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A range of classes and lectures are available to help parents in their important task of raising children in today's complex world.

    • JQSA Parents and Caregivers of Gender Diverse Youth and Young Adults

    • Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
    • Description: Select Mondays 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT on Zoom February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, and June 5 This group provides ...read moreSelect Mondays 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT on Zoom February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, and June 5 This group provides support and information for Jewish parents and caregivers from a behavioral health provider. It gives a space to ask questions or voice any concerns they have. No matter your level of transliteracy, you can get support and information and process thoughts and emotions that might not feel comfortable or appropriate to talk about with the trans and gender-diverse young people in their lives. Facilitated by: Jordan Held, LCSW (he/him) read less
    • Valley Tzelem+ a brave and safe space for Jewish LGBTQ+ Teens

    • Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Meets monthly on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm at Temple Judea. Feb. 6 | Mar. 6 | Apr. 17 | May 8 | Jun 5 Vall ...read moreMeets monthly on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm at Temple Judea. Feb. 6 | Mar. 6 | Apr. 17 | May 8 | Jun 5 Valley Tzelem+ is a brave and safe space for Jewish LGBTQ+ teens from across the San Fernando Valley. & a simultaneous parent support group. Tzelem offers opportunities to make friends and explore issues such as: - Gender - LGBTQ+ Identities - Wellness - Friendship - Jewish Identity The teen group facilitator is Rachel Hershman, Assistant Director of Education at Temple Judea. The adult support group will be facilitated by Nicole Rosenson, MA, AMFT. Costs: Teen Tzelem Group - $180/teen Parent Support Group - $250/family Scholarships are available for financial concerns; please email [email protected] For more information, visit: templejudea.com/tzelem read less
    • Parent and Caregiver Psychoeducation Series: Caring for Yourself and Your LGBTQ+ Child

    • Date: Monday, February 27, 2023
    • Description: February 27, 2023 Workshop 2: Respecting Your Child’s Process & Being an Advocate featuring Jordan Held, LCSW ...read moreFebruary 27, 2023 Workshop 2: Respecting Your Child’s Process & Being an Advocate featuring Jordan Held, LCSW April 17, 2023 Workshop 3: Caring for Yourself featuring Rabbi Kerry Chaplin May 15, 2023 Workshop 4: Gratitude & Caregiver Peer Support featuring Blue Dove Foundation 6:00pm-7:00pm PT on Zoom JQ is excited to offer a free, four-part parent psychoeducation workshop focused on supporting caregivers and LGBTQ+ youth and young adult mental health and wellness. We are currently experiencing a youth mental health crisis that disproportionately impacts the LGBTQ+ community, and JQ is committed to supporting queer youth and young adults and their families. All caregivers, parents, grandparents, etc. are welcome and encouraged to join! JQ’s online training is a casual and inviting opportunity to engage with experienced professionals and connect with other parents and caregivers. We will meet you where you are, and provide time to answer your questions for an accessible learning experience. It is highly recommended to attend all four sessions to get the most out of this workshop series, however it is not required. Reach out to Emily Abraham, LCSW with any questions. read less
    • Couples and Conversation: Building a Life Together as an Interfaith Couple from Atlanta — Online

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT $54 Being part of an interfaith/Jew-ish/multi-faith/however-you-define-yourself co ...read moreApril 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT $54 Being part of an interfaith/Jew-ish/multi-faith/however-you-define-yourself couple can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. This workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating your religious/cultural lives together. It is intended for seriously dating, engaged and newly married Jewish/interfaith couples who live in the Atlanta area. “Couples and Conversation” meets Tuesday, April 12, Thursday, April 28, Tuesday, May 3, and Friday, May 13 from 7:00-8:30 PM ET, and will be facilitated by Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe, Director of 18Doors Atlanta. The workshop will take place online via Zoom, is $54/couple, and registration is required. Couples are invited to participate if they are seriously dating, engaged or newly married, exploring the issue of religion/culture in their relationship, and: want to explore questions about their life together, including: How can we honor both of our heritages? Can we raise our children in one religion while exposing them to the other one? How will we celebrate holidays and lifecycle events? How can we talk to parents and other relatives about issues related to our interfaith relationship? want to discuss and begin to make decisions about their religious/spiritual/cultural life together with support from other couples and a non-judgmental facilitator want guidance from a facilitator who has experience working with interfaith couples and helping them to address actual and potential challenges particular to them want to get to know and develop relationships with other interfaith couples who are thinking about similar issues For more information, email [email protected]. read less
    • JFS Pregnancy Support

    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Description: Tuesdays at 6 pm An 8-week online group to help you prepare for the adjustment to parenthood. Share your hopes, que ...read moreTuesdays at 6 pm An 8-week online group to help you prepare for the adjustment to parenthood. Share your hopes, questions, and concerns while receiving support from other expectant parents and professional group leaders. Groups are held weekly. We welcome all gender identities. RSVP is required to attend. To RSVP or for more information, please call (310) 272-7878 or email [email protected]. read less
    • New Moms Connect - Post Partum Support Group of Jewish Family Service

    • Address: 8838 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90035
    • Contact Email: [email protected]
    • Contact Phone: (310) 247-0864 ext 218
    • Description: Wednesdays & Thursdays 11:00 AM (ongoing) Are you or is someone you love a new mom who just cries and cries...yo ...read moreWednesdays & Thursdays 11:00 AM (ongoing) Are you or is someone you love a new mom who just cries and cries...you are not alone. The New Moms Connect program is designed to help new mothers and their families who are experiencing stressors and symptoms associated with Postpartum Depression by providing education, prevention, intervention, and support services. New Moms Connect helps new mothers experiencing Postpartum Depression to overcome feelings of isolation, depression, and stress while increasing access to community resources and strengthening their support network. Support and resources are available to family members assisting them in their role of caring for a new mom who is struggling. This weekly group is a supportive space to meet other moms, learn baby care skills and talk about child development. The group shares personal experiences in a warm and caring environment. RSVP is required to attend - this is not a drop-in group. To RSVP, or for more information about NEW MOMS CONNECT please contact Melanie Weiner, LMFT at 310-247-0864 ext 218 or [email protected] This program has been made available in part by a grant from the Tikun Olam Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. At the JFS { Pico Robertson Family Resource Center 8838 West Pico Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90035 http://www.jfsla.org/page.aspx?pid=248 read less