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Friendship and Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Aged 5-11 to Cope with Bullying Paperback – November 15, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1849058759 ISBN-10: 184905875X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub; 1 edition (November 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184905875X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849058759
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,907 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Long before most school programs begin anti-bullying campaigns, young girls are getting a full education in social aggression. Girls as young as age five are experiencing acts of bullying, disguised as friendship, that shake the carefully laid foundations of their self-image, personal values, and beliefs about peer relationships. Based on thought-provoking discussions, engaging games, strength-discovering exercises, and confidence-boosting fun, the hands-on activities in Friendship and Other Weapons build critical knowledge and friendship survival skills such as:·Recognizing the Red Flags of Girl Bullying·Responding Assertively to Bullying Behavior·Realizing Personal Strengths·Becoming an Ally to Others Facing Bullying·Resolving Conflicts Directly·Using Technology and Social Media EthicallyThis photocopiable resource book provides educators, social workers and counsellors with a complete, ready-to-use group curriculum to help young girls aged 511 build constructive and fulfilling friendships.

'Friendship and Other Weapons has a wealth of new activities that teach young girls how to navigate the dark side of friendship and stand up to bullying. With clear, simple instructions and powerful points to make about friendship and aggression, this curriculum is a must have for anyone working with young girls. I can't wait to try out some of the activities!'-- Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls'Want a proven way to help girls feel powerful enough to stand up to friendship bullies? This is it. Theavariety of activities reaches girls with different learning styles. The positive approach equips both parents and teachers with the tools they need to help girls assertively call out and reject friendship bullying.'-- Nancy Gruver, Founder, New Moon Girls magazine and online community, www.newmoon.com'Friendship and Other Weapons is a wonderful resource for educators, counseling professionals, parents, and group leaders who wish to address bullying and instil pro-social friendship skills in girls ages 5--11. I highly recommend it.'--Trudy Ludwig, best-selling author of My Secret Bully

About the Author

Signe Whitson is a licensed social worker and Chief Operating Officer of the Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) Institute, USA, an international certification program that trains adults in helping children and youth with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviour. Signe has over ten years' experience working as a staff trainer and therapist for children and adolescents in individual, family, group, and school settings. She presents across the United States on topics related to child and adolescent mental health. She is the author of How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens (Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

More About the Author

Signe Whitson is a licensed social worker, author, and educator with more than 14 years of experience working with children, teens, and families.

She presents customized professional and parent training workshops nationwide on topics related to girl bullying, anger in children, changing passive aggressive behavior, crisis intervention, and child and adolescent mental health.

In her articles, books, and training workshops, Signe provides down-to-earth, practical advice for navigating the daily challenges of living and working with children, tweens and teens. As a mother of two young daughters, Signe relates to parents on a personal level.

Signe is the Chief Operating Officer of the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute, a nationally recognized, professional training and certification program for turning crisis situations into learning opportunities for children and youth with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviors.

She is the author of three books, including:

GIRL BULLYING:

Friendship & Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Ages 5-11 to Cope with Bullying

ANGER IN CHILDREN:

How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens

PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR:

The Angry Smile: The Psychology of Passive Aggressive Behavior in Families, Schools, and Workplaces, 2nd ed.



If you would like more information at any time, please e-mail Signe at Signe@SigneWhitson.com, follow her on Twitter @SigneWhitson, read her articles on The Huffington Post or Psychology Today, or "Like" her on Facebook.


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A great resource and highly recommended.
E. Adams
Friendship and Other Weapons is an incredible bullying/friendship resource and a must for anyone working with young girls.
Meredith White-McMahon EdD
This book combines two of my favorite approaches--group process and experiential activities.
Jim Natural, Ohiopyle PA

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jim Natural, Ohiopyle PA on March 16, 2012
Format: Paperback
I have some experience working with kids. This book combines two of my favorite approaches--group process and experiential activities. What I think is most valuable to people who may not be familiar with those approaches or who would, perhaps, not list them as their "favorites" is that the book is written to provide help with two of the most confounding variables of both groupwork and experiential programming.

