Youth and School-Based Services

School-based Services

Our social workers are based at Jewish day schools across metro Detroit. They are available to work with students one-on-one or in groups, depending on the individual social and emotional needs of the students. They engage parents and families as needed and make referrals for outside counseling and other services. Social workers also work with school administrators and teachers to build school-wide curriculum and classroom lesson plans in order to build the social-emotional culture of the school.

Our social workers are based at several community Jewish Schools including:

  • BBYO
  • Frankel Jewish Academy
  • 
Lubavitch Cheder

  • Yeshiva Beth Yehudah
  • 
Yeshivas Darchei Torah

For more information, contact Ilene Tinman, Senior Director, Access and Prevention, at 248.592.2664 or itinman@jfsdetroit.org

Behavioral Health Navigation

Maybe you have a son who’s struggling in school. Or a daughter who’s having trouble controlling her anger. Perhaps you have an anxious fifth grader. Or a teenager who’s struggling socially, lost in the high school experience. Maybe you’re not sure of the exact problem. Maybe you are…but you just don’t know where to turn.  

Determining the kind of help your child needs, and finding the right mental health professional, can be overwhelming. Our Behavioral Health Navigator can help you connect with the most appropriate treatment resources available.  

And we’ll do more than just hand you a list of names and numbers. We’ll put you on the right path and guide you every step of the way. If you get turned around, we’ll change direction and continue the journey. Together. Until you find exactly what your child needs.  

To take that first step, contact the Resource Center at 248.592.2313 or resourcecenter@jfsdetroit.org