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Building Your Professional Brand

Why is everyone talking about personal branding? Learn the meaning of branding while developing your own personal brand to demonstrate your immediate value to employers. Branding workshops convene on May 1, July 8, September 4 and November 6, 2024. After you have registered, you will receive an emailed link the day of the event, allowing you access to the workshop you have registered for. 

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Support During the War in Israel and Amidst Rising Antisemitism

A virtual drop-in group for those in the Chicagoland Jewish Community who are seeking connection, support, and coping strategies to get through these difficult times. The group will meet on Wednesdays, 12 – 1pm via Zoom, beginning December 27th. Please contact Bracha Jakofsky, MSW at 847.745.5430 for more information and obtain the Zoom link.

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Social Superheroes

  • Monday, September 11, 2023
  • Mondays from 5-6pm or Mondays from 6:15-7:15pm

  • Elaine Kersten Children's Center 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200 Northbrook, IL 60062 View Map

IPT’s Social Superheroes group is led by a Speech-Language Pathologist and focuses on social skills with an emphasis on pragmatic language. Specific skills that will be targeted include, conversation skills, turn taking, asking questions, interpreting body language and additional skills that support a child in a social setting. Our structured group schedule includes opportunities for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts, games, and discussion to help form and maintain friendships. Register Today!

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Healing Hearts: Grief Support Group for Spouse/Partner Loss

This drop-in grief support group is for older adults who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner within the last two years. The group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:30am -12:00 pm. Supported by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss. For more information and to receive the Zoom link, please contact Marsha Raynes, LCSW.

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Understanding and Engaging the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model (TF-CBT) for Children and Adolescents

  • Tuesday, July 2, 2024 + 1 more dates
  • 10-11:30am

  • JCFS Chicago Seigle Campus 5140 Golf Rd. Skokie, IL 60077 View Map

Learners in this course will get an overview of the clinical indications for engaging this model. They will learn relevant definitions and how integrate this model into their practice. Using real case examples, sessions will focus on not only diagnostic and symptom considerations, but the PRACTICE acronym and tangible activities that providers can engage in with clients. Participants will be able to bring in their own cases as well, to explore ways that this model can be used in their offices.

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Support During the War in Israel and Amidst Rising Antisemitism

A virtual drop-in group for those in the Chicagoland Jewish Community who are seeking connection, support, and coping strategies to get through these difficult times. The group will meet on Wednesdays, 12 – 1pm via Zoom, beginning December 27th. Please contact Bracha Jakofsky, MSW at 847.745.5430 for more information and obtain the Zoom link.

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Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Learn how to effectively create or revise two of the fundamental tools for conducting a job search in the current market. Resume and cover letter workshops convene April 15, May 13, June 26, July 17, August 12, September 9, September 30, October 23, November 11 and Decembner 11, 2024. After you have registered, you will receive an emailed link the day of the event, allowing you access to the workshop you have registered for. 

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Social Superheroes

  • Monday, September 11, 2023
  • Mondays from 5-6pm or Mondays from 6:15-7:15pm

  • Elaine Kersten Children's Center 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200 Northbrook, IL 60062 View Map

IPT’s Social Superheroes group is led by a Speech-Language Pathologist and focuses on social skills with an emphasis on pragmatic language. Specific skills that will be targeted include, conversation skills, turn taking, asking questions, interpreting body language and additional skills that support a child in a social setting. Our structured group schedule includes opportunities for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts, games, and discussion to help form and maintain friendships. Register Today!

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Grieving a Loss to Suicide

A free monthly drop-in group on Zoom for adults in the Jewish community and beyond who are navigating the world after the loss of a loved one to suicide. Co-led by Leah Shefsky, LCSW, and Wendy Dolin, LCSW, a survivor of suicide loss. Grieving a Loss to Suicide meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month through June 2025.

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Government Benefits Overview

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024
  • 6-7pm

Please join Founder and President of Oak Wealth Advisors, Mike Walther, for an overview of Government Benefits(Ex: Medicaid, SSI, SNAP). Who is eligible for benefits? How do you access them?

