Prevention & Education Workshops

BeTween: Growing Healthy Jewish Girls

BeTween helps Jewish girls strengthen and support their bodies, minds, and spirits through fun programs with other Jewish girls. The adults in their lives – parents, teachers, coaches –access information and resources to help girls navigate the turbulent pre-teen years with confidence and understanding about their bodies, relationships, and roles in their communities.

BeTween supports Jewish girls in grades 3 through 8, and is administered by JCC Chicago. Programs for girls are offered by Response for Teens, JCC and other partner organizations. Response for Teens and JCFS Chicago offer parenting programs and support groups. Visit our calendar for all dates and times.

Response for Teens offers engaging, interactive workshops and presentations for schools, synagogues, youth groups, and other settings. Healthy Relationships, Boundaries and Consent, Bullying, Team-building, Pregnancy and STI Prevention, and other topics can be tailored to your needs. 

In the areas of dating violence and healthy relationships, we offer two powerful programs:

  • The Clothesline Project is an interactive, immersive experience to create awareness and education around relational and gender-based violence and sexual assault. 
  • In Their Shoes tackles the issue of sex trafficking by asking participants to walk the paths of those who become involved in this modern-day slavery

Both of these programs can be brought to your school, synagogue, community center, library, or other location.

Professional and parent/community training is also available on many of the same topics.

Date Event Location Contact
Children & Adolescents

9-10:15am

Children & Adolescents

*Offered at Kersten and Cooper. Addresses are listed below.
Date and time info reflects the schedule are Kersten. 
Cooper Schedule TBD.

We’re back in the clinic! Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play.

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

6-7pm

Children & Adolescents

Join our Speech-Language Pathologist for a creative, hands-on theater experience. Table readings, script writing, stage cuing, and set design will be incorporated into this 8-week group. Thespians will work on fluent oral reading, articulation, story analysis, social cues, and writing. At the end of the 8 weeks, our all camp-inspired, written, and produced play will be shared with families.

*Geared for children 11-15 years old

Children & Adolescents

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

9-10:15am

Children & Adolescents

*Offered at Kersten and Cooper. Addresses are listed below.
Date and time info reflects the schedule are Kersten. 
Cooper Schedule TBD.

We’re back in the clinic! Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play.

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Response for Teens

11am-12pm

Response for Teens

Join this drop-in WEXi class dedicated to connecting with participants, gentle movements, and rest. This workshop is open to all and will be accessible for all bodies!

Sunday, May 29, July 10, July 24, and July 31, 11:00am-12:00pm

Response for Teens

Seigle Campus
5140 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Response for Teens
Kat Stuehrk Talo
Children & Adolescents

9-10:15am

Children & Adolescents

*Offered at Kersten and Cooper. Addresses are listed below.
Date and time info reflects the schedule are Kersten. 
Cooper Schedule TBD.

We’re back in the clinic! Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play.

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Response for Teens

4-6pm

Response for Teens

In this WEXi workshop, participants will engage in group discussion about the various benefits of cooking and baking, brainstorm ideas for how to mindfully cook and bake for artistic expression and learn a variety of beginner techniques for decorating cakes. Participants will create and execute their own individual cake design, and experiment with describing their artistic style through verbal artist statements.

Response for Teens

Seigle Campus
5140 Golf Rd
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Response for Teens
Response for Teens

1-2:30pm

Response for Teens

This workshop series will focus on the relationship between stress and thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. There will be opportunities to connect and share with other teens through discussion and hands-on experiences. Teens who participate in this series will learn strategies to cope with stress and develop plans to incorporate self-care into their daily lives.

Response for Teens

Seigle Campus
5140 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Response for Teens
Support Groups

7-8pm

Support Groups

A free monthly drop-in group for adults in the Jewish community and beyond who are navigating the world after the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this group will be held on Zoom.  Please contact Laurie Garber-Amram for the Zoom link and to ensure your ability to access the event.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Laurie Garber-Amram
847.745.5454
Children & Adolescents

9-10:15am

Children & Adolescents

*Offered at Kersten and Cooper. Addresses are listed below.
Date and time info reflects the schedule are Kersten. 
Cooper Schedule TBD.

We’re back in the clinic! Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play.

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Response for Teens

1-2:30pm

Response for Teens

This workshop series will focus on the relationship between stress and thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. There will be opportunities to connect and share with other teens through discussion and hands-on experiences. Teens who participate in this series will learn strategies to cope with stress and develop plans to incorporate self-care into their daily lives.

Response for Teens

Seigle Campus
5140 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Response for Teens