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WJCS Youth Mental Health First Aid Program Featured in Jewish Week Newspaper

Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 The WJCS Youth Mental Health First Aid program and the training it offered recently to Jewish schools was featured in last week's Jewish Week newspaper. The program was made possible through a grant from the UJA-Federation. Click here to read all about it.

New AmeriCorps Member J. Klaber Joins WJCS

Published: Monday, October 20, 2014 Julie Klaber, a graduate of the University of Maryland-College Park, is the new Americorps member at WJCS and coordinator of the Youth Mental Health First Aid program. Klaber has a bachelor's degree in psychology and plans to pursue a doctorate in psychology. Klaber previously interned and volunteered at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Children's

Avon Foundation for Women Awards $6,250 Grant to WJCS' Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse

Published: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 WJCS' Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse has won a $6,250 one-year grant from the Avon Foundation for Women to provide mental health treatment and supports to child victims of domestic violence and abuse. It is the fifth year that WJCS has received Avon Foundation funding to support its work on this important issue. The grant is part of an annual Avon

Chai House Women Display Artistic Skills in Decorative New Year's Gifts

Published: Monday, September 22, 2014 Chai House residents displayed their creative talents by designing these decorative plates as gifts for their families for Rosh Hashanah. The women chose an array of paper and cutouts to make the plates, under the guidance of Susan Kronish, Jewish program coordinator for individuals with disabilities. They used a technique called reverse decoupage to glue

Amazing Afternoons Students Learn Hard Work Pays off in Healthy Eating

Published: Thursday, September 4, 2014 Some students from the WJCS Amazing Afternoons program at Edward Williams Elementary School in Mt. Vernon returned to school this week with a new set of skills and new appreciation for healthy eating. The students learned how to create a vegetable garden, not one with any old crops, but with organically grown produce. Teaching the kids this valuable lesson

WJCS Annual Edythe Kurz Conference on Childhood Anxiety Slated for Nov. 18

Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 The WJCS 22nd Annual Edythe Kurz Conference scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, 2014, will focus on Childhood Anxiety Disorders. Keynote speaker will be Jerome Bubrick, PhD, senior director of the Anxiety & Mood Disorder Center and director of the Intensive Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Program at the Child Mind Institute in New York

WJCS After-School Programs Get High Marks from Students

Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 WJCS after-school programs are helping students improve their homework, are making learning fun and introducing them to new activities. These were some of the findings in end-of-year satisfaction surveys completed by 184 students in WJCS Off the Street, Amazing Afternoons and the Mary J. Blige Center after-school programs. The students, from grades one

Claremont House Residents and Staff Reap What They Sow - Literally!

Published: Monday, August 18, 2014 In the Spring, residents and staff at WJCS Claremont House in Mt. Vernon were busy planting a backyard garden and now are literally reaping what they sowed, with a bumper crop of tomatoes, squash, green peppers, cucumbers and potatoes, gracing salads and other meals. "Homegrown" means something extra special to Senior Direct Support Professional Omar Harvey