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SPEAKING & LISTENING FROM THE HEART:
The Facilitator's Handbook
by Linda Wolf & Neva Welton
dsistas Press, 2014
This 4th edition of our handbook, is a must-have guide for beginning and seasoned facilitators, teachers, social service providers, parents, youth serving organizations, and others who care about the health and emotional well-being of young people. Based on the work of Teen Talking Circles, Speaking and Listening from the Heart contains a concise description of our highly successful model of practice, developed organically over two decades of facilitating, and being in weekly teen circles, as well as teen and adult workshops and retreats.
DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON, SISTERS OF THE SUN:
Young Women and Mentors on the Transition to Womanhood
by Linda Wolf & K. Wind Hughes
New Society Publishers, 1997
As relevant today as it was when first published, this book of compelling photos and autobiographical stories from more than forty teenage girls who participated weekly in a two-year talking circle provides validation, support, and vision for girls facing the transition to womanhood. By sharing themselves intimately on topics ranging from bulimia to drugs, pregnancy to suicide, these young women explore the process of discovery, healing and building self-esteem. Their stories are accompanied by interviews with accomplished women mentors, including Maya Angelou, Wilma Mankiller, Riane Eisler, and the Indigo Girls. Over 40,000 copies sold to date. Daughters of the Moon has also been translated into Chinese.
GLOBAL UPRISING: CONFRONTING THE TYRANNIES OF THE 21ST CENTURY:
Stories by a new Generation of Activists
by Linda Wolf & Neva Welton
New Society Publishers, 2001
There's a growing new global movement for justice today, and it's largely driven by a new generation of activists. Younger people from the US and around the globe are standing up for peace, democracy, the environment, and social justice - and they're demanding to be heard. Visually and emotionally powerful, Global Uprising captures the spirit and passion of youth activism, honoring young people's power to effect serious change. It will have a wide appeal both to younger people and to a range of others who care about the state of the world today - and tomorrow. GU is being used as a textbook in many high schools and universities. Many of the issues addressed by the current Occupy Movement are delineated in this book.
TELLING THE TRUTH IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT:
The Teen Talking Circle Documentary
produced in-house, 2013 pressing
An important and inspiring documentary about Teen Talking Circles. Contains clips of teens inside a circle setting, as well as talking about the reasons they attend and the value they receive. Additional comments and stories from adult facilitators and public figures, including Jean Kilbourne, author of the best selling videos, Killing Us Softly, the Affects of Advertising on Women and Girls.
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Teen Talking Circles give teens a safe space to tell the truth and practice Compassionate Listening.
Our mission since 1993:
- to inspire, empower young women & men
- foster partnerships between the genders, generations, & cultures
- and support youth in positive self-expression and social action for a just, compassionate & sustainable world
Our main job is to give young people a safe space to tell their truth, feel their feelings, and discover that they are not only seen and accepted for all of who they are, but they are gifts to this world.