Orthodox Jewish Organizations Address Children’s Pandemic Mental Health

As more children search out help with their mental health during the pandemic, Orthodox Jewish organizations have stepped up to help. Not only did the Orthodox Jewish kids of New York experience the brutal first wave of the pandemic by watching loved ones die, many had COVID themselves and now live with family members who have long-haul symptoms. Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services is one of four organizations now involved with Partners in Caring, bringing mental health services to yeshiva students throughout the New York City area. While Partners in Caring was founded in the wake of 9/11, its support is now crucial. Ohel’s COVID Resilience Workbook helps parents and teachers understand where children are holding and helps the kids develop coping skills. These professionals are working with yeshiva administrations and parents to help children heal. Read more here.

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