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Meet Wendy Levin-Shaw, LCSW

Wendy Levin-Shaw, a licensed clinical social worker, has worked for over twenty years with individuals, couples and families as they seek to respond to life's challenges. Relationship enhancement, effective parenting, marital conflict and interfaith marriage are some of the varied concerns that Wendy addresses with her clients. In therapy, Wendy uses her extensive training in Family Systems Theory, which recognizes that individuals are significantly influenced by the intricate relationships in their lives.

In addition to psychotherapy, Wendy has provided education and support to groups on parenting, bereavement, interfaith couples and adoption. She has been a speaker on a range of topics, including communication, family relationships, and managing the challenges of our daily lives. As an adjunct faculty member at the Western Pennsylvania Family Center, she has authored and presented, "The History of Parent Education from 1850 to 1952." She also co-authored training materials entitled "Enhancing Self-Esteem in Parents."

Wendy is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She has also been a family therapist for a local community mental health clinic and co-founded a support organization for mothers.

Wendy holds a master's of social work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

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SHCFP, Franktuary partner for “No Menu Monday” event at Bar Marco
Join the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry and Franktuary for dinner at Bar Marco for a “No Menu Monday” event on November 17th from 5-11 p.m. A portion of the evening’s meal proceeds will benefit SHCFP! This No Menu Monday event is open to the public and is not to be missed. Click the link to learn more. We hope to see you there!
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Career Development Center to hold holiday career fair with Macy’s, 11/19
The Career Development Center (CDC) of JF&CS will hold a career fair with Macy’s for adults throughout the region on Wednesday, November 19th from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the CDC offices in Squirrel Hill. Registration is required. Click the link for more info.
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Workplace inclusion the focus of upcoming presentation for individuals with special needs
Workplace inclusion is the topic of an upcoming program co-presented by JF&CS and Jewish Residential Services (JRS) as part of an educational series called AIM: Support for Families of Individuals with Special Needs. The presentation, “Inclusion in the Workplace: Employment Support for Individuals with Disabilities” will be held on Tuesday, November 18, from 6-8 p.m. at The Children’s Institute. The presentation is free and open to the community and includes a light kosher meal at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information or to register, email info@jrspgh.org or call 412-325‐0039.
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Central Scholarship applications now open!
Central Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year. One application gives you access to multiple community scholarships! Click the link below for more information.
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JF&CS Awards & Recognitions
Learn more about the many awards, honors and recognitions of JF&CS over the years.
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JF&CS 2012-2013 Annual Report available online
Our 2012-2013 Annual Report covers our agency’s fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013. Click to read about our agency's highlights and successes in our online version.
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Designate JF&CS
If you participate in the United Way or CFC campaigns, you can designate all or part of your gift to us. Our United Way agency code is 76, CFC is 95226.
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