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Social Superheroes

  • Monday, September 11, 2023
  • Mondays from 5-6pm or Mondays from 6:15-7:15pm

  • Elaine Kersten Children's Center 255 Revere Drive, Suite 200 Northbrook, IL 60062 View Map

IPT’s Social Superheroes group is led by a Speech-Language Pathologist and focuses on social skills with an emphasis on pragmatic language. Specific skills that will be targeted include, conversation skills, turn taking, asking questions, interpreting body language and additional skills that support a child in a social setting. Our structured group schedule includes opportunities for hands-on learning using play, expressive arts, games, and discussion to help form and maintain friendships. Register Today!

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Healing Hearts: Grief Support Group for Spouse/Partner Loss

This drop-in grief support group is for older adults who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner within the last two years. The group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:30am -12:00 pm. Supported by the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss. For more information and to receive the Zoom link, please contact Marsha Raynes, LCSW.

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Support During the War in Israel and Amidst Rising Antisemitism

A virtual drop-in group for those in the Chicagoland Jewish Community who are seeking connection, support, and coping strategies to get through these difficult times. The group will meet on Wednesdays, 12 – 1pm via Zoom, beginning December 27th. Please contact Bracha Jakofsky, MSW at 847.745.5430 for more information and obtain the Zoom link.

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Understanding and responding to non-suicidal self-injury in youth

  • Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • 9am-12pm

Self-injury is intentionally hurting the body (e.g. cutting, burning etc..) but without suicidal intent. Because it often looks like a suicidal gesture it tends to evoke fear and confusion. Its very nature seems to defy deep instinctual human drives for self-preservation as well strong social taboos related to self-inflicted injury. Much has been learned in the past decade and a half about what it is, why it works, and its relationship to suicide and other mental health challenges.

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