NETWORK NEWS - July 2019, Volume II
Telemental Health Training
 Join nearly 20 of your peers for NJHSA's September TeleMental Health Training Certificate (THTC) course, (at a highly discounted price to NJHSA members) as a live interactive webinar and earn 9 CE hours. Providing behavioral health services by video or phone can significantly overcome barriers to access as well as increase counseling income for your bottom line. The option of telemental health can improve client centered care, care coordination, and the satisfaction of both clients and clinicians. Technology is currently part of clinicians' daily activities. However, the competencies of online counseling are not as obvious as they may seem. Learn more here . Registration closes Friday, August 16th.
Howard Sitron Announces Retirement
 After ten years of outstanding service and accomplishment on behalf of Jewish Child and Family Service of Chicago and the community, President and Chief Executive Officer Howard Sitron has announced his plan to retire on July 1, 2020. Prior to coming to JCFS, Howard served as COO at JFCS Philadelphia for several years.

Under Howard’s direction, JCFS has grown its family of services through mergers with HIAS Chicago and JVS. Those mergers, along with Howard’s vision for services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, have combined to further strengthen its foundation.  Learn more about Howard's accomplishments here .
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Executives' Networking Forum
Responding to Change:
Spotlight on Financial Health & Sustainability
Arizona Biltmore | Phoenix
November 2nd-4th
Member agency executives and senior staff are invited to join the 2019 NJHSA Executives’ Networking Forum . The gathering is an opportunity for executive professional leadership to explore critical concerns affecting member agencies and to maximize opportunities for networking and peer learning. This year’s theme is Responding to Change: Spotlight on Financial Health and Sustainability . Together, the executives of the Network will explore the significant changes impacting the Jewish human service sector including an increasing number of mergers and partnerships, social enterprise efforts, increased competition, and the changing models of traditional funding streams. Click here to book your hotel stay and view the tentative schedule .
Never Again Education Act & Trauma-Informed Modernization of Eldercare (TIME)
for Holocaust Survivors Act
The Network is championing two important bills that focus on different aspects of the Holocaust: the Never Again Education Act and the Trauma-Informed Modernization of Eldercare (TIME) for Holocaust Survivors Act . Both of the bills were recently introduced in the Senate and we need your help to urge your members of Congress to sign on as co-sponsors and to create momentum. Learn more here .
Advocacy Webinar Recording –
Protect the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Earlier this week the Network hosted a webinar with Jewish Women International (JWI) and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This landmark piece of legislation, which authorizes programs to support criminal justice and community-based responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, is up for reauthorization. VAWA impacts our agencies and our clients in multiple ways. Click here to listen a recording of the webinar and learn about the Act, what reauthorization means for your agency, and what YOU can do to get involved . Mobilize and raise your voice in support of this critical legislation.
Jewish Disability Advocacy Day
You are invited to join the Jewish Federations of North America and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism on Capitol Hill for the 10th Annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on Tuesday, February 4th
This is an important day of education and advocacy.
Registration opens September 5, 2019. Contact Aaron Kaufman with questions and for sponsorship opportunities.
"May the dignity of your fellow be as dear to you as your own"
(Ethics of the Fathers 2:10)
Wednesday, July 31st – 1:30pm ET
  • Volunteer Professionals Affinity Group Call – Creating New Opportunities to Recruit/Work with Family/Youth (Doing Good Together)
Monday, August 5th - 3:30pm ET
  • COO Affinity Group Call - Using Data in Mental Health to Your Advantage
Tuesday, August 6th - 2pm ET
Learn about the 2019 NJHSA Pillar of Excellence award winning, nationally recognized program, On the Go and how it has made positive impact on the San Diego community through continuous program innovation, use of technology and funding diversification including Charitable Adult Rides & Services car donation program. Understand the basics of the program design and bring fresh ideas to your community.
Tuesday, August 6th – 3:30pm ET
  • IT Professionals Affinity Group Call - Externally Sourced Technology Services
Tuesday, August 13th – 3pm ET
  • Disabilities Services Professionals Affinity Group Call – Programs that Support the Highest Levels of Independent Living
Monday, August 19th - 3pm ET
  • Marketing & Communications Professionals Affinity Group Call - Crisis Communications
Wednesday, August 21st – 2pm ET
  • Update on NJHSA National Network Health Plan
Thursday, August 22nd - 2:30p ET
  • Holocaust Survivor Services Professionals Affinity Group Call - Practices Across Programs
**Recorded calls and presentations can be found in the Members Only section in Calls & Webinars or the Resource Library, respectively. **
Affinity Groups are for designed for member agency professionals and lay leaders. Others interested are encouraged to contact Megan .

JFNA Accepting Proposals for Holocaust Survivor Services   
The Network is pleased to collaborate with the Jewish Federations of North America and its Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care on release of the following Request for Proposals.

JFNA's Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care seeks funding proposals for the expansion of Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed services for Holocaust survivors throughout the United States. In order to reach more local agencies, the Center is only accepting applications from organizations that have never previously received direct funding from JFNA's federal grant program. Organizations that do or do not receive funding from the Claims Conference are eligible to apply. Learn more here .
Working for a Jewish human service agency is a highly rewarding career.
A listing of open positions at member agencies can be found here .
Member agencies are welcome to post career opportunities with the Network
as a benefit of membership. Positions will be posted for 90 days.
Non-members may post positions for 60 days for a fee. Email Megan to learn more.
Member Highlights
Check out the July Member Highlights !
Interested in featuring your agency in the August edition of MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS?