Check It Out: Not OUR Kids! Conference

Not-OUR-Kids-logo Do you work with kids and teens? Do you have kids, or want to have kids one day? The 6th Annual Not OUR Kids! Conference has something for everyone.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) and Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) will host the conference 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Temple Israel (2324 Emerson Ave, Minneapolis).
The event is free and open to anyone interested in youth and family issues. Learn about traditional, alternative and holistic strategies for the everyday challenges teens and families face. It will feature breakout sessions addressing the physical and emotional well-being of youth, including obesity, mental health, relationships, sexuality and more, as well as sessions for parents on the joys and challenges of raising kids.
To register for the Not OUR Kids! Conference, and for a list of session topics, visit
The keynote speaker at the conference will be author and psychiatrist Dr. Henry Emmons. He developed the Resilience Training Program, which is offered at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. This unique program is based on the ideas developed in his books, The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm.
The Not OUR Kids! Conference is a program of Healthy Youth-Healthy Communities, which is a program of JFCS and JFS and funded by the Kohler Family and the Ezrilov Family. Conference sponsors are the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul, with additional support from the Twin Cities Maimonides Society and Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul.
For more information contact Brittany Beck, Healthy Youth-Healthy Communities Specialist, at 952-542-4835 or [email protected] or visit