GirlTalk would like to give girls who are having a hard time the opportunity to use their own voice. It tells psychologist and director of GirlTalk Anna Bjerre.
– When the girls need help, what will they answer themselves that they need ?, she says.
The project, which ended up becoming groups where young girls met with volunteers while drawing and talking about the difficult things, received positive feedback from those it’s all about.
The evaluation of Sisterhood shows that 70 percent of the girls became more happy to be with. 37 percent could also tell that they self-harmed less.
The groups were formed after 800 girls in Sisterhood’s preliminary investigations told what they themselves were looking for.
A large part of the girls demanded something creative, where they also helped to decide for themselves.
Anna Bjerre says that GirlTalk could not find a previous effort for young girls, who in this way had involved the girls themselves.
The Sisterhood groups ran four locations across the country this spring as a pilot project. It was in Copenhagen, Aalborg, Odense and Egedal.
Simone Rosenborg was one of the volunteer group leaders.
She met with the group of girls on her team and another group leader in a course of eight times.
Simone Rosenborg experienced a clear difference for the girls. She also believes it helped that she and the other volunteer told about their own challenges.
– You create a relationship with another human being, where you can say “Hey, I’m not here as some psychologist. I’m here as a completely normal human being who has also been through things your age, and I understand you , and I want to hear what you have to say “, she says.
Source: The Nordic Page