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Aug 19 - Quality Time with Our Director, Liz Offen.
Hear the latest plans from Liz about Yachad's plan for the fall. Catch up, ask questions, give feedback, and share any thoughts with Liz!
June 24 - Coping with the Loss of Summer Camp - Rachel Barbanel-Fried, PhD
Dr. Rachel Barbanel-Fried, aka Dr. RBF, is a clinical psychologist, writer, and optimal performance consultant based in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. She works with individuals, couples, and families in a therapeutic setting who are looking to move forward towards growth, change, and healing. Dr. RBF utilizes an evidence-based, collaborative approach. She’s direct, down-to-earth, and non-judgmental, specializing in working with people from diverse backgrounds.
July 8 - Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts - What you need to know - What you can do right now. - Ken Shulman
Ken Shulman assists individuals and families with estate planning and related issues for elders and families with disabled children. He frequently represents clients in guardianship matters and serves as a trustee for families.
July 22 - Who Will Handle the Day to Day When I Can't? - Sara Freedman, MSW, Chai Services Director, JFCS
Sara joined JF&CS in 2006 as an intern in the CHAI Works day program. Throughout her time at JF&CS, Sara has held numerous jobs in CHAI Services, including job coach, residential support specialist, Director of Community Programs, and Associate Division Director. Sara’s passion for supporting individuals with disabilities and their families has motivated her to help launch new programs in CHAI Services, as well as expand and grow existing programs. Sara has a bachelor’s degree in human development and psychology from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in social work from Boston College.
Aug 5 - Transition 101 - Leo Rotman, CFP®, River Financial Group, LLC
Leo has been working in the financial services field since 2001. He received a B.S. in economics and finance from Bentley University and later became a Certified Financial Planner. He focuses on working with families to give them peace of mind about their future and in particular enjoys working with folks who have a special needs loved one.