Week of July 16, 2018

Date Event Location Contact
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

3:45-5:15pm

Children & Adolescents

Hinaynee (“Here I am”) Summer Group is a trauma-sensitive therapy group that supports children ages 8 - 12 years-old* as they work towards navigating friendships and regulating emotions. This program provides therapeutic activities that reflect many of the peer environments that children are faced with in school, camp and extracurricular activities. Each week we use art, movement and music therapy, along with discussion to help children learn ways to regulate and manage their emotions, while strengthening the skills needed to make and maintain friendships.

Children & Adolescents

Jewish Child and Family Services
Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr., Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

4:30-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents

Kid Connect, a social skills group for boys and girls 5-8 years old, focuses on strengthening your child’s relationships through activities that enhance the skills needed to make and keep friends. Topics covered include: managing bullying, accepting criticism, cooperating with others, improving self-esteem, communicating needs, understanding others’ perspectives, expressing emotions, and making friends.

This group meets weekly from 4:30 to 5:30pm, starting June 25 –August 13 for 8 sessions.

Children & Adolescents

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 W. Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077

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Children & Adolescents
Shira Glogower, LCSW, MS
shiraglogower@jcfs.org
Response Center

4:30-6pm

Response Center

Girls are faced with many challenges as they manage friendships and relationships during their pre-teen and teenage years. This therapy group supports girls ages 12-14 as they communicate with each other, build empathy, manage relational stress, understand appropriate boundaries, and explore their feelings about themselves and others.

This group meets weekly for 7 sessions from 4:30 to 6:00pm, starting Monday July 2 - August 13

Response Center

Response Center for Teens
3033 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

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Response Center
Alissa Rotblatt, LCSW
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

9:30-11am

Children & Adolescents

Encouraging early interactions such as saying "hello" and sharing a toy are important skills for entering preschool. This group focuses on participating in circle time and engaging in play-time activities that promote social/emotional skills, communication, early problem solving and following directions. Led by a licensed therapist certified in Early Intervention. For ages 2-3 years old.

This group meets weekly from 9:30-11am, on Mondays, June 18th - August 6th (8 sessions).

$390/series (please inquire about accepted insurance plans) 

Children & Adolescents

Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

5:30-6:30pm

Children & Adolescents

Does your child struggle to manage difficulties with friendships and social situations?

If so, consider including your child in our upcoming Girls Group for girls ages 9 -12.* This group encourages practice with new skills to support friendships and improve social skills. Each week we use games, expressive arts and discussion to support the process of forming and maintaining friendships. *Groups are divided by age as appropriate.

Children & Adolescents

Joy Faith Knapp Children’s Center Esther Knapp Campus
3145 W Pratt Blvd
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
alissarotblatt@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

3:30-4:30pm

Children & Adolescents

Does your child have difficulty finding their footing with peers? Does your child struggle to pick up on social cues from others? If so, consider enrolling your child in our group based on Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking approach. This group allows for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts and sensory activities to help form and maintain friendships. Led by a licensed therapist. Parent collaboration is emphasized. For ages 5-7 years old.

Contact Megan Kowalski for group fee information.

Children & Adolescents

Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@jcfs.org
Support Groups

10:30am-12:00pm

Support Groups

Hand in Hand: Drop-in Grief Support Group for Spouse/Partner Loss is for older adults who have experienced the death of a spouse of partner over the last two years. Meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. Please contact facilitator before joining the group.

$10 per session

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Support Groups

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 W. Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077

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Support Groups
Marsha Raynes, LCSW
marsharaynes@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
JVS Chicago

9:30am-12:30pm

 

 

JVS Chicago

When it comes to employment, if you are someone who:

  • is unclear about what career path to take
  • has just left a position and needs a change
  • is returning to the workforce and your former job no longer exists
  • wants to do something different, for different rewards

Join JVS Chicago Career Moves' successfully proven exploratory seminar

UNCOVER YOUR FUTURE
The Cure for "I Don't Know What I Want to Do!"

JVS Chicago

Goldie Bachmann Luftig Building
5150 W. Golf Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077

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JVS Chicago
info@jvschicago.org
Children & Adolescents

4:30-6pm (This group meets weekly, starting Wednesday, June 20 - August 22 for 10 sessions)

Children & Adolescents

The expressive arts provide opportunities for self-expression, social connection, and exploration of emotional experience. This group is co-ed and designed for children 9 - 12 years-old who entering 4th-6th grade. This group will be offered over the summer for 10 weeks on Wednesdays and will provide children with the opportunity to participate in a group experience with emphasis on developing skills for emotional regulation, improving communication, and deepening self-awareness.

Children & Adolescents

Joy Faith Knapp Children’s Center Esther Knapp Campus
3145 W Pratt Blvd
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
alissarotblatt@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

4:30-6pm

Children & Adolescents

This expressive art therapy group for children provides opportunities for self-expression, social connection, and exploration of emotional experience. This group is co-ed and designed for children entering 4th-6th grade.

$350/series - inquire about accepted insurance plans for more information

Children & Adolescents

Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt, LCSW
AlissaRotblatt@jcfs.org
Professional & Community Training

Times vary by date.

Professional & Community Training

Connections: Early Childhood Training Institute is a six-week summer program for early childhood teachers and professionals. The Institute was developed out of the Virginia Frank Child Development Center’s Relationship-Based Phase Model, which emphasizes the importance of building strong teacher and caregiver relationships with young children to promote a secure, healthy and productive learning environment.

Professional & Community Training

The Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60645

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Professional & Community Training
Linnet Mendez
LinnetMendez@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

3-4:00pm

Children & Adolescents

Fun, engaging activites are used to target each child's fine motor, bilateral coordination and visual-motor skills. These skills are important to improve your child's overall grasp, posture and core strength. The group will also focus on each child's specific needs including: letter formation, size, alignment and spacing. This group is led by a Licensed Occupational Therapist and intended for various ages.

Contact Megan Kowalski for group fee information.

Children & Adolescents

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northfield, IL 60062

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org
Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation

Camp Firefly provides unique life-enriching overnight camp experiences for children, teens and young adults, with Asperger’s Syndrome, Social Anxiety, Autism and other social disorders, needing more support in social situations to foster friendships and positive social interactions. Our low staff-to-camper ratios create positive summer experiences for campers, positioning them for success within a broader typical camp environment. Our overnight camps occur at JCC Camp Chi Overnight Camp in Lake Delton Wisconsin.

Camps & Social Recreation
Camps & Social Recreation
Elizabeth Robbin
elizabethrobbin@jcfs.org