Coping tools for families

Workshop series to look at challenges of teens, tweens and their parents

Temple Adat Elohim, a Reform Jewish community, will host a series of workshops for the public to help parents and their tweens and teens manage the challenges of teenage life.

The three workshops will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sun., Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Nov. 5 at the temple. 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks.

Each workshop will screen an educational film relating to a key issue facing youth.

A discussion will follow, facilitated by Bette Alkazian, marriage and family therapist and psychologist; Rabbi Andrew Straus, and Marcy Goldberg, director of education at the temple.

The series is as follows:

Sun. , Sept . 17: The award-winning documentary, “Screenagers,” which probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.

Sun., Oct. 15: The film “Race to Nowhere,” challenges current thinking about how to prepare kids for success.

Sun., Nov. 5: The movie “Happy,” which answers questions about what makes people happy and whether the world promotes happiness and wellbeing.

The cost for adults is $25 for the series or $10 per session. Admission for students is $15 for the series or $5 per session.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or at

For more information, call Aliza Goland, executive director, at (805) 497-7010.