With groupwork, the persistent challenge is to present concepts in a way that the group believes these ideas were their own discovery. It doesn't work to say "Today in group we're going to learn about empathy" and then robotically march through the lesson plan. Guiding the discussion and keeping the final outcome in sight while making gentle steering corrections requires the facilitator to have skill and experience. The lessons are clear, well-structured and prescriptive enough that the facilitator who may not be confident with his/her own skills and experience level can deliver without stress (and thereby gain a little more confidence).

With experiential programming, the challenge is always to present activities in a sequential progression so that the group sees the relationship between the abstract concepts and the physical metaphors. The lessons are already sequentially designed. The hard part is already done.

Most importantly, though, the lessons and activities provided in Friendship and Other Weapons are designed to address the issue of "bullying" in the only way, in my opinion, that is effective--by replacing erroneous beliefs and selfish values (manifestations of a coercive and power-based culture) with empathy and tolerance in the hearts of individual young people. The book is a roadmap for individual kids to discover the joy of an open heart.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Meredith White-McMahon EdD on February 23, 2012
Format: Paperback
Signe Whitson has done it again! Friendship and Other Weapons is an incredible bullying/friendship resource and a must for anyone working with young girls. The 12-session program is beautifully laid out in a step-by-step fashion making the facilitator's job much easier. Each session helps young girls understand the nature of real friendship through engaging and realistic activities, games, role-plays, and thought-provoking discussions. While suggested for girls aged 5 - 11, this program could easily be used right through the middle school years. The supplementary activities - Preparing Girls for a Social Media World - are excellent providing a better understanding of how technology can affect friendships and impact their lives. If all young girls had the opportunity to experience the benefits of this program, their world would be a better place.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kcholdin on November 8, 2012
Format: Paperback
I am a high school special education teacher with 25 years experience. I have been providing crisis intervention and prevention training to adults for 20 years. I am a Senior Life Space Crisis Intervention trainer. In other words, I'm highly trained. Right? Not exactly.

Three years ago, my 6-year-old came home from kindergarten and told me she was being bullied by a girl in her class; I had no idea what to do. Signe hadn't written this amazing book yet, so I did what any other good mother would do, I called the principal at my daughter's school and waited on the doorstep the next morning before school opened.

I am lucky that my daughter is in a very good school district, and this matter was handled well. But as I read Signe's book, Friendship and Other Weapons, I gained a whole new perspective about the inner-workings of young girls and their networks of "friendships," and the inner-workings of bullying disguised as friendship.

This book should be used to help young girls navigate the complex road of making new friends and to give them tools to help them stand up for themselves, and others, in positive, strength-based ways, in the face of bullies.

Signe has written a book that is easy to read, hard to put down, and a must for parents, educators and clinicians. Friendship and Other Weapons can be a part of raising girls who feel good about themselves. It's hard to say no to that!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Laurie Wallace Theisen on September 2, 2012
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Signe Whitson has produced another invaluable resource, this one geared towards young girls and the communication skills they need to navigate the world of school-age friendships.

The book offers a 12-week small group experience that guides girls through all aspects of developing healthy friendships and recognizing the signs of unhealthy ones. Sessions progress through behaviors, root causes of that behavior, and ways that girls can effectively and assertively stand up for themselves. Again, as in her previous book, the author uses creative meaningful activities, and numerous role playing situations that allow girls to practice what they've learned.

This book explores so many relevant and important topics - social media, song lyrics, advertising imagery, and much more. Rather than simply giving girls a list of what to do and not do, the sessions give girls valuable tools for a variety of situations. The parent letters at the end of each chapter provide excellent communication, follow-up, and further enrichment activities.

As a parent of a young girl, I learned a great deal from this book about helping my daughter deal with ALL kinds of bullying and unhealthy friendships.
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