Support Groups

Jewish Child & Family Services offers a full calendar of events, trainings, lectures and presentations, support groups, volunteer opportunities, and other programs each month.

From education, information, and support to social opportunities and volunteering, there’s always a lot going on. Check our calendar often to see what new events have been added.

For more information, please contact the individual whose name is listed with an event on our calendar, or call 855.275.5237 (855.ASK.JCFS).

Date Event Location Contact
Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

2:30-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with special needs an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. Participants share common joys, common concerns, and learn to handle sibling-specific "sticky situations." Sibshops are a mix of games, discussion, food, and fun!  Registration is per Sibshop.

Sibshops are currently offered one Sunday afternoon each month in Northbrook. Teen Sibshops are offered as requested. 

Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Children & Adolescents
Support Groups
Tammy Besser, LCSW
773.765.3159
Support Groups

5pm

Support Groups

Group Firefly uses a fun and engaging activity-based approach for teaching and practicing social skills. This group, for children 8-15 years of age, allows for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts, and discussion. Topics that have been covered include: self-esteem building, how to initiate a conversation, feelings identification, bullying, and perspective-taking.

Fee: $240 for the series, sliding fee scale available

Support Groups

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Support Groups
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Support Groups

5pm

Support Groups

This group is offered to children ages 6-10 who are experiencing difficulty in their social environment. The group provides a space for hands-on learning. Some topics that have been addressed include perspective taking, frustration tolerance, effective communication, and managing peer teasing.

Fee: $240 for the series, sliding fee scale available

Support Groups

Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 West Pratt Blvd
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Support Groups
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Support Groups

5pm

Support Groups

Group Firefly uses a fun and engaging activity-based approach for teaching and practicing social skills. This group, for children 8-15 years of age, allows for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts, and discussion. Topics that have been covered include: self-esteem building, how to initiate a conversation, feelings identification, bullying, and perspective-taking.

Fee: $240 for the series, sliding fee scale available

Support Groups

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

View Map
Support Groups
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Support Groups

5pm

Support Groups

This group is offered to children ages 6-10 who are experiencing difficulty in their social environment. The group provides a space for hands-on learning. Some topics that have been addressed include perspective taking, frustration tolerance, effective communication, and managing peer teasing.

Fee: $240 for the series, sliding fee scale available

Support Groups

Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 West Pratt Blvd
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

View Map
Support Groups
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Support Groups

5pm

Support Groups

Group Firefly uses a fun and engaging activity-based approach for teaching and practicing social skills. This group, for children 8-15 years of age, allows for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts, and discussion. Topics that have been covered include: self-esteem building, how to initiate a conversation, feelings identification, bullying, and perspective-taking.

Fee: $240 for the series, sliding fee scale available

Support Groups

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

View Map
Support Groups
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Support Groups

5pm

Support Groups

This group is offered to children ages 6-10 who are experiencing difficulty in their social environment. The group provides a space for hands-on learning. Some topics that have been addressed include perspective taking, frustration tolerance, effective communication, and managing peer teasing.

Fee: $240 for the series, sliding fee scale available

Support Groups

Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 West Pratt Blvd
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

View Map
Support Groups
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Support Groups

5:30-6:45pm

Support Groups

An ongoing support group for adults with disabilities that provides an opportunity to discuss current life challenges.

Topics could include:

Support Groups

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

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Support Groups
Emily Tegencamp
773.765.3158
Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

2:30-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with special needs an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. Participants share common joys, common concerns, and learn to handle sibling-specific "sticky situations." Sibshops are a mix of games, discussion, food, and fun!  Registration is per Sibshop.

Sibshops are currently offered one Sunday afternoon each month in Northbrook. Teen Sibshops are offered as requested. 

Children & Adolescents
Support Groups

255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

View Map
Children & Adolescents
Support Groups
Tammy Besser, LCSW
773.765.3159
Support Groups

5pm

Support Groups

Group Firefly uses a fun and engaging activity-based approach for teaching and practicing social skills. This group, for children 8-15 years of age, allows for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts, and discussion. Topics that have been covered include: self-esteem building, how to initiate a conversation, feelings identification, bullying, and perspective-taking.

Fee: $240 for the series, sliding fee scale available

Support Groups

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Dr.
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

View Map
Support Groups
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769