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WJCS Newsletters provide up-to-date information about WJCS programs, events and opportunities.

Click the links below to view our recent publications. 

WJCS geared up for #GivingTuesday throughout November with four postcards 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 to prevent child abuse. Click here to learn more. (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)

 

WJCS In The News

FIOS1News coverage of #GivingTuesday highlighted WJCS' creative approach to the global day of giving.  

Westchester Magazine, Dec. 2014 issue, reports on WJCS Center Lane's Evening with Edie Windsor and its 20-year commitment to the LGBTQ cause.

Westchester Jewish Life, Dec. 2014, includes article on WJCS' POINT program that supports independent living for young adults with disabilities. Click here to read the article.

The New York Times Neediest Cases series, Nov. 21, profiles Elaine Baez, a WJCS client from the Mt. Vernon Clinic whose creative doll-making helped her cope with trauma from an abusive past. Click here to view the video and read the poignant story.   

Westchester Magazine, Nov. 12, article highlighting the major contributions nonprofit organizations make to the Westchester economy features WJCS' CEO Alan Trager. Click here to read the article.

Autism Spectrum News, Fall 2014, carried a bylined article by Carrie Melcer, WJCS clinical social worker, on using media to teach social skills to young people with autism.

WJCS Youth Mental Health First Aid Training was mentioned in several media outlets, including:
Pleasantville Hamlet Hub, Nov. 12. Click here to read the article.
Pleasantville Daily Voice, Nov. 12. Click here to read the article.
Mount Kisco Hamlet Hub, Nov. 11. Click here to read the article.

Behavioral Health News, Fall 2014, bylined article by Aaron Newman, WJCS regional administrator of mental health services, discusses how WJCS is integrating health care, connecting mind and body, for its clients. Click here to read the article.

White Plains Daily Voice, Oct. 30, article by United Way president and CEO lauds WJCS for its after-school programs. Click here to read the article.

Scarsdale Daily Voice and the Greenburgh Daily Voice, Oct. 30, announce WJCS Women-Helping-Women fall series of programs. Click here to read the article. Click here to read the article.

The Jewish Week, Oct 21, profiles the WJCS Youth Mental Health First Aid program that trains adults who work with teens to recognize the signs of emotional distress. Click here to read the article.

Scarsdale10583.com, Oct. 15, Scarsdale high school student volunteer with WJCS Amazing Afternoons wins recognition for her community service. Click here to read the article.

The Daily Voice, Oct. 14, featured the expansion of Youth Mental Health First Aid with federal funding. Click here to read the article.

Westfaironline.com, Oct. 6, and several other media outlets covered the announcement of a new grant to the WJCS Parent-Child Home Program from National PCHP and the Reader's Digest Foundation. Click here to read the article.
Westchester County Business Journal. Click here.
NY Nonprofit Press, Sept. 30. Click here.
Westchester Jewish Life, Oct. Click here.

New12 Westchester ran a segment on US Supreme Court victor Edie Windsor and her appearance at a Center Lane fundraising event. View the clip here.

Westchester Jewish Life, Sept.2014, bylined article by Brenda Haas, WJCS coordinator of the Guiding Parents through Services program, discusses kids' back-to-school preparation.

The WJCS Off the Street program's capture of a $780,000 multi-year grant won significant media coverage in several outlets, including
Westchester Jewish Life,
Aug. 2014. Click here.
Mount Vernon Inquirer, Aug. 2014. Click here.
Journal News, CW Express, July 31. Click here.
Journal News,
July 24. Click here.
Scarsdale Daily Voice, July 23. Click here.
New York Nonprofit Press, July 20, included WJCS in overall story on the New York State after-school program grants. Click here to read the article.

Mount Vernon Inquirer, in Aug. and Sept. 2014, spotlights the WJCS Parent-Child Home Program Hartley Park summer program. Click here and here to read the articles.

Westchester Jewish Life, Sept. 2014, article covers a grant WJCS received from CJ Foundation for SIDS, the largest, leading SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) organization in the U.S. Click here to read the article.
Westchester County Business Journal,
Aug. 11, article also highlights the grant. Click here.
NY Nonprofit Press, Aug. 6. Click here.

