Can you tell us about yourself and your background?
I have four children and eight grandchildren and relish any time I spend with them. I received my Master of Social Work at Ohio State. I had a private psychotherapy practice in Columbus, Ohio, for eight years. My family and I moved to Minneapol[...]
Food and the month of September seem to go hand-in-hand. As kids return to school and busy schedules, the amount of food they consume is evident in family budgets. Our tastes turn from cold and creamy deliciousness to hearty and savory comfort foods. Jewish holidays at this time of year – in addi[...]
By Leah Persky, PhD & CFLE • Manager of Family Life Education
Back-to-school time is in full swing and the transition to new routines and schedules can be a challenge, while simultaneously being a relief to children and their parents. Last month I wrote about the transition from summe[...]
By Lili Jurayj • Addiction and Recovery Services Program Coordinator
If you went to the Minnesota State Fair this year, you might have noticed the pesky clouds of smoke wafting through the air, even in designated non-smoking areas. It's a common sight these days, and it's not just tobacco smok[...]
Advocacy groups aim to reduce stigma of discussing suicide
By Angela Cowan, MSW, LICSW • JFCS Counseling Manager
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Thoughts of suicide can impact anyone, regardless of age, race, socio-economic background, gender identity, sexual o[...]
Gov. Tim Walz is highlighting efforts to connect Minnesotans to high-growth, high-demand jobs
By Sheilah Howard • JFCS Career Services Director
September is Workforce Development Month and Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan are highlighting efforts to connect Minne[...]
Pictured (from left) are JFCS Director of Children and Family Programs Ruth Paley, former ParentChild+ participants Caleb and Ruth Ann, and Director of Education and Learning Kristi Murray.
Caleb, who participated in ParentChild+ before kindergarten, graduated from high school this spring [...]