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Supporting Mental Health in Religious Schools

April 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Six middle school kids huddling around a table and smiling

This drop-in session will focus on strategies that teachers can utilize to provide support to students struggling with anxiety and depression. A brief overview will be provided on signs and symptoms, with the majority of the session focusing on tangible strategies that teachers can utilize in the classroom. There will be lots of opportunities provided for Q&A.

This one-hour Zoom workshop is part of Gateways’ series of “Introduction to Neurodiversity” drop-in sessions for religious school educators. Participants can expect to gain an understanding of each topic, explore how the relevant diagnosis will present in religious school setting, and leave with three concrete strategies to bring back to their classrooms.

Workshop cost is $18 per person for schools within the CJP catchment area, and $36 per person for schools beyond the Boston area.

Session Facilitator

Rachel Schein, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Rachel’s clinical work focuses primarily on training and empowering professionals who work with youth to provide exemplary, evidence-based services to others. Rachel has been active in the Jewish community since childhood, growing up at a Reform Synagogue in White Plains, NY, and serving as a Youth Director and Inclusion Consultant at several Reform Synagogues in CT and MA. In addition, Rachel has worked as a consulting psychologist and inclusion specialist at several of the URJ summer camps. Rachel joined the Gateways staff in the fall of 2020 as the Program Coordinator for the “Our Daughters, Our Future” mental health series, and is thrilled to continue working with the community in this capacity. In addition to her consulting work, Rachel works full time at a Residential Treatment Center in Central Massachusetts, where she oversees diagnostic and assessment services, provides clinical supervision to interns and staff clinicians, and coordinates clinical training. Rachel also serves as an adjunct faculty member at several different universities. Rachel is passionate about the field of mental health and supporting our communities!


April 25, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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