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Nov
2
Tue
From Tay-Sachs to BRCA: The Modern Approach to Genetic Testing
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You care about your own HEALTH. You care about keeping your friends, family, and community HEALTHY. But did you know that genetic testing for cancer risk can save your life? Did you know that genetic testing for reproductive risk can save your baby’s life? Learn about how JScreen is making genetic testing accessible while debunking the many misconceptions people have about this important topic.

JScreen is a national non-profit at-home education and genetic screening program which includes screening for diseases common in Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Mizrahi backgrounds as well as the general population.

Click here to register.

Nov
9
Tue
Demystifying Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Testing (VIRTUAL)
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Demystifying Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Testing
November 9, 2021, 1pm
Led by Lauren Siegel, Psy.D. and Maria Cimporescu of the Kingsbury Learning & Wellness Group

Dr. Siegel and Dr. Cimporescu will lead a Q&A discussion about neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing. They’ll describe what these terms mean, why testing is important, and what to do if it is recommended for someone in your family.

This program is offered by the Kingsbury Learning & Wellness Group

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Nov
14
Sun
Newborn Care and CPR Boot Camp (IN PERSON)
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Newborn Care & CPR Boot Camp

November 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

$285 per couple

Nested’s Newborn Care and Infant CPR Boot Camp is a comprehensive class that will prepare you for the moment your baby is born through the first few anxiety-provoking months. We take you on a journey from the day of discharge through your newborn’s first few months at home.

Our emphasis is setting your family up for a smooth transition, promoting a healthy baby, parents and supporting community. In this class we will:

  • Review normal newborn appearance and hospital discharge logistics
  • Learn signs of newborn illness (e.g., jaundice, thrush, colic, cradle cap) and when to call your pediatrician
  • Demonstrate swaddling, holding positions, soothing techniques, bathing and changing diapers
  • Discussion nutrition, formula vs. breastfeeding and breastfeeding tips
  • Learn choking prevention tactics & infant CPR and demonstrate how to resuscitate a specialized CPR non-responsive dolls
  • Learn & practice tips, tricks and techniques for Prenatal Wellness: Pelvic Floor Health, Ergonomics & Exercises from a physical therapist and have access to physical therapy videos to address proper ergonomics to prevent musculoskeletal injury new parents face
  • Discuss the new challenges of a growing family in terms of boundaries with work and family

Ultimately, clients will be armed with a toolkit to strengthen the physical and emotional health of the entire family. This is a perfect class for biological, adoptive or foster parents, friends, caregivers, nannies and grandparents.


MASK AND VACCINATION POLICY:
 Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Additionally, mask wearing inside of the EDCJCC will also be always required by everyone, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

REGISTER HERE

Dec
12
Sun
Newborn Care and CPR Boot Camp (IN PERSON)
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Newborn Care & CPR Boot Camp

Sunday, December 12
1:00 pm
 – 5:00 pm

$285 per couple

Nested’s Newborn Care and Infant CPR Boot Camp is a comprehensive class that will prepare you for the moment your baby is born through the first few anxiety-provoking months. We take you on a journey from the day of discharge through your newborn’s first few months at home.

Our emphasis is setting your family up for a smooth transition, promoting a healthy baby, parents and supporting community. In this class we will:

  • Review normal newborn appearance and hospital discharge logistics
  • Learn signs of newborn illness (e.g., jaundice, thrush, colic, cradle cap) and when to call your pediatrician
  • Demonstrate swaddling, holding positions, soothing techniques, bathing and changing diapers
  • Discussion nutrition, formula vs. breastfeeding and breastfeeding tips
  • Learn choking prevention tactics & infant CPR and demonstrate how to resuscitate a specialized CPR non-responsive dolls
  • Learn & practice tips, tricks and techniques for Prenatal Wellness: Pelvic Floor Health, Ergonomics & Exercises from a physical therapist and have access to physical therapy videos to address proper ergonomics to prevent musculoskeletal injury new parents face
  • Discuss the new challenges of a growing family in terms of boundaries with work and family

Ultimately, clients will be armed with a toolkit to strengthen the physical and emotional health of the entire family. This is a perfect class for biological, adoptive or foster parents, friends, caregivers, nannies and grandparents.

