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January 04, 2022

Parenting When It's Still Not Normal

Parenting When It's Still Not Normal

Cari Newman, parenting coach gives advice on parenting strategies around the latest covid surge. Read More

January 04, 2022

Free Webinar: Keeping The Closeness

Free Webinar: Keeping The Closeness

Join us for a FREE webinar on Friday, January 21 at 12 pm for our next Mental Health Series Event, Mothers & Daughters: Keeping The Closeness Read More

December 20, 2021

What Netflix’s ‘Maid’ Can Teach Us About Domestic Abuse

What Netflix’s ‘Maid’ Can Teach Us About Domestic Abuse

We break down three of the most common misconceptions about domestic abuse, and how the popular Netflix series Maid helps shed light on them. Read More

December 15, 2021

Support When Dealing with Divorce

Support When Dealing with Divorce

Going through a separation or divorce can be very difficult, no matter the reason for it. It can feel like your world is being turned upside down. It can distract from work, family, and friends. People’s emotions can range from guilt, to relief, to… Read More

November 16, 2021

The Benefits of JF&CS’ Estrangement Group 

The Benefits of JF&CS’ Estrangement Group

For most, family is a source of stability and love, and a relationship that can always be depended on. However, for some, family relationships can be complex and even difficult. And for a rare few, family relationships can become so strained that… Read More

November 08, 2021

Play Therapy Isn’t Just for Fun

Play Therapy Isn’t Just for Fun

Play is the natural language for children. It’s how children learn to communicate, gain social skills, express decision making and explore how to adapt to an environment. So, it makes sense that play could be incorporated into child therapy. Read More

October 21, 2021

Understanding Eating Disorders with Brennen Joseph NCC

Understanding Eating Disorders with Brennen Joseph NCC

Eating disorders aren’t a choice. They are a mental and physical illness that can affect any gender, race, age, ethnicity, and economic class. They are harmful. They can be destructive. However, they are treatable. Read More

October 18, 2021

POW! Gives Super Women Support

POW! Gives Super Women Support

Jenny feels like she can’t even sit down during the day. She must get to work, pick up the slack for her co-worker being out, do errands, then she’ll try to sit down to eat, and her mother will need to be taken to the bathroom. Read More

September 30, 2021

Suicide Prevention With Mary Chase Mize Ph.D., APC, NCC

Suicide Prevention With Mary Chase Mize Ph.D., APC, NCC

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Unfortunately, there are very few people in the U.S. that haven’t been touched in some way by suicide, either through direct contact with it, knowing someone in their community that died from it or… Read More

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

Jewish 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