Middle school can be a challenging time for girls. At this age, girls' conflict resolution skills are still developing. Warren-Walker recognizes that girls need assistance in developing these skills in the healthiest way possible.
The Sisterhood program was developed for girls ages 11 to 14 and is designed to
- raise awareness of alternative resolutions
- develop empathy
- teach healthy conflict skills
- explore feelings
- promote a positive change in female relationships.
Girls’ communication styles, skills, and maturity levels vary and the program creates a framework that teaches girls to respect one another’s differences, creates opportunity for growth, and encourages effective communication within the group.
As the girls begin to understand their own communication techniques and learn new ones, they become more adept at solving their own problems in a healthy and positive manner. The Sisterhood program is designed to grow with the girls, layering new skills each year with the end-goal of creating strong bonds of communication among our young women.
In addition, the Sisterhood program, offers a parent workshop to provide tips for parents on assisting their daughters in the development of these skills. Parents learn ways to keep communication lines open and how to stay engaged with their daughters while empowering them to solve conflicts on their own.