 

MASK AND VACCINATION POLICY: Effective September 1, all visitors entering the EDCJCC’s building are required to show proof of vaccination. Participants at outdoor events will not be checked for vaccination status, but it is our hope that regardless of where we gather, we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community. Additionally, mask wearing inside of the EDCJCC will also be always required by everyone, except while eating or drinking in designated locations. For more information, visit edcjcc.org/covidsafety.

Jan
18
Tue
Toilet Training without Tears (VIRTUAL)
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

TOILET TRAINING WITHOUT TEARS
Tuesday, January 18, 8:00 PM
Led by Claire Lerner

Many parents today are terrified of the toilet training process, having heard horror stories from friends about the power struggles and stress they encountered. This workshop will address ways to approach potty learning in a way that is developmentally appropriate, respectful to the child’s growing need to feel in control of his or her body and which frees parents from unnecessary stress and anxiety. The workshop will also address ways to manage typical challenges that arise during the process.

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Feb
3
Thu
Raising Anti-Racist Children (VIRTUAL)
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Raising Anti-Racist Children
2 Thursdays, February 3 and 10, 8:00 PM

Raising children to build a just world is a life-long process, as well as a difficult challenge for parents to navigate. Join us for a two-part series with expert educator Dr. Nabina Liebow, who will take us through the learning and practical steps necessary to raise anti-racist children and help us create a cohort of race conscious parents in our community.

This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to understand how white supremacy and white privilege affect all parts of our lives and how to bring these ideas into conversation and action in parenting. It is meant as a beginning to this work, rather than to be comprehensive or all-encompassing.

Although we understand that life is unpredictable, we request that you commit to both Part 1 and Part 2 of this workshop in order to honor the learning process and receive the full benefit of this workshop. Attendance will be capped in order to create an intimate cohort of parents.

Part 1 (February 3, 8:00-9:30 PM): Discussing race and racism with your children is a vital part of antiracist and race conscious parenting. But some people might feel a little rusty on the basics! In the first part of the workshop, Dr. Liebow will give a “Crash Course in Racial Literacy” to provide an important framework and context for race conscious parenting. This session will go over the basics of anti-racist thought and ideology, as well as challenge participants to explore their own biases and thought processes before they are able to address these ideas with their children. By the end of this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of race, white supremacy, white privilege, and antiracism.

Part 2 (February 10, 8:00-9:30 PM): In the second part of the workshop, parents will learn strategies for helping their child develop an antiracist consciousness and how to apply concepts learned in the first session to raising their children.

This program is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC Parenting Center and Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Mar
23
Wed
Bedtime Without Battles (VIRTUAL)
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

BEDTIME WITHOUT BATTLES
Wednesday, March 23, 8:00 PM
Led by Claire Lerner

Bedtime and sleep habits are among the most fraught and vexing challenges for parents of toddlers. This workshop will address how to develop good sleep habits from the start, how to address typical challenges that arise, and how to set limits with love in order to ensure everyone in the family gets a good night’s sleep.

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Jun
8
Wed
Why Is My Child In Charge? (VIRTUAL)
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

WHY IS MY CHILD IN CHARGE
Wednesday, June 8, 8:00 PM
Led by Claire Lerner

Kid having tantrumThis workshop, based on Claire’s 2021 book, Why Is My Child In Charge?, will explore the common mindsets that prevent parents from responding to their children in the most loving and effective way during challenging moments, including tantrums, power struggles, and bedtime battles. Awareness of these mindsets—the lens through which parents filter and respond to their children’s behaviors—will empower you to make critical mindshifts to see your child’s behavior more objectively, to respond with sensitivity, and to develop strategies that translate into adaptable and happy kids, and calm, connected, and in-control parents.

REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP