ISCA-Strengthening Sisterhood
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When: Friday, December 7, 2018
9:00 AM
Where: UTI Lisle
2611 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, Illinois  60532
United States
Presenter: Dr. Julia Taylor
Contact: ISCA

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Strengthening Sisterhood: Empowering Girls to Resist Societal Pressures,  Fight Unrealistic Media Standards,
and Develop a Healthy Body Image
, Part I

Strengthening Sisterhood: School Counseling Techniques
to Help Adolescent Girls
Manage Relational Aggression, Part II

Presenter: Dr. Julia Taylor 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5 PDs/CEs

Presented through support from Universal Technical Institute

Workshop Description:

Strengthening Sisterhood: Empowering Girls to Resist Societal Pressures, Fight Unrealistic Media Standards, and Develop a Healthy Body Image, Part I

Today’s standards of beauty are unrealistic and unattainable. It’s not a coincidence that body image disturbances are widespread, contagious, and toxic. Girls are inundated with confusing messages that often interfere with their ability to learn, lead, and develop authentic relationships. This workshop will address these important issues, with a focus on helping girls develop leadership skills to combat and revive a generation that has become exhausted by body bashing, social media saturation, and the myth of perfection.

 Expected session outcomes:

·       Participants will have a clear understanding of body image, media literacy, and the
        pressures girls face on a daily basis.

·       Participants will learn how to creatively assist girls and their families in developing
        leadership skills that promote a healthy and balanced life.

·       Participants will learn specific counseling techniques to empower girls to rise above
        our cultural standards of success.

·       Participants will learn tools to teach girls to assertively advocate for themselves.

·       Participants will be provided with a plethora of resources that can easily be
        integrated into a comprehensive school counseling program.

 Strengthening Sisterhood: School Counseling Techniques to Help Adolescent Girls Manage Relational Aggression, Part II

Navigating the cultural and social context of girl world is not a simple task. Relationally aggressive behavior is often prevalent during the tumultuous adolescent years, and intensified by the use social media. And while relational aggression in youth continues to receive national attention, resources that address this behavior remain scarce. This workshop will focus on the cultural context of relational aggression, current research including the role of bystanders, and prevention and intervention strategies to help girls manage this behavior. 

Expected session outcomes:

·       Participants will understand the context of relational aggression and the myriad of
        ways girls engage in this behavior.

·       Participants will learn about current research and evidence-based techniques to help
        adolescents cope with relational aggression.

·       Participants will learn techniques to lesson relationally aggressive behaviors.

·       Participants will understand bystander behavior.

·       Participants will learn interactive and proactive prevention and intervention

·       Participants will learn how to work with caregivers of girls who engage in, and are
         targets of relational aggression.

Presenter Bio:

Julia V. Taylor, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Prior to academia, Taylor worked as middle and high school counselor for eight years. Afterward, she was appointed to the founding leadership team for Wake County Public School’s first single gender academy, where she served as the Dean of Student Services.  During her time as a practitioner, she focused the majority of her research on body image, media literacy, relational aggression, and girls' leadership development.  In turn, she authored The Body Image Workbook for Teens,  The Bullying Workbook for TeensSalvaging SisterhoodG.I.R.L.S: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development (G.I.R.L.S. is two separate curricula, one for secondary ages, and another for elementary ages), and a children's book, Perfectly You. Taylor frequently presents this line of research to parents, educators, school counselors, and students across the country.  She has a passion for helping girls develop a true sense of self, stand up to unrealistic media expectations, take healthy risks, and cultivate meaningful relationships. When not working, she enjoys yoga, running, reading, and spending time with friends and family in Brooklyn, NY - her home away from home.

Location: UTI Lisle
2611 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532

Room: 2nd Floor Auditorium

Free parking is available in the UTI Lot


8:00am Sign-In
8:00am-9:00am Continental Breakfast - Provided by UTI
9:00am -12:00 pm Workshop - Julia Taylor
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch - Provided by UTI
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Workshop - Julia Taylor
3:00 pm Distribution of PDs/CEs


Registration Fees


Need a place to stay?
Special Room rate of $109 at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville!
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
630-505-0900 to book your room or use this link to book online!:

 Cancellation Policy:
Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20 administration fee. No refunds can be made seven days prior to the workshop. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If ISCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. ISCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. ISCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency. ISCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case ISCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.