Week of January 25, 2021

Date Event Location Contact
JVS Career & Employment

9am-1pm

JVS Career & Employment

Systematic instruction, an evidence-based method for teaching individuals with disabilities, focuses on the steps necessary to complete a job-related task with little or no supports. Marc Gold & Associates will conduct six half-day components of Customized Employment Training featuring:

JVS Career & Employment
JVS Career & Employment
Nanette Cohen
NanetteCohen@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.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Marsha Raynes
MarshaRaynes@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
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
Professional & Community Training

10-11:30am

Professional & Community Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a third-wave behavioral psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and chronic pain.  ACT integrates mindfulness skills with values-guided living. It helps clients develop a compassionate relationship to painful thoughts and feelings versus attempting to avoid or control them.  This shift allows clients to focus instead on clarifying personal values and using that knowledge to take action that promotes a rich, meaningful life.

Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training
Tracey Kite
TraceyKite@JCFS.org
JVS Career & Employment

9am-1pm

JVS Career & Employment

Systematic instruction, an evidence-based method for teaching individuals with disabilities, focuses on the steps necessary to complete a job-related task with little or no supports. Marc Gold & Associates will conduct six half-day components of Customized Employment Training featuring:

JVS Career & Employment
JVS Career & Employment
Nanette Cohen
NanetteCohen@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

4:30-5:30pm

Children & Adolescents

This group was developed to help your child participate in a fun family activity and develop a lifelong skill, baking! Similar to our “I Can Cook” group, each week a new recipe will be featured while focusing on hand strength and dexterity needed to open containers, using utensils, mixing, pouring, etc. These skills also enhance academic and self-care skills.

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
People with Disabilities & Their Families

7:45-8:45pm

People with Disabilities & Their Families

Wondering if language is coming at the right pace or if your child’s motor development is on track? Looking for more support in helping your child’s development? Currently in Early Intervention and wondering if you are getting the best service?

People with Disabilities & Their Families
People with Disabilities & Their Families
Allison Rodenhouse
AllisonRodenhouse@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

7-8:30pm

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 Wednesday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm and is co-sponsored by Temple Beth-El in Northbrook.

For more information and to receive the Zoom link, please contact Marsha Raynes, LCSW.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Marsha Raynes
MarshaRaynes@JCFS.org
Support Groups

3-4pm

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, to register and to receive a Zoom link, email Laurie Garber-Amram. This series is free and open to the public. 

Support Groups
Support Groups
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
Support Groups

4:30-5:30pm

Support Groups

Virtual 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.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@jcfs.org
Support Groups

7-8pm

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 Laurie Garber-Amram for the Zoom link and to ensure your ability to access the event.

Support Groups
Support Groups
Laurie Garber-Amram
LaurieGarber-Amram@JCFS.org
Children & Adolescents

4-5pm

Children & Adolescents

Looking for a fun way to learn social awareness, communication skills, and self-regulation? The Social Superhero Training Academy is open! In this speech-language pathologist-lead group, children will use Social Thinking Curriculum to learn to be flexible-thinking superheroes. They will learn to defeat cartoon characters who embody different social challenges such as Rock Brain, who makes people get stuck on their own ideas, Body Snatcher, who moves people’s bodies away from the group, and Topic Twistermeister, who makes people jump off topic.

Children & Adolescents
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
Response for Teens

4-5pm

Response for Teens

Response for Teens is excited to offer two workshops for college-age young people that will cover important and relevant topics that they didn’t learn in high school sex education classes.

Response for Teens
Response for Teens
Claire Tolman
ClaireTolman@jcfs.org
Professional & Community Training

9:30-11am

Professional & Community Training

The seminar will provide an overview of Complex Trauma including diagnostic features, how to differentiate between co-morbid diagnoses, and neurological effects of trauma.

Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training
Tracey Kite
TraceyKite@JCFS.org