Community Events and Programs

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  • 4th Grade Folder Artwork Competition (Drug-Free NJ)
    Tuesday, November 29
    Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey
    Millburn

    4th Grade Folder Artwork Competition (Drug-Free NJ)

    PDFNJ is accepting artwork for the design of the 2023 "Fun Things To Do Instead of Drugs" Folder. 

    The deadline to submit is December 7, 2022. This contest is open to all 4th grade students in NJ.

  • Tourette Talk: Supporting Siblings of Children with Special Needs (NJCTS)
    Tuesday, November 29
    New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.

    Tourette Talk: Supporting Siblings of Children with Special Needs (NJCTS)

    Join Dr. Jeff Lichtman in this special Tourette Talk where he will discuss what the research shows and talk about the ways you can support siblings.

  • Our Future In Mind 2022: Local Edition (Mental Health America)
    Tuesday, November 29 @ 12:00 PM
    Mental Health America

    Our Future In Mind 2022: Local Edition (Mental Health America)

    In this free three-part virtual training, you will learn the advocacy skills to make a concrete difference in your school, meet leaders in your state and community, and make friends and build relationships with other young people passionate about mental health.

  • On the Same Page: A Therapeutic Book Club
    Tuesday, November 29 - Tuesday, December 20 @ 6:00 PM (Weekly)
    Wholehearted Healing Collective

    On the Same Page: A Therapeutic Book Club

    A therapeutic book club for adults who struggle with wondering, "What's wrong with me?" to help them understand that the real question they should be asking is, "What happened to me?". This book club will explore how adverse childhood experiences influence our brain development and guide our behaviors as adults. We will discuss how we are all on the same page with trying to understand the impact of trauma.

  • How Do I Get the Job I Want
    Wednesday, November 30 @ 12:00 PM
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    How Do I Get the Job I Want

    Employment should be an expectation for youth/young adults with disabilities In this webinar we will discuss: -Ideas to help you figure out what type of job you want -Things to consider before starting a job search -Tools to help you complete applications -Preparing for interviews

  • ¿Cómo Puedo Tener el Trabajo Que Quiero?
    Wednesday, November 30 @ 12:00 PM
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    ¿Cómo Puedo Tener el Trabajo Que Quiero?

    El empleo debe ser una expectativa para losjóvenes/adultos jóvenes con discapacidades. En este seminario virtual hablaremos de: •Formas de ayudar a averiguar el tipo de trabajo que desea. •Aspectos a tener en cuenta antes de iniciar la búsqueda de empleo. •Herramientas para ayudar a completar las aplicaciones. •Preparación para la entrevista

  • My Student Just Turned 18 - What Do I Need to Do! (The Arc of New Jersey)
    Wednesday, November 30 @ 1:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    My Student Just Turned 18 - What Do I Need to Do! (The Arc of New Jersey)

    During this zoom Individuals with IDD and their families will learn what the next steps are when their loved one with IDD prepares for their adult life.

  • Monthly U.S. Citizenship/Naturalization Clinic (NNJLS)
    Thursday, December 1 (Monthly)
    Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
    Hackensack

    Monthly U.S. Citizenship/Naturalization Clinic (NNJLS)

    Northeast NJ Legal Services would like to extend a warm invitation to any permanent residents who are interested in learning more about the citizenship application process. Our pro-bono department is hosting a Naturalization Clinic each month for the rest of the year!

  • Beyond Bereavement - Interventions for Grief Therapy (AMFM Healthcare)
    Thursday, December 1 @ 1:00 PM
    AMFM Healthcare

    Beyond Bereavement - Interventions for Grief Therapy (AMFM Healthcare)

    This webinar is designed to assist mental health professionals in identifying methods of intervention and barriers when working with grief. Participants will be asked to share which interventions they typically use for helping clients who are grieving and also discuss the limitations of these interventions.

  • Faith-Based Providers of Care webinar.
    Thursday, December 1 @ 2:00 PM
    OPEEKA

    Faith-Based Providers of Care webinar.

    This 1-hour session will provide an interactive platform for discussions around incorporating faith & spirituality into care planning. TCOM Tools, such as the Child Adolescent Needs & Strengths (CANS), include a Spirituality/Religion item in the Strengths Section

  • Local nonprofits to host virtual presentation for families about legal guardianships
    Thursday, December 1 @ 7:00 PM
    Community Law Project

    Local nonprofits to host virtual presentation for families about legal guardianships

    FREE virtual presentation for families regarding legal guardianships through Community Law Project! The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, December 1st at 7:00 PM, RSVP by Tuesday, November 29th via phone: (732) 380-1012 or email: [email protected]

  • Navigating the NJ DDD Service System (CAPE Resource Center)
    Thursday, December 1 @ 7:00 PM
    Bergen County Special Services CAPE Resource Center

    Navigating the NJ DDD Service System (CAPE Resource Center)

    This workshop will provide an overview of the NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities’ intake and eligibility process related to the Supports Program and the Community Care Program.

