May 20 - 8 pm et

FOR TRANS, NONBINARY, & GENDER QUESTIONING TEENS: Coping During Challenging Times

With Moving Traditions & Keshet

Being a teen is stressful – always and especially now. Trans, nonbinary, and gender-questioning teens face specific added stressors. Join other Jewish trans, nonbinary and gender-questioning teens like you and a trained adult Jewish nonbinary mentor for an interactive and hopeful program on mental health and coping during challenging times. Learn, connect, laugh, cry and experience the different being in community makes. Especially now.

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May 19 - 7 pm pt

FOR TEENS: Connecting With Our Inner Selves and the New Month of Sivan

With Alisha Pedowitz

During uncertain times, we need to reconnect with our inner selves. Join Moving Traditions for a Rosh Hodesh Sivan event for teen girls that focuses on building strength, resilience and sisterhood in the face of ongoing stress and loss, using ritual, self-care and body awareness.

Moving Traditions emboldens teens by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring a commitment to Jewish life and learning.

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May 7

FOR PARENTS: Supporting Your Teen’s Mental Health in Uncertain Times

BBYO Parent Education Series

Parents are navigating an unknown world with their teens. Lives have changed drastically – SATs not taken, graduations cancelled, driver’s education delayed, and more. Even before COVID-19, young adult mental health was daunting: 1 of 6 youth struggles with a mental health disorder each year, stress and anxiety are on the rise, and suicide and accidental drug overdose are some of the leading causes of death. Join this webinar to learn how you as a parent can understand teen mental health in the context of the world today.

May 20 - 8 pm et

FOR TEENS: Managing Teen Stress and Anxiety
During a Pandemic

With Sophie Regal

Join Duke University student, author, speaker and mental health advocate Sophie Regal for a conversation about everything we all are experiencing: increased stress, anxiety, confusion and loss - as well as new ways to cope.  Sophie will share her journey as well as ways to take anxiety in work, school and life, as well as what makes today's challenges even more difficult. Sophie is the former president of the board of directors of Here.Now, a Jewish mental health advocacy organization and and strives to make a difference in peoples' lives.

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May 14, 8 pm et

FOR TEENS: Controversial Attitudes & Stigmas
in Jewish Sources 

With Rabbi Dena Shaffer

 

While Jews have, throughout modern history, been hugely influential in the field of psychology, the Jewish community has not always looked favorably  at those who suffer from psychiatric conditions. Texts exist within our tradition influence how we interact religiously and otherwise with those who suffer poor mental health. Join a exploration and a conversation about how, instead of ignoring them, might we reconcile, reinterpret, or coexist with these which we might  disagree with, or find offensive? 

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May 5 - 1 pm et

FOR PARENTS:

Supporting Teen's

Through The Crisis

JLI Online Training Program

This interactive training will provide evidence-based guidance from the experts about how to be present for your teens and keep them emotionally safe during these turbulent times. Learn to: build rapport, develop self-esteem, recognize warning signs, assess risk, create a safety plan and discover available resources. The course will be co-taught by Dr. Jonathan Singer, president of the American Association of Suicidology and Dr. Bella Schanzer, Chief Medical Officer of Telehealth On-Call

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May 19 - 5 pm et

FOR PARENTS: Build Bridges With Your Teens - Live Expert-Led Q&A

With Dr. Betsy Stone

Teenagers experience many changes during the transitional period in their lives leading to adulthood. This growth period can be stressful and confusing for teens and parents alike, exacerbated in the coronavirus era by quarantine and constant proximity, and a profound sense of anxiety of and loss.  Establishing clear lines of communication is vitally important - and can be fun.  Join for practical, actionable hands-on advice, new rituals and practices you can adopt, and an open, honest conversation about parenting teens.

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May 13, 1 pm et

Moody, Anxious, Stressed:

Distinguishing Teen Tendencies from Mental Health Conditions

With JTEEN and Leslie Rosen Stern

Teens face a time of tremendous growth as they move through adolescence. In this interactive workshop we will address a sampling of teen behaviors and discuss when to use your MESH (mental-emotional-social-health) tool kit, and when to seek professional help. Join Leslie Rosen Stern, who brings clinical social work training and a career of supporting teens and their families to Jewish educational programs.

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ON-DEMAND COURSE

The Science of Wellbeing - Yale's Online Course and Discussion Groups

Yale University Online Course

 

Join more than 2 million people taking Yale's most popular class online.  Engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.  Professor Laurie Santos will reveal misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change with new habits and belief systems. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

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