Community Events and Programs

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  • Frosty Friends Social Skills Classes (JDK Social Station)
    Sunday, January 24 @ 12:00 AM
    JDK Social Station, LLC
    Secaucus

    Frosty Friends Social Skills Classes (JDK Social Station)

    JDK Social Station offers an ABA based social skills program throughout the school year along with our summer camp. Each session is a 10 week class that focuses on individualized social skills for each student as well as following our 7 step model and curriculum. The program is individualized and geared for each child to reach their maximum potential. 

  • Resources to Support Inclusivity, Social Justice, Social Consciousness, Humanity in Our Communities (Home, School, Organizations)
    Sunday, January 24 @ 12:02 AM
    N/A
    N/A

    Resources to Support Inclusivity, Social Justice, Social Consciousness, Humanity in Our Communities (Home, School, Organizations)

    A compilation of local, state and national resources to support preventing and responding to prejudice, racism and facilitating social justice, social consciousness, humanity and unity in our community (homes, schools, health care practices, organizations).

  • Creative Healing Group
    Sunday, January 24 - Sunday, November 14 @ 10:30 AM (Weekly)
    Institute for Practical Life

    Creative Healing Group

    Creative Healing is a therapeutic modality that combines powerful counseling techniques along with art-making to help improve emotional, mental health, promoting self-regulation.

  • Project Write Now Winter Session Classes for Youth
    Sunday, January 24 - Monday, February 22 @ 12:00 PM
    Project Write Now

    Project Write Now Winter Session Classes for Youth

    We make writing fun! During this class, we tap into your imagination, showing you how to turn your ideas from “think to ink.” We emphasize the importance of having a writer’s notebook to gather your thoughts and let your ideas flow from your pen. Your instructor will email a link before the first class. Scholarships are available.

  • Sunday, January 24 @ 01:00 PM
    Purple Mat Yoga
    Old Tappan

    Love & Wellness

    A weight loss system that will not only help with eight management but also helps with excessive inflamation.

  • Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children
    Sunday, January 24 - Wednesday, January 5 @ 02:00 PM
    Monmouth County Library

    Virtual Story and Craft Time for Children

    Joyful Stories and easy crafts are shared each day with your family! New Story/Craft added each day at 2 pm

    This series was created by the Children's Librarians, as we miss our littlest patrons! While in-person storytimes are not possible, we will be sending extra special stories and easy-to-do-crafts directly to your homes.

  • Nutritional Series
    Sunday, January 24 - Thursday, February 18 @ 05:00 PM
    Monmouth County Council for Young Children

    Nutritional Series

    This series is presented in partnership with SNAP-ED of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and Monmouth County Council for Young Children. Zoom information:https://zoom.us/j/97230177320 Meeting ID: 972 3017 7320  Questions? Contact Kelly Noah [email protected]

  • Neptune Recreation: Online Coding Classes Ages 7-17
    Monday, January 25 - Monday, March 8 @ 02:00 PM
    Neptune Recreation

    Neptune Recreation: Online Coding Classes Ages 7-17

    Code Wiz is an award-winning coding school for kids! Register through CommunityPass. There are Monday sessions and Thursday sessions available. If you already have a CommunityPass account from another organization or community, please use it - do not create another account. Call Neptune Recreation at 732-869-1202 for more information.

  • Virtual S.T.E.M Crime Scene Class for Students
    Monday, January 25 - Friday, January 29 @ 04:00 PM
    Long Branch Recreation Department

    Virtual S.T.E.M Crime Scene Class for Students

    7+ Hours of STEM principles relating to Forensics and solving Crime Scenes are explored. Each student gets a CSI Lab Kit to conduct the experiments. Current or former law enforcement Detectives will be teaching this class. Grades 6-12. The fee is $15. The deadline is Jan.14th. Registration must be dropped off at Long Branch Recreation-231 Wilbur Ray Ave.

