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JFS MetroWest Offers Free Program for Parents and Students

JFS MetroWest is pleased to announce that it is offering a free program, “Emotional Detectors: Navigating Mental Health For Teens,” geared to parents of middle and high school students on Wednesday, March 28 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Millburn Library, 200 Glen Avenue, in Millburn. This program is free and open to the entire community. The program was rescheduled from March 13 due to Storm Quinn.

Sara Mendez-Emma, LCSW and Clinical Director of Child & Adolescent Services, in conjunction with Lauren Hennion, LCSW and Director of Clinical Services at JFS MetroWest, will be leading a discussion on recognizing and responding to emotional distress in adolescents, managing your concerns as a parent, and talking to your child about stress, fears and safety. For more information or to register, please contact Sylvia Heller, MPH at 973-765-9050 ext 1708 or [email protected]. For more information on JFS Child and Adolescent Services, please visit our website at www.jfsmetrowest.org.

This program is generously funded by the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope in memory of Eric, son of Eta and Mark Levenson, with the goal of reducing the stigma of mental illness and supporting mental health awareness. It is also funded by a matching grant from the Jewish Funders Network and Genesis Prize Foundation as part of the “Breaking Barriers” initiative aimed at promoting inclusion for those with disabilities in Jewish life. With these funds, JFS MetroWest is training its staff on additional treatment modalities, offering programming in the MetroWest Jewish community related to the stigma of mental health, including understanding the potential impact of anxiety and depression, and providing educational programming on suicide prevention.

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