Week of June 27, 2022

Date Event Location Contact
JVS Career & Employment

6-7pm

JVS Career & Employment

JCFS Chicago is offering Workplace Social Skills for individuals with disabilities. We will cover a variety of topics such as understanding different work relationships, small talk, boundaries, accepting criticism and more.

JVS Career & Employment

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

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JVS Career & Employment
Jess Jankowski
JessicaJankowski@JCFS.org
Children & Adolescents

9-10:15am

Children & Adolescents

*Offered at Kersten and Cooper. Addresses are listed below.
Date and time info reflects the schedule are Kersten. 
Cooper Schedule TBD.

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.

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

2-3:30pm

JVS Career & Employment

Why is everyone talking about personal branding? Learn the meaning of branding while developing your own personal brand to demonstrate your immediate value to employers. Branding workshops convene on April 6, April 25, May 26, June 29, August 1 and September 7, 2022.

After you have registered, you will receive an emailed link the day of the event, allowing you access to the workshop you have registered for. 

JVS Career & Employment
JVS Career & Employment
Chelsea Sammarco
ChelseaSammarco@JCFS.org
Response for Teens

7-9pm

Response for Teens

Are you a parent, caregiver, guardian, or cherished elder of a child or young person who is part of the Jewish LGBTQ+ community? Do you want to learn more about how to celebrate them as they move through Jewish settings and milestones, and connect with other families doing the same? Moving Traditions, Keshet, and Response for Teens have teamed up to host three sessions for those parenting Jewish LGBTQ+ children and teens:

Response for Teens

Sketchpad
4411 N Ravenswood
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60640

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Response for Teens
Sara Manewith
SaraManewith@JCFS.org

5:30-7pm

This 4-part series of workshops empowers teens to explore and heighten their creative voices and points of view. Through a mix of ensemble-building theater games and writing exercises, participants will leave judgements (of themselves and others) at the door, so they can have fun taking positive risks. Register today and feel free to join as many workshops as your schedule permits.

Kat Stuehrk Talo
KatStuehrkTalo@JCFS.org
Professional & Community Training

9am-12:15pm

Professional & Community Training

Contextual Trauma Therapy (CTT) is a form of therapy specifically developed to treat Complex PTSD (C-PTSD). Unlike other approaches to trauma treatment, the CTT model is not grounded in specific, predetermined interventions, but rather is guided by a conceptual model consistent with research on the nature of C-PTSD that has emerged in recent years.

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

2-3pm

People with Disabilities & Their Families

This is an online training for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and/or Intellectual-Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) and their families about how to interact successfully with law enforcement. The presentation will introduce the Wallet Card Project. The purpose of the Wallet Card is to assist an individual who may have difficulties communicating or expressing themselves in an emergency situation and to assist first responders in identifying an individual’s disability related needs to help them better understand the circumstances.

People with Disabilities & Their Families
People with Disabilities & Their Families
Kathryn Dougherty
KathrynDougherty@JCFS.org