A girl needs adults in her life who will be allies and who will help her develop a sense of purpose with self-confidence in her own capabilities. A parent’s relationship with their daughter is critical and can also be challenging at times.
While we do not provide individual counseling to adults, we can meet with parents to orient them to the services offered at Ophelia’s Place and to help them strategize how to best support their daughter(s). Our therapists may be able to provide family counseling services here or refer interested girls and their families to other community professionals.
We have a small library of books, resource material and articles available here on-site for parents, adult guardians, mentors and other adults who simply care about young women. We invite adults to call or visit us for more information about how to best support the young women in their lives.
Because a girl’s greatest ally is often her mother, we offer services to moms which help support this important relationship. We are pleased to offer an annual Mother/Daughter support group that focuses on both the challenges and joys of raising young women.
Empowerment and Information Websites
Daughters Magazine & Parent Network: www.daughters.com
National Partnership for Women & Families: www.nationalpartnership.org
Dads & Daughters:www.dadsanddaughters.org A great resource for dads.
Whole Family: www.wholefamily.com Issues and solutions for common concerns.
Femina Web Search:www.femina.com Girl and women-specific resources and information.
See Jane:www.seejane.org Organization founded to improve gender portrayals in children’s media.
Girls, Incorporated:www.girlsinc.org A national organization that provides research-based after school curriculum and programs to help girls become smart, strong and bold.
The Empowerment Program:www.empowerprogram.org Training on relational aggression.
Empowering Books for Girls:www.deebest.com
Zoey’s Room: www.zoeysroom.com An interactive, educational website for girls 10-14. Math, science & technology. A $15 member fee ensures safe, private access for each girl, and one-on-one attention.
Hardy Girls, Healthy Women: www.hardygirlshealthywomen.org For parents, teens & educators.
PFLAG: pflag.org For parents with girls who are lesbian, bisexual, queer or questioning. Trans* girl resources are also available.