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Teen Empowerment Group
April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Today’s Group: Indoor Activities at HIC
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THIS GROUP?
To provide a safe environment for adopted teens/tweens to build
self-confidence and gain a sense of empowerment in a supportive group
environment. To create a sense of support and friendship among its
participants through meaningful activities such as community volunteer
work, engaging indoor and outdoor activities and discussion. Ultimately, to
give teens positive age appropriate opportunities to connect with other
adopted teens and bond through shared experiences. .
HOW WILL WE DO THIS?
- Create a sense of teamwork, and friendship among its participants
- Find meaningful community volunteer work for the girls to do
- Build self-confidence and sense of empowerment in girls through consistent positive reinforcement
- Discover whether girls have interest in or need to discuss adoption related issues and support those discussions carefully, as appropriate.
WHO WILL BE JOINING?
Female teen adoptees (ages 12-19) who have been adopted from all over the world! Currently the adoptees who are interested are from China, Philippines, Kazakhstan, and Hawaii. From our research it is shown that ideal adoption social support groups consist of adoptees from diverse
backgrounds and that a heterogenous group is preferable.
WHO WILL FACILITATE THE GROUP?
The group leaders will be two practicum students who are separately
pursuing a Masters in Social Work at HPU and a Bachelors in Social Work
at UH Manoa. The empowerment group will be overseen by the Director of
Social Work and Executive Director at Hawaii International Child.
Assistance from other mental health professionals and the community
relations director at HIC will be utilized.
HOW OFTEN WILL THE GROUP MEET?
The group will meet twice a month for a total of seven sessions. Each
session could range from 1.5 hours to 3 hours depending on the activity