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  1. Talking to Children with Special Needs About Death and Dying

    Talking with any child about death and dying can be daunting, but it may be particularly so…
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    Talking to children with special needs about death and dying
  2. If You Want to Adopt a Child, Make a Home Study Your First Step

    Author: Beth Lutton, LCSW-C/LISW, Adoption Options Executive Director Home Study | Top…
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    “Staff Tips and Strategies” and a drawing of a family in green
  3. Learning From Grief

    As human beings, we will experience loss many times in our lives. I have found that in these…
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    how river stones can help us learn from grief
  4. Advance Care Planning: Helping Others Help You

    As individuals and families begin to think about aging, they tend to focus on the completion…
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  5. How to Talk to Kids About the Election

    Young children may be unsure how to feel after last week’s presidential election if…
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    how to talk to kids about the election
  6. JSSA Releases “A Glimpse of JSSA” Video

    Hear directly from JSSA clients, including Michael, Aya, Eugenia, and Leonid, and participants…
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    JSSA video 2016
  7. The Other Holocaust Survivors in Bethesda Magazine

    In the January-February 2016 issue of Bethesda Magazine, Eugene L. Meyer writes about Russian…
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    The Other Holocaust Survivors article in Bethesda Magazine featuring JSSA
  8. Canine Chronicles with Quincy, a JSSA Therapy Dog – Vol. 1

    When I first saw the ad in the Montgomery Gazette, I realized the potential of JSSA’s…
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    Quincy, a pet therapy dog for JSSA hospice
  9. The Work of Hospice Chaplains in Washington Jewish Week

    Did you know that hospice is one of the few areas of the American health care system that…
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    Understanding the work of hospice chaplains
  10. The End of Life is Different for Holocaust Survivors

    In JTA, Melissa Apter writes about the special challenges that Jewish hospice chaplains,…
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    the end of life is different for holocaust survivors