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Parenting and Life Workshops Available at JF&CS

EFFECTIVE PARENTING- A four session group to help parents learn what they can do to raise a happy, motivated and well behaved child. For parents of children ages 2 to 10 years. Topics include: how to nurture self-esteem; encourage problem solving; increase communication and set appropriate limits and discipline. Thursday May 12/16 from 1- 3 p.m. at 9600 Bathurst St.- Lebovic Community Campus OR Tuesday May 17/16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 4600 Bathurst St- Lipa Green Centre.

NEW- All About Moods; Understanding Anxiety, Depression and Learning Disabilities – This is a one session workshop for parents, caregivers and professionals who want to learn more about anxiety and depression in children with learning disabilities; when to be concerned; approaches to treatment and the connection between learning disabilities and mood. Tuesday May 17/16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 4600 Bathurst St. – Lipa Green Centre.

CHANGING YOUR ADHDitude: LIVING WITH ADULT ADHD- A 4 session group for ADULTS who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and want to learn the necessary skills and strategies to take charge and create positive change in their lives. Topics include: Defining and understanding your ADHD; reorganizing the disorganized mind; taking charge of your issues and learning to focus; and establishing realistic expectations of yourself and others. Thursday May 19/16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 4600 Bathurst St.–Lipa Green Centre.

PARENTING THE CHILD/TEEN WITH ADHD-This is a four week group for parents of children/teens diagnosed with ADHD who are wanting to learn more about ADHD and develop strategies for assisting their children at home and at school.  Tuesday May 24/16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 4600 Bathurst St. -Lipa Green Centre.

LIVING WITH TEENS- Parenting your adolescent without losing your cool. A six session group for parents of teenagers. Topics include: setting appropriate limits; learning to let go; parents rights and responsibilities; keeping the lines of communication open; realistic expectations, and the pressures of drugs, alcohol, dating and sexuality. Wednesday May 11/16 at 4600 Bathurst St. -Lipa Green Centre from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

MIND, BODY, CONNECTION  for Women:  Join us in a multi-session group for women  who want to learn the practice of mindfulness and meditation in a safe and supportive group setting. Topics will include: stress and anxiety reduction, connecting with your mind and body, enhancing your self-worth and self-esteem, and learning about general relaxation and happiness.  Monday May 2/16 from 1 to 3 p.m. OR Wednesday May 4/16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 4600 Bathurst St.- Lipa Green Centre OR Wednesday May 4/16 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 35 Madison Ave OR Thursday May 5/16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 9600 Bathurst St-Lebovic Community Campus suite #242.

LIFE SKILLS FOR TODAY’S WOMAN- A six session wellness group for women wanting to discuss relevant issues and wanting to make a change in their lives. Topics include: Time and stress management; building self-esteem; becoming more assertive and improving communication skills. Monday May 2/16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 9600 Bathurst St.– Lebovic Community Campus OR Wednesday May 11/16 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 4600 Bathurst St.- Lipa Green Centre.

BEYOND THE CHUPPAH, BECOMING A COUPLE- A five session Marriage Preparation group for engaged couples who are going to be married in the next year. Topics include: Changing roles and expectations; finances; conflict negotiation and resolution; effective communication and Jewish home and family life. This program is offered in partnership with the Rabbinical Assembly- Ontario Region. Tuesday May 3/16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Adath Israel Synagogue.

LOOKING AHEAD- A six session group for newly separated or divorced individuals who are dealing with the initial feelings of loss, anger, loneliness and wanting to let go of the past and move forward. Wednesday May 4/16 from 7:30 to 9 9600 Bathurst St.- Lebovic Community Campus.

THE CHALLENGE OF ANGER FOR WOMEN- A six session group for women who want to learn how to express their anger in an assertive, non- aggressive way. Topics include: understanding what triggers your anger; emotional and physical responses to anger and alternative techniques to express your anger. Tuesday May 10/16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 

ADULT CHILDREN LOSING A PARENT- A six session group for adult children who have recently lost a parent. Topics include: coping with grief, loss and legacy and resolving unfinished business. Wednesday May 18/16 from 7:30 to 9 4600 Bathurst St.- Lipa Green Centre.

4600 Bathurst St- Lipa Green Centre OR Thursday May 12/16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Madison Ave. 
As with all of our programs, registration is required. Our groups and workshops are open to all members of the community regardless of cultural, religious and/or racial background and we offer a sliding scale for those who require fee reductions. For more information or to register please call Shawna Sidney at 416-638-7800 Ext # 6215 or go to our website at


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