Jewish Family Service provides on-site assessment, and parent and teacher consultation for students experiencing social or emotional difficulty adjusting to classes and/or the school environment. This service is available for students and schools from preschool through high school.
School Mental-Health Counseling
Work with parents and school personnel to identify any special needs and provide services as appropriate.
School and Family Liaison
Work closely with parents and school personnel to create and implement plans to address a child’s behavioral, academic and social development.
Our licensed professionals observe children in the school environment, in the classroom or on the playground.
Parent-Child Counseling, Intervention, and/or Referrals
At the request of the student, parent, teacher, or administrator, Jewish Family Service counselors meet with parents to address a variety of issues affecting the child’s school performance. If the problems require on-going intervention, families will be referred to professionals outside the school as appropriate.
Our counselors work weekly with each class using pre-set curricula (such as “Kids Connection,” “Youth Connection,” and “Second Step”) to teach empathy, anger management, impulse control, and bullying prevention.
In-Service Training for Teachers
Counselors provide in-service education for teachers and administrators on topics requested by the schools.
Jewish Family Service counselors bring professionals to the schools to speak to children and parents on topics such as eating disorders, bullying prevention, early childhood nutrition, and human development.
School Mental-Health and Special Needs Support Teams
Our school mental-health and special needs support teams work closely with local schools and families to support a successful school year. JFS staff can provide in-service programs on a variety of topics and our JFS team works closely with parents and schools to provide a variety of services as needed to help students succeed.