Family Therapy – When is it Time to Seek Help?

“When it comes to the stigma of acknowledging and discussing mental health, we’ve come a long way. However, there are still barriers to therapy that often keep folks from accessing the help they need. So, how do you know what kind of therapy is right for you and your family?” JCS Therapist Naami Resnick shares her thoughts on families finding the help they need.

Checking in with Children during COVID

“Feeling stressed is not something experienced solely by adults; children have myriad responsibilities, pressures, and expectations that induce stress, and this past year, with the additional challenges of COVID, checking in with your child is more important than ever.” JCS Clinical Therapist, Shula Levin, shares 5 ways to address stressors in your child’s life.

Our Children Are Watching Us

By Debra Waranch, LCSW-C We have faced the events of 2020 and now 2021, with our emotions. Mine were shock, confusion, fear, exhaustion, and determination. We are all reactive to these experiences, and protective.   Shock and Confusion: what is happening? how could this happen? Fear: if it happened at the Capitol, it could happen anywhere … are we safe? will we be …

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Connecting From Afar: How JCS Mentors are Staying on Track During the Pandemic

By Jen Rudo  Everything – and yet nothing – has changed. In March 2020, when COVID forced both professional closures and personal distance, we had to act quickly. Every aspect of our Jewish Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) program – which has a 100-year history of connecting Jewish children and teens with adult role models …

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You Matter, Too!

By Susan Kurlander, M. Ed., Health Educator  We all know the importance of self-esteem. Without it, we fear children will make unhealthy decisions, shy away from learning and trying new things, and never reach their maximum potential.  Now more than ever, with children spending much of their day on their own, it’s essential that they learn …

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Is Your Mask Hiding or Protecting?

By Susan Kurlander, M.Ed.   At first, I didn’t understand.  Going to the grocery store is considered an essential reason to be out in public.  I was keeping my distance and I was wearing a mask.  I was smiling (my normal expression wherever I am), but no one seemed to notice.  Or maybe they did and were …

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