Friday, June 6, 2014

Adoptive Girls Group at Holt-Sunnyridge



Summer Girls Groups 

Tween (8-12) and Teen (12-16) Groups Begin June 25

Join us for summer Girls Groups at Holt-Sunny Ridge! Our summer sessions feature a relaxed atmosphere, focusing on activities which allow girls to make connections with each other and their individuality. Although the common thread of each participant is adoption, most activities, exercises, and discussions will focus on communication (verbal and non-verbal), being part of a group, expressing feelings, caring about self and others, problem-solving and managing conflict.

Girls Group encourages girls to: 
  • Express emotions through activities, crafts and team building exercises
  • Build self-esteem and gain self-confidence
  • Laugh, feel comfortable, and have fun in a safe, non-judgmental environment
If your daughter is in the 12-year-old age range, the therapist will work with you on which group (8-12 or 12-16) would be most appropriate for your daughter.

Girl Groups are designed for ANY adoptee, whether adopted through Holt-Sunny Ridge or not, as well as through international, domestic or foster care adoption.

Who: Girls ages 8-12 and 12-16 who were adopted domestically, internationally or through foster care. A concurrent, parent support group led by a facilitator will take place each evening as well. Girl Group attendance is four minimum and 10 maximum in each group. 

When: Wednesdays, June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

TWEENS (8-12): 6:00-7:00 p.m.; TEENS (12-16): 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Holt-Sunny Ridge Children's Services, 270 Remington Boulevard, Suite C, Bolingbrook, Ill. 60440

Fee: $210 for the six-week series or $40 per individual session; all participants must commit to at least four (4) of the six sessions in the series. Families who register two girls (sibling) for the same group (all six sessions) will receive a $40 discount. Please note that insurance will not be accepted for these sessions.

NOTE: To register your daughter(s) for these sessions, please call Peggy Earwood at (630) 754-4542. For families/children registering for the first time, we require a brief phone consultation with Pam Shepard at (630) 754-4522.This consultation will inform you about the details of the group and provide the group facilitator with needed information about your family and your daughter.

Registration and payment deadline is June 18. Refunds will not be given after June 18. In the event sessions are canceled in their entirety due to low registration, a full refund will be made. Should individual sessions be canceled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, a makeup date/time will be announced, with no refunds given. 

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