I am a licensed social worker very much at home talking to teens about their relationships and emerging sexuality, and how these fit in with their Jewish values. I have spent over ten years talking with young people about everything from dating and relationships to peer pressure and body image, and the importance of making healthy and informed decisions.
My workshops create a safe forum where teens can ask questions, share their thoughts, and participate in group discussions. I use role-play to facilitate learning, and laughter can always be heard accompanying my workshops. One of my greatest strengths is my ability to create a space in which teens feel at ease and can learn not only the facts but also the responsibilities that accompany sexual behavior. I also address a host of other issues pertinent to today’s teens and young adults.
When working with Jewish teens, I bring the added dimension of Jewish values to the discussion. JLoveandValues offers a forum for Jewish teens to think about healthy choices and responsible decision-making based on Jewish values and moral reasoning.