Week of November 11, 2019

Date Event Location Contact
Children & Adolescents

1:30-3pm

Children & Adolescents

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and professional staff while their children play and explore together.  This group meets weekly on Mondays, and is led by a JCFS Chicago child development professional.

Please inquire about fees, registration, and group guidelines. 

 

Children & Adolescents

Virgina Frank Child Development Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Mollie Reed
MollieReed@JCFS.org
HIAS Immigration & Citizenship

6:30-8:30pm

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship

Prepare for your citizenship test in small group classes. Content includes speaking, reading and writing English, along with U.S. history and civics. Register online for this event.

For over 100 years, HIAS has provided affordable, comprehensive immigration and citizenship services accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice. For more information, call 312.357.4666 or visit HIASChicago.org.

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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HIAS Immigration & Citizenship
Professional & Community Training

9am-12pm

Professional & Community Training

ACT has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, psychosis and chronic pain. It helps clients develop a compassionate relationship to painful thoughts and feelings versus attempting to avoid or control them. This single-session seminar will incorporate clinical readings, experiential exercises, role play and case presentation to learn the tools of this treatment model. This event costs $50 to attend.

Professional & Community Training

Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

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Professional & Community Training
Elisabeth Llewellyn
elisabethllewellyn@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

Mondays 4:45-6pm
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

  • Address anxiety in social situations
  • Teach skills for conflict resolution
  • Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
  • Practice flexibility in group settings
  • Increase understanding of other’s perspective

Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 7-11.

Children & Adolescents

Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
alissarotblatt@jcfs.org
Response for Teens

6:30-8:30 pm

Response for Teens

JCFS Response for Teens, No Shame on U and MISSD host the Chicago premiere of the Israeli film, "The Day After I'm Gone," as part of the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema. A post-film interactive discussion will focus on teen suicide.

Tickets are $18. Visit Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema to watch the official trailer and purchase tickets. 

Response for Teens

ArcLight Cinemas - Glenview
1850 Tower Drive
Glenview, IL 60026

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Response for Teens
Jewish Community Programs

6:30-8:30 pm

Jewish Community Programs

This group will focus on the issues facing younger spouses grieving the death of a spouse or partner in the last two years, including taking on new roles, self-care, coping skills, parenting and getting support.This group is co-sponsored by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss and JCFS Chicago.

Hand in Hand is free. Childcare is available upon request. Dinner is provided before the group at 6:30 pm. Contact MarshaRaynes to register.

Jewish Community Programs

JCFS Chicago
Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062

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Jewish Community Programs
Marsha Raynes
MarshaRaynes@JCFS.org
Children & Adolescents

3:45-4:45pm

Children & Adolescents

Join us for an hour of food exploration in two sets of different groups every Tuesday or Thursday. We’ll have a great time prepping, cooking and exploring foods to make food time a fun time. We welcome all children who are working on oral-motor skills, sensory aversions or medically complex feeding needs including decreasing feeding tube dependency.

The Food Adventurers will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist with consultation from Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. All ages welcome.

Children & Adolescents

Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
Children & Adolescents

4:30-5:30

Children & Adolescents

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

  • Address anxiety in social situations
  • Teach skills for conflict resolution
  • Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
  • Practice flexibility in group settings
  • Increase understanding of other’s perspective

Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 7-11.

Children & Adolescents

Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
alissarotblatt@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

5:30-6:30pm

Children & Adolescents

Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

Children & Adolescents

Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
3145 W. Pratt Blvd
Chicago, IL 60645

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Children & Adolescents
Alissa Rotblatt
alissarotblatt@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

9-10:30am

Children & Adolescents

This group, for children 2-3 years of age, will focus on participating in circle time and engaging in play-time activities that promote communication, early problem solving and following directions. This group is playful and fun, often focusing on a particular theme to enhance vocabulary development and to increase a child’s opportunity to use language within a group setting. Children can practice the social rules of communication such as turn-taking, gestures and body language. Led by Speech-Language Pathologist Allison Liwanag.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
Children & Adolescents

4:30-5:30pm

    Children & Adolescents

    Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

    • Address anxiety in social situations
    • Teach skills for conflict resolution
    • Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
    • Practice flexibility in group settings
    • Increase understanding of other’s perspective

    Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 5-7.

    Children & Adolescents

    Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
    3145 W. Pratt Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60645

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    Children & Adolescents
    Alissa Rotblatt
    alissarotblatt@jcfs.org
    Children & Adolescents

    Mondays 4:45-6pm
    Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm

    Children & Adolescents

    Our therapy groups help kids understand and manage their emotions, while learning to interact with others in order to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

    • Address anxiety in social situations
    • Teach skills for conflict resolution
    • Provide a supportive environment to talk through feelings
    • Practice flexibility in group settings
    • Increase understanding of other’s perspective

    Contact Alissa Rotblatt to register. Ages 7-11.

    Children & Adolescents

    Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
    3145 W. Pratt Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60645

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    Children & Adolescents
    Alissa Rotblatt
    alissarotblatt@jcfs.org
    Children & Adolescents

    10-11am

    Children & Adolescents

    Join us for an hour of food exploration in two sets of different groups every Thursday or Tuesday. We’ll have a great time prepping, cooking and exploring foods to make food time a fun time. We welcome all children who are working on oral-motor skills, sensory aversions or medically complex feeding needs including decreasing feeding tube dependency.

    The Food Adventurers will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist with consultation from Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. All ages welcome.

    Children & Adolescents

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

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    Children & Adolescents
    Megan Kowalski
    MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
    Professional & Community Training

    9:30-11am

    Professional & Community Training

    This is a 4 week seminar designed to provide both an overview and deeper-dive into complex trauma. Attendees will gain tools to deepen and apply their understanding of complex trauma in the treatment of children and adolescents through various stages of relationship building, psychoeducation and symptom reduction.

    Professional & Community Training

    Abe and Ida Cooper Center
    6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60645

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    Professional & Community Training
    Elisabeth Llewellyn
    ElisabethLlewellyn@jcfs.org
    Children & Adolescents

    1:00-3:30pm

    Children & Adolescents

    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.

    Sibshops are currently offered one Sunday afternoon each month in Northbrook. Teen Sibshops are offered as requested. 

    Children & Adolescents

    Elaine Kersten Children's Center
    255 Revere Dr.
    Suite 200
    Northbrook, IL 60062

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    Children & Adolescents
    Tammy Besser, LCSW
    TamaraBesser@jcfs.org
    Jewish Community Programs

    9am-1pm

    Jewish Community Programs

    Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.

    Jewish Community Programs

    Ravinia Green Country Club
    1200 Saunders Road
    Riverwoods, IL 60015

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    Jewish Community Programs
    Nina Henry
    ninahenry@jcfs.org