Ottawa-Carleton, ON
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Jewish Family Services of Ottawa (JFS)
A full service, non-sectarian agency serving residents of the greater Ottawa area. Serving all ages.

Services include:
* Counselling (on fee-for-service basis);
* Anger management groups,
* Employment assistance
* Services for Jewish seniors;
* Settlement program, with Russian speaking staff;
* Shalom Bayit program for Jewish women in abusive relationships;
* Student support for Jewish students;
* Outreach;
* Financial assistance for low income Jews
* StreetSmarts for homeless clients

JFS is a United Way agency.
2255 Carling Avenue, Suite 301
Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5
613-722-2225
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English
Fees: Yes
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton

Programs/Services Include...

Anger Management Groups for Children and Youth, The Counselling Group of Jewish Family Services (TCG)
These are small, non-denominational, group sessions designed to help children (7 - 11) and youth (12 - 15) deal with impulsive behaviours or frequent outbursts of emotions. The group is open to children who have difficulty controlling their emotions or impulsivity, including children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Conduct Disorder or learning disabilities. The group is facilitated by trained counsellors with backgrounds in social-emotional development and anger management.

Participants will develop:
- The ability to name and recognize a variety of emotions
- An understanding of the things that trigger strong emotional reactions
- The ability to control emotional reactions, stop outbursts and regulate emotions
- Anxiety and stress-reduction techniques
- The vocabulary to communicate their feelings in a positive way
- Anger and conflict management strategies
- Confidence in themselves and their ability to relate to others.
300-2255 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5
613-722-2225 x351
Ages served: 7 - 15 years
Languages served: English
Fees: Yes
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Social Skills Groups for Children
This Social Skills Group for children ages 8-10 is offered through Jewish Family Services Ottawa. It is a small, specialized group program designed to help your child grow in a number of key areas:

* Breaking down barriers in making friends and socializing
* Conflict management strategies
* Anxiety and stress-reduction techniques
* Engaged listening and problem-solving skills
* Recognizing and managing emotions
* Enhancing self-esteem, assertiveness and confidence
* Self-care and coping

The program is play- and CBT-based (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and is facilitated by two child and family counsellors with expertise in social-emotional development. It is designed to assist children with a variety of challenges including difficulty with peers, Anxiety and ADHD.

Our next group begins Wednesday April 19th, 2017 and ends June 14th, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Cost: $280 (covered under many extended health plans).

For more information about this program, contact: Gabrielle Wilson via Tel: 613-722-2225 (ext. 395) or email: gwilson@jfsottawa.com
300-2255 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5
613-722-2225 x395
Ages served: 8 - 10 years
Languages served: English
Fees: Yes (Please contact us for a description of the group fee)
To be seen: Clients/families may self refer
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Syrian Refugees and Mental Health: Training, Case Conferencing and Counselling/Jewish Family Services(JFS) (English)
Settlement workers, Sponsors, ESL Teachers, Volunteers, and Interpreters have been the front line support for Syrian Refugees. As the main source of support and guidance we are well aware of the many challenges they have experienced in identifying mental health related issues offering and accessing mental health services. To support the Settlement sector and those who are working directly with Syrian Refugees, Jewish Family Services is offering a free training workshop, case conferencing meetings and direct referrals to Arabic speaking counsellors with the aim of improving mental wellness and quality of care of the Syrian Refugees.

Arabic and English counseling is also available for front-line workers if they are experiencing difficult or hard to serve cases or feel the need to speak to someone. On demand phone consultations with JFS mental health team is also available to offer support in case of a crisis situation requiring additional assistance.
FOR COUNSELLING INTAKE AND CRISIS SITUATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Walaa Farahat
cell 613-762-8585
wfarahat@jfsottawa.com

The training aims to offer a comprehensive tool kit to empower individuals and offer them ongoing support.

Workshop topics to be covered include:
• Syrian cultural competency training and how the culture contributes to the barriers in accessing support
• Impact of the migration journey on well-being
• Syrian refugees’ mental health struggles: Signs and Symptoms of emotional distress
• Self-care strategies and tools to ensure the wellbeing of settlement workers.

TRAINING INFORMATION:
Location: Jewish Family Services of Ottawa (2255 Carling Avenue, 3rd floor)
Registration Contact: Lamia Al Ansari
Email: llalansari@jfsottawa.com
Telephone: 613-722-2225 ext. 302
2255 Carling Avenue, Suite 301
Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5
613-722-2225
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English, Arabic
Fees: None
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This resource is listed under these topics

Depression
Family, Marital, and Couple Therapy
Separation and Divorce
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ)
Parents, Families & Caregivers
Trauma including Abuse
Counselling and Therapy
Supportive Counselling
Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
Anxiety
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