Jewish Family Service Announces New Play Therapy Space
With special thanks to the Lazier L. Singer Memorial Fund for Youth, Jewish Family Service (jfsomaha.com) has a new play therapy space that has allowed them to enhance their trauma-focused therapy services. Jewish Family Service is happy, with assistance from the Singer Memorial Fund, to be able to provide more resources for healing of childhood and adult trauma, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CPP (Child Parent Psychotherapy), and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), in addition to their existing play therapy services.
According to the Kids Count Data Center, one in five children in the United States has been exposed to two or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). ACES can include a number of potentially traumatic events, such as sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, as well as exposure to hardships like parental divorce, violence in their homes, communities, or in society, and severe discrimination/bullying.
Such events can have negative and lasting effects on a child’s well-being, and have been linked to increased risk of obesity, alcoholism, depression, and possible suicide, according to research. All races, religions, and socio-economic levels are affected.
Trauma intervention at any stage of life is crucial, but if it takes place during the earlier years when the human brain is most malleable, the long-term outcome for youth facing these challenges can be much more positive.
Jewish Family Service is currently accepting new clients, so please help them spread the word! Visit jfsomaha.com or call (402) 330-2024 for more information.