By Emalee Rodriguez In the movie Slumdog Millionaire, the main character, after spending most of his life in the slums of India, finds himself able to answer every question correctly on a prestigious game show, leading him to win millions and go from rags to riches overnight. The purpose of…Read More
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Are you a caregiver? Many people don’t realize that they are caregivers. This video offers helpful self-care tips for those of you who are tending to aging loved ones. JCS offers monthly support groups for caregivers of Dementia patients and Parkinson’s patients.
By Robyn Geller When Jon Davidov volunteered for a phone-a-thon to benefit The Associated back in 1998, he could barely hear the ringing of the telephones over the pitter patter of his heart. It was there he had the good fortune of sitting beside Robin, the young woman who, two…Read More
By Tikvah Womack, LCPC Pain is complicated. We are uncomfortable experiencing it ourselves, and we’re also uncomfortable watching someone else suffer, especially a loved one. It’s important to realize that although sometimes people don’t appear to be in pain, they may still be suffering. The recent suicides of two Parkland…Read More
By Deborah Schwartz, LCSW-C Recently, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh surrendered his driver’s license at the age of 97. After pleas from his wife, the Queen of England, his son, Prince Charles, and, unfortunately, an automobile accident, he acquiesced. Prince Charles commented that he had worried about his father’s…Read More
As we near the end of Jewish Disabilities and Inclusion Awareness Month, this blog is being reposted with permission from the author, Sarah Abbott. By Sarah Abbott, JCS GUEST Blogger I have been working in education for the past eighteen years. Over the years I have reassured countless parents about…Read More