The Utah Women & Leadership Project invites you to join us for our Spring Workshop.
It’s been a tough couple of years for young people, and our girls and young women have some unique challenges, including poor body image, toxic perfectionism, and a tendency to compare. How can you build resilience in young women? How can you teach them to find peace and walk with hope? So many of us also feel like we are drowning ourselves. Adolescent researcher Dr. Jennifer Doty, and clinician Jessica Peterson, share principles of resilience that can be applied to the challenges that girls, young women, and their influencers face: self-compassion, finding purpose, finding balance, and authentic connection.
University of Florida
University of St. Thomas
Dr. Jennifer Doty earned her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in Family Social Science with an emphasis on youth development and prevention. She has published over thirty scholarly articles, and her research is built around the idea that parent-child relationships are key leverage points for improving both parent and adolescent health and well-being. Integrating faith and science to support families is a central theme of her work. A native of Chicago, she now calls sunny Florida home. In her spare time, Dr. Doty enjoys field work with her own three teenage and young adult children.
Jessica Peterson received her Master’s degree in social work in 1999 from Brigham Young University. She has provided services for families and children as a therapist in private practice and LDS family Services, a behavior specialist, an adoption disruption clinician, a clinical director at a school for high-risk youth, and a clinician for veteran families. Jess teaches as an adjunct professor and has taught courses in couples, families, and human behavior in the social environment to clinical social work students. Jess enjoys hanging out with her children, hiking, reading, and finding new adventures.