  • A Snapshot of the Nurtured Heart Approach
    Friday, December 2 @ 7:00 PM
    Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties

    A Snapshot of the Nurtured Heart Approach

    The Nurtured Heart Approach consists of a set of strategies that assists children in further developing their self-regulation and has been found effective with children of all ages. It focuses on transforming the way children perceive themselves, their caregivers, and the world around them.

  • Virtual Narcan/Naloxone Training (Bergen County Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services)
    Tuesday, December 6 @ 6:00 PM
    Bergen County Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services

    Virtual Narcan/Naloxone Training (Bergen County Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services)

    Naloxone training is transitioned to online via ZOOM. Sit for the live presentation from home by clicking a link and after the ZOOM, the kits will be shipped out via UPS.

    Please note: This workshop is limited to 20 participants!

  • How Do I Tell My Child They Have a Disability? (CAPE Resource Center)
    Tuesday, December 6 @ 7:00 PM
    Bergen County Special Services CAPE Resource Center

    How Do I Tell My Child They Have a Disability? (CAPE Resource Center)

    This will not be a discussion about whether you should or shouldn't inform your child, nor a specific age "when" you should inform your child. Rather, this is an opportunity to learn how to recognize the signs when your child may be ready to have the conversation.

  • Access to Earned Sick Days (New Jersey Paid Leave Outreach Collaborative)
    Wednesday, December 7 @ 10:00 AM
    New Jersey Paid Leave Outreach Collaborative

    Access to Earned Sick Days (New Jersey Paid Leave Outreach Collaborative)

    Discussion of the New Jersey Earned Sick and Safe Leave law, what it provides, who is covered, and more.

    We will hear from invited guests from the Department of Labor, Researchers, and Advocates who will help us collectively dig deeper into understanding paid sick days and who is using them, and who is left out of coverage.

  • Free Debt Collection Webinar
    Wednesday, December 7 @ 12:00 PM
    South Jersey Legal Services

    Free Debt Collection Webinar

    Larry Brodsky, Esq. will give an overview of debt collection practice and will discuss the debt collection process, what you should do if a debt collector contacts you, what to do if you are sued by a creditor, how to answer a summons and complaint, whether a creditor can garnish your wages, whether you can negotiate your debts, and bankruptcy as a possible solution.

  • How Parents Social Security Benefits Impact Their Adult Child with IDD (The Arc of New Jersey)
    Wednesday, December 7 @ 6:30 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    How Parents Social Security Benefits Impact Their Adult Child with IDD (The Arc of New Jersey)

    When Parents Retire and Start Collecting Social Security:

    • How does that impact their adult child with IDD?
    • Learn how these valuable federal benefit programs can help your family member.
    • How to apply.
  • What Does It Mean To Have ADHD?
    Wednesday, December 7 @ 7:30 PM
    NJCTS

    What Does It Mean To Have ADHD?

    In this webinar, we will delve into what ADHD is, the signs and symptoms, as well as the reasoning behind these misdiagnoses. We will cover the role that gender stereotypes play in the rate at which boys and girls are diagnosed and the impact it can have on their self-esteem and mental health.

  • What Does It Mean To Have ADHD? (NJCTS)
    Wednesday, December 7 @ 7:30 PM
    New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.

    What Does It Mean To Have ADHD? (NJCTS)

    ADHD is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed disorders affecting both children and adults. In this webinar, we will delve into what ADHD is, the signs and symptoms, as well as the reasoning behind these misdiagnoses.

  • Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Valley Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)
    Thursday, December 8 @ 11:30 AM
    New Jersey Citizen Action

    Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Valley Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)

    NJCA's weekly webinars provide participants with information on the homebuying process, affordable mortgage programs, downpayment assistance, understanding fair housing and avoiding predatory lending and housing discrimination, and how to connect with one of Citizen Action's free HUD-certified housing counselors.

  • Mindfulness and the Mind Body Connection (Holy Name Medical Center)
    Thursday, December 8 @ 1:00 PM
    Holy Name Medical Center

    Mindfulness and the Mind Body Connection (Holy Name Medical Center)

    Join us as we review the benefits of mindfulness. We will explore the the impact of stress on health & well-being and learn how to incorporate mindfulness strategies into daily life.

