Workshops and Groups

JSSA offers a variety of workshops and groups for individuals struggling with social, emotional, and physical challenges. These program include life skills workshops, social skills groups, social clubs, and bereavement support groups.  Workshops & Groups are available in Maryland and Northern Virginia.

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Maryland

Groups

Mindfulness and Stress Management for High School-Aged Teens

Teens will come together on a weekly basis to discuss their stressors and learn coping skills to manage anxiety using Mindfulness and CBT strategies.

Date: Begins Thursday, September 5 and runs for 12 weeks
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Insurance reimbursable
Location: Fallsgrove, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville, MD 20850
Facilitators: Hanna Gold, LCSW-C and Sarah Stone, LCSW-C

To register, contact JSSA’s Inquiry & Screening Department at 301-816-2633.

 

Social Skills Group for Middle School Boys

Social skill group for boys aged 11-13 to facilitate the development of social skills including listening, cooperation, initiating and maintaining conversation, impulse control, making and keeping friends, handling conflict, and managing frustration and anger.

Date: Begins Monday, September 9 and runs for 12 weeks
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Insurance reimbursable
Location: Fallsgrove, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville, MD 20850
Facilitator: Zach Lehman, LCSW-C

To register, contact JSSA’s Inquiry & Screening Department at 301-816-2633.

 

Workshops

Parenting Teens Workshop

Parents will discover how to set limits, improve communication, secrets of understanding your adolescent’s private logic and reducing power struggles.  The workshop will also address topics such as alcohol and drugs, dating and sexuality, screen time limits, household contributions, bullying and academic success.

Date: Begins Wednesday, September 4 and runs for 10 weeks
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $500
Location: Fallsgrove, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville, MD 20850
Facilitator: Rob Guttenberg, LCPC

To register, please contact Yasmin Meyers at 301-610-8335.

 

Parenting Young Children Workshop

Parents of elementary school aged children will share their common child rearing hassles and receive support and guidance by applying effective parenting principles and practices.  Topics that will be discussed including understanding misbehavior, art of encouragement, discipline without threats, communication skills and common challenges.

Date: Begins Monday, September 9 and runs for 7 weeks
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $350
Location: Fallsgrove, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville, MD 20850
Facilitator: Rob Guttenberg, LCPC

To register, please contact Yasmin Meyers at 301-610-8335.

Social Clubs

Out and About Social Club for Young Adults

Out and About is a social club for young adults (18-30 yrs) with high functioning developmental disorders, such as Autism. This club provides social opportunities in a supportive environment with guidance from professionally trained staff, allowing participants to gain confidence while interacting with others.  Monthly outings include field trips, games, art projects, dining out and more.

Events will be held second Tuesday and fourth Sunday of every month.
Date: March 12, 2019. (Subject to the change due to holidays)
Price will vary per event

All participants must be screened prior to event. To set up your screening and learn more information please contact: Keondra King at outandabout@jssa.org.

Northern Virginia

Groups

Adult Social Skills Group – Aged 18-25

Adults with ASD and other developmental disorders will learn independence, life skills and useful job skills.  There will potentially be community outings and/or activities.

Date: Begins Wednesday, September 4 and runs for 12 weeks
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Insurance reimbursable
Location: NOVA Office, 3025 Hamaker Court, Suite 450, Fairfax, VA 22031
Facilitators:Elliott Schwartz, LCSW and Ida Damkilde, MSW

To register, contact JSSA’s Inquiry & Screening Department at 301-816-2633.

 

Social Skills and Anxiety Management for Middle School Girls

Middle school aged girls 11-13 will meet to learn strategies to manage stress and anxiety and improve social skills.

Date: Begins Wednesday, September 4 and runs for 12 weeks
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: Insurance reimbursable
Location: NOVA Office, 3025 Hamaker Court, Suite 450, Fairfax, VA 22031
Facilitators: Mary Iadora, LCSW-C and Ida Damkilde, MSW

Support Groups – MARYLAND

Support Group for Loss of Spouse Within the Past Year

  • Date: Twice monthly on Friday mornings
  • Cost: No charge
  • Location: JSSA Montrose
  • Facilitator: Irene Mednick, LCSW-C

Pre-registration required by calling Suzanne Adelman, LCSW-C, at 301-816-2683.

Support Group of Loss of Parent Within the Past Year

  • Date: Weekly in the evening for seven weeks (spring and fall)
  • Cost: No charge
  • Location: JSSA Fallsgrove
  • Facilitator: TBD

Pre-registration required by calling Suzanne Adelman, LCSW-C, at 301-816-2683.

Support Group for Loss of a Child

  • Date: Monthly on a Monday evening
  • Cost: No charge
  • Location:  JSSA Montrose
  • Facilitator: Suzanne Adelman, LCSW-C

Pre-registration required by calling Suzanne Adelman at 301-816-2683.

Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss

  • Date: Twice monthly on Monday evenings
  • Cost: No charge
  • Location: JSSA Montrose
  • Group leader: Ellen Lebedow, LCSW-C

Pre-registration required by emailing Ellen Lebedow at elebedow@jssa.org.

Support Group for Teen Survivors of Suicide Loss

For more information, please contact Heidi Cohen, LCSW-C, at 301-610-8379.

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