Week of July 27, 2020

Date Event Location Contact
Children & Adolescents

9-10:30am

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents

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

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

7:30-9pm

Support Groups

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 and Temple Sholom of Chicago.

*Please note in September, we will be meeting on Monday, September 21.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Marsha Raynes
MarshaRaynes@JCFS.org
Children & Adolescents

9-10am

Children & Adolescents

This fun, play-based telegroup is designed for 2 to 3 year-old children who need support to develop language, play, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are performed in a virtual classroom in your home.

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
JVS Career & Employment

1:30-2:30pm

JVS Career & Employment

Your LinkedIn profile is like an interactive business card, where you can bring your professional story to life. It’s designed to attract the attention of other professionals who are searching for networking opportunities online. A strong profile is a key differentiator in the job market. Learn the basics and how to get the most out of using LinkedIn.

JVS Career & Employment
JVS Career & Employment
Chelsea Sammarco
ChelseaSammarco@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

5-6pm

Children & Adolescents

(this group was already running before the mandated shut down and is in the process of resuming in telehealth format)

Aimed at helping boys aged 9 – 12 understand and manage their emotions while learning to build healthy relationships with peers and adults.

This group meets every Tuesday from 5:00 – 6:00pm. Contact Elizabeth DiMaggio for more information.

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Elizabeth DiMaggio
ElizabethDiMaggio@JCFS.org
Support Groups

4:30-5:30pm

Support Groups

A comfortable and safe place for adults who feel alone or isolated to meet and talk with others experiencing similar feelings. We will facilitate mutual support through encouragement, hopefulness, and companionship.

For more information contact Nina Henry.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Nina Henry
NinaHenry@JCFS.org
Children & Adolescents

4-5pm

Children & Adolescents

This group was developed to help your child participate in an important family routine and develop a lifelong skill, cooking!

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
megankowalski@jcfs.org
Response for Teens

5-6pm

Response for Teens

For Adults: This has been a time of challenge and uncertainty for all. Our young people are resilient, yet are facing unprecedented challenges due to the ongoing pandemic. Response for Teens will be offering an online support group, “What’s Now, What’s Next?”, a group for young people ages 16-19 to discuss the hardships, losses and uncertainties related to COVID-19 and build skills that can help them respond to these turbulent times.

Response for Teens
Response for Teens
Jeffrey Pyritz
jeffreypyritz@jcfs.org
Children & Adolescents

9-10:30am

Children & Adolescents
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
Support Groups

1-2:15pm

Support Groups

Join other adults to learn tips and tools for finding enjoyment and minimizing the challenges while living with chronic physical illness. Topics may include communicating with healthcare providers, relationships with family and friends, spiritual resources for healing, and living well in times of uncertainty and hardship. The group facilitator will encourage the process of sharing by providing a space for everyone to explore and learn from members of the group.

This group meets every Wednesday from 1 – 2:15pm

Support Groups
Support Groups
David Lipschutz
DavidLipschutz@JCFS.org
Response for Teens

3:30-5pm

Response for Teens

For this 2-session virtual workshop, we will explore social justice causes and learn how to write a protest song about a cause we are most passionate about!

Response for Teens
Response for Teens
Claire Tolman
clairetolman@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