Prevention & Education Workshops

BeTween: Growing Healthy Jewish Girls

BeTween helps Jewish girls strengthen and support their bodies, minds, and spirits through fun programs with other Jewish girls. The adults in their lives – parents, teachers, coaches –access information and resources to help girls navigate the turbulent pre-teen years with confidence and understanding about their bodies, relationships, and roles in their communities.

BeTween supports Jewish girls in grades 3 through 8, and is administered by JCC Chicago. Programs for girls are offered by Response for Teens, JCC and other partner organizations. Response for Teens and JCFS Chicago offer parenting programs and support groups. Visit our calendar for all dates and times.

Response for Teens offers engaging, interactive workshops and presentations for schools, synagogues, youth groups, and other settings. Healthy Relationships, Boundaries and Consent, Bullying, Team-building, Pregnancy and STI Prevention, and other topics can be tailored to your needs. 

In the areas of dating violence and healthy relationships, we offer two powerful programs:

  • The Clothesline Project is an interactive, immersive experience to create awareness and education around relational and gender-based violence and sexual assault. 
  • In Their Shoes tackles the issue of sex trafficking by asking participants to walk the paths of those who become involved in this modern-day slavery

Both of these programs can be brought to your school, synagogue, community center, library, or other location.

Professional and parent/community training is also available on many of the same topics.

Date Event Location Contact
Children & Adolescents

9-10:30am

Children & Adolescents

This group, for children 2-3 years of age, will focus on participating in circle time and engaging in play-time activities that promote communication, early problem solving and following directions. This group is playful and fun, often focusing on a particular theme to enhance vocabulary development and to increase a child’s opportunity to use language within a group setting. Children can practice the social rules of communication such as turn-taking, gestures and body language. Led by Speech-Language Pathologist Allison Liwanag.

Children & Adolescents

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
Children & Adolescents

3:30-5pm

Children & Adolescents

Does your child have difficulty finding his/her footing with peer groups? Does your child struggle to pick up on social cues from others? If so, consider including your child in our group for children 5-8 years old.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

3:30-5PM

Children & Adolescents

Does your child have difficulty finding his/her footing with peer groups? Does your child struggle to pick up on social cues from others? If so, consider including your child in our group for children 5-8 years old.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

1:00-3:30pm

Children & Adolescents

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.

Sibshops are currently offered one Sunday afternoon each month in Northbrook. Teen Sibshops are offered as requested. 

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Tammy Besser, LCSW
773.765.3159
Children & Adolescents

9-10:30am

Children & Adolescents

This group targets preschool readiness skills for children, 2-3 years old. This group will focus on participating in circle time and engaging in play-time activities that promote communication, early problem solving and following directions. Led by a Developmental Therapist.

Children can participate through Early Intervention or private pay/insurance. Register by contacting Megan Kowalski.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

9-10:30am

Children & Adolescents

This group, for children 2-3 years of age, will focus on participating in circle time and engaging in play-time activities that promote communication, early problem solving and following directions. This group is playful and fun, often focusing on a particular theme to enhance vocabulary development and to increase a child’s opportunity to use language within a group setting. Children can practice the social rules of communication such as turn-taking, gestures and body language. Led by Speech-Language Pathologist Allison Liwanag.

Children & Adolescents

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

View Map
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
Children & Adolescents

3:30-5pm

Children & Adolescents

Does your child have difficulty finding his/her footing with peer groups? Does your child struggle to pick up on social cues from others? If so, consider including your child in our group for children 5-8 years old.

Children & Adolescents

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

View Map
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

3:30-5PM

Children & Adolescents

Does your child have difficulty finding his/her footing with peer groups? Does your child struggle to pick up on social cues from others? If so, consider including your child in our group for children 5-8 years old.

Children & Adolescents

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

View Map
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

9-10:30am

Children & Adolescents

This group targets preschool readiness skills for children, 2-3 years old. This group will focus on participating in circle time and engaging in play-time activities that promote communication, early problem solving and following directions. Led by a Developmental Therapist.

Children can participate through Early Intervention or private pay/insurance. Register by contacting Megan Kowalski.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

9-10:30am

Children & Adolescents

This group, for children 2-3 years of age, will focus on participating in circle time and engaging in play-time activities that promote communication, early problem solving and following directions. This group is playful and fun, often focusing on a particular theme to enhance vocabulary development and to increase a child’s opportunity to use language within a group setting. Children can practice the social rules of communication such as turn-taking, gestures and body language. Led by Speech-Language Pathologist Allison Liwanag.

Children & Adolescents

Elaine Kersten Children's Center
255 Revere Drive
Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
United States

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski