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Counseling & Support

JFS launches new support group for girls age 9-12 who are living with a separated or divorced parent

This 12-week in person therapeutic group is for adolescent girls age 9-12 who are experiencing stressors and adjustment(s) to parental separation/divorce. This group is designed to be a safe space for the girls to gain better mastery of their feelings, sense of self, and adjust to a new chapter in life.  12 weeks, Mondays 2/28/2022 …

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New Emotional Regulation Skills Virtual Group for Ages 9-11

Emotional Regulation Skills Virtual group on Wednesdays at 6:00pm (2/16, 2/23, 3/2. 3/9) Registration Fee: $40 Overview: Does your child feel overwhelmed by emotions? This group will help children identify, understand, and accept emotional experiences, control impulsive behaviors when distressed, and manage emotional experiences.  Week 1: Introduction & Exploring Feelings Week 2:  Identifying Emotional Triggers …

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New Support Group: Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) 

Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) is a play-based treatment program for parents of young children presenting with behavioral, emotional, social, and attachment disorders. Goal: Strengthening the quality of the parent-child attachment bond as a means of reducing child behavior problems and stress in the parent-child relationship.  Skills: Parents learn skills to respond more effectively to their children’s emotional and …

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How to Talk to Kids When Bad Things Happen

Written in collaboration by JFS Staff Carey Nottingham, LPC, Jeffrey Tepper, LCSW, & Gustavo Barcenas, Ph.D., LPC, RPT It is with deep sadness and compassion that we extend our thoughts and prayers to each of you. The terrifying event at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville has touched the hearts of the Dallas Jewish community and …

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The Fragility of Life

By Beth Broodo This month, I am once again reminded of the preciousness and fragility of life. In the last 30 days, I attended the funeral, with several other women and their husbands, of a dear friend and member of our “Soul Group” and “Couples Workshop.” This woman, Adira*, was beloved among us for her …

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JFS starts new Priya Women’s Infertility Support Group & Couples Workshop

The Priya Fund (Priya) was created in 2011 to assist Jewish couples with the financial impediments associated with infertility or adoption. Priya is one of 150 programs and services provided by Jewish Family Service (JFS), where couples can have direct access to a continuum of mental health and social services while they are going through …

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Mental health month blog

You Are Not Alone—JFS is Here to Support You!

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve all been focused on our physical health. It is equally important to take care of your mental health—perhaps now more than ever! According to Mental Health America, even before COVID-19, the prevalence of mental illness among adults was increasing. Because of the pandemic, the number of people looking for help with anxiety …

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