JFS Presents “Helping Your Teens Face Today’s Peer Pressures” – March 16, 2010

by: Robert Allen Thursday, February 25th, 2010

On Tuesday, March 16th, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest in partnership with the Millburn Municipal Alliance Committee will present, “Helping Your Teens Face Today’s Peer Pressures,” at the Millburn Board of Education, 424 Millburn Avenue.  The program begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the community.Tamar Stern, LCSW, will facilitate the workshop and parents can expect to learn the following tools to help their teens deal with peer pressure:
* Strengthen values against substance abuse
* Improve peer relationships
* Explore ways to communicate with your teen
* Provide parental authority with respect

The JFS Children and Adolescent Services Department provides comprehensive therapeutic and support services for children, adolescents and their families.  This program is cosponsored by the Millburn Municipal Alliance Committee, M-SPEC Committee and is funded with support from the United Way of Millburn-Short Hills.

With roots going back to 1861, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest is today a comprehensive social service agency providing counseling and support   services, on a non-discriminatory basis, to help strengthen and restore the family, in Essex, Morris, Sussex and parts of Hudson and Union counties.  JFS annually touches more than 3,500 families in the Metro West area.  Traditionally, half of our services help older adults and their families cope with the changes of aging through extensive in-home services including subsidized home care, case management services, counseling, caregiver education, volunteer friendly visitors, and specialized programs for Holocaust survivors. For children and families, JFS provides individual, couple, child and family counseling, family play therapy, support groups, adoption services, school social work services, debt counseling, domestic violence services, family life education and other assistance needed to maintain healthy families. JFS has offices located in Florham Park, Livingston, West Orange, and Jersey City.

This workshop is free and open to the public but requires advance registration.  Please contact Sylvia Heller, MPH, Coordinator of Community Programming at 973-765-9050 x1708 or sheller@jfsmetrowest.org

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