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Support group helps teen girls practice life skills

Posted: 9:40 AM, Jun 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-04 10:40:18-04

It has been said that raising a teenager is not for the faint of heart! That’s why most parents appreciate the chance to take advantage of any opportunity which comes along to help with that task.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend (CACCB) can play an important part in that process. In fact, they are in the process of forming a teen support group for girls ages 11 to 14.

The purpose of the free six-week program is to help girls navigate their daily lives and to provide them with a safe place to learn and practice life skills. With the help of their peers, these teens will gain needed tools to better manage and overcome obstacles and struggles.

Among other topics, organizers say the group will focus on:

  • Self-empowerment and self-compassion
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Goal-setting
  • Relationship building and setting boundaries
  • Effective communication skills
  • Internet safety

Meetings will be held each Tuesday from 5:45 to 7:15 PM, beginning June 7th.

Because space is limited, registration is required and must take place by Monday, June 4th.

To register, call Laura Alaniz, MEP Program Coordinator, at (361) 855-9058.

To learn more about the center, visit their website at  www.coastalbendcac.org .