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THE TEEN TALKING CIRCLE PROJECT DAUGHTERSSISTERS BROTHERSSONS
May 28, 2010

Thanks to the work of Linda Wolf and her team, the Teen Talking Circle model has given us an important vehicle for supporting our students. It has brought together girls who would not normally know or be together and has led to the making of lasting friendships. Girls participating in the circle have learned to listen and support each other. In the safe place the circle provides the girls feel the benefits of being able to open up to one another, to talk and vent. They frequently realize that they are not the only ones that feel the way they do and this is affirming. Students often convey to the adult leaders that the circle is the bright spot in their week. "If I didn't have this to look forward to each week I would go crazy." In addition, skills learned in the circle enrich peer relationships in the dorm environment where members of the group naturally apply compassionate listening. Moreover, one student member with adult guidance has created an accountability/support group for freshmen to give new girls a network in which they can build each other up and hold each other accountable through peer support.

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The Teen Talking Circle has been a positive addition to our campus and we anticipate this model continuing well into the future.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Client Served & We had TTC train our staff to start Girl's Talking Circles at our school.