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.


Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: A Community Coalition Model
A Training for Professionals
September 14, 2016
Wednesday, 8:45 am - 12:00 pm 

Abuse of heroin and other opiates has severe adverse effects on the health and well-being of adolescents, emerging adults, families, and communities.  This presentation will increase understanding of opiate misuse and discuss specific action steps that professionals can take to effectively identify, address and respond to the problem.