Jewish Family Services of WNC announces programs on medical ethics, parenting

Press release from Jewish Family Services of WNC:

Jewish Family Services of WNC is pleased to announce two upcoming programs in Family Education Series at their JFS offices, located at: 2 Doctors Park Suite E, 417 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC 28801

“Medical Ethics Forum”
Wednesday, August 20th 5:30-7:00pm

This panel-led program will address the complex issues involved if a family and doctor have to make decisions when faced with a difficult medical situation. Panel members will include Mary Caldwell of the Ethics Committee at Mission Hospitals, Rabbi Phil Cohen of Agudas Israel in Hendersonville and Bob Deutsch, Asheville Attorney, each providing insights into the many aspects of this very challenging topic.

“The Parental Toolbox”
Wednesday, September 17th 7:00-8:30pm

Co-sponsored by the Asheville Jewish Community Center
Dayna and Jim Guido will present a parenting workshop on “Fostering Compliance and Avoiding Power Struggles”, which is a chapter from their new book, “The Parental Toolbox”.The ability to Avoid Power Struggles is dependent on being able to raise your child’s self-esteem through descriptive praise and recognition of their efforts and admirable qualities. By building on your child’s successes you are able to instruct and challenge them to do better and become respectful of other’s needs, including yours.
“A home in which power struggles are rare is a happier and more intimate home in which all members feel supported, appreciated and validated. It is a safe and mutually respectful environment where people can grow and in which healthy relationships are modeled and able to be replicated in your child’s future friendships and personal and professional relationships.”

Dayna Guido, MSW, LCSW is in private practice and is a Visiting Clinical Instructor for the UNC CH School of Social Work. Jim Guido is a behavioral and academic consultant specializing in children, adolescents and their families. Dayna and Jim have been working and presenting workshops together for 35 years in numerous settings.

RSVP for one or both programs: call (828) 253-2900 ext. 11 or email These programs are offered at no charge and are open to the public.


About Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Services of WNC is a nonprofit social service organization providing critical services to individuals and families. JFS provides the Elder Club group socialization program to seniors and respite to caregivers; other services include Case Management, Job Coaching, a Food Pantry and monthly Food Pantry Market*, and direct assistance and information/referral for financial, housing, transportation, mental health and other community resources On-site mental health counseling services are planned to begin in summer/fall of 2014. JFS services emphasize assisting and empowering the client to become as self-sufficient as possible. JFS is the only Jewish social service agency in western North Carolina. JFS services are open to all people regardless of faith, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, country of origin, age, and ability. Services are provided on a sliding scale to accommodate clients of all income status.

Food Pantry Market: last Thursday of each month, 5:30pm-7:00pm 

About Lea McLellan
Lea McLellan is a freelance writer who likes to write stories about music, art, food, wellness and interesting locals doing interesting things.

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