Week of November 16, 2020

Date Event Location Contact
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

3-4pm

Children & Adolescents

As children and teens use electronic devices to connect now more than ever, this group will help children learn to problem solve, work as part of a group, connect, and improve their social communication skills in a fun, online format.

Please contact Megan Kowalski for fee information.

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
megankowalski@jcfs.org
Counseling & Psychological Services

4:30-5:30pm

Counseling & Psychological Services

As we continue to exist in a “socially distanced” world, we are eager to provide your child with an opportunity for safe socialization and support around navigating friendships and emotions. This year we are planning to offer groups for children over telehealth (video). Our plan this year is for our groups to start in late October and run through the 2020-2021 school year with breaks over holidays.

Counseling & Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services
Hannah Aron
HannahAron@JCFS.org
Children & Adolescents

7-8pm

Children & Adolescents

How Can Technology Help? A Panel Discussion

Grandparents just want to be helpful during these challenging times. But what happens when grandparents live in another city? Or when concerns about COVID prevent meeting in person? How can technology help?

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Abby Ashkenazi
aashkenazi@jccchicago.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
Counseling & Psychological Services

7-8:30pm

Counseling & Psychological Services

This group is for adults who are struggling with personal concerns such as relationship issues, coping with anxiety and depression and self-esteem and can benefit from a psychotherapy group.

Participants are required to undergo a screening process with the group facilitator and to make a minimum commitment to participate in twelve group sessions.

Counseling & Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services
Jacqueline Mallinger
JacquelineMallinger@jcfs.org
Counseling & Psychological Services

4:30-5:30pm

Counseling & Psychological Services

As we continue to exist in a “socially distanced” world, we are eager to provide your child with an opportunity for safe socialization and support around navigating friendships and emotions. This year we are planning to offer groups for children over telehealth (video). Our plan this year is for our groups to start in late October and run through the 2020-2021 school year with breaks over holidays.

Counseling & Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services
Hannah Aron
HannahAron@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
Support Groups

11am-12pm

Support Groups

This group, lead by certified perinatal mental health clinicians, offers education and support around pregnancy, infant and maternal mental health and guidance on improving stress management. The group is a supportive space for mutual support and validation as well as a space where resources and referrals to related services will be shared. The group is open to new and expectant moms regardless of whether this is their first or subsequent pregnancy or baby.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Pauline Gubbins
PaulineGubbins@JCFS.org
Counseling & Psychological Services

4:30-5:30pm

Counseling & Psychological Services

As we continue to exist in a “socially distanced” world, we are eager to provide your child with an opportunity for safe socialization and support around navigating friendships and emotions. This year we are planning to offer groups for children over telehealth (video). Our plan this year is for our groups to start in late October and run through the 2020-2021 school year with breaks over holidays.

Counseling & Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services
Hannah Aron
HannahAron@JCFS.org
Children & Adolescents

7:30-8:45pm CST

Children & Adolescents

Now more than ever people are relying on their screens for school, work, and everyday connection. Devices can be used as a social outlet as well as a coping tool for teens. Unfortunately, screens can also be a conduit for social pressure and angst.

Join JCFS Response for Teens staff experts and local teens in a virtual discussion to increase awareness of screen use on teen mental health, identify strategies to improve communication between teens and parents, and share tools to build resilience and expand coping skills for young people.

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Diane Halivni
DianeHalivni@JCFS.org
Support Groups

7-8:30pm

Support Groups

A free monthly drop-in group for adults in the Jewish community and beyond who are navigating the world after the loss of a loved one to suicide.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this group will be held on Zoom.  Please contact Tracey Kite for the Zoom link and to ensure your ability to access the event.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Tracey Kite
TraceyKite@JCFS.org