Girls Helping Girls

Peer Relations Training for Girls with a Special Focus on "Girl Bullying"

What This Program Offers
· The Girls Helping Girls Program provides an in-service orientation session for all school personnel that will establish a clear understanding of girl on girl bullying, including indirect, social and relational aggression, how to identify these behaviors and how to successfully intervene. It will emphasize the effects of relational aggression, naming these behaviors and teaching alternative behaviors. This process will enable school personnel to directly intervene when they see these behaviors occur.

· Skilled staff from Monmouth Psychological Associates will assist in all training and implementation steps. Given the subtle character of relational aggression, professional assistance and support through training and implementation has been determined necessary by the developers of the Girls Helping Girls Program.

· A core of at least five faculty members is selected for in-depth training in the implementation of the program; this group is called the Girls Team. They will use the facilitator’s manual on how to implement the Girls Helping Girls materials, how to run a Girls Helping Girls circle and how to create a Girls Helping Girls corner or bulletin board.

· It is highly recommended that a presentation for the local parent teacher organization also be implemented. This presentation will explain how girls bully girls, what relational aggression is, how to recognize it and how parents can address these behaviors. The presentation will include tools for parents in helping their daughters; whether they are the bully, the bullied or are indirectly involved.

.  The Girls Helping Girls program can be used by out-of-state schools because the Girls Helping Girls Facilitator's Manual as well as all of the handouts are exportable.  The staff at Monmouth Psychological are more than happy to communicate via e-mail or phone with out-of state schools to ensure that they receive the same high level service that our in-state schools receive.