Thursday, June 18, 2020

Date Event Location Contact
Support Groups

4:30-5:30pm

Support Groups

Virtual Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with a variety of special needs a place to meet other siblings in a relaxed, supportive, and recreational setting. They discuss their common joys and concerns, learn to handle sibling-specific “sticky situations” and have fun! For kids ages 6-12 years old. Teens are also welcome. Contact us for more information.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@jcfs.org
Knapp School & Yeshiva

8:30-9:30 am

Knapp School & Yeshiva

This event is cancelled

Join us at the Knapp School Parent/Guardian Group is open to all Knapp School and Yeshiva parents or guardians. This group is co-led by Knapp School Clinical Department Supervisor Lisa Haber, LCSW and Clinician Julie Noparstak, LCSW. This group provides Knapp School & Yeshiva parents and guardians with an opportunity to meet other parents, give and receive support from the group, as well as share knowledge and experiences.

Knapp School & Yeshiva

Joy Faith Knapp Center
3145 W Pratt Blvd
2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60645

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Knapp School & Yeshiva
Julie Noparstak, LCSW
JulieNoparstak@JCFS.org
Support Groups

7-8:30pm

Support Groups

Is your teen LGBTQ+, non-binary, fluid, transgender? Join JCFS Response for Teens for an evening of conversation and support. Led by Response Clinical Supervisor, Jeff Pyritz, LCSW, along with Lillian Gecker, A.M. (June 2) and Catherine Kliegle, LCSW (June 18), this evening will bring together Jewish parents and care-givers to talk, listen, and learn about supporting your young person, and being kind to yourself.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Jeff Pyritz
JefferyPyritz@jcfs.org
Support Groups

9:30-10:30am

Support Groups

This group, lead by certified perinatal mental health clinicians, will focus on education and support around infant and maternal mental health and stress management.

Contact Pauline Gubbins via email or at 847.412.4381 for more information.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Pauline Gubbins
PaulineGubbins@JCFS.org
Professional & Community Training

9-11:30am

Professional & Community Training

The concept of Social Thinking encompasses a range of foundational competencies that we utilize every day to navigate our social world. While these competencies, such as self-regulation, awareness of others, perspective taking, and social problem solving, come naturally to many, for others they require more attention and learning. Michelle Garcia Winner and her colleagues have established a theoretical model, research base, and targeted interventions to improve the ability of people of all ages to think socially.

Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training
Amanda West
amandawest@jcfs.org