Promoting Resiliency in Adolescent Girls

Learn Skills to Lead Engaging Support Groups for Girls!

A workshop for service providers, educators, therapists, probation officers, social workers, mental health workers, & others who support girls’ growth and development. Girls Circle training has been applied across all systems of care: schools, mental health, juvenile justice, community-based organizations and child welfare agencies.

Rated a Promising Approach by the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention

What can you do to encourage adolescent girls to…

  • Enhance judgment and critical thinking skills?
  • Stay true to themselves and value their perceptions?
  • Make wise and healthy choices/decisions?
  • Counter trends towards self-doubt?
  • Respect themselves and others?
  • Voice their ideas and opinions in a safe environment?

Girls Circle Facilitator Training is a workshop that provides adults with a solid, progressive framework of skills to facilitate gender-responsive programs for girls.

13 CEUs to LCSW in NASW approved states. 1 College Credit offered.

June 13-14, 2011
San Pablo, CA
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Early Bird Fee: $295.00
8:00 am – 8:30 am: Sign-in, Continental Breakfast
8:30 am: Instruction begins
$350 Registration Fee after May 16th
(Full 2-day attendance required)

Hosted by:
City of San Pablo

Maple Hall
13831 San Pablo Avenue #4
at Alvarado Square
San Pablo, CA 94806

Workshop Outline:

  • Philosophy and Rationale of Girls Circles
  • The Six Step Circle Format – Why it Works
  • Creating Trust, Bonding, and Cohesion
  • Handling Challenging Group Dynamics
  • Primary Role of the Facilitator
  • Effective Facilitation Skills – Get Girls Talking
  • Shaping and Holding Lively Group Discussions
  • Co-Facilitation as an Option

Register online at or call 707-794-9477. Attendees will receive a coupon at the training for 15% off on materials. Coupon will be valid from Day 2 of the training and last for 30 days. Not redeemable with previous purchases. Scholarship application available on the training page at

Registration fee includes 2-day training, facilitator manual, and continental breakfast.

Girls Circle Association is a Project of the Tides Center


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