NCJW Offers Workshops On Social Media And Eating Disorders

NCJW/Essex Center for Women presents “The Dangers of Social Media: What Every Parent Should Know,” Thur., Oct. 20, from 12:30 p.m. to
2 p.m.

Preteens and teens use social media in ways that differ
from adults?   Dr. Karen Smarz, a NJ Licensed psychologist and director
of the Family Life Education Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
plans to present a workshop for women on explaining the dangers and risks involved with the latest social media apps that are being used by our children today.

Kik, Tinder, Snapchat and Whisper will be discussed, as well as strategies for talking to teens.

Another workshop on the Warning Signs of Eating Disorders in Pre-Teens and Teens is set for Tues., Nov. 1, from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.

With the pressure in today’s society on appearances and dieting, learn what is considered normal teenage concern with body shape and appearance and what might be signs of a potential eating disorder.

Danna Markson, LCSW, founder and director of the
Mindsoother Therapy Center in Livingston will explore this important topic
and discuss how to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy eating, as well
as how you can start a dialogue with your children about body image and the
do’s and don’ts of parental involvement.

Registration is required and the programs are open to all women in the
community. To register or for additional information, call the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women at 973-994-4994, or visit  Workshops are free for members of NCJW, and $7 per workshop for non-members.

The Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is a nonsectarian,
nonprofit community service sponsored by the NCJW Essex County Section that
works to improve the quality of life for women, children, families, and the
elderly through a variety of nonsectarian services including peer support
groups, legal and financial consultations, job development, and women’s

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