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  • PerformCare is Now Accepting Requests for Summer Camp Financial Assistance

    PerformCare is Now Accepting Requests for Summer Camp Financial Assistance

    PerformCare is now accepting requests from families for financial assistance toward the 2019 summer camp session. Requests MUST be postmarked or received by PerformCare no later than April 30, 2019.

  • A Summer at Camp: ADHD Webinar

    A Summer at Camp: ADHD Webinar

    Knowing what to look for in a summer camp program is important, according to John Willson, MS, LRT/CTRS, the executive director of SOAR Camp. SOAR has several adventure camps and programs for children and teens affected by ADHD and learning disabilities.

  • Girl B.O.S.S. (Building Our Successful Selves)

    Bergenfield

    Girl B.O.S.S. (Building Our Successful Selves)

    A  4-week group  by Sherry Blair Institute for Inspirational Change running in March! It is a workshop called Girl B.O.S.S. (Building Our Successful Selves) intended for adolescent females.

  • 2019 Nurtured Heart Approach® Training

    Fair Lawn

    2019 Nurtured Heart Approach® Training

    The goal of this training is to introduce participants to the Nurtured Heart Approach® for supporting children, youth and families.

  • Caregiver Conversaions Support Group

    Woodcliff Lake

    Caregiver Conversaions Support Group

    Please join us for a support group... Our goal is to provide peer to peer emotional support for family members who are struggling with their loved one’s memory challenges. The group allows participants to exchange advice, celebrate their successes and share positive ways of managing this difficult time in their lives.

  • Parent/Caregiver Wednesday Night Support Group

    Fair Lawn

    Parent/Caregiver Wednesday Night Support Group

    Join us for an informal group of parents/caregivers sharing concerns, learning resources and supporting one another!

  • Understanding and Tracking Implicit Biases

    Understanding and Tracking Implicit Biases

    In this webinar participants will be able to: (a) define and explain the science of implicit bias; (b) discuss the empirically-based challenges of implicit biases in their respective settings; and (c) identify strategies that could address implicit biases.

  • Spring Kids Craft at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy

    Teaneck

    Spring Kids Craft at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy

    Crafts are targeted to children 4+.
    Parents must remain with their child, not a drop off program.

  • FREE!! Strengthening Families Program For Parents and Youth Ages 6-11

    Lyndhurst

    FREE!! Strengthening Families Program For Parents and Youth Ages 6-11

    FREE Seven-Week Program!! This program helps parents and caregivers build on their strengths in showing love and setting limits, helps youth develop skills for building a positive future, and helps families grow together and become stronger.

    • Free family meals
    • Free babysitting for siblings*
    • *Minimum age 2 years
    • Parent Workshops
    • Gift Cards for graduating families
    • Youth Activities
    • Family Activities
    • Transportation
  • End-of-Winter Tree Walk

    Ringwood

    End-of-Winter Tree Walk

    Join Head Landscape Designer Rich Flynn as he leads this perennial favorite. Learn the differences between trees and how to tell them apart in this special tree walk. Meet at the Carriage House; wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. Free.

  • The 19th Anniversary Gala of the Korean Community Center: Touching the Lives of Special Needs Family

    Teaneck

    The 19th Anniversary Gala of the Korean Community Center: Touching the Lives of Special Needs Family

    KCC strives to become a supportive resource center to meet the challenges for the family raising a special child. As a first step, we wish to open our doors to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) families, please join us to touch the hands and hearts of them.

  • Audubon: Gardening for Butterflies

    Ringwood

    Audubon: Gardening for Butterflies

    Don Torino of the Bergen County Audubon Society offers an indoor photo presentation on creating gardens that welcome butterflies, birds, and other pollinators with perennials, annuals, and native plants. At the Carriage House Visitor Center. Free.

  • Strategic Approaches to the IEP - Individualized Educational Plan

    Fair Lawn

    Strategic Approaches to the IEP - Individualized Educational Plan

    In order to navigate the special education system and help students obtain meaningful benefit, parents and professionals must understand the IEP document itself, how appropriate evaluations can determine services and effective collaboration techniques. This workshop walks participants through identifying needs, creating goals, determining services and placements needed to achieve those goals and measuring progress.

  • FREE Caregiver Program: Family to Family

    Hackensack

    FREE Caregiver Program: Family to Family

    12-week session meets Mondays, March 4-May 20
    The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Bergen County is offering a FREE 12-week program designed for caregivers of a family member aged 18 or over, living with mental illness. 

  • The ADHD-Depression Connection in Adults: Understanding the Link, Distinct Symptoms, and First-Line Treatments

    The ADHD-Depression Connection in Adults: Understanding the Link, Distinct Symptoms, and First-Line Treatments

    Every adult with ADHD should take note of these statistics: Thirty percent of individuals with ADHD have had a depressive episode, and their risk of developing depression is four times greater than it is for those without the disorder.

