Conferences and Workshops/Continuing Education

Upcoming Workshops for Professionals

Jewish Child & Family Services, through its Center for Practice Excellence and Jewish Community Emergency Resiliency Team (J-CERT), offers conferences, workshops and training for professionals, staff, students and the community in mental health, developmental pediatrics, special education, social work, medicine and law. J-CERT specifically supports Jewish organizations and communities in their efforts to be proactive in their emergency planning or “readiness” when responding to, handling and recovering from crises.


Mental Health: Why Does It Matter” A Compassionate Community Responds

June 5, 2016

The conference is designed to inform, teach and learn more about the most vulnerable in our society and how each of us can help.


Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

July 12, 2016

This presentation will explore the unique challenges male survivors face in seeking treatment and some of the traumatic themes that emerge within the therapeutic relationship.  Participants will learn about methods, nature, and integration of sexual abuse by male survivors and treatment considerations.


Domestic Violence in the Immigrant Community: Legal Remedies and Clinical Considerations

August 3, 2016

Wednesday, 8:45 am - 12:30 pm


Issues of safety, finances, housing, and child custody can be difficult enough for domestic violence victims, but for immigrants who are in abusive relationships these issues can be even more complicated due to culture and immigration status.