Week of December 9, 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
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

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
People with Disabilities & Their Families

6-8 pm

People with Disabilities & Their Families

Darcy J. Chamberlin, a trust and estate attorney, will be presenting estate planning options through special needs trusts and ABLE accounts for families navigating gifting strategies during life or at death for the benefit of a loved one with a disability. She will also address guardianship and alternatives for parents weighing options for legal decision making once child attains age 18.

People with Disabilities & Their Families

JCFS Chicago
Abe and Ida Cooper Center on the Esther Knapp Campus
6639 N. Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60645

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People with Disabilities & Their Families
Jen Nalbantyan
JenniferNalbantyan@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
    Jewish Community Programs

    3-4:30pm

    Jewish Community Programs

    JCFS Chicago invites Adoptive and Prospective Adoptive Families to celebrate Hanukkah together. Enjoy bowling, socializing, latkes, snacks and more. This event will be fun for all ages! We hope you can join us.

    To register, contact Marsha Raynes at 847.745.5408. This event costs $15 per bowler, and $5 per non-bowler.

    Jewish Community Programs

    Wilmette Bowling Center
    1903 Schiller Avenue
    Wilmette, IL 60091

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    Jewish Community Programs
    Marsha Raynes
    MarshaRaynes@JCFS.org