Week of October 28, 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. The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.

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
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
Professional & Community Training

 9am – 12:15pm

Professional & Community Training

Sexually exploiting and selling children – it sounds awful and it goes on around us every day. How can professionals who interact with youth recognize the signs and intervene appropriately? 

This training will explore the realities of child sexual exploitation and trafficking and its root causes. We will explore scenarios to help professionals who work with youth identify victims and outline steps for taking action. 

Professional & Community Training

Temple Beth Israel
3601 W Dempster St.
Skokie, IL 60076

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Professional & Community Training
Tracey Lipsig Kite, LCSW
TraceyKite@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
    People with Disabilities & Their Families

    1-2pm

    People with Disabilities & Their Families

    Join us for an hour of brainstorming ideas to help your family thrive this holiday season. Come with your concerns or just come ready to be more prepared for family/community events. Learn from other parents in the room as well as from a speech-language pathologist strategies to make holiday time a fun time for all. We’ll discuss the why behind increased stress this time of year for our children and the how’s around making it easier on everyone. You will leave this session more empowered and with tools in hand and ready to use.

    People with Disabilities & Their Families

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

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    People with Disabilities & Their Families
    Jen Nalbantyan
    jennifernalbantyan@jcfs.org
    People with Disabilities & Their Families

    10-11:30am

    People with Disabilities & Their Families

    jBaby Chicago invites you to an inclusive Sunday Funday in the Integrated Pediatric Therapies play space. Find out what jBaby has to offer from our parent ambassadors, chat with IPT and jBaby families, snack and PLAY!

    This event is open to kids of all abilities, ages 0-3, with a $5 registration fee per family. JCFS therapists will be on hand to provide support and answer questions. For more information contact JBabyChicago at 312.447.4957.

    People with Disabilities & Their Families

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

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    People with Disabilities & Their Families
    jbabychicago@juf.org