The Center for Dispute Resolution will host a free training session this Saturday, Sept. 6, for women who wish to learn more about and/or volunteer to co-facilitate in the program Circles for Girls, a structured educational group for girls and young women. The training will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the CDR offices in downtown Springfield, located at Park Central Office Building, room 209, and will include a light breakfast and lunch.
Group focuses on communication skill development
Circles for Girls brings together a group of 4-10 girls with trained facilitators over an 8-10 week-period to explore topics relating to social, emotional and physical well-being. The CDR conducts groups in area middle schools during the school day and in the evening for youth referred by the Greene County Juvenile Office and from other sources. The program is designed to help the girls develop effective conflict management and communication skills and to realize their strengths, withstand social pressures and maintain healthy relationships.
Register for free training today
Many circle facilitators take part in this program as a part of their internship experience for the Undergraduate or Graduate Certificate programs in Conflict and Dispute Resolution. However, other young women work with the program as volunteers. If you are interested in learning more or participating in the training, please email CDR@missouristate.edu or register online today!