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Critical Issues Resources

 

The Critical Issues Committee has found the following resources to be useful and insightful. If you have resources you would like to recommend, please email them to zippere@gsnc.org for review. 

 

Articles and Documentaries

Websites for Parents and Educators

Websites for Children and Teens

Books for Parents and Educators

Books for Children

Counseling and Support Services


Articles

Relational Aggression: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do to Address It

 

When the Bully is a Sibling

 

9 Tips to Raising a Confident Girl

 

Media and Body Image: Actress/activist Ashley Judd responds to media criticisms, urges us to change the conversation

 

Help Girls Deal with Relationship Issues - How to be the Guide on the Side, Not the Sage on the Stage

Documentary - Sister to Sister: The Darker Side of Friendship - elicits discussion about issues like bullying, relational aggression, cyberbullying and romantic relationships. Download (ZIP) and install this program resource to run on your own computer (Windows only), and read the Facilitator Guide (PDF).

 

 


Websites for Parents and Educators:

 

www.girlscouts.org/research/ - Information on what girls and women say about:

- Safety and Bullying

- Body Image and Healthy Living

- The Impact of Reality TV

- Leadership

- Linking Leadership to Academic Success

- Financial Literacy

- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

- How Girl Scouting helps them become more confident, considerate, and successful adults

www.capsli.org - Tips for parents and educators on preventing and responding to bullying and child abuse.

www.commonsensemedia.org - Tips for parents on how to address cyber-safety and media with their children, including Boys, Girls, and the Media World, a compilation of research on the relationship between gender and media.

www.challengeday.org - Anti-bullying program for high school students.

www.gapraconnect.com - Curriculum and supplies for schools on bullying; blogs with advice for parents of targets, bullies, and bystanders.

www.girlshealth.gov - Information on girls' health, including fitness, nutrition, feelings, and bullying.

www.kidshealth.org – Information on emotional and physical health for parents/educators, children, and teens.

www.nyscenterforschoolsafety.org - Information for parents and schools on NY anti-bullying legislation, effective 7/1/12.

www.pewinternet.org - Provides research on the effect of technology on today's families.

www.powertolearn.com - Cablevision's education initiative. Contains cybersafety resources for home and school.

www.rachelsimmons.com - Includes tips on handling friendship issues

www.stopbullyingnow.gov - Contains tips for parents, educators and kids who are bullies, bullied, or bystanders. 

A Call to Stop Bullying - Contains information for adults and children on how to recognize and respond to bullying.

 


Websites for Children and Teens:

 

www.capsli.org/kids - Tips for kids on responding to bullying and helplines for various emotional issues.

www.endcyberbullying.org - Run by teens for teens, and provides tips, resources, and a helpline for teens.

www.girlshealth.gov - Information on girls' health, including fitness, nutrition, feelings, and bullying.

www.kidshealth.org – Information on children’s and teens and physical health for children and teens.

www.powertolearn.com - Cablevision's education initiative. Contains cybersafety information and tips.

www.rachelsimmons.com/projects - Includes tips on handling friendship issues like bullying and cliques.

www.respectlove.opdv.ny.gov - A dating abuse resource for teens from the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

A Call to Stop Bullying - Contains information for adults and children on how to recognize and respond to bullying.

 


Books for Parents and Educators About Friendships, Romantic Relationships, and Child/Teen Development:

 

Friendships, Cliques, and Bullying

 

Bullies, Targets & Witnesses by SuEllen Fried & Paula Fried, Ph.D., How to help children break the cycle of bullying.

 

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander by Barbara Coloroso. How to help break the cycle of violence from Pre-K through High School.

 

Bullies, Targets & Witnesses by SuEllen Fried & Paula Fried, Ph.D., How to help children break the cycle of bullying.

 

Cliques by Charlene C. Giannetti & Margaret Sagarese, 8 Steps to help your child survive the social jungle.

 

Girl Wars by Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D. & Charisse Nixon,Ph.D., 12 Strategies to end female bullying.

 

The Highly Sensitive Child by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. Describes the gifts and challenges faced by the highly sensitive child and her parents.

 

Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons. The hidden culture of aggression in girls.

 

The Unwritten Rules of Friendship by Natalie Madorsky Elman, Ph.D. and Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D. Strategies to help your child honor her personality and make friends.

 

A compiled book list about Bullying, Teasing, Social Bullying and School Violence from Cooperative Children's Book Center from the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/detailListBooks.asp?idBookLists=309

 

 

Body Image and Romantic Relationships

 

Boy Crazy! by Charlene C. Giannetti & Margaret Sagarese, Keeping your daughter’s feet on the ground when her head is in the clouds.

 

Fast Girls by Emily White. Teenage tribes and the myth of the slut.

 

So Sexy So Soon by Diane E. Levin, Ph.D. and Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. The new sexualized childhood and what parents can do to protect their kids.

 

 

Child/Teen Development

 

Get Out of My Life But First, Can You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? by Anthony E. Wolf. A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager.

 

The Primal Teen by Barbara Strauch, What the new discoveries about the teenage brain tell us about our kids.

 

Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher, Ph.D., Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls.

 

The Triple Bind by Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D. with Rachel Kranz. Saving teen girls from today's pressure to be perfect.

 


Books for Children:

 

Daria Rose and The Day She Chose by Yvonne Capitelli, empowers girls to make strong choices in regards to friendships and grades. Provides usable tactics to make these choices. Ms. Capitelli has won various awards for this book and is a former Girl Scout Leader from Rockville Centre.

 

Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig, addresses the topic of mean spirited comments punctuated with “Just kidding.” 

 

My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig, the story of a fair weather friendship between two girls who have been friends since kindergarten.

 

One by Kathryn Otoshi, emphasizes that everyone counts, regardless of whether they are a bully, victim, or bystander. Explores how to stand up to bullies.

 

Sorry! by Trudy Ludwig, tells the story of Charlie who covers up bad behavior with an insincere apology.

 


Counseling and Support Services:

 

Child Abuse Prevention Services – Prevents and responds to bullying and child abuse. Phone: 516-621-0552 Email: helpline@capsli.org Website: www.capsli.org.

 

Child Protective Services – Responds quickly to child abuse reports and helps families learn appropriate behaviors. Phone: 1-800-342-3720 Email: Website: www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/dss/cps/index.html.

 

End to Cyberbullying – Provides support to children and teens who are cyberbullied. Phone: 1-772-202-ETCB (3822) Email: info@endcyberbullying.org Website: www.endcyberbullying.org.

 

Family & Children’s – Provides counseling to children, families, and adults with substance abuse and other issues. Phone: 516-486-7200 ext. 2214 Email: info@familyandchildrens.org Website: www.familyandchildrens.org.

 

Jamie Isaacs Foundation – Provides support to children and teens who are bullied and their parents. Phone: 888-936-6285 Email: info@jamieisaacsfoundation.org Website: www.jamieisaacsfoundation.org.

 

North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center – Treats children and families coping with mental and emotional issues. Phone: 516-626-1971 Email: info@northshorechildguidance.org Website: www.northshorechildguidance.org.

 

Peninsula Counseling Center – Treats children and families coping with mental and emotional issues. Phone: 516-569-6600 Email: info@pccli.org Website: www.peninsulacounseling.org.

 

 

 

 

Eliza Zipper
Advocacy and Critical Issues Coordinator

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