JFS Perspectives

Fall 2020 Family Matters

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Fall 2020 Family Matters

In the Fall 2020 issue of Family Matters, learn more about how our KidSuccess therapists are helping kids transition back to school, see how we are responding to the increased demand for services during the COVID-19 pandemic, save the date for our upcoming virtual Faces of JFS event, learn about our Refugee Mental Health program, and more. Read some of the articles through the links below or view the full issue

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The Importance of Mental Health Services for Immigrants and Refugees

Monday, September 14, 2020
The Importance of Mental Health Services for Immigrants and Refugees

According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are more refugees and forcibly displaced migrants today, than at any other time in history. They need our help and support more than ever.

Many individuals have sought shelter or a safer life here in America, but after crossing seas and borders, most immigrants and refugees still have a long way to go before they’ve fully adjusted to their new life. They’ve likely endured psychological trauma in the past, and as a new immigrant, they will likely face more in the future.

Mental health providers play an enormous role in helping migrant children and families settle into their new communities and make sense of any challenges they may face. Many refugees need treatment to recover from physical abuse, untreated health conditions, trauma, stress, cultural demands, discrimination, fear, and uncertainty. Unfortunately, many immigrants who need mental health services the most are unable to access them due to financial limitations or language barriers.

At Jewish Family Service, we provide accessible mental health services for underserved refugees who have settled in Colorado. We believe it’s vital that we come together to support displaced families during these trying times.

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Impact on Immigrants and Refugees

 

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KidSuccess: Preparing for Back to School

Friday, September 11, 2020
KidSuccess: Preparing for Back to School

KidSuccess is an innovative program in which trained JFS therapists work in Denver-area schools, providing children and adolescents access to quality counseling services. 

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Welcome our Newest Therapist: Matthew Newbury

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Matthew NewburyMatthew Newbury, LCSW, our newest member of the JFS Mental Health Specialists team, joined JFS three weeks before we closed our offices due to the pandemic. Along with the other therapists, he quickly shifted his practice to teletherapy and is working with clients of all ages through video and phone sessions. He is passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families meet their behavioral health needs. Noted for his down-to earth and non-judgmental approach, Matthew uses education, skill-building, emotional focus, and a touch of humor to assist clients in addressing their issues. 

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Virtual Groups and Classes

Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Virtual Groups and Classes

To support the community while everyone is staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, JFS is offering several virtual groups and classes. We will continue to update this page as more are added. 

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How to Find Counseling for Kids During a Global Pandemic

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
How to Find Counseling for Kids During a Global Pandemic

We are all facing a bit more stress than usual these days – as our world has completely changed over the course of just a couple months. While many people have been talking about the fear and uncertainty that adults are facing, there hasn’t been as much conversation around how children have been doing during these times. 

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5 Benefits of Using Teletherapy for Mental Health Counseling

Monday, May 11, 2020
5 Benefits of Using Teletherapy for Mental Health Counseling

We often talk about how the internet has transformed the way we live and perform daily tasks. Whether it is having virtual doctors’ visits, watching shows, buying household goods, ordering prescriptions, or connecting with friends and family, the internet has made all these activities super convenient and easily accessible. 

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Caring for Our Community During the COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Caring for Our Community During the COVID-19 Crisis

While our physical locations are closed and programs have been canceled, we are serving more people than ever during this pandemic. Thank you to our incredible staff who is working tirelessly and in creative ways to serve the community through a variety of services. Below are a few highlights of our COVID-19 response: 

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Client Spotlight: Jewish Family Service in a Class by Itself

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Client Spotlight: Jewish Family Service in a Class by Itself

We pride ourselves on providing professionally delivered integrated services that empower individuals to overcome difficult challenges. We love to hear from clients who have been impacted by the care they have received. One of those clients is John, who shares his experience and gratitude.  

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JFS KidSuccess: Addressing Trauma in Children and Adolescents

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
JFS KidSuccess: Addressing Trauma in Children and Adolescents

Childhood trauma is a social problem that is present in every community. It is a problem surrounded by so much stigma that it is often left undiscussed. Many therapists on the KidSuccess team have worked with children who have experienced trauma. Two-thirds of American children and adolescents report at least one trauma. With the devastating outcomes that stem from childhood trauma, a successful treatment model needed to be developed, studied, and implemented.  

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