Support for teen girls

Support for teen girls

The Jewish Family Service of Metro-West NJ launches “Staying Connected While Apart,” a group for 14- to 17-year-old girls, to support and empower them as covid continues to change their daily lives.

JFS offers mental health counseling, emotional support services, education, and community-based resources for people and families affected by the covid-19 pandemic. There has been a rise in the need for services specifically for teens in the community. This new group’s goal is to help teens to adjust better to their new reality, develop coping strategies, and connect with others.

The group will meet online on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for six weeks, beginning on May 19 and continuing through June 23. Kristin Dunne, LCSW, a social worker at JFS’s child and adolescent department, will lead the group. She works with children, parents, and families to address the mental health and emotional needs of their children.

For more information and to register, call Ms. Dunne at (973) 637-1749 or email her at The cost of the six-week session is $120, which has been subsidized by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.

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