Teach Girls the Difference Between Calmbacks™ vs. Comebacks

Girls gravitate toward teasing, taunting, name-calling and intimidation to get responses from other girls. But educators and youth group leaders can teach girls more effective ways to respond to those verbal jabs. Learn how with this free teleclass.
 
 
Oct. 11, 2011 - PRLog -- Girls gravitate toward teasing, taunting, name-calling and intimidation to get responses from other girls. But educators and youth group leaders can teach girls more effective ways to respond to those verbal jabs. On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. Central Time, the Global Alliance for Preventing Relational Aggression (GAPRA) will conduct a teleclass for educators and youth group leaders called, “Calmbacks™ vs. Comebacks and How to Teach Girls the Difference.” Register at http://www.gapraconnect.com/teleclass/. There is no cost to join the teleclass on 10/18; the audio/transcript download is available for $5.

“Through our years of experience, we’ve observed that this one specific strategy — we call it Calmbacks — stops the ongoing drama and the volley of insults between girls,” said Blair Wagner, CEO and co-founder of GAPRA. “A comeback is usually sharp and witty — it has a sting. A Calmback is calm and strong — it defuses emotional bullying.”

“A comeback is exactly what the bully wants to get out of their verbal jabs. When they receive a Calmback instead, the bullying is rendered ineffectual,” said Jane Balvanz, an elementary school counselor and co-founder of GAPRA. “Because this strategy is so effective in reducing the impact of friendship problems between girls, we designed the Small Group Kit of Calmbacks to enable educators, counselors and youth group leaders to teach this innovative technique to girls in third grade and up.”

All who attend the teleclass will learn how to receive a limited time offer on the new When Girls Hurt Girls® Small Group Kit of Calmbacks™. Register for the teleclass and purchase the teleclass transcript and audio files at http://www.gapraconnect.com/teleclass/.

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The Global Alliance for Preventing Relational Aggression equips schools and youth organizations with training, tools and support to reduce emotional bullying. The GAPRA co-founders also developed When Girls Hurt Girls®, an award-winning series of CDs, educational guides and other products, to empower girls in grades K-8 to solve their own friendship problems. For details, visit http://www.gapraconnect.com.
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