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FACT: MASK is dedicated to identifying teens in conflict by increasing knowledge and bringing awareness to our communities. This is the key that opens the door to prevention and helps save the lives of our children. MASK collaborates with Rabbonim, community leaders, and related organizations.

FACT: Many children suffer from learning disabilities such as ADD or ADHD. Others suffer from self-destructive behaviors such as anorexia, bulimia, and self-mutilation. In some situations, there are personality disorders, or other psychological conditions, which require professional guidance and/or intervention.

FACT:
Children from every segment of the Orthodox Jewish Community are involved in gambling, internet, alcohol and substance abuse. They face enormous dangers to their health and spirit. The ravages of drug abuse can range from alienation from their families and culture to malnutrition and/or emotional problems.

FACT:
MASK provides ongoing support for parents who are encouraged to keep in contact with each other between meetings. By sharing and offering support, the parents gain insight, and benefit from one another's experiences.

FACT:
MASK sponsors joint symposiums with various social service agencies world-wide.

FACT: When even one child in a family is experiencing difficulties, the entire family suffers.

 

 









  

  




MASK is a referral service. We endeavor to provide referrals which have met our criteria for quality and appropriateness. Referrals are provided to parents and other responsible adults for services to be provided to children and adolescents. MASK cannot be responsible for the outcome of these services.

MASK provides access to support groups for parents and other caregivers who have identified themselves as in need of support in parenting and/or coping with stresses or concerns in the family. We review the credentials of support group facilitators and endeavor to provide appropriate/accessible locations in which groups can be held.MASK cannot be responsible for the outcome of these services.

MASK endeavors to use the most qualified professionals. However, we recommend that each parent review provider credentials.
 

Funded by: Assemblyman Dov Hikind, OASAS, OMH