JFS Perspectives

Volunteer Spotlight: Mireille Azzam

Friday, February 17, 2017
Volunteer Spotlight: Mireille Azzam

Many people are looking for ways to lend a hand to refugees. One of our newest volunteers has found a great way to pair her skills and expertise with a fulfilling volunteer role at Jewish Family Service.  

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Mental Health Matters: Mindfulness in Children

Friday, January 13, 2017
Mental Health Matters: Mindfulness in Children

Practicing mindfulness has been shown to improve attention and reduce stress, as well as increase one's ability to regulate emotions and feel compassion and empathy. Mindfulness is widely considered an effective psychotherapy treatment for adults, children, and adolescents with aggression, ADHD, and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. 

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Refugee Mental Health Department Facilitated Successful Iraqi Women’s Wellness Group

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Refugee Mental Health Department Facilitated Successful Iraqi Women’s Wellness Group

By Kelli Hayes, Refugee Mental Health Administrative Assistant and co-facilitator of the IWW Group   

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My “Superpowers” Energize Service

Friday, December 09, 2016
My “Superpowers” Energize Service

By Tamara L. Weil, AmeriCorps Member, JFS Refugee Mental Health

I think of serving in AmeriCorps as my very own superpower. It evens comes with a uniform, the ubiquitous “A” that I always wear when serving, either as a small, elegant pin or a big, bold patch on a t-shirt or vest that announces: I am an AmeriCorps member and I am here to help.  

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KidSuccess: Promoting Success at School

Thursday, September 01, 2016
KidSuccess: Promoting Success at School

Ashley Elementary School Principal Zach Rahn is on a mission: he is transforming what was once a poorly performing school into an exciting, creative learning environment where kids thrive. Zach and his staff are focused on creating a school community that nurtures the whole child, ensuring that each student receives the tools he or she needs to excel, including academics, socialization, play, art, physical activity, and emotional support.  

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Tips for Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

Friday, January 08, 2016

  

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Mental Health Matters: Don't Be SAD!

Friday, November 13, 2015
By Arleen Gershen, LCSW, JFS Mental Health Specialists Therapist 

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Mental Health Matters: How to Deal with a Personal Crisis at Work

Friday, May 29, 2015

  

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Handling Heartbreak

Friday, January 23, 2015
By Marcia Jo Vaziri, MA, LPC, Jewish Family Service Mental Health Specialists therapist 

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Guest Blog Post by Stacey Weisberg: Do New Year’s Resolutions Really Work?

Friday, January 10, 2014
 

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