Prevention & Education Workshops

BeTween: Growing Healthy Jewish Girls

BeTween helps Jewish girls strengthen and support their bodies, minds, and spirits through fun programs with other Jewish girls. The adults in their lives – parents, teachers, coaches –access information and resources to help girls navigate the turbulent pre-teen years with confidence and understanding about their bodies, relationships, and roles in their communities.

BeTween supports Jewish girls in grades 3 through 8, and is administered by JCC Chicago. Programs for girls are offered by Response, JCC and other partner organizations. Response and JCFS offer parenting programs and support groups. Visit our calendar for all dates and times.

Date Event Location Contact
Children & Adolescents

4-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents

A therapeutic socialization group for children ages 8-10 with an emphasis on emotional regulation and social development. Groups are separated by gender. Contact Alissa Rotblatt at 773.467.3769 to register or for more information.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents

Integrated Pediatric Therapies is excited to offer free developmental screenings for children ages birth through 6 years old. Screenings will take approximately 20 minutes. Families will be provided verbal feedback, along with recommendations that may include further testing or information about developmental milestones. All are welcome to attend this free screening.

Please see the list below for times and locations:

10.29.2018 session 3:30-5:30pm at the Abe and Ida Cooper Center, 6639 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60645

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Response Center

Ages 15-18: Mondays 6:30-8pm
Ages 12-14: Wednesdays 4-5:30pm

Response Center

Join us for Level Up!, a group for teens who want to meet and form relationships with other gamers their age and discuss the impact of gaming on their lives.

Please note that this group meets for 8 sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays. The Monday group is for teens aged 15-18. The Wednesday group is for those aged 12-14. The series of 8 sessions costs $240 with scholarships available.* Contact Andrew Fishman at 773.516.5515 to register today. 

Response Center

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

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Response Center
Andrew Fishman
773.516.5515
Response Center

Wednesdays, 7-8:15pm

Response Center

Due to negative societal attitudes toward minoritized sexualities and gender identities, young people who identify as LGBTQ+ are at higher risk for anxiety, depression, social isolation, and experiences with violence. During adolescent years, normative struggles with identity formation and belonging are complicated by internalized stigma and shame for queer and gender-queer teens.

Response Center

JCFS - Northwest Office
135 N. Arlington Heights Rd
Suite 104
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
United States

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Response Center
Crystalann Thomas
224.625.2706
Support Groups

Wednesdays, 11am-12pm

Support Groups

Please join us for a 5-week Jewish meditation group for support in difficult times in life – such as bereavement, addiction, illness and other experiences of loss, fear and pain. We will learn a compassion/chesed meditation, turning to Jewish wisdom as we live in the midst of challenge. No prior meditation experience, Jewish observance, or Hebrew fluency is required. A commitment to daily 20-minute meditation practice for the five weeks is requested.

No fee - please register by October 24. 

Support Groups

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
25 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Support Groups
Beth Fishman, PhD
847.745.5422
Children & Adolescents

4:30-6pm

Children & Adolescents

Does your child have difficulty finding his/her footing with peer groups? Does your child struggle to pick up on social cues from others? This group allows for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts, games and discussion to help form and maintain friendships.

This 8 session course costs $450 for all sessions. To register, contact Megan Kowalski at 847.412.4335

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

4:30-6pm

Children & Adolescents

An expressive arts group for children ages 6-8 who struggle with self-expression, connection and emotional regulation. Contact Alissa Rotblatt at 773.467.3769 to register or for more information.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
773.467.3769
Children & Adolescents

2:30-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents

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! 

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

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Tammy Besser, LCSW
773.765.3159
Children & Adolescents

4-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents

G.I.R.L. is an ongoing therapy group for female identified children and teens with an emphasis on empowering girls to build strengths and process struggles related to friendship, confidence and complicated life stressors. This event is in collaboaration with Response Center for Teens. Contact Hannah Aron at 773.467.3823 to register or for more information.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Hannah Aron
773.467.3823
Children & Adolescents

4:30-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents

A social skills group for children ages 6-8 with an emphasis on identifying feelings, managing frustration and cooperating with others. Contact Shira Glogower at 847.745.5441 to register or for more information.

Children & Adolescents

5150 Golf road
Goldie Bachman Luftig Building
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Children & Adolescents
Shira Glogower
847.745.5441