Nia Gwenda: Girls with Purpose began in 2013 developed from Girl Talk (organized in 2007). Through the past few years, Nia Gwenda and the many facilitators have supported hundreds of girls and young women. We have learned over the years that girl-facilitated and filled groups have a powerful way of supporting girls through their difficult experiences and developing healthy relationships.
Anxiety-Reduction skills based programs…
One of our interventions focus upon assisting girls and young women to address symptoms of anxiety and mood instability which can occur during adolescence. Through programming, we provide an open environment to identify and discuss the experiences of anxiety and emotional regulation and we teach girls strategies on how to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and manage emotional distress. Sometimes, we use “homework” assignments, social media, group discussions, role play, “hot topic” discussions, art, sand and play as various means to address anxiety and our emotions.
Some of our topics include: