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We would like to thank the community for helping us with resources as we work to teach tolerance and understanding to current and future generations.
Your donations totaled nearly $10,000 and we are on the leaderboard to receive a Community Thrives Grant. Aside from that, we are proud that so many of you came forward to take positive action.
The message we send together can and will make a difference. Thank you.
The Jewish Federation has sponsored trips to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles for over 100,000 Ventura County 8th graders since 1994. This is our investment in the future citizens of our community, hoping to ensure a tolerant society.
Your donation today will double the dollars needed to address the new elements of dangerous behavior in our society that cyber bullying presents. Educating parents to the responsibility of tracking their children's texts, approving or removing apps that hide unlawful behavior. One such app looks like a calculator, but in reality, is a photo sharing vehicle, leaving our children open to on-line pornography and sexual predators. Monitoring teens internet behavior presents an incredible challenge. Most parents are not tech savvy enough to know what is happening until it is too late. The Jewish Federation, in partnership with the FBI has intense training for parents on all the common platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter. The FBI contract for parents, with their children, outlines responsible internet behavior. There is a direct correlation between unfettered access to internet and school shootings. There is a direct correlation between cyber bulling and teen suicide. Our professional staff minister counseling to victims of cyber-bullying and its perpetrators.
To do nothing is criminal. Our outstanding clinicians and partners can help re-mediate the problem through school in-services for parents and students throughout the county.
Expanding free to low cost counseling
Our social service agency, Jewish Family Service, provides free to low cost counseling to the neediest members of our community. We provide a full time LMFT to the poorest schoolchildren in Ventura. LMFT's and Associates provide care to all ages of clients from children to seniors. Our case management and counseling services to victims of the Thomas and Woolsey Fires are always free. Our professional staff minister counseling to victims of cyber-bullying and its perpetrators.
Community Social Workers provide case management and referral services to seniors with a concentration on homeless prevention, food insufficiencies and Holocaust survivor benefits.
Volunteer attorneys staff our Free Legal Clinic, providing legal advice on varied issues facing our low-income poor with a special emphasis on fire victims.