The World of Adolescent Girls Today
Twenty-five years after the publication of Pipher’s groundbreaking book Reviving Ophelia, the evidence suggests that many adolescent girls continue to struggle not just because of dysfunctional families, but because of a misogynistic, girl-poisoning culture.
Since the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and the enormous growth of social media, their depression and suicide rates have soared.
In this session recording, a mother–daughter team of copresenters will explore the impact of the digital age and the links between the decline in face-to-face interactions and the increase in adolescent girls’ levels of loneliness and despair.
Mary Pipher, PhD, is the author of 10 books, including her latest, Women Rowing North: Navigating the Developmental Challenges of Aging.
Financial: Mary Pipher is an author who receives royalties.
Non-financial: Mary Pipher has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Sara Gilliam, MFA, MEd, is Editor-in-Chief of Exchange, the leading magazine for early childhood professionals.
Financial: Sara Gilliam is the founder of Pyrenees Consulting. She is Editor-in Chief for the Exchange Magazine.
Non-financial: Sara Gilliam has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.