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Navigating Family Mental Health 
in the Aftermath of October 7

Join Jewish Family Service for an educational webinar, “Navigating Family Mental Health in the Aftermath of October 7.”

Wednesday, December 6
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Are you or your children anxious, angry, or on edge? Do you worry about how your children are handling the Israel-Hamas war and the steep rise in antisemitism around the world? Do you wonder about how to talk with them about the conflict, safety, and how to communicate with their peers? Are you unsure how much news or social media is too much for you or your family?

In this webinar, our experts with expertise in trauma, mental health, and parenting will share insights about how to manage your and your loved ones’ mental health during this very difficult time for the Jewish people. Topics will include understanding how collective and intergenerational trauma impact parents and kids, common signs of stress or trauma reactions in adults and children, and specific strategies for communication and coping in the family.

Dr. Amy Mezulis

Dr. Mezulis is a clinical psychologist specializing in child and adolescent mental health, as well as psychological first aid and trauma training. As a professor of clinical psychology at Seattle Pacific University, she published over 60 empirical articles on child and adolescent development, depression, trauma, and self-injury. She currently serves as the Co-Founder and Chief Clinical Officer for Joon Care, a teletherapy company serving teens and young adults. Dr. Mezulis is also the president of PsyCorps, a nonprofit dedicated to providing psychological first aid and trauma training for communities impacted by disaster, war, conflict, or displacement. She is the parent to two college students and lives in Bellevue.

Dr. Marissa Rudolph

Dr. Rudolph is a clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatments for PTSD and trauma-related concerns in adults. She is a staff psychologist at VA Puget Sound Health Care System, where she also serves as Program Manager of the Intensive Outpatient Mental Health Program. Dr. Rudolph received her Ph.D. from Seattle Pacific University and has authored empirical articles and presentations on the interactive effects of stress and emotion regulation on mental health outcomes. She lives in Tacoma, where she is involved with Chabad.

Please join us via Zoom for this educational session. Pre-registration is required to receive the link.


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