JFCS Tackles the Youth Mental Health Crisis: From Teletherapy to Educator Training
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When Amelia, age 12, started expressing anxiety about her social status, her mother, Dana, became concerned. Amelia felt that everyone had more friends, more fun, and better life than hers. All based on what she saw on social media. Dana knew she needed help after her daughter began to present a fake life in her social media posts.


Amelia refused to go to a therapist’s office, but was amenable when JFCS’ Center for Children and Youth (CCY) told her teletherapy was an option. The preteen is now making headway with managing her social anxiety.

Experts at CCY report that anxiety is the biggest issue affecting children right now and that schools are requesting workshops to bring a clinical point of view to educators.

In his State of the Union speech last week, President Biden said that social media platforms are intensifying the youth mental health crisis, with harmful effects on the well-being of children and teens.

CCY is committed to serving children, teens, and parents in multiple ways, including in-person, teletherapy, educator education, parent coaching, and public policy advocacy.

JFCS Provides Expert Telehealth and In-Person Services

JFCS’ expansive services enable families to receive the mental health care, support, and guidance they need in ways that are convenient for them, via phone, video call, or in-person. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 1‑888-927‑0839.

Posted by Admin on March 9, 2022