Late Talker or Language Delayed?

By the time children turn two, they typically produce at least 100 words. Yet, not all children develop along this typical trajectory. Phrases such as “he’s a late talker” and "she’ll talk when she wants to” begin to be thrown around. But what does the term “late talker” really mean and how does it differ from a child with a language delay?

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Living with Uncertainty

It’s hard to believe six weeks have passed since the official Stay at Home Order was issued. In some ways it seems longer, but we have been tasked with having to figure out how to adapt to this new reality. For those of you who are somewhere on the divorce continuum, the uncertainty that was intrinsic to divorce in the world before COVID-19, combined with our current obstacles, can be hard to handle.

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Dealing with Divorce During Shelter in Place

You might be embroiled in a destructive relationship, contemplating the release of divorce, or you could be well along your way in the progression of events. Divorce in our normal world can be extraordinarily traumatic. When you add the anxiety brought on by our current chain of events, for some people it may be arduous. We are all navigating the pitfalls for our very first time, perhaps we can learn from one another.

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Online Resources for Addiction Recovery during the Pandemic

COVID-19 and our activities to flatten the curve have impacted individuals in addiction recovery and their loved ones. Stressors have increased caused by COVID-19 and the pause to in-person recovery supports. Many have come to rely on online recovery resources, which have proliferated to fill the gaps in needed support. We've compiled a selection of links to addiction recovery resources. 

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Jacob's Success Story

Jacob connected with the JCFS Chicago Duman Opportunity Center through his school. Jacob loves cars and has been working on them throughout his life with his family and friends. He hopes to become an auto mechanic, but has struggled to achieve the necessary academic requirements to enroll in an auto mechanic program.

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