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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 […]

Join us for an open support group that will meet weekly to discuss LGBTQIA+ issues and offer a safe space for support. Group will offer individuals information on resources in the community, as well as discuss the importance of building a support system. The group will also work in providing education to individuals on the […]

JSSA is strongly supportive of diversity, equality, and inclusiveness of all people — regardless of religion, sexual orientation, or any other factor. JSSA joins with the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate the ideals and principles of Pride Month by providing a variety of relevant resources and information for the community and a listing of opportunities to […]

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My father was 93 years old when he died in November of 2007. He had served in the American Army during World War II in Normandy and the Argonne Forest. His Army Division liberated the Buchenwald Camp. Afterward, he earned a master’s degree in social work and a law degree from The George Washington University. […]

Have you recently experienced a death of a loved one? Are you struggling with a wave of feelings that are confusing? Do you feel alone? Do you feel different and that no one understands you? These are just some of the feelings one feels when they are grieving. Please know that these feelings are normal […]

Join our support group for seniors 60+ struggling to maintain relationships with their adult children for a wide variety of reasons.  Topics will include how to set boundaries to protect yourself from abuse and working with children with mental illness. Participants will receive support and guidance as well as resources for additional help. Begins Tuesday, […]

Have you found yourself unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic? Join our adult support group for those unemployed during the crisis. We will share resources, emotional support and learn problem solving techniques for issues related to unemployment. We will also talk about how to create structure in your day and adopt positive self-care habits. Resources for […]

The “sandwich generation” is the point in adulthood when we must balance the responsibilities of parenting along with the responsibilities of caring for parents who are experiencing a decline in health and independence. This period involves the stress of meeting the needs of both the elder and younger generation, without the support we once received […]

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