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LGBTQ Pride Month: Gay Marriage, Workplace Equality and Gender Neutral Spaces

LGBTQ Pride Month
  by Dena Goldstein   With the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark, 5–4 decision on Obergefell v. Hodges which guarantees same-sex couples the fundamental right to marry, the Lesbian, Gay,...

New Safer Communities Project Coordinator Joins JCFS

Dawn Lieberman Levin
By Dawn Lieberman Levin. As the new Project Coordinator for Safer Communities, I am thrilled to join the JCFS Community Services team.  I have a long history of working with children and...

Legal Advocacy Presentation to Become National Webinar Series

Childhood Trauma and Special Education
  In January, Sande Shamash, Director of the Legal Advocacy Center (LAC), and LAC Staff Attorney, Marissa LaVette, submitted a paper for a presentation on childhood trauma and its impact on...

Time to Fill the Backpacks

Back-to-School
For some children and families, beginning the school year with a new backpack filled with essentials for classroom success is an annual tradition.  It’s not if there will be new supplies, but...

Parenting and Girl Drama

Skaters
Your 4th grade daughter comes home from school upset and crying. At first you don’t know what is happening. Then it becomes clearer; she is upset about something that some other girls said to her at...