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

3:45-4:45pm

Children & Adolescents

Join us for an hour of food exploration in two sets of different groups every Tuesday or Thursday. We’ll have a great time prepping, cooking and exploring foods to make food time a fun time. We welcome all children who are working on oral-motor skills, sensory aversions or medically complex feeding needs including decreasing feeding tube dependency.

The Food Adventurers will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist with consultation from Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. All ages welcome.

Children & Adolescents

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

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Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

10-11am

Children & Adolescents

Join us for an hour of food exploration in two sets of different groups every Thursday or Tuesday. We’ll have a great time prepping, cooking and exploring foods to make food time a fun time. We welcome all children who are working on oral-motor skills, sensory aversions or medically complex feeding needs including decreasing feeding tube dependency.

The Food Adventurers will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist with consultation from Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. All ages welcome.

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
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

1:30-3pm

Children & Adolescents

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and professional staff while their children play and explore together.  This group meets weekly on Mondays, and is led by a JCFS Chicago child development professional. The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 1/20/2020; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.

Please inquire about fees, registration, and group guidelines. 

 

Children & Adolescents

Virgina Frank Child Development Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Children & Adolescents
Mollie Reed
773.765.3100
Children & Adolescents

3:45-4:45pm

Children & Adolescents

Join us for an hour of food exploration in two sets of different groups every Tuesday or Thursday. We’ll have a great time prepping, cooking and exploring foods to make food time a fun time. We welcome all children who are working on oral-motor skills, sensory aversions or medically complex feeding needs including decreasing feeding tube dependency.

The Food Adventurers will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist with consultation from Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. All ages welcome.

Children & Adolescents

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

View Map
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

10-11am

Children & Adolescents

Join us for an hour of food exploration in two sets of different groups every Thursday or Tuesday. We’ll have a great time prepping, cooking and exploring foods to make food time a fun time. We welcome all children who are working on oral-motor skills, sensory aversions or medically complex feeding needs including decreasing feeding tube dependency.

The Food Adventurers will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist with consultation from Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. All ages welcome.

Children & Adolescents

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

View Map
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

1:30-3pm

Children & Adolescents

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and professional staff while their children play and explore together.  This group meets weekly on Mondays, and is led by a JCFS Chicago child development professional. The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 1/20/2020; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.

Please inquire about fees, registration, and group guidelines. 

 

Children & Adolescents

Virgina Frank Child Development Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

View Map
Children & Adolescents
Mollie Reed
773.765.3100
Children & Adolescents

3:45-4:45pm

Children & Adolescents

Join us for an hour of food exploration in two sets of different groups every Tuesday or Thursday. We’ll have a great time prepping, cooking and exploring foods to make food time a fun time. We welcome all children who are working on oral-motor skills, sensory aversions or medically complex feeding needs including decreasing feeding tube dependency.

The Food Adventurers will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist with consultation from Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. All ages welcome.

Children & Adolescents

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

View Map
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

10-11am

Children & Adolescents

Join us for an hour of food exploration in two sets of different groups every Thursday or Tuesday. We’ll have a great time prepping, cooking and exploring foods to make food time a fun time. We welcome all children who are working on oral-motor skills, sensory aversions or medically complex feeding needs including decreasing feeding tube dependency.

The Food Adventurers will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist with consultation from Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. All ages welcome.

Children & Adolescents

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

View Map
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335
Children & Adolescents

1:30-3pm

Children & Adolescents

The Get Together provides an opportunity for parents to meet with other parents with young children. Parents share ideas and concerns with each other and professional staff while their children play and explore together.  This group meets weekly on Mondays, and is led by a JCFS Chicago child development professional. The Get Together will not meet on the following Mondays: 12/23/19; 12/30/19; 1/20/2020; 4/13/20; 5/25/20.

Please inquire about fees, registration, and group guidelines. 

 

Children & Adolescents

Virgina Frank Child Development Center
6639 N Kedzie Ave
Abe and Ida Cooper Center
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

View Map
Children & Adolescents
Mollie Reed
773.765.3100
Children & Adolescents

3:45-4:45pm

Children & Adolescents

Join us for an hour of food exploration in two sets of different groups every Tuesday or Thursday. We’ll have a great time prepping, cooking and exploring foods to make food time a fun time. We welcome all children who are working on oral-motor skills, sensory aversions or medically complex feeding needs including decreasing feeding tube dependency.

The Food Adventurers will be led by a Speech-Language Pathologist with consultation from Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. All ages welcome.

Children & Adolescents

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

View Map
Children & Adolescents
Megan Kowalski
847.412.4335