Supporting Adolescent Well-being Through a Strengths Lens

For those of us who work with adolescents — the last three years have been challenging. Supporting them through COVID, navigating anti Semitism, the toll of October 7 and the ensuing war — along with all of the other joys and challenges that mark this developmental stage. How do we hold, and support the resiliency of our teens while we are struggling to do the same for ourselves?

Join us for a morning of learning with Dr. Betsy Stone to explore how we can look through, and leverage a lens of strength rather than deficit, and how to maximize those strengths for ourselves and our teens.

For Jewish youth professionals, educators who work with teens, and all adolescent stakeholders

This session is part of our year-long focus on supporting shleimut and resiliency for Jewish youth through the various experiential settings and programs where we engage teens in the community.

During this session, we will also spend time sharing with one another what this looks like for each of us in our programs, and strengthen our own network of support around the work we do.

  • Aimed at: Open to all stakeholders in adolescent well-being. This includes anyone who supports, works with, or serves Jewish teens.
  • Structure: One-time, 3-hour learning session, in-person.
  • Presented by: Special guest teacher and expert, Dr. Betsy Stone, along with Alisha Pedowitz, Senior Educator at Jewish LearningWorks.

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, March 22, 2024.
  • Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.
  • Location: Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, 121 Steuart St., San Francisco, CA 94105.


Cost: $36 per person. Light snacks will be provided.

Registration is open until March 15, or until the event is full.

All trainings at Jewish LearningWorks are subsidized by our generous donors. If cost is a barrier to your participation, please email Alisha Pedowitz at to arrange a cost adjustment.


For more information or any questions you may have, please contact Alisha Pedowitz at

About the Presenter

Betsy Stone, a retired psychologist, is an engaging speaker whose passion for wellness in the lives of families has brought her invitations to teach throughout North America and Europe. She leads groups of clergy as they navigate the complexities of their personal and professional roles, as well as serving as a Scholar in Residence for Congregations and Clergy groups.