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April 2020

Helping Kids Cope with COVID-19

April 3 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online, NY

What are the acute needs of children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic? Nyla Rock-Vanloo, LMSW, Organizational Development Specialist for the Martha K Selig Educational Institute and Therapist at the Crossroads clinic, will discuss the signs and symptoms of anxiety in children, followed by sharing the skills, tools and best practices to best support children experiencing anxiety during uncertain times. Click here to register for this free online webinar.

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Social Action & Social Justice in Your PJs

April 6 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online, NY

Are you a teen who feels like you want to give back during these stressful and unknown times? Join Pam Schuller, Director of The Jewish Board’s HereNow program, for a conversation about the things you CAN do to help your community, the country, and even the world—all from your couch! This workshop is geared towards 8th-12th graders anywhere in the US. Click here to register for this free online webinar.

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Caring for Your Spirit in a Time of Crisis

April 7 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online, NY

There are many ways to take care of yourself during times of uncertainty – and spiritual care is a valuable resource. Join The Jewish Board's Rabbinic Director, Rabbi Simkha Weintraub, LCSW, for a group discussion about how we can use tools from our spiritual worlds during this time of crisis and uncertainty. All religions and spiritual beliefs welcome and valued. Click here to register for this free online webinar.

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Staying Emotionally Connected From 6 Feet Away

April 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online, NY

The need to practice social distancing during COVID-19 can be emotionally stressful. Join Andrea LoPresti, LCSW, Administrative Supervisor for The Jewish Board's Jewish Community Services program, for a discussion on the proactive strategies we can use to manage our feelings of loneliness and isolation. Click here to register for this free online webinar.

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Providing Recovery Support During COVID-19

April 23 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online, NY

Supporting a loved one in recovery can be difficult, and even more so now in at time of social distancing. Join Shoshana Kirsch Nirenberg, LMSW, Program Coordinator for The Jewish Board's JACS program, to learn about how substance issues impact the Jewish community, how you can support someone struggling with addiction, and how to take care of your own mental health throughout that process. Click here to register for this free online webinar.

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May 2020

Caring for Your Spirit in a Time of Crisis

May 6 @ 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Online, NY

There are many ways to take care of yourself during times of uncertainty – and spiritual care is a valuable resource. Join The Jewish Board's Rabbinic Director, Rabbi Simkha Weintraub, LCSW, for a group discussion about how we can use tools from our spiritual worlds during this time of crisis and uncertainty. All religions and spiritual beliefs welcome and valued. Click here to register for this free online webinar.

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How to Cope with Anxiety and Uncertainty

May 13 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online, NY

There are many ways to cope positively with uncertainty, and it is most important for individuals to learn about strategies and determine what works for them. In this free online learning session, Deborah Zicht, LCSW-R, Senior Director at The Jewish Board, will answer your questions and provide tips and tools for managing anxiety – including when to seek more help. Click here to register for this free online webinar.

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Reducing the Stress of Virtual Learning

May 15 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Online, NY

Parents are feeling an enormous amount of pressure during this time due to being tasked with playing multiple roles at the same time in the same space. All of a sudden you are expected to be a teacher, parent, and professional all at once. Join Nayeli Calle-Sousa, LCSW, and Shondra Davis, Psy.D, to discuss tips for creating an environment in your home that helps your child get into “school mode.” We will also review how to engage in co-regulation strategies…

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Responding to Change and Loss

May 20 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online, NY

During this pandemic health crisis, we are experiencing a sense of loss that is difficult to name. With the loss of our day to day routines, face-to-face interactions, and missed celebrations, we encounter multiple feelings seemingly at once. Join Crystal Gauen and Erin Huntley, Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCAT), in supporting one and other to navigate this time of uncertainty and identify ways to care for ourselves and our community. Click here to register for this free online webinar.

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Caring for Your Spirit in a Time of Crisis

May 26 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

There are many ways to take care of yourself during times of uncertainty – and spiritual care is a valuable resource. Join The Jewish Board's Rabbinic Director, Rabbi Simkha Weintraub, LCSW, for a group discussion about how we can use tools from our spiritual worlds during this time of crisis and uncertainty. All religions and spiritual beliefs welcome and valued. Click here to register for this free online webinar.

