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January 22, 2023

When Star Students Struggle With ADHD

When Star Students Struggle With ADHD

When 15-year-old Cassie's grades started to slip, her mother, Bella, jumped into action to determine if there was a chance they were dealing with ADHD. Read More

December 13, 2022

How can an Executive Functioning Coach help my child?

How can an Executive Functioning Coach help my child?

There is a lot of buzz these days about Executive Functioning and how coaching can help kids, teens and adults. But what exactly are Executive Functioning Skills, and why should parents care? Read More

November 08, 2022

Richard's Journey

Richard's Journey

Richard, 22, a college student at a local university, started therapy to help manage his anxiety, depression and binge eating. Medication helped, but it was clear he needed counseling. Richard contacted JF&CS through the Be Well With Hillel program,… Read More

October 19, 2022

Focusing on Lack of Focus

Focusing on Lack of Focus

It’s Parent-Teacher Conference season again, and you are not alone if your child’s teacher told you some version of “[Your child] walks around the room while everyone else is on the rug.”Cari Newman, Parent Coach, offers advice for parents of… Read More

October 03, 2022

"Accepting help is not easy. Do it anyway."

"Accepting help is not easy. Do it anyway."

"The gratitude I feel for the opportunities this journey is affording me is huge. I tell this story not only in tribute to my therapist, psychiatrist, the Kosher Food Pantry and JFCS but most importantly in tribute to all those suffering with… Read More

September 07, 2022

A Year of Exciting Growth at The Horwitz-Zusman Child & Family Center

A Year of Exciting Growth at The Horwitz-Zusman Child & Family Center

In the year since announcing the transformative gift that named the Horwitz-Zusman Child & Family Center, it has grown into a powerhouse of impactful mental health professionals, expanding its child therapists, offering new needed services, as well… Read More

July 19, 2022

More Than Just a Tree

More Than Just a Tree

Read the history and symbolism of the Shalom Bayit tree, a part of the JF&CS campus for nearly a quarter of a century and a testament to the strength and resilience of domestic abuse survivors. Read More

July 19, 2022

Curiosity, Connection, and Compassion: JF&CS Supports Minority Mental Health

Curiosity, Connection, and Compassion: JF&CS Supports Minority Mental Health

JF&CS provides resources and care to members of marginalized groups. Recapping July as Minority Mental Health Month, we spoke to clinician Jaime Stepansky and Parent Coach Cari Newman about how to support marginalized groups, and the steps JF&CS… Read More

July 08, 2022

JF&CS Welcomes Dr. Howard Schub and Dr. Suria to Horwitz-Zusman Child & Family Center

JF&CS Welcomes Dr. Howard Schub and Dr. Suria to Horwitz-Zusman Child & Family Center

We are thrilled to announce two new additions to the Horwitz-Zusman Child & Family Center: Dr. Howard Schub, and Dr. Sarah Suria, LCSW. Read More

June 15, 2022

Client Fulfills His Dreams with Help from JF&CS

Client Fulfills His Dreams with Help from JF&CS

Julie Zeff, JF&CS Life Coach, recently helped Jonathan* go after his dreams after years of hesitation and fear. Read More

June 09, 2022

Supporting Men In Therapy

Supporting Men In Therapy

We spoke to clinician Nachman Friedman about the stigma behind men in therapy, and how we as a society can break down those barriers and support men in their quest for better mental health. Read More

June 07, 2022

In Your Time: A New JF&CS Group for Young Women

In Your Time: A New JF&CS Group for Young Women

In Your Time aims to serve as a safe, non-judgmental space for women in their mid twenties to early thirties to voice their unique challenges and find strength, support, and perspective. Read More

May 18, 2022

Parenting: Curiosity > Understanding

Parenting: Curiosity > Understanding

JF&CS Parent Coach Cari Newman explains the concept of curiosity over understanding, and practicing radical empathy in parenting. Read More

May 10, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month Resources

Mental Health Awareness Month Resources

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and here at JF&CS, we are always working to provide additional resources for our community. Read More

April 25, 2022

HAMSA Educates Parents on Teen Substance Abuse and Mental Health

HAMSA Educates Parents on Teen Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Joel Dworkin and Cari Newman encourage parents to normalize having healthy discussions with their kids about substance use and mental health. Read More

April 12, 2022

Getting The Most Out Of Therapy

Getting The Most Out Of Therapy

Therapy is an investment in time, money, and effort. So, once you find a therapist you trust, you will want to get the most out of the experience. Here are some suggestions on how to approach therapy to maximize your investment. Read More

March 30, 2022

Solutions for Parenting Tricky Toddlers: Stepping Stones at JF&CS

Solutions for Parenting Tricky Toddlers: Stepping Stones at JF&CS

When parents of toddlers are feeling overwhelmed, where can they go? The Stepping Stones program at JF&CS is providing a solution. Read More

March 23, 2022

“It’s a Gift to be Here”: Tzipporah Gerson-Miller's JF&CS Journey

“It’s a Gift to be Here”: Tzipporah Gerson-Miller's JF&CS Journey

“JF&CS is a place where leadership is supportive of and prioritizes the mental health of its staff,” says JF&CS clinician Tzipporah Gerson-Miller. “It’s a gift to be here.” Read More

February 21, 2022

The Youth Mental Health Crisis and How Parents Can Help

The Youth Mental Health Crisis and How Parents Can Help

Sherri Cauthen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor at JF&CS, provides five preventative measures that parents can use to help build resiliency and coping skills in their children. With these tips, parents can… Read More

February 15, 2022

7 Ways To Deal With The Stresses Of Moving

7 Ways To Deal With The Stresses Of Moving

Yael Stein, LCSW, discusses ways to manage stress of this and other major life events. Read More