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Donors Share Why They Give
    Hundreds of people gave financial gifts during our 2015 year-end campaign, raising a total of $183,716 to support the many essential services and programs for children, adults and...

Message from the Front: JCARES Professional Training Institute Attendees Hear About Surviving Rape

A dozen times each year, the JCARES Professional Training Institute offers educational sessions to help professionals across disciplines become more effective and sensitive responders to—and...

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Children and Sleep Behavior
  By:  Wendy Guyer, M.S., LCSW, Assistant Director of  the Near North Suburban Counseling Center at Jewish Child & Family Services   It is bedtime, that moment where we put...

Come Fly With Me: Travel Tips for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Traveling with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  By: Eliana Wool, M.A., Psychological Services Pre-Doctoral Intern   Air travel can be an exciting, yet anxiety provoking experience. This may be particularly true for a child with an...

Refugees: Seeking Solace, Safety and Serenity

  by Jessica Schaffer, Director of HIAS Chicago   In 1949, my grandparents, like so many thousands of Jews at the time, arrived in Canada as refugees. They had survived the ghettos and...