JPA's Top Stories from July!
- JPA in the Nation’s Capital: Read more about how JPA staff met with Illinois senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth regarding issues of concern to JPA, as well as presented JPA child welfare research at a conference sponsored by the US Children’s Bureau in Arlington, VA.
- Welcoming JPA's New Clinical Director: JPA is excited to welcome Dr. Rob Siegel, Licensed Clinical Psychologist. In addition to directing JPA's clinical team, Dr. Siegel will oversee the delivery of therapeutic care and help shape JPA programs. Learn more here.
- Our Interns Move On: Each year, JPA’s therapists mentor up-and-coming students earning their LCSW and MSW degrees. We recently celebrated the completion of their time with us during academic year 2016-17. We’re very proud of their service to Chicago’s communities and their work with JPA. Here’s what they’ll be doing next.
- Interview with Marlita White: If you think Chicago’s lost its ability to think big thoughts and make big plans, you haven’t seen Healthy Chicago 2.0: Partnering to Improve Health Equity, 2016-2020 or met Marlita White. Learn how she's working towards achieving health equity and reducing health inequities in our Chicago
JPA Success Story...
Tyree Orr, Future Olympian!
Read about Olympic prospect Tyree Orr's talk with Derrick Buckingham about the future and how JPA put him on the path to the gold!
All children deserve the right to a good education and the chance to achieve their fullest potential. But children who suffer from trauma, abuse, neglect, and violence, face tough obstacles learning in school, building positive relationships, and feeling safe. The Juvenile Protective Association's mission is to improve the social and emotional well-being of vulnerable children through relationship-oriented therapeutic interventions.
We do this by providing individual and small group therapy in schools, social and emotional development to classrooms, support to parents and caregivers, and through consultation with educators and child welfare experts. Our goal is to help kids heal so they can build a better future.
Counseling & Treatment
JPA’s therapeutic approach involves harnessing children’s natural drive to learn, to succeed and to engage in positive relationships, while lowering psychological barriers that impede progress.
With over a decade of work in schools in some of Chicago’s most challenged neighborhoods, JPA has learned that children are ultimately motivated to learn and thrive more by positive relationships than material rewards.
JPA not only provides therapy to children, but also helps educators discover new strategies and interventions they can use with one child or an entire classroom.
The Learning Center
Information resources for parents, caregivers and professionals
JPA believes in parternships where everyone - teachers, support staff, parents and caregivers, and even the children - can contribute to building healthy communities and positive relationships. JPA's Learning Center is aimed at professionals in child welfare, educators and families. Learn more
Serving communities for over 116 years
Throughout its 116 year history, JPA has been at the forefront in addressing child abuse and neglect. Founded by Jane Addams and her colleagues during the Progressive Era, JPA is a reflection of their desire to uplift society and their belief in the possibility of reform. In its earliest incarnation, JPA provided the city’s first probation officers for children.
JPA serves more than 2,000 children and families each year.