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    Hackensack

    Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    This is for adults (19 yo or order) who regularly interact with  adolescents aged 12-18 (coaches, youth group/scout leaders, parents, teachers, school staff, etcetera).  One in five youth ages 13 to 18 lives with a mental health condition.  

  • Let's Talk About Vaping: What Parents Need To Know

    Glen Rock

    Let's Talk About Vaping: What Parents Need To Know

    What is a Juul? How are kids getting them? When are they starting? Panelists Will Include: Learn the facts and know how to keep your kids healthy and safe.

  • Webinar New Jersey Department of Human Services Bureau of Guardianship Services: An Overview of Guardianship

    Webinar New Jersey Department of Human Services Bureau of Guardianship Services: An Overview of Guardianship

    At age 18, all individuals, including those with developmental disabilities, reach the legal age of majority. This means that parents can no longer make decisions legally on behalf of an adult child, regardless of the nature of the individual's disability and regardless of whether or not the individual still lives with the family.

  • Free Workshop for Parents: Understanding the Behavioral Aspects of Reinforcement and Punishment When Dealing with Your Child with Autism

    Paramus

    Free Workshop for Parents: Understanding the Behavioral Aspects of Reinforcement and Punishment When Dealing with Your Child with Autism

    Reinforcement and punishment are terms that we use frequently when parenting, yet we don’t always focus on how these procedures affect the future probability of the behaviors continuing or stopping in the future. 

  • Bergen County Transition Fair

    Paramus

    Bergen County Transition Fair

    Information on a wide variety of post secondary options will be available to help students with all levels of disabilities prepare for their transition to adult life.   Admission is FREE and open to the public.

  • Special Needs Community Resource Fair

    Haworth

    Special Needs Community Resource Fair

    Find out what resources, agencies, organizations and community programs are available to assist families and children challenged with physical, mental, emotional or behavioral disabilites.

  • Rain Gardens: A Blooming Technology

    Ringwood

    Rain Gardens: A Blooming Technology

    Green Infrastructure, native plants and rain gardens are a vital and affordable way to improve the health and resilience of our watersheds and ecological communities -- and your backyard. Presented by Sustainability Consultant Karin LaGreca at the Carriage House Visitor Center, followed by a walk in the Botanical Garden (weather permitting).

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren including Resource parents, Adult Relatives and other Adults in the care of Children

    Englewood

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren including Resource parents, Adult Relatives and other Adults in the care of Children

    Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Monthly Support Group...All other relatives raising grandchildren, including resource parents are Welcome too!

  • Parent-to-Parent Exchange Meetings for Parents of Students with Disabilities Age 14 and Older

    Paramus

    Parent-to-Parent Exchange Meetings for Parents of Students with Disabilities Age 14 and Older

    You are Cordially Invited to Attend our Monthly Parent-to-Parent Exchange Meetings for Parents of Students with Disabilities Age14 and Older

  • FREE Parent/Caregiver Workshop: Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Community

    Paramus

    FREE Parent/Caregiver Workshop: Addressing Challenging Behaviors in the Community

    Why does my child behave this way? Utilizing the theory of Applied Behavior Analysis, this presentation will examine all aspects of behavior, both appropriate and inappropriate, and look at the motivation behind these behaviors. Basic interventions will be discussed.

  • Free Film Screening:

    Englewood

    Free Film Screening: "Angst" - Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

    Angst is an IndieFlix Original, documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.

  • Growing up OVERexposed: Helping Teens Navigate in a Hyper-Sexualized Digital World

    Montvale

    Growing up OVERexposed: Helping Teens Navigate in a Hyper-Sexualized Digital World

    An educational keynote provided by Lauren Hersh, National Director of 'World without Exploitation".  Mental Health Resource Fair 6-7pm featuring local Mental Health and Addiction Treatment providers

  • Parent/Caregiver Monday Morning Support Group

    Fair Lawn

    Parent/Caregiver Monday Morning Support Group

    Join us for an informal group of parents/caregivers sharing concerns, learning resources and supporting one another!

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    Englewood

    Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    This is for adults (19 yo or order) who regularly interact with  adolescents aged 12-18 (coaches, youth group/scout leaders, parents, teachers, school staff, etcetera).  One in five youth ages 13 to 18 lives with a mental health condition.  

  • A Better High: An awareness, educational and resource program

    Paramus

    A Better High: An awareness, educational and resource program

    For over 20 years, Matt Bellace, Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology and author of “A Better High,” has been
    traveling the country as a professional speaker and stand-up comedian providing programs that encourage students and adults each year to pursue natural highs of laughter.

  • Sibshops - For the brother and sisters of children with special needs

    Flemington

    Sibshops - For the brother and sisters of children with special needs

    Sibshops provide brothers and sisters of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities opportunities to share and connect with peers who "get it." Attending a Sibshop allows siblings a chance to meet one another in a relaxed setting.