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20s & 30s Grief Support Group

It's not a club anyone wants to be a part of, but if you are a person in their 20s or 30s who has lost a parent, sibling, or partner, sometimes it's good to be with people who get it. Co-sponsored by Mishkan Chicago, Base Chicago, and JCFS Chicago, this group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month to share memories of our loved ones and discuss our experiences of grief in a supportive space. Time for each session is as follows:

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Monthly Grief Support Group - Northbrook

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024 + 13 more dates
  • 3rd Wednesday of each month
    7-8:30pm

  • Temple Beth-El 3610 Dundee Road Northbrook, IL 60062 View Map

Please join us for an in-person monthly grief support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years. The group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm and is co-sponsored by Temple Beth-El and Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook. Please contact Marsha Raynes, LCSW for more information and to register.

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Support During the War in Israel and Amidst Rising Antisemitism

A virtual drop-in group for those in the Chicagoland Jewish Community who are seeking connection, support, and coping strategies to get through these difficult times. The group will meet on Wednesdays, 12 – 1pm via Zoom, beginning December 27th. Please contact Bracha Jakofsky, MSW at 847.745.5430 for more information and obtain the Zoom link.

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Upcoming Sibshops

  • Sunday, August 25, 2024 + 5 more dates
  • All Sibshops are on Sundays from 1pm to 3:30pm at our Northbrook location, 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200.

  • Elaine Kersten Children's Center 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200 Northbrook, IL 60062 View Map

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.

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Social Superheroes

  • Monday, September 11, 2023
  • Mondays from 5-6pm or Mondays from 6:15-7:15pm

  • Elaine Kersten Children's Center 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200 Northbrook, IL 60062 View Map

IPT’s Social Superheroes group is led by a Speech-Language Pathologist and focuses on social skills with an emphasis on pragmatic language. Specific skills that will be targeted include, conversation skills, turn taking, asking questions, interpreting body language and additional skills that support a child in a social setting. Our structured group schedule includes opportunities for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts, games, and discussion to help form and maintain friendships. Register Today!

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Healing Hearts: Grief Support Group for Spouse/Partner Loss

This drop-in grief support group is for older adults who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner within the last two years. The group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:30am -12:00 pm. Supported by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss. For more information and to receive the Zoom link, please contact Marsha Raynes, LCSW.

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Support During the War in Israel and Amidst Rising Antisemitism

A virtual drop-in group for those in the Chicagoland Jewish Community who are seeking connection, support, and coping strategies to get through these difficult times. The group will meet on Wednesdays, 12 – 1pm via Zoom, beginning December 27th. Please contact Bracha Jakofsky, MSW at 847.745.5430 for more information and obtain the Zoom link.

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Understanding and responding to non-suicidal self-injury in youth

  • Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • 9am-12pm

Self-injury is intentionally hurting the body (e.g. cutting, burning etc..) but without suicidal intent. Because it often looks like a suicidal gesture it tends to evoke fear and confusion. Its very nature seems to defy deep instinctual human drives for self-preservation as well strong social taboos related to self-inflicted injury. Much has been learned in the past decade and a half about what it is, why it works, and its relationship to suicide and other mental health challenges.

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Monthly Grief Support Group - Virtual

  • Monday, June 24, 2024 + 2 more dates
  • 4th Monday of each month
    7:30-9:00pm

Please join us for a virtual monthly grief support group for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past two years. The group meets on the 4th Monday of each month from 7:30-9:00 pm and is co-sponsored by Anshe Emet Synagogue, Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel, Emanuel Congregation, Mishkan Chicago, Chicago Sinai Congregation, and Temple Sholom of Chicago.

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Winning the Interview

Preparation is key! It may be virtual, in-person, with a group or over numerous follow-up sessions, but interviewing comes with the job search. Learn and practice how to interview in any setting to secure your next job! Interview workshops convene May 29, July 29, September 25 and December 2, 2024. After you have registered, you will receive an emailed link the day of the event, allowing you access to the workshop you have registered for. 

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Embracing Mental Health: Empowering individuals, Eradicating Stigma

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • 12-1pm

Led by Jean Rock, in this presentation we will delve into the important topic of mental health awareness, with a focus on recognizing burnout, self-care options, coping techniques, seeking help, and destigmatizing mental illness. Our aim is to empower individuals with knowledge and strategies to foster their well-being and create a supportive environment for mental health. Register Today

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Support During the War in Israel and Amidst Rising Antisemitism

A virtual drop-in group for those in the Chicagoland Jewish Community who are seeking connection, support, and coping strategies to get through these difficult times. The group will meet on Wednesdays, 12 – 1pm via Zoom, beginning December 27th. Please contact Bracha Jakofsky, MSW at 847.745.5430 for more information and obtain the Zoom link.

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