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Workshop Series: Creating a Vision for a Good

Various time and dates. Click here to see the workshop schedule. 

Develop a vision for a Good Life; think about what you need to know and do; Identify how to find or develop supports; and Discover how to have an “Everyday Life” in your community.


Community Meeting

October 29, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Community Day School, 6424 Forward Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217

Know a young adult with intellectual or developmental disabilities who is ready to assume more independence? Jewish Residential Services, in partnership with Verland, is creating a new group home in Squirrel Hill offering 24-hour support in an environment that celebrates Jewish culture. Find out more at this community meeting. RSVP to akarabin@jrspgh.org or 412-325-0039 by October 22nd.


Healing the Divide: A Social and Psychological Response to the Tree of Life Shooting

November 5, 2019, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

In the wake of the Tree of Life tragedy, mental health professionals have wanted to help. In addition to understanding the psychopathology of the perpetrator and effective, timely treatment for the victims and their families, we want to understand what causes — and what heals — those societal divides. This conference will provide a psychological and social response to our recent communal tragedy.

Mental health professionals are on the front lines of treating both perpetrators and victims of violence. The Department of Psychiatry is committed to providing education, empowerment, and solace to mental health professionals and to the broader community. This year we acutely feel the need to address the Tree of Life tragedy. Click here for more information.