Groups

Among the many services offered by JFS, are several support groups designed to help peers and families cope together with various life challenges.

Call (504) 831-8475 to register.

Registration Is Now Open For The Following Groups:

APRIL 19 – MAY 24, 2017

 

GIRL POWER
Girls ages 8-13. A self-esteem and social skills group which helps foster positive feelings of self-worth in girls.  Activities are designed to give participants increased self-confidence, skills to deal with stress and anxiety, build positive friendships, communicate feelings, handle peer pressure and bullying, and make positive choices.

6 sessions
Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
April 19 – May 24

Katey Blagden
Jewish Family Service
3300 W. Esplanade Avenue S., Suite 603
Metairie, LA

Cost: $240 (Sliding-fee scale available)

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APRIL 26 – MAY 24, 2017

PRE-ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP
Interested in adoption? Confused about the process? Need support or information?  This group is for families and individuals interested in adopting.  Discuss common challenges andhopes for adoption.  Receive educational resources, tools, and support.

5 sessions
Wednesdays, 8:30am – 9:45am
April 26 – May 24

Laura Kulick, LCSW
Jewish Family Service
3300 W. Esplanade Avenue S., Suite 603
Metairie, LA

Cost: $40 per person/couple

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Groups currently in session:

MARCH 8 – APRIL 5, 2017

WOMEN IN TRANSITION (Northshore)
A support group for women who may be feeling lonely, depressed, or anxious about the process of aging, changes in their relationships with their adult children, or challenges adapting to natural life changes.

5 sessions
Wednesdays, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
March 8 – April 5
Katey Blagden
JFS Counseling Center
1350 Park Dr., Ste. B
Mandeville, LA


MARCH 15 – APRIL 12, 2017

PARENTING TEENS
An educational series for parents/caretakers of children age 11 to 17. The workshop is designed to help parents improve communications with their children, minimize power struggles, increase mutual understanding, and learn strategies to discuss challenging topics.

5 sessions
Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
March 15 – April 12

Sarah Applebaum
Jewish Family Service
3300 W. Esplanade Avenue S., Suite 603
Metairie, LA