How can you tell when a young person is dealing with normal adolescent angst or something more?

Stressed teenager with laptop and books

At this first workshop for parents on the mental health of youth, you'll learn about how youth experience and respond to stress, worries, anxiety, and other difficult emotions, and come away with tools for how to be an effective source of support. You'll also hear directly from a young person about her personal experience with perfectionism and anxiety, how she hid her struggles from the adults in her life, and how she eventually developed healthy coping skills and built resilience.

There will be plenty of time for your questions. You'll leave more empowered to support the youth in your life and come away with tangible skills and resources.

Following the event, you'll have the opportunity to join a conversation circle led by JF&CS's director of mental health for a deeper exploration of the workshop topic.

Register for a Conversation Circle from this event


Welcoming remarks

Cara Presley, Director of Mental Health, JF&CS


Linda Price, Educational Psychologist, Minding Your Mind

Mallory, Young adult


This event is open to the public and is appropriate for parents and caregivers of teens/tweens, professionals, educators, and other caring adults. A donation of $18/person is suggested but not required.


Conversation Circles

Following the workshop, participants are invited to join a conversation circle led by JF&CS's director of mental health. These small groups sessions will provide the chance to explore the workshop topic in greater depth while connecting with peers. The conversation circles will take place:

  • Tuesday, March 5, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 1430 Main Street, Waltham
  • Tuesday, March 12, 7:30-8:45 p.m., via Zoom

No One Alone series

This is the first event in a three-part workshop series for parents on youth mental health.


JF&CS prioritizes access to its programs and activities for persons with all abilities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact us at 781-647-5327 or in advance of your participation or visit.

Requests for American Sign Language interpreters should be made at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program, if possible. *Additional language interpretation services will also be provided for requests made at least two weeks in advance. Indicate your interpretation needs on your registration form.

*(Spanish) También se proporcionarán servicios adicionales de interpretación de idiomas para solicitudes realizadas con al menos dos semanas de anticipación. Indique sus necesidades de interpretación en su formulario de registro.

*(Russian) Дополнительные услуги лингвистического перевода также будут предоставлены по запросам, сделанным не менее чем за две недели. Укажите свои потребности в устном переводе в регистрационной форме.

*(Portuguese) Serviços adicionais de interpretação de idiomas também serão fornecidos para solicitações feitas com pelo menos duas semanas de antecedência. Indique suas necessidades de interpretação em seu formulário de inscrição.

Please note that JF&CS will make every effort to secure interpretation services but that services are subject to availability.


The No One Alone workshop series is cosponsored by JF&CS and Gateways: Access to Jewish Education. Funding provided by the Ronald G. Casty Family Foundation, the Frieze Family Foundation, Steve and Stephanie Kasok, and the Ruderman Family Foundation. JF&CS gratefully acknowledges the efforts of the JF&CS Youth Mental Health Task Force in making this series a reality.