Girl Time: An Enrichment Program Fostering Social and Emotional Well-being among Kindergarten Girls
Date of Submission
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Robert A DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP
Virginia Salzer, PhD
Katy Tresco, PhD
Satira Streeter Corbitt, PsyD
Early identification and intervention are essential in meeting the unique needs of all children and families (Bagdi & Vacca, 2005). In addition to studying the growth of separate emotions and their importance for mature development, researchers have discovered that early-childhood years are a key time for developing capacity to control and regulate emotions (Nuttall, Romero, & Kalesnik, 1999). Schools are designed to promote emotional well-being, and GIRL TIME could be viewed as part of a responsive and collaborative approach to a child-centered service continuum that includes promotion, prevention, and intervention. Effective social-emotional-behavioral interventions have been found to change the balance between risk and protective factors in favor of more adaptive short- and long-term outcomes (Bagdi & Vacca, 2005).
Opuka, Irene A., "Girl Time: An Enrichment Program Fostering Social and Emotional Well-being among Kindergarten Girls" (2019). PCOM Psychology Dissertations. 493.