ONLINERisky Business: Helping Jewish Teens Make Good Choices

Top Pick December 15, 2021 Free
(Photo: ViewApart/iStock)
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Join us for a webinar featuring Dr. Jess Shatkin, MD (NYU Child Study Center), in conversation with Rabbi Tamara Cohen and Rabbi Daniel Brenner. Today’s preteens and teens are facing more than the usual challenges, whether they are feeling the pent-up need to push the boundaries around drugs, alcohol and sex, or struggling with anxieties as they emerge from social isolation.

This webinar, geared toward parents and educators of Jewish preteens and teens, will focus on how to embolden adolescents to strengthen their personal well-being (shleimut), respectful relationships (hesed) and pursuit of justice (tzedek)—while they take healthy risks and experience the world.

Dr. Jess Shatkin, MD, MPH, leads the educational efforts of the NYU Child Study Center, where he is vice chair for education and professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and pediatrics at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Shatkin is the founder and director of the nation’s largest undergraduate child development program, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies (CAMS) at NYU. He has authored more than 100 professional publications, including the book “Born to Be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe.”

Rabbi Tamara Cohen, vice president of program strategy for Moving Traditions, guides Moving Traditions’s educational design and builds strategic partnerships for reach and impact. Cohen is the mother of two boys, one in the throes of adolescence. Rabbi Daniel Brenner, chief of education for Moving Traditions, helps Jewish communities address the spiritual and developmental needs of preteens and teens.

We will connect Shatkin’s wisdom to the Jewish values that Moving Traditions has found can help preteens and teens to thrive.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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