WJCS Newsletters provide up-to-date information about WJCS programs, events and opportunities. View our recent publications:
In October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month - the WJCS Newsletter focused on the traumatic affect of violence on the family and the agency's initiative to become trauma-informed in order to enhance its care and services.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth ages 10-24 and the 10th leading cause of death among adults. The September WJCS Newsletter outlined the mental health, training and support programs WJCS offers to address this complex issue.
A new initiative on care consultations and other services to support people with Alzheimer's and related dementias was highlighted in the August WJCS Newsletter.
The July WJCS Newsletter kicked off the annual Back-to-School drive for kids' clothing and school supplies.
June is Pride Month and that was the theme of the WJCS Newsletter, which carried a statement in support of the LGBTQ victims of the Orlando, FL, tragedy and highlights of activities, events and resources.
The WJCS May newsletter focused on depression and featured a WJCS client who was treated with leading-edge Dialectical Behavior Therapy for her suicidal tendencies and is now thriving.
April was Autism Awareness Month and the WJCS Newsletter included a slew of resources for children and parents.
The value of investing in early childhood development for disadvantaged children was the focus on the newsletter during Week of the Young Child, and it featured a graduate of the WJCS Parent-Child Center program, now a graduate student. She credits the program for her success.
During October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the WJCS newsletter featured an in-depth look at its effects on children.
In September, the WJCS newsletter focused on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and one of its facets, Mindfulness, that has been gaining popularity in recent months, as it helps people who struggle with intense or inappropriate emotional reactions on their way to recovery.
As summer drew to a close, the newsletter featured back-to-school tips and after-school and other programs for parents.
The 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and WJCS programs that foster inclusion of people with disabilities was the focus on the July newsletter.
For WJCS Center Lane, June was an especially significant month: the program's 20th anniversary, gay prom and recognition for its achievements.
During Mental Health Awareness Month in May, WJCS's newsletter focused on recovery, one client's path to success and programs to make the journey easier.
WJCS celebrates women of achievement in Women's History Month (March 2015).
WJCS turned the spotlight on kids during February with a feature on a world-class concert that raises funds Amazing Afternoons after-school program and Kids' Kloset that provides clothing for kids in need.
WJCS captured the media's attention in 2014, culminating in a major article in Westchester Magazine. See highlights in the January 2015 newsletter as well as a look at 20 years of Center Lane, the only community center in Westchester for LGBTQ youth.
WJCS geared up for #GivingTuesday throughout November with a four-postcard campaign highlighting different aspects of WJCS. Click here to see one postcard. (Nov 2014)
Read a letter from Joe Torre and learn how WJCS' Margaret's Place is creating positive circles of influence within schools. Click here for the details. (Oct 2014)
Going back to school, WJCS shares ways to make it a healthy transition and tips to help your classroom be LGBTQ inclusive. Click here to learn more. (Sep 2014)
New report highlights the importance of developing a public health approach to recognizing the impact of childhood mental health disorders. Click here to learn more. (Jun 2014)
Free and confidential mental health screenings are provided at WJCS mental health clinics, just one way WJCS is caring for Westchester residents. Click here to learn more. (May 2014)
WJCS works to promote family wellness and prevent child abuse. Learn how. (Apr 2014)
Parent-Child Home Program newsletter features Board Member Julian Gomez, a graduate of the program. Click here to read his story. (Apr 2014)
WJCS presented Youth Mental Health First Aid at the county-wide Safer Communities Forum. Click here to read the announcement and to learn more about Youth Mental Health First Aid. (Feb 2014)