Programs
During the Partners in Prevention program, students will participate in activities, create projects, and engage with inspiring and authentic instructors, pertaining to the real-life challenges of adolescence, including substance abuse, relationships, body image, and fitting-in.

Students will learn from authentic experience, as well as study the spiritual concepts and practices embedded in both psychology and Jewish spirituality that address living well.

Students will learn that the value of keeping one’s soul (shemirat ha-nefesh) is anchored in the Jewish conception of the value of the self and the infinite importance of life. Caring for the self – the body, our minds, our connection in relationships – has theological implication as our soul is given by God in order to live a meaningful life, integrated in all we do. Managing our lives and taking care of ourselves is, in effect, taking care of the soul.

This idea is developed in a number of ways, particularly in literature regarding the process of t’shuvah (transformation / repentance), which underscores the importance of being honest about our challenges, fears, and imperfections, so that we can release them and, in turn, become the whole, integrated person we are intended to be.

Ultimately, our behaviors measure the progress of our selves, through acts of resilience, contentment, humility, forgiveness, and self-care.

Note: while the programs and curriculum are deeply informed by Jewish values and terms, Partners in Prevention also adapts the activities and language for non-Jewish schools and institutions.


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