Teen Educator Network

Jewish Values in Action: How Youth Professionals Help Teens Thrive

Jewish Values in Action: How Youth Professionals Help Teens Thrive

By Dana Sheanin This summer my daughter was bullied and harassed by her male counterpart on the regional board of a national Jewish youth organization. The organization's professional staff failed to take meaningful action, and I watched my daughter suffer for months before this young man was finally removed from his leadership position.

Opportunities for Teen Educators Abound through the Teen Initiative

Last Friday, 20 youth professionals met at the Jewish Federation of the East Bay for our Youth Mental Health First Aid training. This training filled up within hours of registration opening - proving that there is, indeed a demand for this critically important work.