Girls Circle: Being a Girl (Ages 9-11)

Girls Circle: Being a Girl (Ages 9-11)

Regular price $200

8 Week Program:

Sundays @ 5:45-7:15pm

January 6th - February 24th

Facilitator: Nancy Buckle



Pre-teen and adolescent girls, and LGBTQ+ youth who identify with female adolescent development.

Girls Circle is a structured support group for girls that integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls. Originally developed in 1995, Girls Circle aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices. Girls experience a safe, welcoming and inclusive community that offers caring, support, healthy connections and skills to navigate relational and social-emotional challenges.

About the Facilitator: Nancy has been working with children and families for almost twenty years. Her work as a Preventative and Developmental Counsellor for Girls ages 5-16 for a 10 years along with her graduate work in Counselling Psychology, lead her to the Girls' Circle Association in 2001. She has been a trained Girls' Circle Facilitator since 2001 and has lead over 100 Girls' Circle groups. Nancy also blended the "Being a Girl" Girls Circle curriculum with Feminist and Narrative Therapy theory and practice to explore girls actual experience of being a girl vs. societal expectations during her thesis research, working alongside the Status of Women Council in Corner Brook, NL. 


Relational-Cultural Theory, integrating complementary approaches:

• Resiliency Theory; Strengths/Assets-based

• Female Responsive; Female Identity development

• Gender-Transformative: critically explores cultural norms, and bias

• Preventative and Restorative

• Adolescent Brain Development

• Trauma-Informed, Trauma-Responsive

• Motivational Interviewing

• Rites of Passage

• Positive Youth-Development



From Pre/Post Evaluations - Find all reports under Research at:


• School Attachment

• Educational Expectation

• Educational Aspirations

• Social Support

• Positive Body Image

• Self-efficacy

• Communicating with Adults

• Use of Condoms (if sexually active)


• Number of Sex Partners (if sexually active)

• Alcohol and Drug Use

• Self-Harm