A workshop for women who are parents has been planned for Thurs., Oct. 6, 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m., at the NCJW/Essex
Center for Women. Join Carrie Spindel Bashoff, a clinical psychologist, and learn about the “mindful parenting” approach, which helps parents increase the success of their responses during stressful situations and helps you achieve an easier and better relationship with your child.
The NCJW/Essex Center for Women also presents the Dangers of Social Media: What Every Parent Should Know, on 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 will explain the dangers and risks involved with the latest social media apps that are being used by children today. Kik, Tinder, Snapchat, and Whisper will be discussed, as well as strategies for talking to teens.
Registration is required and programs are open to all women in the community. To register or for additional information about this or other programs, call the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women at 973.994.4994, or visitwww.centerforwomenNJ.org. 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 workshops.