Services for children, families, caregivers, and educators

"What happened to the instruction manual? If only every child came with one!"

While we haven't found a cache of manuals, JPA does have a long track record of successfully working with children.

In Real Kids, Real Stories, our goal is to share ideas and approaches with you that can contribute to helping children feel and function better. Please let us know what you think!

Welcome to Real Kids, Real Stories!

JPA focuses on positive relationships. We don’t try to “fix” kids; we build relationships so they can heal. Instead, we harness children’s natural drive to learn, succeed, and to engage in positive relationships, while lowering psychological barriers that impede progress.

To show what we mean, each month we’ll present a new story about a real kid. We’ll share what is called the youth’s “presenting issue” and how we approached it. After the story, you'll find ideas, tips, and lessons you can use in the classroom or living room to build relationships with your students or children.

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January's Story

JPA aims to not only improve the social and emotional well-being of the children we serve in our partner schools but also to provide professional development and consultation programs for the educators and other adults who work with these children. Our story this month focuses on a teacher, who through JPA's program Connect, was able to build trusting and positive relationships with her students.

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Click on“Take Home Tips” to read more about how teachers can build their own social-emotional skills, as well as those of their students.

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Chicago, IL 60614

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