OU Presents “Parenting Your Teenage Daughter” in Five Towns, February 26

11 Feb 2011


Continuing its commitment to strengthening Jewish families and addressing timely issues impacting Jewish homes, the Orthodox Union Department of Community Services | Jewish Community Programs will present a communal symposium on “Parenting Your Teenage Daughter.” The program will take place on Saturday evening, February 26, at Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls (SKA), 291 Meadowview Avenue in Hewlett Bay Park.

Admission is $10 per person. Sponsors are welcome.

The evening will be comprised of two sessions; participants can choose one workshop during each session. Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

According to Frank Buchweitz, Director of OU Community Services, “It has never been more difficult to be a parent of a teenage daughter than it is now. Even the most closely sheltered young women — at shul, in school, and at home — have an outside world beckoning to them, even while they strive to emulate the standards of their parents and other role models in their lives. This is a program that should not be missed.”

Workshops 8:15-9:05 p.m., during the first session:

• How to Help your Teenage Daughter Manage Stress
Rachel Pill, LCSW — co-founder and co-director of The Long Island Guidance and Wellness Center, a mental health agency providing groups and workshops on topics such as parenting and marriage;

• Raising a Godly Daughter in an Ungodly World or How to Develop your Daughter’s Spiritual Potential
Rabbi Yaakov Glasser — New Jersey NCSY Regional Director and Rav of Young Israel of Passaic-Clifton, he has extensive experience dealing with teenagers and the numerous challenges that they face in both the social and religious spheres;

• How to Communicate with your Teens in an Age of Social Media: Facebook, Texting, Twitter
Alex Bailey, Ph.D. — licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the field of communication and relationships, focusing on couples, parents and children, and families and schools;

• Choosing Your Battles Wisely: Setting Effective Limits With Your Teenage Daughter
Rona Novick, Ph.D. — Director of the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Doctoral Program at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University and Associate Clinical Professor of Child Psychology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine;

• Body Image and the Media Girl in the Mirror – What do I See?
Sarah Roer, Ph.D. — maintains a private practice primarily treating individuals suffering from eating disorders;

Ellen Schor-Haimoff, Ph.D. — clinical psychologist who has specialized in self-esteem, eating disorders, and addictions for 30 years.

Workshops 9:10-10:00 p.m., during the second session:

• When the Hormones Kick In… Understanding Your Daughter’s Emerging Sexuality
Rachel Pill, LCSW

• The Social Ins and Outs of Girls Friendships: Queen Bee, Wanna-Bee, and Everything in Between
Rona Novick, Ph.D

• Perfectionism: What’s Bad About Being Good?
Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser — recognized by a broad range of institutions and organizations for his work in the fields of education, outreach, and youth crisis intervention;

• Teenage Girls: What’s Normal, What’s to be Expected… and When it Crosses the Line
Gila Schwerd, Psy.D. — clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in individual, family, and couples therapy.

For more information on scheduling an Orthodox Union “Positive Jewish Parenting” Program in your community, contact Frank Buchweitz (212) 613-8188 or {encode=”mailto:frank@ou.org” title=”frank@ou.org.”}

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