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JF&CS @ School

Jewish Family and Child Service works with school administration to provide individual, tailored services based on each school’s needs. Our social workers:


  • meet with individual students, addressing issues of anxiety, social anxiety, challenges with peers, relationship issues, family-related challenges, self-regulation, bullying and depression;

  • consult with teachers to help them to understand student behaviours and to develop strategies to help the students and the class;

  • hold onsite, in-school team meetings/consultations;

  • connect with parents and families, helping them understand their child’s needs and behaviours and how to work effectively with the school, and at times, provided them with counselling services as well.  

  • refer parents and school personnel to community resources;

  • run groups that address social skills and leadership, friendship, self-esteem development, anti-bullying, transitioning to high school and more;

  • lead classroom workshops;

  • publish articles in school newsletters on a variety of issue-driven topics;

  • provide updates to school administration about the work being done in their school.


Our goal is to expand our services. We welcome your suggestions and have ideas of our own for how we might further assist your school. We can:


  • present child welfare info sessions for staff (in your school) about their legal duty to report suspected child abuse/neglect;

  • offer parenting tips in your school newsletters;

  • explore other modalities and mediums as we work through issues with students (art, drama, storytelling, etc.);

  • focus on grade 8 students and high school transition issues

  • offer more info on mental health awareness;

  • present on a variety of topics at parent council meetings;

  • offer parent ‘coffee hours’ in your school;

  • provide Family Life Workshops onsite in your schools through a contract with JF&CS’ Groups & Workshops 


This program is funded through UJA Federation, individual schools and donors.

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