JFCS brings back ‘Shalom in Every Home’ talks

Adena Bank Lees (Jacquelynn Buck)

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona kicks off its annual “Shalom in Every Home” lecture series featuring guest speaker Adena Bank Lees, LCSW, on Sunday Oct. 22.

The two-day event, which continues Oct. 29, will be held at the Tucson Jewish Community Center from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The lecture, “Let it Begin With Me: Building and strengthening meaningful connections with those you love,” will focus on taking responsibility for personal behavior and becoming aware of how we respond to our feelings.

The second part of the series will offer healthy techniques for expressing personal feelings in a safe and respectful fashion.

Lees is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed and internationally certified substance abuse counselor, board certified expert in traumatic stress, certified Imago relationship therapist, and certified psychodramatist.

She has presented keynote lectures, workshops, and seminars to thousands of professionals and lay audiences across the U.S. since 1992. She helped develop programs such as Project Safe Place, an outpatient psychotherapy program for child and adolescent sexual abuse survivors, as well as psychodramatic/sociometric warm-up groups for the Global Peace Exchange conferences.

Let’s End Abusive Households, funded by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, is an official sponsor of the event.

The event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP to Andrea Siemens at asiemens@jfcstucson.org or 795-0300,
ext. 2365.