Week of October 11, 2021

Date Event Location Contact
JVS Career & Employment

1:30-2:30pm

JVS Career & Employment

JVS Career Services Resume Workshop is now being offered online.
Be ready for the next job opportunity, whether you're just starting out, need a complete revision or just want to update and refresh your existing resume, this workshop is for you. Learn about resume styles, formatting, branding, taglines and more, all essential elements to a resume which will land you an interview.

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

9:30-11am

Children & Adolescents

We’re back in the clinic!

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play. Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills.

Children & Adolescents

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

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

5-6pm

Children & Adolescents

Join our Speech-Language Pathologist for a creative, hands-on theater experience. Table readings, script writing, stage cuing, and set design will be incorporated into this 8-week group. Thespians will work on fluent oral reading, articulation, story analysis, social cues, and writing.

At the end of the 8 weeks, our all camp-inspired, written, and produced play will be shared with families.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

What goes into creating, and then resolving an ethical dilemma? Ethical standards can conflict with each other, or with a legal or moral standard. Different therapeutic professions can have different ethical standards on the same issue. Learn to use an ethical decision-making model as you work through case scenarios experienced by clinical staff.

Instructor(s):

Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training
Sarah Piggott
JCFSTraining@JCFS.org
JVS Career & Employment

10-11am, second Wednesday of each month

JVS Career & Employment

Networking is the key to finding your next job opportunity. Learn how to expand your network and the tools needed to make a lasting impression with connections. Practice with your peers to gain confidence in this crucial skill.

After registering, you will receive the link to join the workshop by email on the day of the event. Registration costs $20 for clients, $50 for non-clients.

JVS Career & Employment
JVS Career & Employment
Chelsea Sammarco
ChelseaSammarco@JCFS.org

*All three sessions are required for staff working in SFPD areas, optional for other staff. See below for session dates and times.
All staff within the Disabilities division will be automatically registered (you don’t need to do it yourself).

Sarah Piggott
JCFSTraining@JCFS.org
People with Disabilities & Their Families

Times and dates dependent on location, please read info below

People with Disabilities & Their Families

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.

FALL 2021 Sibshops

JCFS Chicago will be offering both virtual and in-person Sibshops this fall.  In-person Sibshops will have a limited number of spots and masking is required.  We will use outdoor spaces as weather permits.

People with Disabilities & Their Families
People with Disabilities & Their Families
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org
Children & Adolescents

1-2pm

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

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
MeganKowalski@JCFS.org
HIAS Immigration & Citizenship

3-4:30pm CT

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship

Prepare for your citizenship test in small, online group classes. Content includes speaking, reading and writing English, along with U.S. history and civics.

Virtual programs presented in partnership with Indian Trails Public Library District

Citizenship Classes (Via Zoom)
Online registration begins August 15.
Classes taught in English. Open to all. Limit 15 students per class.

HIAS Immigration & Citizenship
HIAS Immigration & Citizenship
People with Disabilities & Their Families

Times and dates dependent on location, please read info below

People with Disabilities & Their Families

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.

FALL 2021 Sibshops

JCFS Chicago will be offering both virtual and in-person Sibshops this fall.  In-person Sibshops will have a limited number of spots and masking is required.  We will use outdoor spaces as weather permits.

People with Disabilities & Their Families
People with Disabilities & Their Families
Tammy Besser, LCSW
TamaraBesser@JCFS.org