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October 2018: Talking to your kids about sexual assault

My desk is a politics free zone but I cannot ignore the news. This is a message to all of you out there who have a teenager in your life whom you love. The sexual assault allegations against a Supreme Court hopeful have been making headlines in every type of media, and it’s not just adults who are talking about the issue. Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D., Developmental Psychologist, Program Development & Research at Girl Scouts of the USA wrote a wonderful article that you can access via the "Learn More" link below. She says, “Because the accusations involve the alleged assault of a teenage girl, young people—especially girls who may have been in similar situations or know someone who is – are paying attention and taking everything in.” This is not a time to ignore current events, dismiss their importance, or sweep your feelings under the carpet. Have the conversation. Bastiani continues, "Keep your ears open for comments and chatter you hear out in the world. If someone you know dismisses sexual assault as “no big deal,” do the brave thing and correct them without apology. Our girls (and boys) are watching and listening to your example, and your boldness could give them the courage to do the same. Changing the culture and spreading the message that sexual violence will not be tolerated is perhaps the most powerful thing we can do to keep our girls, and in fact all young people, safe.” Click below for some eye-opening statistics and more tips on how to talk to your children. Take this opportunity and use this teachable moment to lead like a Girl Scout.

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>> Life saving action recognized, Girl Scouts celebrate women, Meet GSNEO Board Member: Robyn Gordon, Grant Highlight: AT&T

   

September 2018

September 9, 2018: Setting the Record Straight, Ella: Champion of Literacy, Women of Color event, Show your Sash: Ann Manby, Be a Badge Boss!

August 2018

August 3: Thanks to Julianne, Girl Scout Destinations, Tribute to a World Changer, Bee Safe Bronze Award project, Gold Award Spotlight

July 2018

July 6, 2018:  Unleash Strong! Be a Girl Scout, All Aboard the Natuica Queen, Gold Award Glitter, Lunch and Limo, Garden Dedication, Happy 100th Birthday Celebration, Show Your Sash: Diana Selzer

June 2018

June 8, 2018: More than S'mores, Camp Inspires: Check out some end of the year celebrations, A Savannah Send-Off, GSNEO Spotlights, and Count Sheep at Camp Ledgewood

May 2018

May 14, 2018: A Matter of Convenience, GSNEO hits a Bullseye!, Cupcake Wars, A sweet Bronze Award celebration, Celebrating our Volunteers

April 2018

April 6, 2018: The Giving Gap, Donor Spotlight, Women of Distinction tickets available, Peeps Palooza, Pixie Plus

March 2018

March 9, 2018: Girl Scouts is inspiring the next generation of change makers, Going for the Gold Celebrations, Cookie Pros meet the Board of Directors, Visiting the Women in Networking: Cleveland Chapter, more adventures in the community!

February 2018

February 9, 2018: Joining Hands in Friendship to Conquer Fear, World Thinking Day visits, All about Mall Lock-in, Featured Girl Scout Alum, Girl Scout Champion, Town Hall Meetings

January 2018

January 5, 2018: Big (often pretty unrealistic) goals

 

 

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