  • Family Fun Fest

    Paramus

    Family Fun Fest

    Children up to the age of 11, who are accompanied by their families or an adult are encouraged to attend this event. This will be a day filled with FREE activities.

  • Skylands Manor Tours at New Jersey State Botanical Garden

    Ringwood

    Skylands Manor Tours at New Jersey State Botanical Garden

     NJBG volunteer docents lead visitors on a tour of the architecture and history of Skylands Manor.

    Fee: $7 adults; $5 seniors and students ages 13-18; $3 ages 6-12; free under 6.

  • Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program

    Hackensack

    Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program

    The Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program is from Standard University and is a two and a half hour workshop given once a week, for six weeks. The workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders.

  • New Pathway Presents Addiction Help Break the Cycle Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges

    Wayne

    New Pathway Presents Addiction Help Break the Cycle Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges

    Passaic County community event...we are the solution!

  • FREE Parent Workshop: Helping Your Child Develop Independent Skills

    Paramus

    FREE Parent Workshop: Helping Your Child Develop Independent Skills

    Is your elementary school-aged child classified with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other developmental disabilities? Are you looking for ways to help your child grow toward independence? 

  • Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior

    Fair Lawn

    Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior

    Participants will learn about identifying common functions of challenging behaviors, implementing strategies for preventing and changing behaviors, and monitoring progress. Learn a 7-step plan involving proactive steps that can be taken to teach more appropriate behaviors and significantly improve the quality of life of those you support.

  • Supporting the Village: Helping Parents and Caregivers to Support Youths' Healthy Sexual Development

    Supporting the Village: Helping Parents and Caregivers to Support Youths' Healthy Sexual Development

    This 3-part webinar series is designed to increase parents' and caregivers' comfort in talking about sex and sexuality with their children. We will discuss the social, physiological, and emotional changes that happen before, during, and after puberty. 

  • New Jersey State Botanical Garden Volunteer Open House and Season Kickoff

    Ringwood

    New Jersey State Botanical Garden Volunteer Open House and Season Kickoff

    NJBG volunteers do work that's meaningful, fun, and brings delight to thousands of people. Come see the many satisfying ways you can join our team

  • Early Spring Wildflower Walk

    Ringwood

    Early Spring Wildflower Walk

    Spring is peeking out everywhere! Join Darlene Nowak in checking out the early bloomers in the woodlands of the Wildflower Garden! Wear sturdy shoes, meet at the Carriage House. Rain or snow cancels. $5 donation.

  • Family Woodland Hike

    Ringwood

    Family Woodland Hike

     Join NJBG hike leaders on an easy, child-friendly hike in the Garden's woodlands. Learn a bit about the plants, animals, and geology around you in a hike designed to fit the group. Smaller children may need to be carried. Wear sturdy shoes, meet at the Carriage House Visitor Center. Snow/rain cancels. FREE.

  • Opportunity Expo at Clifton High School

    Clifton

    Opportunity Expo at Clifton High School

    The Opportunity Expo features a variety of exhibitors that will include state and county government entities, community service providers, service coordinators, local health care support, recreation providers, and information & referral services.

  • SAVOR.2019 A Food & Wine Event

    Teaneck

    SAVOR.2019 A Food & Wine Event

    Please join CFA, and special guest host, Ms. Pat Battle as we Savor the flavors of Bergen County's most appetizing restaurants and sample a wide array of wines. Celebrate with CFA's Corporate Honoree: Stryker and 2019's CFA Heroes: The Volunteers from Community Presbyterian Church in Ringwood

  • Family Promise Hike for Hope

    Ridgewood

    Family Promise Hike for Hope

    Due to various circumstances, and most importantly the safety of our participants, our annual event formerly known as the Hike or Bike will now be the Hike for Hope - a 3 mile fun walk for people of all ages and abilities.

  • 4th Annual Heroin and Opioid Art Exhibition

    Newark

    4th Annual Heroin and Opioid Art Exhibition

    The 4th Annual Heroin and Opioid Art Exhibition highlighting heroin and opioid abuse, addiction and recovery.

  • Ride for Autism

    Lincroft

    Ride for Autism

    The Ride for Autism is a one-day charity bicycle tour designed to raise money for Autism New Jersey and also to raise community awareness about autism.

  • Joey Travolta's Short Film Camp

    Tenafly

    Joey Travolta's Short Film Camp

    Joey Travolta, special educator and film maker and his crew of professionals teach kids age 11 -23 the art of film  making from concept to creation.

  • Englewood Health's

    Englewood

    Englewood Health's "Wellness Conference 2019"

    A full-day conference with keynote speakers, educational presentations, film screenings, discussion groups and local agencies/charities promoting their work. Come and meet the best of our Englewood Health physicians, clinicians and educators. Taking on 'Wellness' subjects such as depression, anxiety and addiction; diabetes, obesity, exercise and diet. We explore the latest research and data about what exactly needs to change and how exactly to achieve this change. Both on a personal and community wide level.