ERIC Number: ED341913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
My Time: A Self-Esteem Course for Adolescent Girls.
Rea, Lorraine M.
Today's adolescents face an increasing number of serious problems including drugs, violence, divorce, and early pregnancy. Over one million youngsters run away from home each year seeking answers to their difficulties. Young women of this age need an opportunity to share their fears and worries with others and to gain information on ways to deal effectively with their problems. This course, when taught properly, will provide them with that opportunity. Each of the seven sessions, with the exception of the first, begins with a review of the previous week's material, presents a new lesson, and then provides exercises for the participants that will help them apply the material to their own lives. Topics covered include: (1) discover your own strengths; (2) make your own happiness; (3) protect your future; (4) discover your natural beauty; (5) challenge yourself; (6) be a dreamer; (7) and believe in yourself. The exercises included in each session give the participants an opportunity to share feelings with each other. These discussions also provide the facilitator with the opportunity to teach the young women how to listen to each other. (LLL)
YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, 4944 2nd Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15207.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, PA.