Frenemies: Tools to Teach Adolescent Girls How to Develop Healthy Friendships

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Date Feb 11, 2015
Time 03:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
Take the “enemies” out of “frenemies”!  Equip adolescent girls and their parents with the tools to nurture healthy relationships with peers.

Full Description:
Girls’ friendships can be complex, supportive, and painful all at once. It can be especially confusing when a former best friend suddenly becomes a worst enemy. Relational aggression (RA) describes behaviors intended to sabotage friendships. Starting as early as pre-school, these behaviors include exclusion and the spreading of rumors (Crick et al, 2004). While both genders report experiencing RA, the psychosocial damage goes right to the heart of what matters most to girls - connection to peers.  

Learn how to define and recognize the signs of RA for both aggressors and targets according to recent updates in the DSM-5®. Solution-focused activities will be shared to help teach girls assertive communication, conflict resolution, and emotional management. In addition, practical and supportive responses for parents and adults will be discussed.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Define the behaviors of relational aggression
Compare differences in gender communication and friendship development
Assess the impact of female adolescent brain development on communication
Explain development of roles in cliques 
Describe solution-focused strategies to address relational aggression 

Your Presenter:
SUSAN FEE, LPC, is in private practice and specializes in girls’ health and wellness. She is the author of Circle of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Facilitator’s Guide, a program that teaches girls ages 8-14 how to develop healthy relationships, regulate emotions, increase self-esteem, and communicate assertively. Ms. Fee speaks nationally and has taught her workshops for Girl Scouts, educators, parent groups, colleges, youth group leaders, and summer camps. She is an annual presenter at the American Camp Association national conference focusing on adolescents. For more information, visit

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Pastoral Counselors/Clergy, Educators


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