Girl Sent Away

The Girl Sent Away reading group guide is available now. If you’d like to invite me to attend your book club, either by phone, Skype, or in person, schedules permitting, please send your request to info at LynneGriffin dot com.


Let’s Talk About It ~ Adolescent Mental Health

A guide to reading Girl Sent Away, for parents & teachers

Resilience PosterDecades of research show that when parents and teachers partner together around social-emotional learning, teens are better positioned to reach their greatest potential as healthy, active members of the community. Let’s Talk About It: Adolescent Mental Health is a companion guide for reading the novel Girl Sent Away that provides specific ways parents and teachers can engage teens in conversations about mental health with the goal of building empathy, nurturing perspective-taking, and strengthening emotional resilience.

The guide is designed for use with students in Grades 9-12, and the curriculum material and discussion questions are intended to complement literacy, media literacy, health, and social-emotional learning activities.

Lynne Griffin delivers every time. She is able to create an experience for parents that is safe for any kind of question, and her advice is always developmentally appropriate and thought provoking. Lynne is a key leader for parents. –Nina Dickerman—Work/Life Liaison Harvard University

Lynne Griffin brings to bear wide and practical experience and deep knowledge on all issues having to do with children and families. Her ability to foster confidence in children and teens, parents and teachers in the critical learning journey of all is testimony to her understanding that all children are unique with their own special needs.  –David Fedo—Executive Director, Wheelock College Singapore

Lynne’s passionate delivery of information builds bridges among children, faculty, and parents. Her encouraging attitude, positive inquiry and perceptiveness make her an asset to any school or parent community. –Renee DuChainey-Farkes—Head of School, Kingsley Montessori School

To learn about teen, parent and professional programs, email events [at] lynnegriffin dot com.

Lynne Reeves Griffin RN, MEd teaches family studies at at Wheelock College, and is the Social-Emotional Learning Specialist and Coordinator of Professional Development for an independent school in Boston. She is the author of the novels Girl Sent Away, Sea Escape, and Life Without Summer, and the nonfiction parenting guide, Negotiation Generation. To learn more about Lynne’s work email Events [at] LynneGriffin dot com.