Friendship & Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Cope With Bullying

Friendship & Other Weapons empowers elementary school aged girls with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively manage bullying.  This 12-session discussion guide and curriculum for parents and professionals helps create safe, open, and fun forums in which girls can talk, learn, and compare experiences about incidents of cruelty disguised as friendship.

Friendship & Other Weapons helps young girls strengthen their skills to assertively express their thoughts and feelings in ways that respect others, reject bullying behavior, and reflect important values such as empathy, kindness, cooperation, connectedness, personal responsibility, and self-respect.  Based on thought-provoking discussions, engaging games, strength-discovering exercises, and confidence-boosting fun, the hands-on activities in Friendship & Other Weapons build critical knowledge and friendship survival skills such as:

  • Recognizing the Red Flags of Girl Bullying
  • Responding Assertively to Bullying Behavior
  • Realizing Personal Strengths
  • Connecting with Healthy Friendships
  • Becoming an Ally to Others Facing Bullying
  • Resolving Conflicts Directly
  • Using Technology and Social Media Ethically
  • Reaching Out to Trustworthy Adults
  • Making Values-Based Decisions
LSCI T-shirt

Professionals and parents trained in the skills of LSCI have advanced skills in handling crisis situations.  This T-shirt lets everyone know!    Order one for yourself or buy them in bulk for all of your staff members trained in the advanced skills of Life Space Crisis Intervention.

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LSCI One-Hour Review Sessions: Trainer's Guide and Participant Handouts

The Life Space Crisis Intervention Review Sessions provide 12 step-by-step lesson plans, designed to refresh small groups of already-certified LSCI practitioners in selected concepts related to LSCI. Each one-hour curriculum includes a current article, case example, or handout based on a fundamental LSCI interview or skill. Participants are assigned to read the material and/or complete assigned questions either prior to or at the beginning of each session, then participate in a guided group discussion. Review sessions can be completed in any order.

LSCI Review Sessions may be led either by a certified LSCI Trainer or by a certified LSCI practitioner.

This item is available for purchase only to those who have completed the LSCI Certification course. To verify course completion, please enter the Coupon Code, provided by your LSCI Trainer, in the Comments Box in the ordering area.

LSCI Review Session topics include:

  • Choices in Managing Behavior
  • Cognitive Traps
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Validating Responses
  • I‐Messages
  • Useful Phrases During an LSCI Interview
  • The Red Flag Reclaiming Intervention
  • The Reality Rub Reclaiming Intervention
  • The New Tools Reclaiming Intervention
  • The Symptom Estrangement Reclaiming Intervention
  • The Massaging Numb Values Reclaiming Intervention
  • The Manipulation of Body Boundaries Reclaiming Intervention

For more information on the LSCI Review Sessions, please contact Signe Whitson at


How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens

By: Signe Whitson, LSW

How to Be Angry is a complete social-emotional curriculum that provides step-by-step guidelines for educators, counselors, social workers, youth care professionals, and parents to help small groups of kids develop specific anger management and assertive emotional expression skills. Participants will learn specific skills such as:

  • Standing Up to Bullies
  • Disagreeing without Arguing
  • Making and Refusing Requests
  • Responding to Anger
  • Finding Win-Win Solutions

Engaging, hands-on activities and discussions are customized for children ages 5-18 in school, treatment, and recreational settings and help youth reflect on important topics such as:

  • Personal Anger Styles (Aggression, Passive Aggression and Passivity)
  • Choices in Anger Expression
  • Public Faces vs. Private Realities
  • Body Language and Tone of Voice
  • Replacing Self-Defeating Patterns and Committing to Assertive Behaviors

Each session of How to Be Angry features a special "Suggestions for Customizing the Curriculum" section that provides ideas for adjusting the activities, discussions, and Weekly Journal topics to the age, ability, interests, and developmental needs of group participants. How to Be Angry also features a special "Notes for Parents" section that provides discussion-starters and advice for parents who want to extend their child's learning experience beyond the group or adapt the lessons for one-on-one instruction.

The Angry Smile: The Psychology of Passive-Aggressive Behavior in Families, Schools, and Workplaces – Second Edition

Learn the Powerful Skills of Benign Confrontation!

What is passive-aggressive behavior? The authors of this three-part book have studied the psychology of this behavior for over four decades in both clinical and educational settings. They offer real-world examples and empowering, practical strategies for working with or when confronted with individuals who exhibit any of the five levels of passive aggressiveness.

LSCI Group Curriculum

The eight-session LSCI Group Curriculum is designed to teach child and adolescent students and clients the basic concepts of Life Space Crisis Intervention. The social-emotional curriculum helps kids learn about self-defeating behaviors and how to avoid falling into these troublesome patterns.

The LSCI Group Curriculum is intended as a helpful tool for LSCI-certified professionals trying to integrate LSCI into their classrooms and therapeutic milieus and also as a tool for professionals who desire to run effective groups with clients.

The LSCI Group Curriculum Trainer's Manual walks group leaders step-by-step and session-by-session through eight unique aspects of LSCI for Kids. Trainers may use either the Group Handbook for Children or the Group Handbook for Youth, depending on the writing and comprehension abilities of participants.

  • The Group Handbook for Children is designed for participants with more limited capacity for self-reflection and/or writing skills.
  • The Group Handbook for Youth is designed for participants who are able to engage in some self-reflection and independent writing.

A special discount of $100 off of the regular price is offered to those who have completed the LSCI certification course. If you are currently registered for an LSCI training or plan to attend in the near future, please ask your LSCI Trainer for the special discount code and enter it at checkout.

Click here to read the results of a study conducted at the Northwest Village School in Plainview, CT on the use of the LSCI Group Curriculum with a group of students, ages 13-18.

Click here to view a sample chapter from the LSCI Group Curriculum

Please contact Signe Whitson at for questions about the use of the LSCI Group Curriculum.