Minority girls in the United States are at a higher risk of negative life outcomes such as early pregnancy, promiscuity, drug use and low academic achievement than their Caucasian counterparts. These outcomes have been associated with various sociocultural influences that have ultimately affected the self esteem of these girls, especially during the stage of adolescence.
This thesis is a curriculum that combines the knowledge of the developmental stage of adolescence, the causal factors associated with lowered self esteem, and elements of Cognitive Behavioral and Relational Cultural Theories to form a series of sessions that seek to equip preadolescent and early adolescent girls with the knowledge and cultural support they need to develop self-esteem. This curriculum addresses, the topics of (a) ethnic identity, (b) wellness, (c) sociocultural influences, and (d) social skills. This curriculum was designed to be used in a school-setting with girls before they transfer into middle school.
|Advisor:||Lam, Brian T., Campbell, Venetta|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Social work, School counseling|
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