Girl Drama: Best Practices to Reduce Relational Aggression, Cyberbullying & Emotional Violence

Learn prevention strategies based on the latest brain research

The focus of this one-day training workshop is to provide educators specific strategies, activities and insights that can be used to confront and avoid girl drama and relational aggression.

Based upon the latest brain research, as well as current best practices, these interventions can be used to revive, launch or sustain efforts to prevent drama and emotional violence among girls. Without help, girls who are targets often suffer lasting effects – including academic withdrawal, social withdrawal, depression, substance abuse, risky sexual behavior, delinquency, crime, dysfunctional relationships, self-injury and even suicide.

Relational aggression among girls has intensified with the explosion of online communication/social media. While texting and Facebook are still widely used, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Vine, Google+, Skype, Oovoo, Facetime, Omegle, Whisper, Yik Yak, Ask.FM, reddit, Digg, Pinterest, Polyvore, Kik and WhatsApp are growing fast, and 92% of North American teens now own a smart phone, according to the latest Pew Research. With the exception of gaming, girls are far more likely than boys to access these online options.

This on-site training will help attendees understand the underlying neuroscience, as well as the latest research concerning drama and relational aggression among girls. Attendees will be provided tools for instilling social/emotional connections among girls that reduce relational aggression and improve academic outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate the latest research-based insights into your bullying and relational aggression prevention program
  • Identify online communication and social media trends affecting today’s girls
  • Discover how to instill social/emotional connections among girls
  • Implement individual, small group and classroom strategies and activities
  • Design or revise your own action plan for addressing female relational aggression


Equip educators with the skills to promote positive relationships and prevent bullying.

Help girls make positive changes and learn to empower themselves.

What Attendees Have to Say

"The information was great and completely applies to me as a School Counselor. Understanding how the male and female brains work, including hormonal differences, will make a huge difference for me!"
School Counselor
Seattle, WA
"I can use everything I learned today instantly in the classroom. It was very interesting to learn about the differences of the male and female brain."
High School Teacher
Sacramento, CA
"The presenter was so engaging and informative. There are so many practical takeaways that I can immediately use in the classroom."
Middle School Teacher
Atlanta, GA
"The presenter's insights about social media were spot on. The brain research on differences between male and female brains was very helpful."
High School Counselor
New Orleans, LA



Steph Jensen, MS, LPC

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Steph Jensen, MS, LPC

*In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute

Steph Jensen, M.S., LPC is an award-winning author and international speaker recognized for her insight and understanding of relational aggression. She combines 15 years of practice in the fields of education and counseling with research, practical strategies and humor to address challenging behaviors and build positive relationships with kids. She has held positions as classroom teacher, education consultant and international speaker. She holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling, focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues.

In recent years, Stephanie has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, social-emotional learning and positive behavior interventions. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive: Surviving the Girl’s World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-haviors, Mom’s Choice Award-winning Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day, Princess Priscilla and the Mood Ring Rainbow and her latest Princess Priscilla and the Great Beezilla!

Tracie Berry-McGhee, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

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Tracie Berry-McGhee, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

*In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute

Tracie Berry McGhee is a Global Speaker, Philanthropist, Author, Licensed Therapist, Talk Show Host. The founder of SistaKeeper Empowerment Center, (I Define ME Movement) an international nonprofit organization for girls serving local schools and various states across the US with international presence. The creator of the Own Your Now Show, a wellness show to inspire, uplift and empower women to keep your cups full! A true faith walker. She was born in STL, MO. a University of MO, STL graduate, were she received her Masters of Education. The product of teen mom, at 15 her mother poured into her the value of knowing you must break the cycle. She encountered bullying growing up, moving to various schools allowed her to see the value of being true to self! Through her own self-reflections she was given a journal, fell in love with poetry! Through writing she found a space to be authentic, transparent and resilient! She found her safe space and as she grew up, she realized these tools could empower others!

Over 20 years ago she birthed her a movement to empower and mentor girls through her poetry books and SistaKeeper Circles. Tracie is author of several poetry books and curricula for girls 8-18, facilitated all over the US. Reaching well over thousands of women & girls through her motivational speaking. She is sought after for college summits, girl assemblies, keynotes, professional development and wellness retreats. Her focus is on girl and women empowerment, mental health awareness, restorative justice, character education and increasing literacy skills. Tracie has served as host, presenter, panelist, keynote speaker at several distinguished events including University of Missouri Saint Louis annual Empowering Young Women’s Conference and the YWCA’s Leadership Summit. She is a consultant for Girl Scouts, Juvenile Justice, YWCA, Saint Louis Area schools, Parkway School District, and Hazelwood School District.

She serves as a MLK Nonviolence 365 Ambassador. She was named a Delux Power STL 100, Professional Organization of Women of Distinction, Education Girls Rock, Nat’l Council of Negro Women Legacy Award, the St. Louis, Missouri Hometown Champion at the 46th Annual NAACP Image Award, Member of ST. Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. A Fox 2 News Expert Therapist, Clear Channel Radio and Hallelujah 1600 consultant! She is a wife, mother of three! A Sunflower and coffee lover! Sowing seeds globally!”

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