Jewish Family Service of North Jersey is offering Girl Talk, a support group for pre-teen girls.

Girls just want to have fun, but sometimes being a pre-teen and having fun is just not so easy. JFSNJ recognizes the social struggles pre-teen girls face albeit social anxiety, peer pressure, or low self-esteem. Girl Talk speaks to these exact challenges.

For pre-teens, a small, structured group can effectively teach and develop social and communication skills that then may be generalized to other settings outside of the group. By participating in this group, girls will have an opportunity to improve their self-esteem through creative and fun activities and discussions as well as improving problem solving skills, decision making skills and developing more effective ways of handling peer conflict and school-related stress.

Groups will be held at a time and location that is most convenient for group members. Usually, groups are held in, but not limited to, either JFSNJ's Wayne or Fair Lawn office. For more information on Girl Talk, contact Lauryn Tuchman, Director of Clinical Services at 973-595-0111 or email

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