COVID-19

JDAIM-Calm in the Storm

Transitioning youth and their loved ones are invited to share concerns and create connections with others who are adjusting to COVID reality and the inevitable shifts in daily life. Receive tips and tools for combatting stress under these unique circumstances. SIGN UP To see all upcoming Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Celebration programs and …

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My Contact with A Tracer

By M.E. Fine   I recently interviewed former JCS client, Serena (not her real name), who was hired this summer as a COVID-19 Contact Tracer with Baltimore County. Serena graciously shared insights about this important community service and provided general information regarding working remotely.  Can you describe what a Contact Tracer does?   I work from …

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Learn New Skills to Boost Your Appeal to Employers

By Ben Temin  For job seekers, especially now during COVID-19, learning new skills or building upon your existing skills can be a great way to show potential employers that you’re motivated and engaged. I tell many of my job seeking clients to spend part of each day learning new skills. The things you learn could …

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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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Recognizing Stress Reactions: Why is My Child Acting Differently?

By Beth Land Hecht, LCSW-C Senior Manager, Community Engagement  This unique and challenging time of COVID 19, that we are all living through, is clearly stressful. As parents, everything in our lives has been turned upside down. We worry about how this change in our lives impacts our children. The good news is that our …

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Balancing Work and Family While Social Distancing

By Lisa P. Cohn, PHR, JCS Account Representative We are all struggling to adapt to the ever-changing world impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Trying to avoid getting sick, adjusting to social isolation, working from home, and if you have kids, taking care of their needs concurrently has become a massive undertaking. How do you balance …

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