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Treating Trauma and its Effects

Published: Friday, October 7, 2016

Research has shown that trauma is pervasive in society and organizations of all stripes are finding ways to deal with its deleterious effects. One school district is practicing Unconditional Education, which trains teachers about the 

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WJCS Alzheimer's, Dementia Initiative Offers Slew of Support

Published: Monday, September 26, 2016

WJCS' new Alzheimer's and Dementia Care initiative features an array of services and support for individuals and families caring for loved ones affected by those diseases. From specially trained home health aides to care consultation, support groups and seminars, many needs are being addressed. Learn more

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

Published: Monday, September 26, 2016

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth ages 10-24 and the 10th leading cause of death among adults. Nearly 90% of those who died by suicide had an underlying mental illness. WJCS offers mental health treatment

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Nine Tips to Help Teens Cope With Stress

Published: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Even when times are generally good, sometimes teens may feel stress building up from pressure at school, at work, or in relationships with family and friends. National Institute on Drug Abuse provides these tips for teens for managing both ongoing stress and a single stressful event

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NYT Reports Study Reveals 'Heartbreaking' Levels of Violence Against LGBTQ Youth

Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The first nationwide study to ask high school students about their sexuality found that gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers were at far greater risk for depression, bullying and many types of violence than their straight peers. “I found the numbers heartbreaking

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WJCS Provides Free Consultations for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's & other Dementias

Published: Monday, August 8, 2016

WJCS' Pathways to Care program provides professional assistance to individuals and families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia

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Compeer Celebrates 30 Years; Needs New Volunteers

Published: Friday, August 5, 2016

The WJCS Compeer program is celebrating 30 years of matching volunteers with clients who are recovering from mental health conditions and the buddies are proving that the program does wonders for both

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Celebrating 26 Years of the ADA

Published: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) celebrated its 26th anniversary on July 26. The Disability Rights Movement, organized in the 1970s, has been similar to other movements in important ways. Attitudes needed changing for social change to happen. Access to basic rights like education, marriage, work, transportation, public spaces and housing needed legal protection; and the

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