Journal News, Aug. 7, looks at reimbursement issues affecting the delivery of early intervention programs by agencies such as WJCS. Click here to read the article.

Mount Vernon Inquirer, July 2014, article highlighting the WJCS Parent Management Training. Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, June/July 2014, Brenda Haas, coordinator of WJCS Guiding Parents through Services (GPS) advises parents on the value of play time for children during the summer. Click here to read the article.

The Jewish Week, June 27, profiles the WJCS Shelanu program for young Jewish adults on the autism spectrum. Click here to read the article.

White Plains Daily Voice, June 12, announces WJCS Center Lane and PrideWorks' annual Gay Prom, Friday, June 20. Click here to read the article.

Yonkers Daily Voice, May 16, quotes WJCS Center Lane Program Director Santo Barbagiovanni on NFL's first openly gay player as role model. Click here to read the article.  

Mount Vernon Inquirer, May 15, featuring WJCS' Kids' Kloset fashion show that raised funds to provide essentials for children in need. Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, May 14, ran an article bylined by WJCS' Brenda Haas about the need to reduce the stigma associated with children’s mental health. Click here to read article.

New York Nonprofit Press was one of several media outlets that covered the WJCS 2014 Gala honoring Penny Goldsmith and Linda Plattus. Click here to read the article.
New York Nonprofit Press, April 7, more coverage of WJCS Gala. Click here to read the article.
Mount Vernon Inquirer, May 2014. Click here.
Westchester County Business Journal, April 14. Click here.
Westchester Rising, April 11. Click here.
Scarsdale Inquirer, April 11. Click here.
Scarsdale 10583, April 11. Click here.
Westchester Jewish Life, April 2014. Click here.

Scarsdale Daily Voice, April 17, article on Rabbi Steven Greenberg and the LGBTQ community mentioned Center Lane. Click here to the read article.

Westfair Online, April 16, article about the Westchester STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program involving WJCS Off The Street Program. Click here to read article.

Scarsdale Inquirer, April 11, ran an article bylined by Suzanne Yearley about the need for early childhood literacy programs. Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, April 2014, article mentions WJCS' Rabbi Pamela Wax's selection for a global justice fellowship by the American Jewish World Service. Click here to read the article.

Westchester Jewish Life, April 2014, article mentions WJCS Jewish Programs' award of a grant for a Tikkun Middot project. Click here to read the article.

Westchester Magazine's, April 2014 issue features WJCS' Compeer program and its coordinator Laura Stein as well as two participants. Click here to read about volunteer Ben Blumberg and client Robert, whose matching has blossomed into a three-year friendship.

Westchester Jewish Life, April 2014, article announces the launch of WJCS' Youth Mental Health First Aid Program.  Click here to read the article.

Mt. Vernon Rising and Westchester Rising, April 4, announce the launch of the WJCS Empowering Moms & Kids program in Mt. Vernon. Click here and here to read the article.

Mt. Vernon Inquirer was one of many media outlets that covered the WJCS Kids' Kloset Fashion Show Fundraiser on March 23, 2014. Click here to read article.
Lohud.com, April 2014, also highlights the fashion show. Click here to read the article.

WABC TV
featured WJCS' Project Lifesaver program last weekend, including an interview with Program Coordinator Lee Englander, a client and her parent as well as an officer from the Westchester County Police Dept. Click here to view the segment.

Mt. Vernon Inquirer ran a photo and article about Mt. Vernon Senior Programs and its "Fleetwood Thursday" lecture series with Sen. Jeff Klein.

The Examiner News, Mar. 19, was one of several media outlets that featured County Executive Rob Astorino and WJCS CEO Alan Trager launching Youth Mental Health First Aid. Read about it here.

Harrison Daily Voice, Feb. 26, 2014, features WJCS Kids Kloset and its band of volunteers. Click here to read the article.

The Examiner News named WJCS "A Valuable Resource in the Community." Read all about it here.

Behavioral Health News features WJCS CEO Alan Trager and colleagues' discussion of Coordinated Behavioral Health Services

Westchester Jewish Life, Dec. 2013, covers the WJCS Kurz Conference focusing on the effects of trauma on those who treat victims of trauma. Click here to read the article.