Join us for a virtual workshop that will help parents give their tweens and young teens the tools they need to navigate social conflict in their middle school years. Parenting expert Brenda Haas of WJCS, a UJA partner, will share insights and real solutions for dealing with tough problems -- whether they’re real-life social situations or on social media.

You’ll also learn more about UJA’s work helping those in need in Israel and fighting rising antisemitism around the globe.

The workshop is intended for informational purposes only. Some information may not be relevant for all situations and individuals. We urge each individual to consult an independent professional to review and advise regarding his or her specific needs and requirements.

UJA Westchester Families is an enthusiastic and welcoming group of Westchester families who are making our community a better place through the shared values of philanthropy and tikkun olam. We gather for a wide variety of social and cultural activities, and we roll up our sleeves for family volunteer projects. Join us!


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Brenda Haas, LMSW, Ed.M.
Parenting Expert

Brenda is a social worker at Westchester Jewish Community Services who has dedicated her professional life to building the resilience of children, adolescents, and families and destigmatizing mental health needs. At WJCS, Brenda coordinates Partners in Caring’s GPS (Guiding Parents Through Services), a confidential consultation, information, and resource service that supports the social and emotional well-being of children and adolescents through college age. 

Brenda is a WJCS Partners in Schools social worker consultant (K-12), at the Leffell School of Westchester. She is a certified youth mental health first aid instructor, and through Mindful Schools, Brenda completed the Mindful Teacher Certification Program. 

Brenda received her M.S.W. from New York University Silver School of Social Work, her Ed.M. in counseling and consulting psychology from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and completed the NYU Advanced Certificate in Clinical Work with Children and Adolescents. She received her B.A. in psychology and education from Brandeis University. 

She enjoys practicing mindfulness and meditation, especially while walking with her dog, and is most grateful for being mom to two young adult daughters.

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