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July 2020

Coping with Loss and Change for Caregivers

July 14 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online, NY

This workshop, facilitated by Crystal Gauen, LCAT, and Erin Huntley, LCAT, will speak about grief during this time of collective loss. We are now being called to adapt and change our previously known ways of life, while also experiencing challenging feelings of ambiguous loss including our loss of overall normalcy. There will be time for parents and caregivers to talk more about their own personal experiences with these situations. Click here to join the workshop.

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Children and Teen Grief for Caregivers

July 21 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online, NY

In this session, facilitated by Crystal Gauen, LCAT, and Erin Huntley, LCAT, we’ll present about the basics of children’s and teen grief; what it looks like, what it feels like, and how to speak to grieving youth. There will also be time for parents and caregivers to speak about their own personal family experiences with grief and loss. Click here to join the workshop.

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Adult Grief for Caregivers

July 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online, NY

This workshop, facilitated by Crystal Gauen, LCAT, and Erin Huntley, LCAT, will talk about what it feels like to be an adult grieving the loss of an important person. We will speak about how culture impacts grieving, and how to move forward with grief, as opposed to moving on. There will also be time for parents and caregiver to share about their personal grief experiences. Click here to join the workshop.

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August 2020

Unpacking Grief During the Pandemic for Caregivers

August 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online, NY

In this session, facilitated by Crystal Gauen, LCAT, and Erin Huntley, LCAT, we will be clarifying some myths and misconceptions about loss and bereavement (there are no 5 stages!) as well as normalizing common grief reactions. There will be time for parents and caregivers to speak more about personal experiences with these situations. Click here to join the workshop.

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Making Meaning and Finding Hope for Caregivers

August 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online, NY

This workshop, facilitated by Crystal Gauen, LCAT, and Erin Huntley, LCAT, will look at how to make meaning and find hope within grief. Instead of a search for closure, we will speak about how grief is lifelong and the importance of resiliency, hope, and life. There will also be time for parents and caregivers to talk about their own personal loss and bereavement experiences. Click here to join the workshop.

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Self-Care for Families and Caregivers

August 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online, NY

This workshop, facilitated by Crystal Gauen, LCAT, and Erin Huntley, LCAT, will focus on how to take care of yourselves and your family while also experiencing grief. Taking good care of ourselves doesn’t always come easily, and we may need help and practice. We will speak about some guidelines to help care for yourself and overall wellness. There will be time for caregivers to talk about their own self-care and share ideas with others. Click here to join the workshop.

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September 2020

Supporting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities During the Covid Pandemic with Esther Gottlieb, LCSW

September 10 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

For people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their caregivers, the pandemic presents its own unique set of challenges. The impact of COVID on their social and emotional wellbeing can be significant. This free online workshop, presented by Esther Gottlieb, LCSW, Executive Program Director of I/DD Services at the Jewish Board’s Mishkon residence for adults, will help participants understand the struggles this population faces and will offer resources to help support families and individuals. Click here to register for this…

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COVID and Education: Strategies for Success with Daria Best, LCSW

September 17 @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

Join Daria Best, LCSW, Clinical Director of The Jewish Board’s Brownsville Child Development Center, for an online conversation with her frontline staff about how best to cope with the changes in education, remote learning, and working with children from home. Get tips for working with the children in your life, ask questions, find access to resources, and see how we’re working with young people to ensure their success moving forward. Click here to register for this free online webinar.

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Helping Kids Cope with COVID-19 with Nyla Rock-Vanloo, LMSW

September 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

This webinar will explore the acute needs of children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we grow accustomed to living in a new socially distant normal, returning to work and school, it is important that we master the skills necessary to maintain our wellness. In this free online workshop, we will be discussing signs and symptoms of anxiety in children, followed by the sharing of skills, tools and best practices to best support children experiencing anxiety during uncertain times…

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Domestic Violence and the COVID Crisis with Dadrene Hine St Hilaire, PhD

September 24 @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Jewish Board, 135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020 United States

The lockdown, increased unemployment, and continued uncertainty in all aspects of life have added to a rise in domestic violence throughout the country. Join Dadrene Hine St Hilaire, Senior Director, along with frontline staff from The Jewish Board’s domestic violence shelters, for an online discussion about the effect of the pandemic on families, the increase in domestic violence, and how we work with families to build hope, strength, and resiliency. Click here to register for this free online webinar.

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