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JFS Twists & Turns of Tweenhood: How to Understand and Support Your Child through the Tween Years

  • Beth Meyer Synagogue 504 Newton Road Raleigh United States (map)

JFS Family Connections Presents:

Twists & Turns of Tweenhood: How to Understand and Support Your Child through the Tween Years

Navigating the tween years (roughly 9-12 years old) can be both exciting and challenging for young people and their parents. Behaviors and emotions that may not seem to make sense to an adult may very well be typical for this dynamic age group. Other behaviors or changes in mood may be warning signs that your tween’s safety is at risk.

Join JFS Therapist Carla Huff, MEd, MSW, LCSWA for an informative and open conversation about what parents need to know during this stage of child development. We will discuss both typical and atypical behaviors for this age as well as protective factors, risk factors and warning signs for suicide risk. We will also share resources for receiving support to help you and your child thrive, and hopefully find joy, in this life stage.


Carla Huff, MEd, MSW, LCSWA Carla joined JFS in 2018 as our therapist. Using a person-centered approach, Carla works through her clients’ challenges to provide you with a sense of control over your life and the challenges it brings. Carla see children, adolescents, teens and adults on a sliding-scale for therapy.

For more information/questions, contact JFS Programs Coordinator, Robin Dorfman by email or call 919-676-2200 ext 129.

The cost of the program is $5/person and registration is required by 9/12. Please register below.

JFS Refund Policy: Due to program costs and booking commitments, we regret that JFS cannot offer refunds for paid programs or events unless the program is cancelled by our office. Additionally, JFS is not responsible for providing make-ups for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond our control. If you are unable to attend a program you’ve registered for, we encourage you to consider your registration fee a form of support for JFS, helping us to continue providing services and programs to our community.

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