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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
11:30 AM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT

A Compassionate Community Response to People with Mental Illness

In-Person Event


Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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As the war in Israel continues, we recognize the importance of having a safe space to gather and would like to invite our community to our upcoming events.

Learn strategies on how to compassionately and effectively deal with individuals with mental illness.

Assessing Risk, Avoiding Bias, and Accessing Resources

Dealing compassionately and effectively with individuals with mental illness is a challenge for Jewish communal professionals, and with the upcoming trial of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter, we need these strategies now more than ever.  Although safety is everyone’s concern, unusual behavior is not necessarily a security risk (no matter what’s happening in the community) and it’s important to know where to get help for someone who’s in distress. The Federation, in collaboration with The Branch, JFCS, and the 10/27 Healing Partnership is inviting you to a lunch and learn program for Jewish communal professionals on Wednesday, April 19th, that addresses:

  • The Security Perspective
  • Behavior that may occur and de-escalation techniques
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Open discussion for facilitated problem solving

This program is for any Jewish communal professional whose job brings him or her in contact with the public, from Executive Directors to receptionists.  We will meet in person at the Federation offices.

Please register by Tuesday, April 12, 2023. Lunch provided, dietary laws observed.


The Branch JFCS 10/27 Healing Partnership


Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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Erin Fagan

Full inclusion is a core value of Jewish Pittsburgh. The Jewish Federation welcomes invitees of all abilities, backgrounds, races, religious affiliations, sexual orientations and gender identities. Please discuss accessibility accommodations with the contact person for this event.

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