    • Speaker(s): Andrea Posada, PT, DPT, CSCS, CKTP and Emily Cohen, PT, DPT

  • Let's Get Together and Talk: Parents of Adult Children 21+ with Disabilities - December (CAPE Resource Center)
    Thursday, December 8 @ 7:30 PM
    Bergen County Special Services CAPE Resource Center

    Let's Get Together and Talk: Parents of Adult Children 21+ with Disabilities - December (CAPE Resource Center)

    Parenting an adult with intellectual and /or developmental disabilities presents unique challenges, as well as many joys. Join other parents/caregivers and laugh, cry and learn as you share your lived experiences.

    The support meetings are facilitated by Lauren Lavelle, a parent coach and special education teacher.

  • Get Connected: Linking Older Adults with Resources on Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health Resources (The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources/CAFS)
    Friday, December 9 @ 10:00 AM
    Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources

    Get Connected: Linking Older Adults with Resources on Medication, Alcohol, and Mental Health Resources (The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources/CAFS)

    Get Connected will help providers and caregivers to better understand the issues associated with substance misuse and mental health conditions in older adults, increase confidence and comfort in addressing these problems, and will provide resources to help screen and refer at-risk clients to an appropriate advisor.

  • Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Columbia Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)
    Tuesday, December 13 @ 11:30 AM
    New Jersey Citizen Action

    Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Columbia Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)

    NJCA's weekly webinars provide participants with information on the homebuying process, affordable mortgage programs, downpayment assistance, understanding fair housing and avoiding predatory lending and housing discrimination, and how to connect with one of Citizen Action's free HUD-certified housing counselors.

  • FREE Mental Health First Aid Course - Youth (Bergen County Department of Health Services)
    Wednesday, December 14 @ 8:30 AM
    Bergen County Department of Health Services
    Hackensack

    FREE Mental Health First Aid Course - Youth (Bergen County Department of Health Services)

    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among adults or youth. You’ll build skills and confidence you need to reach out and provide initial support to those who are struggling. You’ll also learn how to help connect them to appropriate support.

  • Ethics of Being an Educated LGBTQ Ally
    Wednesday, December 14 @ 9:00 AM
    Kids Peace Institute

    Ethics of Being an Educated LGBTQ Ally

    Learn to list and define the appropriate terms, pronouns, and actions to use when working with LGTBQ+ youth

  • Parenting the NHA Way
    Wednesday, December 14 @ 6:00 PM
    Counseling Support Services, LLC

    Parenting the NHA Way

    The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in "The 3 Stands™" for helping children (and adults) build Inner Wealth™ and use their intensity in successful ways.

  • SSI and Medicaid: What You Need To Know (The Arc of New Jersey)
    Wednesday, December 14 @ 6:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    SSI and Medicaid: What You Need To Know (The Arc of New Jersey)

    Our presenter, Beverly Roberts, Director of Mainstreaming Medical Care at The Arc of New Jersey will discuss the application process, how Medicaid works with obtaining services in other adult systems, and important deadlines you need to make in order to maintain services.

  • Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Chase Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)
    Thursday, December 15 @ 6:00 PM
    New Jersey Citizen Action

    Free First-time Homebuyer Webinar - Chase Bank (New Jersey Citizen Action)

    NJCA's weekly webinars provide participants with information on the homebuying process, affordable mortgage programs, downpayment assistance, understanding fair housing and avoiding predatory lending and housing discrimination, and how to connect with one of Citizen Action's free HUD-certified housing counselors.

  • Pop Up Grief Group
    Thursday, December 15 @ 7:00 PM
    Heart 2 Heart Services

    Pop Up Grief Group

    The holidays can be especially challenging when you're missing a loved one. We'll talk about: How to deal with the multitude of emotions that you'll feel during this time How you create new traditions or work through old one How to manage social gatherings How to feel a sense of hope despite the challenge of such a huge loss

  • Journaling for Self Care and Wellness (Holy Name Medical Center)
    Tuesday, December 20 @ 11:30 AM
    Holy Name Medical Center

    Journaling for Self Care and Wellness (Holy Name Medical Center)

    Open to those who are impacted by cancer. Journaling encourages self-expression, offers a positive creative outlet and is a great stress management tool. Have you ever purchased a journal but didn’t know what to write inside? In this class, we will offer writing prompts while also offering an opportunity for free writing.

  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - Virtual Support Group (Self-Management Resource Center)
    Sunday, January 8 @ 10:00 AM

    Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - Virtual Support Group (Self-Management Resource Center)

    Calling all adults with ongoing health conditions ages 18-29, join our free virtual 6 week workshop!

    Workshops are highly participatory. Mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD): When Everything Is Too Much (NJCTS)
    Wednesday, January 18 @ 7:30 PM
    New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.

    Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD): When Everything Is Too Much (NJCTS)

    This presentation will provide a basic overview of sensory processing disorder (SPD), discuss behaviors related to SPD, as well as interventions and strategies to address behaviors and self-regulation.