Parenting is the most challenging job that some adults undertake. With such high demands, it’s not uncommon to feel frustrated. Parents can lose control when they are feeling isolated, involved in difficult relationships, experiencing financial stress or lacking information on child development and child-rearing techniques.

However, becoming an informed parent will help build effective child rearing skills and find a place within the community.

“Greet all people with a smile.”

Ethics of the Fathers 3:16

Baltimore Resources

In Baltimore, at Jewish Community Services, there are a multitude of programs to assist individuals with disabilities. These programs and services include: therapy to help children and families address emotional and behavioral issues; case management to help individuals and families identify and assess needs, determine eligibility for benefits, and access community services; Career Services, which assist individuals with obtaining and maintaining employment; and the Jewish Big Brother Big Sister program, which matches Jewish children and teens in need of mentoring are with community-based Jewish volunteers. JCS also partners with the JCC to provide recreational activities for individuals with special needs.

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