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May 2017

CE Training: Beyond Trans 101: Mental Health Practice and Advocacy with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (TGNC) Clients

This 3-hour CE training is for mental health professionals and dives into the framework for providing TGNC positive care.

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May 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Transitioning Youth 2018 Provider Fair

  Prepare for life after Montgomery County Public Schools at the Transitioning Youth Provider Fair, hosted by MCPS Transition Services Unit. Families of students who have been determined DD eligible and will be exiting school at age 21 in June 2018 are invited to attend and meet representatives from provider agencies, including JSSA's Specialized Employment Service.

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May 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 United States

Transition to Employment Open House

JSSA Specialized Employment Services Open House

Learn about JSSA Specialized Employment Services for individuals with disabilities, including assessment and training programs, at its annual Open House.

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May 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Imagine Israel Changemakers Series: Oren Helman

Oren Helman will lead a thought-provoking discussion on his lobbying efforts to champion employment regulations for individuals with disabilities in Israel.

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May 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Whittemore House, 1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States

Trauma-Informed Care for Aging “Child Survivors” of the Holocaust

Open to the public, this presentation by Dr. Charles Silow will focus on Hitler's most vulnerable victims: children. Learn how they survived, the challenges they are facing as they age, and how we as a community can help. Charles Silow, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the Director of the Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families of Jewish Senior Life of metropolitan Detroit. Since 1993, the Program has conducted psychosocial programming for the Holocaust survivor community, which includes support groups and…

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May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
June 2017

CE Training: Tipping the Balance Towards Change: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Brief Overview Every therapist knows the frustration of trying to help ambivalent clients who are stuck between wanting change and not wanting it. In this presentation, you will be introduced to the theory and practice of Motivational Interviewing. This evidenced-based approach is a directive, client centered approach designed to elicit behavioral change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. At one time used only in substance abuse counseling, Motivational Interviewing has been taken up by therapists treating a wide…

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June 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande, MD, author of best-selling book Being Mortal. Join JSSA for a free screening of the Being Mortal documentary.

Join JSSA and Sibley Memorial Hospital for a free screening and panel discussion of the PBS Frontline film Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the physicians who treat them. Be a part of a national conversation taking place about what matters most when facing difficult treatment decisions and how to have these conversations ahead of a medical crisis. Panelists: Rabbi David…

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June 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5215 Loughboro Road, NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States

Life and Social Skills Workshop

Life and Social Skills Workshop for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This highly interactive workshop will help young adults (17-30 years old) with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder develop the life and social skills necessary for today's job market. The program will run for 6 weeks (12 sessions), meeting on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 AM - 11:30 AM. Workshop topics will include: Communication skills Time management and organization Enthusiasm and attitude Teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking Money management basis Professionalism and job readiness Meetings with potential employers and mock…

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June 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
August 2017

Being Mortal: Free Screening and Panel Discussion

Being Mortal screening at Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

Join JSSA and Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase for a free screening and panel discussion of the PBS Frontline film "Being Mortal." Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the relationship between doctors and patients, focusing on end-of-life care. Enjoy light refreshments during the film followed by a panel discussion with Rabbi David Rose (Chaplain, JSSA) and Eileen Wolfinger, RN, CHPN (Hospice Team Manager, JSSA). Kindly RSVP to 301-907-8895 or via the Register…

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August 15, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase, 8100 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 United States

Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park

Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park with JSSA

Buy yourself some peanuts and Cracker Jack's and meet JSSA in the stands on Sunday, August 27 for Federation's 3rd annual Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. Join more than 1,500 community members at Grand Slam Sunday to watch the Nationals take on the Mets!

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August 27, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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