Conferences, Workshops & Continuing Education

Through its Professional Training Institute, Center for Practice Excellence and Jewish Community Emergency Resiliency Team (JCERT), JCFS offers conferences, workshops and training.

Presenters who are specialists in their field share their expertise and experience to benefit cross-discipline professionals – mental health, social service, health care and addiction treatment professionals; Rabbis and synagogue leadership; law enforcement and legal advocates; administrators and educators – with a diversity of opportunities for learning, networking and dialoguing.

Date Event Location Contact
Professional & Community Training

9:15am Registration

9:30am-12:30pm Program

Professional & Community Training

The principles of trauma-informed care propose that human service organizations must be trauma-informed not just for service recipients, but for agency staff as well. An ethically attuned practitioner needs to be present with their minds, their hearts and their spirits. Yet often times working with interpersonal violence and trauma can cause practitioners to experience symptoms themselves. It is during these times that staff can lose a sense of attunement to their own needs and those of their clients.

Professional & Community Training

Lakeside Congregation
1221 County Line Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
United States

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Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

8:45-11:30am

Professional & Community Training

The Orthodox Network, a collaboration of social service providers, will address this issue with a forum for communal professionals and leaders entitled, “Suicidality and the Orthodox Jewish Communities.” Panelists include Cara Levinson, Melissa Molitor, LSW, Sharon Dornberg-Lee, LCSW, Dr. Steven H. Hanus, MD, and Rabbi Shmuel Tenenbaum, MSMFT. Through presentations and discussion, participants will learn both about services available to help clients dealing with suicidality and about the impact of suicide on Orthodox Jewish communities.

Professional & Community Training

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

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Professional & Community Training
Rabbi David Rosenberg
855.275.5237
Professional & Community Training

8:45am Registration

9am-12pm Program

Professional & Community Training

Depression and anxiety in older adults often arises in the context of loss: from loss of loved ones, to loss of health and independence, to the contemplation of one's own death. Clinicians working with older adults may overlook the spiritual dimension - broadly defined - that can be a component of depression and anxiety. This session will incorporate both clinical intervention strategies and the spiritual components involved in addressing depression and anxiety, with particular attention to the meaning-making process in late life.

Professional & Community Training

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

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Professional & Community Training