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The Power of Girls: Inside and Out


Girls tell how friends, parents, or other caregivers helped them handle bullying, eating disorders, early sexual activity, and deep loss. 20 minutes. Recommended for Grades 5 through 12, parents and other caregivers. Contact us about streaming this video. Discussion Guide available on DVD or download here.

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What People Are Saying...

"The video has great models for girls who have found the strength to accept themselves and act in their best interest, sometimes in the face of very negative messages about who they should be and how they should act."
Bernice T. Humphrey, National Program Department, Girls Incorporated

"The thoughtful real life stories told in the videos...will help teens think about and make wise choices and help adults better understand how to reach out to support young people."
Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D., Harvard Medical School



Institutional use/Group viewing

What people are saying:

"My colleagues in the Boston Public Schools were looking for tools to begin much needed conversations with girls. This video is the only one I’ve seen that effectively addresses bullying, bulimia, body image, self-respect and grief. Also, I’ve not found a video so in- depth and informative that covers these pertinent issues. This DVD will be so useful in our workshops. Beyond the discussion inspired by the DVD is the suggestion that the girls speak to a trusted adult.” Rosslyn Riggins-Desruisseaux, Guidance Counselor
Snowden International High School


"The vignettes in The Power of Girls: Inside and Out are true to life and the messages are positive. Vital issues of concern to teenagers are presented in a dramatic, compelling format. Matters addressed include peer conflicts, the need for peer acceptance and approval, sexuality, substance abuse, eating disorders, coping with catastrophic illness and bereavement and family relationships. The videos are valuable for both single gender and mixed counseling groups as well as health education and psychology classes." Inge S. Ortmeyer, LCSW

"These tapes are positive springboards for further discussion on their various segments - bereavement, sexual choices, eating disorders, violence etc. They seem to strongly support the notion of the importance of support groups for all of these teenage concerns. Also, the importance of family and peer group is stressed." Don Fields, Social Worker

How people use it:
Featured in Boston Public Schools citywide program for at-risk girls.

Featured at Millipore Corporation Bring Your Daughter's to Work Day luncheon.

Airs on Children's Hospital Boston closed-circuit television.

Featured at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Conference for State Safe and Drug-Free Coordinators.

Featured in national training for Unitarian Universalist Association OWL program

Featured at Canyon Ranch Parenting Seminar, Lenox, MA.

Screened at Boston Science Museum kicking off Boston's Families Talk program

Attendees received copies from BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts and State Street Bank.

Awards
CINE Golden Eagle Award for excellence in filmmaking



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