Clinical Stories

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 for parents to implement. Last week, Dr. Ina Enoch joined us to discuss strategies to use when your child is frustrated and how to help your child regulate their emotions.

August 24, 2020

The Importance of Routines and Structures

The Importance of Routines and Structures

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 for parents to implement. Last month, Jaime Stepansky joined us to discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing routines and structures and shared some tips and tools for creating ones that match the unique style and needs of your family.

August 24, 2020

Addiction and its Impact on the Family

Addiction and its Impact on the Family

Sally Anderson, a Licensed Professional Counselor at JF&CS, has 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy and education to individuals and families struggling with substance abuse issues. She shares how addiction can impact the family as a whole as well as the individual.

July 29, 2020

Be a Big Pal to a Jewish Child in need

Be a Big Pal to a Jewish Child in need

Be a friend, mentor, and a role model. We all need someone we can trust and confide in. Someone that is there just for us.

July 23, 2020

Pandemic Parent Resources are Available

Pandemic Parent Resources are Available

Parenting in these uncertain times is anything but easy. We get it and we are here to help!
If you are struggling to make it through the day just keeping it all together while work pressures, your kids, economic worries, health concerns, and more swirl all around, JF&CS is here to help!

July 07, 2020

Talking about Privilege & Racism - A Parent's Challenge

Talking about Privilege & Racism - A Parent's Challenge

We cannot be afraid to discuss oppression and discrimination for fear of “getting it wrong”. This is not a “one and done” conversation – but we cannot allow the fear of failure paralyze us and condemn us to inaction. We must educate ourselves and raise our children to be anti-racist to ensure a better future for all.

June 14, 2020

Parenting during lock down: here’s what you need to know

Parenting during lock down: here’s what you need to know

Kids + working from home might sound impossible, but it doesn’t have to be!

June 02, 2020

Practicing Mindfulness to Manage Anxiety

Practicing Mindfulness to Manage Anxiety

JF&CS clinician, Julie Zeff, offers some mindfulness exercises to help us embrace the uncertainty and “messy” moments of the current climate.

May 13, 2020

IN THE NEWS: JF&CS Atlanta Expands Telehealth and Support Groups

IN THE NEWS: JF&CS Atlanta Expands Telehealth and Support Groups

In response to COVID-19, JF&CS created 11 new support groups with topics ranging from parenting in a pandemic for different aged children, to support for family caregivers presented with new challenges during a pandemic, to those in relationships with a person who is struggling with addiction.

May 13, 2020

Jewish Family & Career Services Expands Telehealth and Support Groups in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Jewish Family & Career Services Expands Telehealth and Support Groups in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) significantly expanded telehealth options for critical mental health services and has also created more than 10 new support groups to help many populations.

April 06, 2020

JF&CS IN THE NEWS: COVID-19: Mental Health, How Are People Coping?

JF&CS IN THE NEWS: COVID-19: Mental Health, How Are People Coping?

Increased calls for mental health and substance abuse services are one measure of the tremors that COVID-19 is causing beneath the surface of Atlanta’s Jewish community.

March 26, 2020

JF&CS Offers Support When Therapy and Care Are Needed Most

JF&CS Offers Support When Therapy and Care Are Needed Most

Jewish Family & Career Services Expands Telehealth Options for Mental Health, Career Services, and Older Adult Services, Emergency Assistance in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

March 22, 2020

Healthy Social Media Habits for Teens in the Time of COVID-19

Healthy Social Media Habits for Teens in the Time of COVID-19

Social media and the internet have positive and negative effects on both teens and adults. It is our job as parents to help our children learn how to navigate both sides in a healthy, balanced way.

March 12, 2020

Surviving Suicide

Surviving Suicide

What to do when you lose a loved one to suicide. Content warning: Suicide

January 22, 2020

To Process Grief, Talk About It

To Process Grief, Talk About It

Learn why it is so important to be with others when dealing with grief

December 31, 2019

2020 Community Wide Jewish Pride Program

2020 Community Wide Jewish Pride Program

Please join us as we gather to demonstrate our collective will—we are joined in our bond of love, demand for freedom of religious expression and strength- together we denounce and reject hate.

December 16, 2019

Managing Stress

Managing Stress

When you are feeling overwhelmed, stop what you are doing and focus on the present. One way to ground yourself in the present is to self-soothe with your five senses, perhaps over a cup of tea.

December 10, 2019

JF&CS Welcomes Lauren Rovick As New Child & Adolescent Therapist

JF&CS Welcomes Lauren Rovick As New Child & Adolescent Therapist

Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) Atlanta announces Lauren Rovick, LCSW has joined the professional clinical staff as a therapist.

December 03, 2019

JF&CS Welcomes Ula Zusman As New Child & Adolescent Therapist

JF&CS Welcomes Ula Zusman As New Child & Adolescent Therapist

Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) Atlanta announces Ula Zusman, NCC, has joined the professional clinical staff as a therapist.

October 24, 2019

Strategies for Coping With ADHD

Strategies for Coping With ADHD

Dan Arnold, Director of Clinical Services, shares some strategies for children and adults to use when struggling with daily tasks.

August 19, 2019

Back to School: Five Challenges Every Parent Faces

Back to School: Five Challenges Every Parent Faces

August has become the traditional month for the public and private schools to re-open for the new school year. And now that most Atlanta area kids are getting up and heading off to school, most parents are dealing with the challenges that this transition period creates.

August 06, 2019

Does Millennial Loneliness Contribute to Society's Tragedies?

Does Millennial Loneliness Contribute to Society's Tragedies?

New data finds that Millennials report feeling lonely much more often than their Gen X and Baby Boomer counterparts. How does that isolation and loneliness impact the emotional well being of Millennials.

July 11, 2019

Parenting After Abuse: Shalom Bayit Starting New Group

Parenting After Abuse: Shalom Bayit Starting New Group

The Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home) program at JF&CS is excited to offer a new educational support group: Parenting After Abuse: Mothers Raising Children Exposed to Domestic Violence.

March 18, 2019

Teen Dating Safety: Love Shouldn't Hurt

Teen Dating Safety: Love Shouldn't Hurt

In an effort to spotlight the Social Work profession and highlight the contributions made by social workers to the community, March has been named National Social Work Month. As part of this recognition, the Shalom Bayit program of Jewish Family & Career Services in partnership with JumpSpark and PJ Our Way will present Love Shouldn’t Hurt, an educational seminar designed to educate parents about teen dating safety and healthy dating relationships.