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September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month. During this month individuals and mental health organizations across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention. In honor of this month, JSSA is adding our voice to remind our neighbors that suicide can be prevented. Suicide prevention work has never been more critical […]

It can be difficult talking to your children about racism and discrimination. Some parents worry about exposing their children to racial issues too early. Others shy away from talking about racism because they themselves might not fully understand and aren’t comfortable talking about it. And other parents don’t have a choice but to discuss racism […]

Are you the parent of a high schooler who’s struggling during this pandemic?  This group will provide a space where you can share some of the challenges your high schooler may be experiencing as well as the difficulties you may be facing in parenting your high schooler.  We’ll share strategies on what’s working for you […]

Social media has become a dominant part of our everyday lives and is particularly concerning for parents of tweens (ages 9-12) during the pandemic. This group will focus on the unique challenges for parents with a tween who uses or is planning to use social media. Guest contributors will include teens who are aware of […]

Wondering how to help your child manage online learning in the upcoming school year? This group will provide parents with support in identifying resources and strategies to make the most out of online learning.  We will work together and learn from each other what tips and tricks may help you and your child. DATE: Thursdays […]

This is a very stressful time of year for both teachers and parents of school age children as they try to navigate the challenges of online learning during this pandemic. Members of the JSSA leadership team will be offering support groups to parents and teachers throughout the month of September. This will be a 4-week […]

This is a very stressful time of year for both teachers and parents of school age children as they try to navigate the challenges of online learning during this pandemic. Members of the JSSA leadership team will be offering support groups to parents and teachers throughout the month of September. This will be a 4-week […]

This is a very stressful time of year for both teachers and parents of school age children as they try to navigate the challenges of online learning during this pandemic. Members of the JSSA leadership team will be offering support groups to parents and teachers throughout the month of September.  The group below will be […]

To say the least, 2020 thus far has been chaotic, uncertain, and stressful. From the COVID-19 pandemic to politics to current social issues, reading and watching the news can make it seem like the state of the world is in a downward spiral. Our lives have all been impacted in ways we never anticipated. Continuous […]

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Parenting amid the COVID-19 pandemic and during stay-at-home orders present an array of new challenges for many parents. But for parents of children or young adults who have autism, parenting during this time creates unique and perhaps even more difficult challenges. Individuals with autism may be confused about what is happening. Depending on where they […]

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