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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published by the Child Mind Institute; the version below has been lightly edited for style and content. News of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the pandemic in a […]

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  Human beings like certainty. We are hard-wired to want to know what is happening when and to notice things that feel threatening to us. When things feel uncertain or when we don’t generally feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed. This […]

As the health and safety of our clients and staff continues to be our main priority, we are closing all JSSA offices to outside visitors beginning Wednesday, March 18. We remain committed to delivering the full complement of JSSA’s services even as the majority of our staff will be working remotely. Hospice and Premier Homecare […]

As we keep a close watch on the news and government announcements regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), JSSA is committed to keeping our clients and the community informed about our response. JSSA is continuing to provide our critical services as much as feasibly possible, including remote service delivery when necessary. Most importantly: We are coordinating with […]

When frightening events occur, children need guidance and support as they try to process what they’re hearing and seeing around them and on the news. For parents who feel unequipped to manage their child’s concerns or questions during scary times like this, the following tips may help you feel more confident addressing these types of […]

Less than half of parents who have adult children with intellectual and developmental disabilities make long-term plans about who will take over their child’s care when they are no longer capable, or here to care for them. JSSA’s Collaborative Care Program provides affordable, team-based care coordination and support services to fit the unique needs and […]

JSSA Legacy Donor Candi Kaplan

Through her many personal and professional pursuits over the years, Candi Kaplan has cultivated the skill of thinking ahead. A long-time JSSA board member, Candi began her term as president in 2016 with an eye to the future.

How to Recognize and Support an Anxious Child | JSSA

Anxiety is a natural response to ambiguity in life, even in childhood and adolescence. And while a bit of anxiety has been shown to be helpful in encouraging motivation, many children and teens experience an unhealthy level of anxiety. The Anxiety Disorders Association of America reports that anxiety disorders affect one in eight children. For […]

6 Ways to Set Limits on Your Child's Use of Electronics

Summer often means less daily structure and more screen time. While research has found that electronics can engage children in beneficial ways, many parents worry that video games and television are taking over their kids’ lives. When electronics prevent your child from learning, socializing, and developing other critical skills, it may be time to put some […]

Deborah Peeples joins JSSA in Rockville, MD

We are pleased to introduce Deborah Peeples as JSSA’s new chief development and external affairs officer.

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