Community Outreach

The impact of Jewish Family Service extends far beyond its own clients. Through training workshops, consultation services and community-wide events, JFS offers its expertise to the Jewish community, mental health community and community at-large.

For Mental Health Professionals

JFS offers semi-annual programs for mental health professionals that include continuing education credits (CEUís). Topics are varied and focus on mental health issues for individuals and families dealing with lifeís challenges.

Consultation Services

JFS professionals provide consultation to the staffs of camps, schools, day care centers, youth groups and other organizations. This service includes assessments and recommendations to the professionals of these organizations. Our goal is to support the mental health of children, youth, families and seniors, and the work of the organizations that serve them.

Our Speakerís Bureau

JFS staff members, including trained counselors, are available to speak to groups on a variety of issues, including:

  • Alzheimerís and the Family
  • Caregiving
  • Couples Communication
  • Disability Etiquette in the Workplace
  • Domestic Violence
  • Individuals with Special Needs
  • Jewish Grand-parenting
  • LGBT Issues
  • Making Peace with Your Parents
  • Parenting Children of Any Age
  • Parenting, Step-Families
  • Personal Growth
  • Retirement Issues
  • Sandwich Generation
  • The New Jewish Family: Divorce, Single

Topics Related to Seniors

  • Active Aging
  • Alzheimerís and the Family
  • Family Caregivers of Seniors
  • Jewish Grand-parenting
  • Retirement Issues
  • The Sandwich Generation

Presentations for Organizations

This series, entitled Assisting our Aging Parent, takes into account the concerns of non-professional caretakers of an aging spouse or parent who requires care and support as they face the challenges of aging. The program is free of charge, courtesy of a grant from the Shirley and David Toomim Foundation.

For More Information:

For more information, please email jfs@jfshouston.org stating your organization's name and topic of interest..

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