Children, Teens, & Families

Programs and Workshops

Education and information—the keys to empowerment

Raising children, keeping the family safe and healthy, building strong and supportive relationships. Today these seemingly straightforward skills can be easily tested. Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia provides family members with the tools they need to live successfully in the community.

To that end, we have a lengthy roster of workshops and educational programs for parents, students, teachers, and other professionals. Our programs are relevant to today’s challenges and each is led by a highly-qualified specialist; we can also tailor a program to your organization’s specific requirements.

Our Research-based Curriculums and Topics

  • Substance abuse
  • Peer mediation
  • Violence
  • Cyberbullying
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Gambling
  • Suicide
  • Grief and trauma
  • Risks of female underage drinking
  • Impact of bullying on self esteem
  • Disciplining with calm and confidence
  • Active listening for parenting
  • HIV and pregnancy prevention
  • Adoption
  • Critical incident debriefing
  • Child abuse mandated reporting
  • Bullying
  • Life skills
  • Sexual behavior
  • Healthy living
  • Peer pressure
  • Teen dating safety
  • Parenting skills
  • Self-injury prevention
  • Female relational aggression
  • Facts about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • Signs of depression in children and teens
  • Children and social media
  • Parent-child (teen) communication
  • Special needs
  • Adolescent risk-taking

Programs for parents and professionals

  • Individual workshops for groups throughout the region
  • 12-week programs for Philadelphia residents to include evidence-based curriculum that focuses on parents with children under 5, parents with teens, and single fathers

School-based program for students (elementary – high school)

  • A series of 9- to 10-week workshops for students, using evidence-based curriculum
  • ELECT Program (Philadelphia School District) – JFCS delivers services to schools within the ELECT program. This statewide initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare provides educational and social services support, along with parenting skills training, to pregnant and parenting teens via in-home visits. The program operates in various comprehensive high schools and alternative education sites.