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September 14, 2005

Raising Boys Without Men

How single moms are successfully raising sons

at

The Living Room
1485 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, New Jersey

on

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 6:30 pm

Research psychologist and former Stanford University gender scholar Peggy Drexler, PhD, will share the results of her long-term, groundbreaking study comparing boys from female-headed households with those raised in traditional mom-and-dad families detailed in her newly published book, Raising Boys Without Men. Her research reveals that raising thriving, emotionally healthy, and masculine sons does not require a man in the house.

Dr. Drexler's discoveries will be informative, comforting, and encouraging for all single parents out there. The mothers and sons discussed in this book offer us the opportunity to rethink and reshape our community of caring. Kindly join us as Dr. Drexler provides suggestions on single-parenting and reassuring advice on raising boys. You will leave this talk with a hopeful outlook and a free autographed copy of Dr. Drexler's book!

Space is limited; please RSVP as soon as possible. Child care is available. Call Laura at 201-837-9090 OR send an e-mail to thelivingroom@jfsbergen.org.

The Living Room is a casual, comfortable and informal social center that provides a wide range of therapeutic, restorative, educational and creative activities for those impacted by September 11. Activities are offered to family members of the deceased, injured survivors, evacuees, severely impacted workers and their families, responders and re-traumatized victims.

Location:

The Living Room
Jewish Family Service
1485 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201-837-9090

Directions:
From New York City
From George Washington Bridge, follow signs for Route 4 West to Teaneck Road/Teaneck Exit.  Travel North on Teaneck Road for approximately 1/2 mile.  Just past the fourth traffic light, make a right hand turn into the parking lot of 1485 Teaneck Road.

From Western New Jersey
Travel Route 80 East to the Teaneck/Fort Lee Road Exit.  Stay in the right lane.  Go to the second turnoff, Exit 70 B, Teaneck Road/Teaneck.  Follow that road to the second light and make a right onto Teaneck Road.  Travel approximately 2 miles.  Just past the eighth traffic light, make a right hand turn into the parking lot of 1485 Teaneck Road.

From Southern New Jersey
Travel North on the New Jersey Turnpike until it ends at Exit 18.  Continue on I-95, stay to the right.  Follow the signs to Exit 70 Leonia/Teaneck.  Take the second exit, 70 B Teaneck Road/Teaneck.  Follow this road to the second light, and make a right onto Teaneck Road.  Travel approximately 2 miles.  Just past the eighth traffic light, make a right hand turn into the parking lot of 1485 Teaneck Road.

From Route 17 North and South
Travel Route 17 to the Route 4 East Exit.  Take Route 4 to the first Teaneck Road/Teaneck Exit, which immediately follows the Queens Anne Road Exit.  Travel North on Teaneck Road for approximately ½ mile.  Just past the fourth traffic light, make a right hand turn into the parking lot of 1485 Teaneck Road.

From Northern New Jersey
Travel on the Garden State Parkway South to Exit 161.  Travel on Route 4 East to the first Teaneck Road/Teaneck Exit.  Just past the fourth traffic light, make a right hand turn into the parking lot of 1485 Teaneck Road.

Parking:
There is ample parking available; please use only those parking spaces designated for JFS (Jewish Family Service).  There is also a Public Parking Lot across the street from Walgreen's, one block south of The Living Room at Jewish Family Service.


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