Workshops and Groups

JSSA offers a variety of workshops and groups for individuals struggling with social, emotional, and physical challenges. These programs 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

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, February 5 – April 1, 2020 and runs for 9 weeks
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $25/session for individual participants $40/session for couples
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 Wednesday, February 5 – April 8, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $25/session for individual participants $40/session for couples
Location: Fallsgrove, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville, MD 20850
Facilitator: Rob Guttenberg, LCPC

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

Launching Your Teen Off to College – NEW

Therapist and parents will explore a number of relevant topics related to sending teens off to college. Topics will include: Preparing child emotionally and physically to leave home; managing homesickness; relinquishing control; helping child to tap into campus life; helping child develop support system on campus; developing a plan for communication; and transitioning your parent/child relationship from hierarchical to collaborative.

Date: Begins Tuesdays, February 4 – March 24, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $25/session for individual participants $40/session for couples
Location: Fallsgrove, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Facilitator: Kristin Sweeney, LCSW-C

Pre-registration required by calling Kristin Sweeney at 301-610-8377 or ksweeney@jssa.org.

 

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 meet one Tuesday and one Sunday at month. Price will vary per event
Tuesday Events from  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sundays Events from  12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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

 

Support Groups – Maryland

Support Group for Parents of Adult Children with Developmental Disabilities – NEW

Date: 2nd Wednesday of each month – Jan 8, Feb 12, March 11, Apr 15, May 13, June 10

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $10/per monthly session
Location: JSSA Fallsgrove, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville, MD 20850
Facilitator: Lori Kolle, LCSW-C

Pre-registration required by calling Lori Kolle at 301-610-8374.

Support Group for Single Women – Caring for Yourself  – NEW

This is an open support group for single women that will address relationships, family, health, work and leisure time.

Date: Thursdays, February 6 – March 7, 2020
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $10/per weekly session
Location: JSSA Fallsgrove, 200 Wood Hill Road, Rockville, MD 20850
Facilitator: Kristen Sweeney, LCSW-C

Pre-registration required by calling Kristin Sweeney at 301-610-8377 or ksweeney@jssa.org.

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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