April 29, 2022

Interrupting the Cycle of Perfectionism in Girls


April 29, 2022

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Interrupting the Cycle of Perfectionism in Girls


Understand how social media, body image, and the pressure to achieve contribute to the cycle of perfectionism and anxiety. Learn how you as a parent can help your pre-teen/teen build resilience into adolescence and adulthood by noticing, naming, and modeling a different approach.

Teens today face many pressures around schoolwork, friendship groups, social media, and expectations from parents and society. “A recent Pew Research Center study found that seven in-ten teens see anxiety and depression as major problems among their peers (Horowitz and Graf 2019).

Studies found that Jewish girls “grapple with an ever increasing pressure to be perfect, to exceed already impossibly high expectations, and anxieties stemming from a drive to excel in all areas of life while still attending to their personal needs and the needs of others around them. They live with the daily feeling that they must “do it all,” and that failure to do so will result in irrevocable damage to their futures.” (from the article, JWFA Announces Results of Groundbreaking Study on Needs of Jewish Women in Atlanta (https://jwfatlanta.org/researc...).”

Speakers: Rebecca Brown, LCSW, specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents and is the Outreach and Prevention Social Worker for the JF&CS Shalom Bayit program. Jaime Stepansky, LCSW, is an integrative and collaborative therapist, incorporating different approaches based upon the needs of individual clients. Cari Newman is a Parent Coach at JF&CS and works with parents and caregivers to pinpoint challenges, articulate goals, and develop strategies for creating a more inclusive, joyful family life.

REGISTER HERE: www.jfcsatl.org/perfect

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