A Conversation on Girls and Social Pressure
The Forum at Dana Hall School is a symposium series designed to examine a topic of particular relevance to girls and girls education. The November symposium focused on the social choices and pressures that challenge today’s girls. In an increasingly complex social landscape, mastery of open conversations, teenage friendship dynamics, and decision-making strategies is critical to a girl’s health and well being.
On November 16, 2017, a group of educators, researchers and clinicians shared recent findings and shed light on current challenges, as well as discussed and shared practical strategies to help parents and teachers communicate with the girls in their lives about the topics they are not often eager to discuss, including sexual health, risk taking and drug and alcohol use.
As a leader in girls’ education, Dana Hall School is well suited to lead an informative and practical discussion on adolescent girls and social pressure.