OU’s Positive Jewish Parenting Seminar to Return to HANC, February 24
In the fifth of a series of highly popular Positive Jewish Parenting seminars, to be held at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County, the Orthodox Union and HANC will present Giving the Most to Our Children and Getting the Most Out of Being a Parent, on Saturday night, February 24, 2007.
Positive Jewish Parenting is a national program of the OU's Department of Community Services and is sponsored in part by HANC Samuel and Elizabeth Bass Golding Elementary School; HANC PTA; Young Israel of West Hempstead Sisterhood; Congregation Anshei Shalom Sisterhood; and, Congregation Eitz Chayim of Dogwood Park.
The seminar's workshops will emphasize role modeling in family relationships as well as understanding what children learn from their parents' marriage.
"In an age, in which children are susceptible to negative influences outside the home, it is important for parents to step in and become the role models and guides their children need in today's world," declared Frank Buchweitz, National Director of OU's Department of Community Services. "This program will enable parents to integrate suggestions, ideas and tips from professionals in approaching the very special task of caring for their children in a variety of critical areas," he said.
Registration will take place at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, at the Samuel and Elizabeth Bass Golding Elementary School, 609 Hempstead Avenue, West Hempstead.
The workshops are as follows,
•Role Modeling in Family Relationships, with Barry Holzer, M.D. Dr. Holzer is a child and adult psychiatrist practicing in Brooklyn and Queens. He is Director of the Center for Attention Deficit and Behavior Disorders and a co-founder of NEFESH, the International Network of Orthodox Mental Health Professionals. He frequently lectures to professional and lay groups on issues of child development and child psychiatry.
•What Children Learn From Their Parents' Marriage: It May Be Your Marriage But It's Your Child's Blueprint for Relationships, with Dr. Judith Siegel, Ph.D, C.S.W. She is an associate professor at New York University, and a marriage and family therapist in private practice. A recognized expert in her field, she has appeared on The Today Show and has written on this subject for Good Housekeeping. She has authored three books, the most recent of which is the subject of her workshop. Dr. Siegel has also written and co-authored scores of articles and studies for scholarly journals on similar topics.
Admission is $10 per person.
For more information and for advance reservations contact Debbie Genuth at 516-565-4233 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ruchi Kushner at 516-485-8535 or at email@example.com.