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"You're Not Invited": Teen Victims of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Years and What To Do About It

"You're Not Invited": Teen Victims of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Years and What To Do About It | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it
We know that many Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations have gotten way out of hand. Thousands have seen Rabbi Wolpe's Washington Post article "Have we forgotten what Bar Mitzvahs are about?" although fewer...
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The pain of social rejection during the Bar/Bat Mitzvah years is something we can't ignore in a Jewish context.

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The Adolescent Brain | Conversation | Edge

The Adolescent Brain | Conversation | Edge | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

"The idea that the brain is somehow fixed in early childhood, which was an idea that was very strongly believed up until fairly recently, is completely wrong. There's no evidence that the brain is somehow set and can't change after early childhood. In fact, it goes through this very large development throughout adolescence and right into the 20s and 30s, and even after that it's plastic forever, the plasticity is a baseline state, no matter how old you are. That has implications for things like intervention programs and educational programs for teenagers."

 

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a leading social neuroscientist of adolescent development. She has reawakened research interest into the puberty period by focusing on social cognition and its neural underpinnings.


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Electronic Health Record Systems: Should Better Protect Privacy of Adolescents - iHealthBeat

Electronic Health Record Systems: Should Better Protect Privacy of Adolescents - iHealthBeat | Judaism, Jewish Teens, and Today's World | Scoop.it

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a new policy statement calling for modifications to electronic health record systems to better protect the privacy of...

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