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Seattle Girls' School

Surviving and Thriving in Girl World

Monday May 20, 2013

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Handouts and Resources

Learning About Healthy Friendships, Conflict, and Bullying - For Youth

Alternative Aggression Hotsheet
Guide to Healthy and Lasting Friendships
Social Development for Girls
Conflict Happens Lesson
Conflict Animals
Conflict Resolution Tools
Friendship Quiz
Friends and Frenemies Lesson
Friends and Frenemies Worksheet
Apologies and Amends
Advice for Bullies and Victims
Odd Girl Speaks Out Action Steps
Relational Aggression Definitions

Supporting Girls - For Parents and Other Adults
Advice for Parents
Adolescent Speak
PBS Documentary - A Girl's Life
The War On Women Begins With Girls Time Ideas Article on how dads can help fight sexism for their daughters.

General Resources - For Girls and Adults

The Ophelia Project An amazing resource site for girls and supporters of girls with great links on alternative aggression

Rachel Simmons' Website One of the foremost resources around girls, alternative aggression, authenticity and empowerment. She has a great blog called "girl tips" addressing girls and healthy choices. One Also check out the organization she co-founded, Girls Leadership Institute

Rosalind Wiseman's Website Another of the foremost resources around girls, alternative aggression, owning up to your own stuff, and empowerment. She has a great video advice column.

Stop Cyberbullying Website that summarizes cyberbullying behaviors and strategies around preventing or ending it

White House Site on Bullying Website created as a part of the White House initiative on addressing bullying in schools

Media Literacy Resources

Center for Media Literacy The Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally and internationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture.

Common Sense Media Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, they provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.

Dove's Self Esteem Fund Resources and Curricula Encourage girls to embrace their unique beauty with workshops, guides, activities, and videos.

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Founded in 2004 by actor and advocate Geena Davis, the Institute and its programming arm, See Jane, are at the forefront of changing female portrayals and gender stereotypes in children's media and entertainment. The Institute is uniquely positioned to spotlight gender inequalities at every media and entertainment company through cutting-edge research, education, training, strategic guidance and advocacy programs. Our mission is to work within the entertainment industry to dramatically alter how girls and women are reflected in media.

Gendered Advertising Want your kids thinking about gendering in advertisement? Have them play with this online tool that allows them to mix visuals from advertisements for girls' toys with audio from advertisements for boys' toys (and vice versa). You can use the resulting hilarity to have conversations with young people about gender bias in advertising.

The Good Play Project With support from the MacArthur Foundation, the GoodPlay project explores the ethical character of young people’s activities in the new digital media. We seek to understand how young people conceptualize their participation in virtual worlds and the ethical considerations that guide their conduct. We are exploring five themes which we believe are salient in the digital age, with implications for ethics—identity, privacy, ownership and authorship, credibility, and participation. http://www.goodworkproject.orgHealthy Songs Nutritional Label Is the music your kids listening to healthy? Download this clever nutritional label to help them think about what the music they are listening to is teaching them about men, women, relationships, and more.

Miss Representation
Great documentary on media's effect on women and girls. Find out more about the film and the associated movement. Facebook page

Gender, Sexuality, and Sex Education

Adolescence Download the adolescent brain development and adolescent developmental goals handouts to see how you can be more understanding of what they are going through, when they need you, and when they need you to get out of the way.

Jennifer Bryan
Educator and consultant who specializes in gender and sexuality diversity Click here for her Resources, Bibliographies, Diagrams, Children's Books, Questionnaires, Case Studies, and More!

Case Scenarios for Parents Are you ready for the unexpected? Download this case scenario handout to help you think about what you would do in these situations and help you be less likely to be caught off guard.

Developmental Timeline of Sexuality How do children experience and express sexuality in their various stages of life? What can we do to help them understand themselves and the world? Find out in this very helpful timeline!

Genderbread Person
Download this wonderful visual tool for discussing gender and sexuality spectra with kids. What is sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation?

Gender and Sexuality in Schools Read this article from National Association of Independent Schools about why we need to do gender and sexuality education in schools.

Diagram of Holistic Sexuality Download this wonderful visual to help young people (and us) understand that sexuality isn't limited to sex acts.

National Sexuality Education Standards Click here to download National Sexuality Education Standards that help us know age-appropriate understandings for sex, gender, and sexuality.

Parent Myths About Sex Education Click here to download this fact sheet on top myths parents hold about sex education and the real answers from research.

Puberty Questionnarie Click here to download a great homework questionnaire to help children ask questions to their parents and guardians about puberty, changes, and life.

Tips for Parents on Answering Tough Questions Download this tips handout to help you negotiate those tough questions with love, honesty, and support. Practice these skills on the case scenarios for parents (above)!