Face to Face: Preparing to See Our Teens in Person Again
Wednesday, May 12 & August 11 | 1:30-2:30pm ET | Free | Virtual
Hosted by: Jewish LearningWorks
Join Dr. Betsy Stone to think through our responses to grief, change, and reentry. This 2-session series is geared to professionals who work with teens in camps, synagogues, youth groups, and other youth-serving organizations. The May workshop will focus on camps, retreats and summer programs, and the August workshop will be geared towards programs on a school calendar. We invite you to register for one or both workshops.
Navigating Life: Helping Teens Build Resilience, Challenge Assumptions & Develop Healthy Relationships
May 13, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm ET | Free | Virtual | Hosted by: Moving Traditions
Join Moving Traditions as we explore ways in which we can help teens become more resilient by thinking critically about the cultural messages they receive and by developing strong, healthy friendships. This session will be co-facilitated by Pamela Barkley, Rabbi Daniel Brenner and Stacy Shapiro designed for parents and youth professionals.
2021 Collection: May Mental Health Awareness Month -The Jewish Educator Portal
Ongoing throughout May | By: Jewish Education Project
The goal of May Mental Health Month is to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, and recognize the role we provide in developing coping skills as we build resiliency in ourselves and others. The collection is intended to introduce resources for key areas of work as we seek to provide and receive support towards thriving. The collection includes resources, guides, articles, and useable content.
Workshop: Post-Traumatic Growth
May 26, 2021 | 1:00-2:15pm ET | Free | Virtual
Hosted by: Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative
This year of disruption and distress is giving way to increased freedoms and complicated decisions. How can Youth Professionals support our kids as they adapt to reopening and the next normal? How do we manage our own feelings as we reenter spaces that were considered dangerous? What learning do we want to hold on to? Join Dr. Betsy Stone to consider how people can grow from trauma. What’s next?
Program: Essential Judaism for Educators
July 11 – August 5, 2021 | $275-2 weeks / $515-4 weeks | By: Pardes Center for Jewish Educators
The Essential Judaism for Educators summer professional development program provides educators with a grounding in Jewish text, customs and rituals. Through a combination of interactive online classes, paired-learning (havruta) and independent readings participants will emerge feeling equipped to more skillfully incorporate Jewish texts and themes into their teaching. [1on1 mentoring, to assist in integrating the content into participants’ professional work, can be added to this program at additional cost.]
Past Programs & Events
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 9:30am-3:30pm | FREE
4Front is excited to offer a FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid virtual training for Baltimore Youth Professionals this winter! Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach caring adults how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.