(Courtesy of JFS MetroWest) Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey is pleased to offer a variety of support groups this fall.
Groups are valuable as they provide individuals with a common need, concern, or experience a place to share and support each other under the guidance and skill of an experienced, empathetic, licensed professional therapist. Groups can be effectively utilized in addition to other counseling services or independently. JFS offers group counseling and support groups in the JFS offices as well as in community venues, including local synagogues and schools.
Below is a description of each group being offered:
NEW! JFS is creating a five to six week support group for teens (ages 15-18) whose parents are experiencing a divorce and/or separation. Learn more at www.jfsmetrowest.org/teengroup23
Parents and Caregivers of Adult Children with Disabilities – Connect with other parents and caregivers to discuss advocacy strategies and resources. Group sessions will be held Mondays, beginning Monday, September 18. For more information and to register, contact Kristin at [email protected] or (973) 637-1749. Free.
Siblings of Children with Disabilities – This group allows siblings to explore their emotions in a fun and supportive environment. Group sessions will be held Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday, September 20. For more information and to register, contact Kim at [email protected]. Free.
A Journey Through Grief – Bereavement group for older adults who have lost a spouse or significant other. The group will meet Tuesdays, beginning Tuesday, October 10 at the JFS Florham Park office. For more information and to register, contact Amanda at [email protected] or 973-637-1712. Most major insurances accepted.
Playgroup With a Purpose – On-going weekly group for parents with their babies age 0-12 months to share and connect. In collaboration with Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel. Wednesdays 9:15 -10:15 a.m., beginning Wednesday, October 11 at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange. For more information and to register, contact Blair at [email protected]. Free.
Financial Empowerment Seminar – Victims of domestic abuse will gain the skills necessary to understand financial abuse and assist them in building financially independent lives. We will offer a range of information from financial safety planning and financial management principles to future financial planning. This seminar will take place on October 19 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the JFS Florham Park office. For more information and to register, please visit www.jfsmetrowest.org/finance23. Free.
Family Support for Alzheimer’s Disease – Support group for families and caregivers with the emotional support and education they need to better understand Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This group meets virtually multiple times during the month on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information and to register, visit www.alznj.org. Free.
Breaking Free of Childhood Anxiety – Parents and caregivers will learn about childhood anxiety as well as strategies and tools to use when responding to a child’s anxious behavior. This program utilizes SPACE, “Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions”, a parent-based treatment program for children & teens with anxiety, OCD, and related problems, developed by Dr. Eli Lebowitz at the Yale Child Study Center. This group also enables parents to interact and connect with others experiencing similar struggles. This 6-week group begins November 1 and will be virtual. Most major insurances accepted. For more information and to register, please contact Kristin at [email protected]
For more information, visit www.jfsmetrowest.org/fall-support-groups-2023