Try Again…or Perhaps…Try Another Way
If at first you do not succeed, try, try again….or perhaps Try Another Way. Those of us who work with adolescent females understand that it is important to provide a safe, inviting, caring atmosphere where anxieties, fears, joys, hopes and past experiences can be expressed. Adolescent females face many challenges throughout their teen years. Just a few of these challenges are combating rumors, trying to make new friends while at the same maintaining current friendships, and making healthy choices in the midst of continual peer-pressure. Among all of these challenges also come dating, classes, sports and other extra-curricular activities. Each and every one of these challenges require time and energy and each of us only have so much time and energy to spare. This makes me wonder: when do these young women make time for themselves?
The Try Another Way Program is a unique group for ANY female age fourteen to nineteen. This group meets once per week, for a two-hour period, for fourteen weeks. The Try Another Way Program is an educational group that provides guidance and skills to participating female youth in important areas of their lives. Weekly topics include, but are not limited to self-esteem, self-respect, assertiveness versus aggression, expressing thoughts and feelings properly, decision-making skills, mediation skills, healthy versus unhealthy relationships, skills to recognize dating violence and sexual abuse, basic physical and mental health, the value of integrity and character, goal setting and many more. The Try Another Way Program provides adolescent females a safe, inviting atmosphere in which to discuss their hopes, fears and gain new skills and friendships in an effort to better their life.
Michele Taylor, M.S.Ed, PLMHP, will begin facilitating the Try Another Way Program in Broken Bow the first week in October. Michele has attended the required training and is certified to teach the Try Another Way curriculum. Additionally, Michele received her Masters in Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in May of 2006. For more information regarding the Try Another Way Program or to register please contact Michele Taylor at the Wholeness Healing Center office: (308) 872-5040.Tags: being a teenager, Try Another Way Program
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
- Michele is seeing clients in the Broken Bow office. Michele Taylor graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in May 2002 and with her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling in 2006. Michele obtained her Licensed Mental Health Practitioner status in May 2009 after completing her internship with Wholeness Healing Center and entering into practice for about a year.
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