Girl Scouts - Women's Health SeniorsDate: Monday, June 17, 2013 - and June 18
Time: 10:00 AM
Course Length: 3 hours on each of the two days
Experience Required: none
Class Size: up to 12
Health isues and concerns are sometimes left to the older generation, but good habits begin with youth and this course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge to make good health choices that will benefit over a lifetime. Presented in an interesting and introspective manner, the girls will have the information to make positive personal choices about their health and bodies.
Day One: Knowing and Loving your Body
We will discuss safe practices for your health as a woman. We will go over tests and precautions that should be taken on a regular basis with a health professional. We will also talk about resources available for health services. Students will learn how to be aware of family health history and how that impacts their health. We will look at ads and fads that confront young women today and the impact it can have on their well being (beauty products, unsafe dieting, tanning practices, fashion...). In a journal, each girl will be encouraged to write about the way they see themselves, both negatively and positively. Then, we will have an exercise of recognizing the uniqueness of each person and ways of being proud of your appearance and loving your body the way it is.
Home Activity: Write in your journal about your thoughts on your emotional well being, relationships you have, and practice free write "venting".
Day Two: Heart and Soul
We will talk about the many ways our emotions manifest themselves and discuss healthy ways of navigating them (counseling, exercise, "venting", self expression). We will discuss more resources for health and support for women. We will be examining healthy relationships, both romantic and platonic, and how to know when a relationship is abusive or detrimental, and your rights to your well being and safety. We will examine women´s rights issues throughout history and current events around the world. Students will brainstorm in teams ways of bringing more attention to issues that affect women negatively and ways of creating positive change. Develop a report or presentation in your team of how to constructively bring about these changes.
Home Activity: Present your findings on your chosen issue to a group, family or at school. Write in your journal about your experience.
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Artist Bio - Anna Hansen
Anna Hansen, originally from northern Utah, works as an art educator in the Fullerton school district. She received a BFA in Printmaking and a Certificate in Book Arts in 2012. She has shown her work in galleries in Salt Lake City, as well as in portfolios in Chicago, Philadelphia, and New Orleans. Anna is now joining the company of the artists at the Magoski Art colony and aspires to inspire artists old and new.