Beit R'fuah Support Group, Potluck and Discussion With Guest Speaker Melissa Kelley
Our June meeting will begin with our usual potluck dinner and socializing to be followed by group sharing. For the potluck dinner, please bring healthful vegetarian dishes or salads and fruit for dessert. (Kashrut information: please note that Beth Am serves food "kosher style," which means no pork or shellfish and we do not serve milk and meat in the same dish, such as meat and cheese lasagna. Thank you for observing in this way.)
Teenagers in Silicon Valley today are experiencing a school and friendship world that is completely foreign to most adults -- including parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and family friends.
If you would like to understand that world better, come get an insider's view from a former high school counselor and teen therapist. Learn simple but effective tools to help support the teens in your life, and help them build the resiliency they need to thrive in today’s current climate.
Before becoming a licensed Marriage and Family therapist, Melissa was a research manager at the Stanford Family Studies Center and a Program Officer in the area of at-risk youth for the Walter S. Johnson Foundation. After many years as a school counselor and Social Emotional Learning teacher, she now has a private practice as a psychotherapist in Menlo Park working with children, teens and families. Melissa and her family have been members of Beth Am since 2006, and currently Melissa serves as the Board representative for the Include committee.
Beit R'fuah, House of Healing, welcomes all -- Beth Am members or not, Jewish or not -- who are coping with mental illness themselves or who provide support for family and friends who are dealing with mental illness. For more information, email Mental Health.