Teen Mental Health and the Pandemic

The ongoing stress, fear, grief, isolation and uncertainty created by the pandemic can wear anyone down, but many teens have had an especially tough time coping emotionally. In a recent WebMD poll, researchers found that 46% of 977 parents of teens said their child has shown signs of a new or worsening mental health condition since the start of the pandemic.

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Advocacy Efforts

“Our ability to advocate effectively for our programs, for our clients and our community will require us to focus and prioritize. I look forward to future opportunities for action, both broad and targeted,” says Stacey Shor.

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Student Transformation

When Elle came to Knapp School & Yeshiva, her teachers described her as shy and withdrawn. She would often arrive late to school and would sleep in class. As a team, the Knapp staff came up with a plan to support Elle to be successful and reach her goals.

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Re-Entry Anxiety

The long-awaited vaccine is accessible to more and more people, yet many feel ambivalent. The sense of apprehension and even dread at the thought of life returning to “normal” is called “re-entry anxiety."  

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Carrie's Success Story

“JVS was instrumental in helping me recognize and support my own growth, strengths and confidence as I switched careers,” Carrie said. “All the counselors, workshops and events were of great value. I feel my search would have been a lot tougher without the invaluable support and education provided by JVS.”

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Jordan Brown Donor Profile

Jordan Brown is one of the newest members of JCFS Chicago’s Associates Board, a dedicated and enthusiastic group of young professionals that are passionate about strengthening the Chicagoland community.

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