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September 13, 2021

Teaching Teens About Healthy Relationships

Teaching Teens About Healthy Relationships

This past year halted many things, but it didn’t stop teenagers from growing up. Even if it was only online, teens were still able to interact with different friends, teachers and possibly the person they “like” at the time. Healthy, mature… Read More

September 03, 2021

Horwitz Zusman Families Make Children's Mental Health Their Passion Project

Horwitz Zusman Families Make Children's Mental Health Their Passion Project

For the Horwitz and Zusman families, giving is always a family decision. Each member has areas of interest, and they each have a ‘passion project.’ But they all support each other in furthering the cause to make a difference in peoples' lives any… Read More

September 03, 2021

How to Celebrate the High Holidays When You’re Away from Home

How to Celebrate the High Holidays When You’re Away from Home

With the high holidays around the corner, students who stay on campus often feel homesick for family and the community and traditions they’ve grown to love. Although being away from home during the holidays can be tough, it’s also an opportunity to… Read More

August 18, 2021

$1 Million Gift from Horwitz Zusman Family Advances JF&CS New Child & Family Center

$1 Million Gift from Horwitz Zusman Family Advances JF&CS New Child & Family Center

ATLANTA (August 18, 2021) – Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) of Atlanta is proud to announce the launch of the new Horwitz Zusman Child & Family Center dedicated to serving children, adolescents, and families in Georgia. The new Center will… Read More

July 26, 2021

Helping Teens Go Back to School after a Year of Virtual Learning

Helping Teens Go Back to School after a Year of Virtual Learning

It’s that time again. The back-to-school rush is almost here, especially now that teens will be attending school in person this fall. Even though you can hear a collective sigh from parents who had teens home last year, there can be a lot of anxiety… Read More

July 20, 2021

Inspire Your Kids to Unplug and Reconnect

Inspire Your Kids to Unplug and Reconnect

For the last 15 to 16 months, shutdowns and social distancing have been the cause for many parents to ease screen-time limitations previously allowed to children and teens. We have had to rely on technology more whether it is meetings on Zoom,… Read More

July 09, 2021

How to Handle Re-entry Anxiety

How to Handle Re-entry Anxiety

These days, a lot of us may be feeling anxious about re-entry. Be Well with Hillel therapist Susan Fishman, NCC, CRC, offers some advice for how to cope! Read More

June 30, 2021

Parenting Non-Binary and Gender-Questioning Kids

Parenting Non-Binary and Gender-Questioning Kids

When someone is pregnant, it’s a huge decision of whether to learn the sex of the baby. There are gender reveal parties. Parents think about what color to paint their child’s room or crib. Before a child is even born, so much of who they are and who… Read More

June 17, 2021

COVID’s Ripple Effects on Youth

COVID’s Ripple Effects on Youth

By RONI ROBBINS | AJT | May 26, 2021Jewish Atlanta is responding to the mental health fallout of the pandemic on today’s youth, from specialized services and counselors to programs to help parents and camps. Read More

June 03, 2021

Celebrating Pride Month

Celebrating Pride Month

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month. It’s a great chance for us at JF&CS to join in solidarity with the many LGBTQ+ people celebrating throughout the world and applaud Atlanta’s diversity and inclusion. Read More

May 28, 2021

Surviving Summer at Home from College

Surviving Summer at Home from College

If you’ve just returned home for the summer and you’re already wondering how you’re going to make it through, you’re not alone. It can be hard to go back to living with a parent, or parents, when you’ve been adulting for some time. Susan Fishman,… Read More

May 28, 2021

New Clinical Newsletter to Promote Mental Health - Coming Soon!

New Clinical Newsletter to Promote Mental Health - Coming Soon!

In response to the growing mental health need, JF&CS Frances Bunzl Clinical Services is excited to launch a new e-newsletter, the Feel Better Letter. This mental health and wellness email will be packed with tips, tools, advice, and resources -… Read More

April 23, 2021

Managing the Stress of Finals

Managing the Stress of Finals

It’s hard to think of something more stress-inducing for college students than finals. Even after the year we’ve just had. And it makes sense. Anything we value or find important (like, hopefully, your grades) is going to create some level of… Read More

April 13, 2021

A Live Interview with Gary Gulman

A Live Interview with Gary Gulman

Join us for an hour of laughter, vulnerability, and candid inspiration! Let's shatter the stigma around mental illness, depression, and anxiety! Read More

March 25, 2021

The Shalom Bayit Program offers a Passover Seder Prayer

The Shalom Bayit Program offers a Passover Seder Prayer

As we enter this Passover holiday, I share with you this Passover Prayer, developed by survivors and volunteers with our Shalom Bayit program many years ago and invite you to use this in your Seders, to share with others, or to just reflect on these… Read More

March 11, 2021

JF&CS Clinician Receives Outstanding Research Award

JF&CS Clinician Receives Outstanding Research Award

Mary Chase Mize, Clinician at JF&CS, was one of two recipients who received 2021 awards for their research and service. Read More

February 03, 2021

Clinical Impact Stories: James

Clinical Impact Stories: James

James is a man in his early thirties who first came to therapy after surviving a potentially fatal suicide attempt. Read More

February 02, 2021

Clinical Impact Stories: Gabrielle

Clinical Impact Stories: Gabrielle

Gabrielle is a middle school girl who first came to therapy after her mother was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and was told she had less than a year to live. Read More

January 06, 2021

Dan Arnold and Ellen Zucrow, JF&CS Clinical Professionals, Featured on Podcast

Dan Arnold and Ellen Zucrow, JF&CS Clinical Professionals, Featured on Podcast

Our Clinical Professionals joined the Jewish Times for an interview about the impact of politics and COVID-19 on us all. Read More

August 25, 2020

Improving Your Child's Emotional Regulation Skills

Improving Your Child's Emotional Regulation Skills

We are proud to be partnering with In The City Camp and Jumpspark Atlanta, on Pandemic Parenting, a new support group for parents during this turbulent time. On Friday mornings, parents are joined by JF&CS clinicians who share helpful tips and tools… Read More