Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven is collecting school supplies for service recipients. Currently there are 100+ children between the ages of 4-18 in need of supplies for the upcoming school year. Items we are seeking include: New backpacks, two pocket folders; crayons (thick and thin); markers (thick and thin); pre-sharpened pencils; ink pens (blue or black only); One-subject notebooks (wide or college ruled); two+ subject notebooks (wide or college ruled); three ring binders; child safe pencil sharpeners; child safe scissors; glue sticks; erasers; construction paper; and highlighters.
Items can be dropped off at the JFS Food Pantry on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or the JFS main office, 1440 Whalley Avenue, New Haven during operating hours (Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). If you have questions, please contact Sandy Hagan.
Don’t let your child’s progress in social skills wane over the summer months. You can help maintain and expand your child’s skills through this unique offering. Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven, Inc., is now taking registrations for a Summer Social Skills Group. This social skills program addresses the play needs and social skills deficits of children ages six to eleven years of age. Dates and times will be determined by the participants in each group. Group size is limited to 6 children. For more information or to register your child, contact Amy G. Rashba, LCSW at (203) 389-5599, ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Skills Group (6-8 yrs. old) These small group sessions enable children to interact and learn new skills with a group of appropriately matched peers. Sessions include a lesson targeting identified skills, cooperative play time (crafts, games, activities) and discussions organized to practice and enhance targeted skills. A parent briefing follows each session. A parent/child interview and an intake form are required prior to registration. All children who may benefit from a social skills group are welcome to participate in these sessions.
Social Skills Group (9-11yrs. old) This small group will focus on increasing appropriate peer interactions and practicing skills related to getting along with peers and working cooperatively in a group setting. Fun social skills games and projects will provide activities to reinforce positive appropriate behaviors. A parent/child interview and an intake form are required prior to registration. All children who may benefit from a social skills group are welcome to participate in these sessions.