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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. It’s an opportunity to talk about caring and compassionate options for individuals coping with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Each year, according to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, about 1.5 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers […]

Are you struggling with how best to support your special needs child with online education this Fall? In this support group, we will talk about what challenges you and your family are facing, what’s working, what’s not, and what new strategies you might try. Parents of special needs children and special education teachers welcome. This […]

Social distancing in times of COVID is taking its toll on our mental health and well-being. It is hard not to lose perspective, when we have to isolate from those whose company make our lives rich and meaningful. This year, many of us fear the change in season when dropping temperatures and shorter days limit […]

As cold and flu season looms while COVID-19 lingers, it’s more important than ever to make sure your health care wishes are known if you have an illness or emergency and can’t speak for yourself. Given the overlap of COVID-19 and influenza, what better time is there to prepare than now? Whether you’re 18 or […]

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 […]

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