Clinical Connections: Sleepless in America

April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - April 12, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Sleepless in America: Is This Child Misbehaving or Missing Sleep?

Do you wonder why some children refuse to cooperate in the morning? Do you dread the constant bickering and fights with peers? Are the children getting into trouble for not listening or lacking focus? Is it a battle every time you ask them to complete a task – any task? Are they “losing it” over seemingly insignificant issues?

It’s estimated that 69 percent of American children from infants to teens are literally screaming for more sleep, and yet are too wired to get it. The impact is significant. Research demonstrates that a mere 41 minutes of sleep deprivation begins to diminish children’s mathematical reasoning skills. Lack of sleep is also related to lower grades, more health issues and impulse control problems. Unfortunately, behaviors that result from sleep deprivation are often misidentified as misbehaviors or symptoms of medical issues such as ADHD.

Join Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka to discover:

  • The scientific link between misbehavior and missing sleep
  • Why adequate sleep is critical for maximizing children’s health, development and performance
  • How you can significantly influence how much sleep children get
  • Practical tools and real-life examples to help you and the children and families you work with, get the recommended amount of sleep.

Produce in the JFS Food Pantry

January 2, 2019 - January 2, 2019

Jewish Family Services (JFS) is now offering fresh produce in our food pantry to individuals and families who are experiencing food insecurity. This is made possible through collaboration with Farmer Foodshare.

To request this service and schedule a pick up time, please contact JFS Social Worker Shira Bar-On at sbaron@shalomdch.org or 919-354-4923.


Care Partner Support Group

December 26 @ 12:30 pm - December 26 @ 2:00 pm

Jewish Family Services (JFS) offers a safe place for caregivers of loved ones with dementia or other chronic illnesses to speak, share ideas, offer support, and provide resources to individuals in a confidential environment. Every fourth Wednesday of the month, from 12:30pm-2pm, a JFS social worker facilitates a support group at the Levin JCC. Please feel free to join the group or to recommend this free support program to others who might benefit from a shared supportive environment. Bring your lunch!

For more information about this program, please contact Jenny Schwartz, JFS Director at 919-354-4922 or Shira Bar-On, JFS Social Worker, at 919-354-4923. They may also be reached by email at jschwartz@shalomdch.org or sbaron@shalomdch.org.


Produce in the JFS Food Pantry

December 5 - December 5

Jewish Family Services (JFS) is now offering fresh produce in our food pantry to individuals and families who are experiencing food insecurity. This is made possible through collaboration with Farmer Foodshare.

To request this service and schedule a pick up time, please contact JFS Social Worker Shira Bar-On at sbaron@shalomdch.org or 919-354-4923.


Care Partner Support Group

November 28 @ 12:30 pm - November 28 @ 2:00 pm

Jewish Family Services (JFS) offers a safe place for caregivers of loved ones with dementia or other chronic illnesses to speak, share ideas, offer support, and provide resources to individuals in a confidential environment. Every fourth Wednesday of the month, from 12:30pm-2pm, a JFS social worker facilitates a support group at the Levin JCC. Please feel free to join the group or to recommend this free support program to others who might benefit from a shared supportive environment. Bring your lunch!

For more information about this program, please contact Jenny Schwartz, JFS Director at 919-354-4922 or Shira Bar-On, JFS Social Worker, at 919-354-4923. They may also be reached by email at jschwartz@shalomdch.org or sbaron@shalomdch.org.


Produce in the JFS Food Pantry

November 7 - November 7

Jewish Family Services (JFS) is now offering fresh produce in our food pantry to individuals and families who are experiencing food insecurity. This is made possible through collaboration with Farmer Foodshare.

To request this service and schedule a pick up time, please contact JFS Social Worker Shira Bar-On at sbaron@shalomdch.org or 919-354-4923.


Care Partner Support Group

October 24 @ 12:30 pm - October 24 @ 2:00 pm

Jewish Family Services (JFS) offers a safe place for caregivers of loved ones with dementia or other chronic illnesses to speak, share ideas, offer support, and provide resources to individuals in a confidential environment. Every fourth Wednesday of the month, from 12:30pm-2pm, a JFS social worker facilitates a support group at the Levin JCC. Please feel free to join the group or to recommend this free support program to others who might benefit from a shared supportive environment. Bring your lunch!

For more information about this program, please contact Jenny Schwartz, JFS Director at 919-354-4922 or Shira Bar-On, JFS Social Worker, at 919-354-4923. They may also be reached by email at jschwartz@shalomdch.org or sbaron@shalomdch.org.


JFS Memory Cafe

October 4 @ 10:00 am - October 4 @ 12:00 pm

This program provides a time and space for individuals who are experiencing memory problems and their loved ones to get out of the house and engage in a fun and mentally stimulating activity. Memory Café brings together groups of people with a common issue and engage in supportive social interactions.  Participants have the opportunity to meet new people and form new friendships to support one another. It is a time to gather for activities, conversation, coffee and food. There is no charge to participate, although donations are welcome.

When: First Thursday of each month from 10:00 to noon

Where: Jewish Community Center
1937 Cornwallis Road, Durham
(919) 354-4924

For more information contact:
Jordana Brown
(919) 354-4924
jbrown@shalomdch.org

All are welcome


Produce in the JFS Food Pantry

October 3 - October 3

Jewish Family Services (JFS) is now offering fresh produce in our food pantry to individuals and families who are experiencing food insecurity. This is made possible through collaboration with Farmer Foodshare.

To request this service and schedule a pick up time, please contact JFS Social Worker Shira Bar-On at sbaron@shalomdch.org or 919-354-4923.