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Posts Tagged ‘social worker’

Brainstorming solutions: Deanne Ginns Gruenberg, owner of the Self Esteem Shop in Clawson and child and adolescent therapist; Jodie Jacobs, table leader; Sara Kraft, social worker in private practice; Orly Kennet, Bloomfield Hills parent; Onisia Martin, school social worker.

Resilience Documentary

Childhood trauma spurs far-reaching mental and health consequences. Ronelle Grier Contributing Writer What is the greatest predictor of health issues such as obesity, smoking, heart disease, depression, alcoholism and other addictions? While genetics and family history may seem the most obvious factors, the answer may come as a surprise: childhood trauma. The devastating effect of…

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Mother and son doing the dishes together. They are talking and laughing as the boy washes and the mother dries dishes.

Practices For A Good Life

Each day we take on new challenges, so finding ways to structure our efforts can make our lives easier. Setting goals and following them through increases the likelihood that tasks will be done satisfactorily. We can better account for our life responsibilities by formulating specific practices and processes. Listening skills are essential when formulating good…

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Michael Segal

Inspiring Talk – Michael Segal

CSZ Empty Nesters group to bring speaker Oct. 18. Above: Michael Segal Hear Michael Segal’s riveting story of how he overcame all odds after he was shot in the back of the head and left for dead after walking into a robbery in progress at a convenience store. Segal, who lives in Houston, will speak at…

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Detroit skyline

JNF Names Local Co-Presidents

Andy Goldberg of Bloomfield Hills and Karen Freedland-Berger of West Bloomfield are the new co-presidents of the Detroit Jewish National Fund Board. Their appointments come when JNF is working on the second half of its One Billion Dollar Road Map for the Next Decade campaign. “This role matters so much because it gives me an…

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candles to show mourning and mortality

Petite Essays On Mortality

The following five essays are companions to Stephen Goldman’s eloquent piece on facing the new year with a terminal diagnosis. All five writers have a connection to the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network. Their topic: Mortality. Follow Your Journey, With Love Oct. 6, 2016, was the worst day of our lives. That’s the day my…

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Monica Merzin, JOIN intern 2018

Jewish@edu – Learning From Our Seniors

Monica Merzin } jewish@edu writer Summer Internships! I had the privilege to spend my summer as a Jeanette and Oscar Cook JOIN intern, a local annual internship program in Jewish communal service administered through JVS. I interned at Jewish Senior Life (JSL) in Oak Park. I spent half of my summer working at Coville Assisted…

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Hillel teachers are busy setting up their learning communities. There are many new initiatives at HDS, one of which is expanding the Jewish preschool

New At Hillel Day School

Gabriella Burman Special to the Jewish News New At Hillel Day School Staff will implement new initiatives to increase student success. Following a celebratory 60th school year, Hillel Day School is kicking off its 61st school year with plans to expand its Early Childhood Center, which is filled to capacity. “We’ve had wait lists for…

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Melyn and Karen Rubenfire Photo by John Hardwick

Father-Daughter Team

Vivian Henoch Special to the Jewish News Above: Melyn and Karen Rubenfire Meet the Rubenfires, Detroit activists and founders of Project Healthy Community. Four days a week at the Fredrick J. Schulze Elementary School in Northwest Detroit, 30 youngsters in grades K-2 (and some of their older siblings, too), stay after school for a light meal, literacy-building…

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