From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: August 2023

Judy Desk blog - laptop with plant and coffee cup Some people might think it premature to feel as though summer is ending when the calendar tells us it’s still August and fall doesn’t officially begin until Sep. 23. Yet, the kids are home from summer camp, school is resuming for most students in the next few weeks, and “everything on a stick[...]

How is it August already? How to enjoy the transition to fall

Tips for remaining grounded during the back-to-school transition By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE • Manager of Family Life Education Summer just seemed to be in full swing and now here we are at back-to-school time and Halloween candy ALREADY in stores! Enjoying the end of summer see[...]

Navigating E-cigarettes: A guide for parents

By Lili Jurayj • Addiction and Recovery Services Program Coordinator E-cigarette use is on the rise in both teens and adults in the United States. This year, 5% of the total U.S. population admits to using vapes, with nearly 20% of that number being high school and middle school students. This[...]

What is my therapist reading?

What is my therapist reading By Natalie Quiring-Oleson, MSW, LICSW • JFCS Therapist, with the support of the JFCS Counseling team The world is full of books on every topic. This includes mental health. With so many options to pick from, how can you know what to choose? The JFCS Counseling team wanted to highlight a few of[...]