Girls in Action
The objective of this course is to empower girls with valuable life skills in order to achieve their full potential. The course is based on the belief that every girl deserves to love herself mentally, physically, and spiritually, and to have opportunities that allow her to make choices that benefit herself, her family, and her community. Research shows that girls who are engaged in positive activities such as school, sports, or prevention/intervention programs are more likely to complete middle and high school, attend college, positively serve their communities, and reach their potential for future success than their peers who are not involved.
Self-Empowerment Course for Pre-teen and Teen Girls
As girls begin to form their sense of self and their own opinions during their impressionable pre- teen years, they are bombarded with messages from numerous cultural and social influences, including from their parents, family, siblings, friends, peers, teachers, extra-curricular activity leaders, and from the media. Also, child development research has revealed that children begin to conceptualize gender, racial, and ability differences and begin to show signs of influence by societal norms and biases within their third year of life; therefore, it is crucial that children at the formative juncture between childhood and teen years receive consistent mentor-ship, support, and guidance. The goal of working with girls at the critical ages of 8 to 16 is to help them build self-esteem, develop life skills, and develop positive motivations so they are equipped with the tools to help them achieve their goals and avoid getting into trouble.
About The Instructor: Denisa Millette, MA, LPC, NCC
Denisa Millette is a licensed professional counselor and a clinical trauma specialist whose mission and passion in life is to help children, teens, and adults find a safe path to ultimate emotional wellbeing. Denisa holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology and she has been conducting psychological evaluations as well as specialized trauma assessments and therapy to clients in a private psychological practice since 2001. Denisa has been recognized as an expert witness in child abuse and trauma cases in juvenile and superior courts across GA. Her main focus is on aiding her clients on their road to emotional recovery by using safe, effective, and non-drug treatment strategies. To find out more about her qualifications and experience, please visit her at: http://denisamillette.com/meet-denisa/