Just For Girls is an outstanding innovative program that is solidly grounded in contemporary theories of women's development. It focuses on the experiences of girls that underlie negative self-labeling such as "feeling fat" and it gives girls room to find their voices within a validating and respectful small group context.
Niva Piran, PhD
Professor, Associate Chair
Counseling Psychology Program
University of Toronto
Young girls need to be given opportunities to believe in themselves. If I could give every girl a gift, I would give her a chance to be part of this program. It is precisely what most girls need to withstand the social pressure to be useless and beautiful.
Marion Crook, PhD
author of The Body Image Trap and Looking Good:
Teenagers Talk about Eating Disorders
Facilitator’s manual for a program to help girls safely navigate the rocky road through adolescence and avoid pitfalls such as eating disorders and preoccupation with food and weight.
by Sandra Susan Friedman, BA, BSW, MA