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Preschool Parenting Series Continues in January

Parents of children age two to five now have a way to explore the common issues that arise during the preschool years, a time of both great development and difficult challenges.  The First STEPS Preschool Parenting Series continues on January 20 and meets one Friday each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, 570 W. Mt Pleasant Avenue, Suite 106 in Livingston.

The monthly workshops focus on different topics relevant to raising a preschooler, and the series continues on Friday, January 20 with “Why is My Child Acting That Way: Decoding Preschooler Behavior Instead of Reacting”  Future workshops will examine sleeping and temper tantrums, practical discipline techniques and easing children’s fear and anxieties.  

JFS Coordinator of Child and Adolescent Services Tricia Stern, LCSW, MPH, will facilitate the workshops and specializes in working with infants, preschoolers and their families using the Child-Parent Psychotherapy model. 

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The Preschool Parenting Series is free and open to the community, but pre-registration is required. Contact Tricia Stern at 973-637-1773 or pstern@jfsmetrowest.org.

 

The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life and JCC MetroWest are First STEPS collaborating organizations.  First STEPS is supported by a generous grant from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.  The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey was established in 1996 with the proceeds from the sale of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and is dedicated to continuing the hospital’s health and caring mission through philanthropy In Newark and the MetroWest community.  For more information, visit www.hfnj.org.

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest is a comprehensive social service agency providing counseling and support services, on a non-discriminatory basis, to help strengthen and restore the family, in Essex, Morris, Sussex and parts of Hudson and Union counties.  JFS annually touches more than 3,500 families in the Metro West area.  Traditionally, half of our services help older adults and their families cope with the changes of aging through extensive in-home services including subsidized home care, case management services, counseling, caregiver education, volunteer friendly visitors, and specialized programs for Holocaust survivors. For children and families, JFS provides individual, couple, child and family counseling, family play therapy, support groups, adoption services, school and synagogue-based social work services, debt counseling, domestic violence services, family life education and other assistance needed to maintain healthy families. JFS has offices located in Florham Park, Livingston and Jersey City.   For more information, please call (973) 765-9050 or visit www.jfsmetrowest.org.  

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, February 19 – Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Video: Point View's Petrides Says Market Healthy, Strong Despite Sell-Offs

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Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on FOX Business News discussing the market sell-off post the release of the Fed Minutes:

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