along with building good self esteem.

Brief Program Description

BFF stands for "Be A Friend First" a title selected by girls, BFF was created for middle school girls to help them develop healthy relationship skills. Girls in this program begin to learn and understand relational aggression and the damage it can cause leaving scars in a relationship, they will also learn about conflict resolution and bullying prevention strategies.

The presentation is for anyone who works with middle school girls in school ,after school programs., church , local housing authority, and other government funded organizations.

Summary

My proposal will include information for anyone who works with todays girls facing many social challenges like (spreading rumors, telling lies, exclusion, silent treatment and behind the back action) many of these behaviors have a negative effect on girls and their self esteem.

Many girls struggle with self-esteem some downplay positive characteristics about themselves most prominently their smartness, kindness, and efforts to be a good influence so that they can fit in. I will discuss with attendees how many of the activities used work with girls on helping turn their negative into positive behaviors.

It is important to set and encourage honesty and an atmosphere of respect , middle school is a crucial time of transition and adjustment for girls. these are the most important years for girl to learn core values and develop social leadership skills. It's also when bullying behavior tend to peak and girls need to learn how to solve the problem of bullying. Bullying affect girls differently than boys so this program focus on middle school girls in a safe group setting that is long term.

Evidence

Girl Scout Research institute has explored a broad range of girl issues and the five key issues are Good relationships help girls feel safe , secure, and healthy. 42% of girls said they will downplay their own needs in a relationship so people won't think negatively. Girls emotional safety and reputation are at risk online 46% think that social networking often create jealousy, and forty percent admit to losing respect for a friend because of something she said. Reality tv distorts how girls view relationships73% think that fighting is a normal part of a romantic relationship and many think it is okay to treat people badly, 70% regular viewers of reality tv accept and expect a higher level of drama , aggression and bullying in their own lives. 78% of girls believe that gossiping is normal part of relationship and 37% believe that being mean and manipulative earns respect and get you what you want.

In Girl Scout BFF girls learn to discover themselves and their values and use their knowledge and skills to develop good self esteem and healthy friendships in their school and community while creating a culture of peace.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Cassandra Campbell is a creative and innovative speaker that has presented at many conferences via international Reading association, Beaufort County Schools , Beaufort county Library System and United Communities for Child Development.. Cassandra has been working with children and youth for over 30 years educated at Savannah State College(University) and University of South Carolina . Served on board of directors for several nonprofit organizations. Taught EL(English Language) and currently employed with Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia . Is an advocate for children, youth and adults of domestic violence and chronic diseases.

Keyword Descriptors

working together, girl led, reading, writing, communication, advocate, role model, role play, visual, relationship, aggression

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-7-2018 11:15 AM

End Date

3-7-2018 12:30 PM

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Be A Friend First

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BFF stands for "Be A Friend First" a title selected by girls, BFF was created for middle school girls to help them develop healthy relationship skills. Girls in this program begin to learn and understand relational aggression and the damage it can cause leaving scars in a relationship, they will also learn about conflict resolution and bullying prevention strategies.

The presentation is for anyone who works with middle school girls in school ,after school programs., church , local housing authority, and other government funded organizations.