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2014 Edythe Kurz Conference Teaches Westchester Healthcare Professionals How To Handle Children's Anxiety DisordersPublished: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 More than 180 healthcare professionals attending yesterday's 2014 WJCS Annual Edythe Kurz Conference heard from Keynote Speaker Jerome Bubrick, PhD, right, senior director of the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute, about the variety of anxiety disorders that affect children and what parents and educators can do to help children
Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 In a major article on the Business of Nonprofits in Westchester, WJCS' CEO Alan Trager was quoted extensively on the value and benefits WJCS and other nonprofit agencies deliver to Westchester County residents. Click here to read the article.
Published: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 POINT Family and Friends hosted their annual fundraiser at SPiN Ping Pong Club in New York City on Sunday, November 2. POINT, or Pursuing Our Independence Together, is a collaboration of WJCS and JCCA that provides an independent residential program for young adults with developmental disabilities. A special feature of the Spin event was the recognition of
Published: Monday, November 10, 2014 Residents in WJCS group homes along with their caregivers and other staff were among about 80 people who participated in a Havorah Sukkot celebration at Congregation Sons of Israel in Briarcliff last month, where Rabbi Steven Kane explained the background on the holiday. While some guests shook the lulav and etrog, others marched in procession with Rabbi
Published: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Sheila Rabideau, right, assistant executive director, Home Health Services, was honored with the Edna A. Lauterbach Member of the Year Award by The New York State Association of Health Care Providers, Inc. (HCP) at a conference in Long Island on Oct. 29. Rabideau, with Christy Johnston, left, president of HCP, was hailed for her constant support of HCP and
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.
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
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