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Loss, Grief and the Quest for Meaning: A Look at Mourning

By Elizabeth Cohen, MSW, Jewish Healing Network of Chicago   In my work with the bereaved over many years, I have been touched by my clients’ need to tell the story of their loved one’s death...

Volunteer Caroline Oliveria

Caroline Oliveria
What program will you be volunteering with and tell us a bit about it. I will be working within the residential program. The JCFS provides residential support for teen and adults. These homes provide...

Mental Health Therapy for Children? Why?

Mental Health Therapy at IPI Northbrook
By Lindsay Hardy, M. A. Life in general presents us with ongoing challenges, many of which we feel unprepared to handle- parenting, divorce, interpersonal issues, etc.. At times, we need outside...

School is Out but Fun and Learning are In! Summer Programs for Children with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

April is Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness Month.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that 1 in 68 children in the United States has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With...

Matzah on my Mind

Matzah
Passover can be a very stressful time for those of us dealing with illness and loss, whether our own or that of a family member. How can one properly prepare for the holiday and observe it when our...