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Youth Reintegration and Identity Post-COVID
November 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
On Wednesday, November 10th from 7:30 – 9:00 PM, Gateways will hold a free, educational webinar for parents and educators as part of our ongoing “Our Daughters, Our Future” series on girls’ mental health and wellness. Webinar requires pre-registration. This series is sponsored with the generous support of The Miriam Fund of Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
As the world reopens, all of us are changed. Lockdown has allowed all of us to experiment with different aspects of ourselves — from gender identity to values clarification. How do we support our kids as they emerge into a world with new identity choices and values? What is the connection between identity development and wellness?
Betsy S. Stone, Ph.D., is a retired psychologist who currently teaches as an adjunct lecturer at HUC-JIR. Her classes include Human Development for Educators, The Spiritual Lifecycle, Adolescent Development, and Teens In and Out of Crisis. Betsy also teaches webinars and seminars on topics ranging from a series of national webinars on “13 Reasons Why,” to adolescent spirituality, to Gen-Xers as parents, and teen brains and stress. She is an engaging speaker whose passion for the lives of teens and their parents has brought her invitations to teach throughout North America and Europe. She has worked with the Jewish Education Project on multiple webinars and live teaching opportunities, including trips to Broadway shows, Character Strengths, and Bullying. She also leads groups for clergy, as they navigate the complexities of their personal and professional roles.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Betsy has led webinars for congregations, Clergy, Hillels, Hebrew Union College and the Jewish Education Project. Her topics include Trauma in our Bodies and Brains; Post-Traumatic Growth; Grief, Anxiety and Stress; and Issues of Reopening.