  • The Mourning Meeting Podcast, Season 2
    Tuesday, January 26 - Tuesday, December 28 @ 09:00 AM (Weekly)
    Inner Harbor

    The Mourning Meeting Podcast, Season 2

    The Mourning Meeting is a podcast dedicated to young adults. Interviews include information about grieving at college, pandemic grief, advanced directives for young adults, suicide loss, and much more.

  • Pandemic Parenting - Weekly Zoom on Tuesdays at 6 PM  (The Counseling Center of West Caldwell)
    Tuesday, January 26 @ 06:00 PM (Weekly)
    The Counseling Center of West Caldwell

    Pandemic Parenting - Weekly Zoom on Tuesdays at 6 PM (The Counseling Center of West Caldwell)

    Are you struggling to find a balance between working-from-home and parenting during the pandemic? You are not alone. Join our FREE Weekly Self-Care Support Group for Pandemic Parenting, where you can share your thoughts, experiences, and fears in a safe and supportive environment.  Every Tuesday evening @ 6 PM - same Zoom link

  • Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic: FREE Support Group for Parents
    Tuesday, January 26 - Tuesday, January 18 @ 06:30 PM (Weekly)
    Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic

    Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic: FREE Support Group for Parents

    This free support group is for parents who are now on the clock 24/7 because of COVID-19! Conversations are led by you! MUCCTC is a free online counseling service staffed by supervised Monmouth University clinical social work graduate interns! 

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch & Learn
    Wednesday, January 27 @ 12:00 PM
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal and Northern NJ

    Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch & Learn

    Join us for a 30-minute webinar on Wednesday, January 27 at 12:00 PM to learn more about BBBSCCNJ and the different ways you can get involved. Email [email protected] to register today!

  • Family Support Group
    Wednesday, January 27 @ 02:00 PM (Weekly)
    MHA of Essex and Morris: Crisis Counseling Program

    Family Support Group

    Through FEMA and SAMHSA, NJ Hope and Healing and MHA of Essex and Morris are able to provide free crisis counseling to New Jerseyans emotionally struggling with the impact of COVID-19. We are offering free crisis counseling by virtual support groups (via Zoom) and individual phone sessions.

  • Monmouth Medical Center Project SEARCH Virtual information Meetings
    Wednesday, January 27 @ 03:30 PM
    FRAinc

    Monmouth Medical Center Project SEARCH Virtual information Meetings

    Project SEARCH is a 10-month internship program for people with disabilities in their last year of school through early adulthood. It is targeted to those whose goal is competitive employment. 

  • The New Jersey Hope and Healing Forum, A 45-Minute Zoom about COVID-19 Emotional Health Resources
    Thursday, January 28 @ 10:00 AM
    New Jersey Hope & Healing

    The New Jersey Hope and Healing Forum, A 45-Minute Zoom about COVID-19 Emotional Health Resources

    Attention Organizations and Agencies: ?Learn how to access free emotional support services to help New Jerseyans cope with challenges related to COVID-10

    First Program Thursday, January 28, 2021, Featuring:

    • Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton,
    • Family Services Bureau of Newark, and the
    • Mental Health Association in New Jersey
  • Medicare for Newbies - A Virtual Workshop for Those Eligible in 2021
    Thursday, January 28 @ 11:00 AM
    Family & Children's Services of Monmouth 

    Medicare for Newbies - A Virtual Workshop for Those Eligible in 2021

    Eligible for Medicare this year and have questions? Sign up for a virtual workshop hosted by Monmouth County Library and led by Samantha White, SHIP Coordinator of Family & Children's Services of Monmouth 

  • FREE WEBINAR: An In-Depth Look into the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
    Thursday, January 28 @ 12:00 PM

    FREE WEBINAR: An In-Depth Look into the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

    Understand the process of how the dietary guidelines are created.

  • NJ's 11th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Virtual Event
    Thursday, January 28 @ 12:00 PM
    State of New Jersey

    NJ's 11th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Virtual Event

    It's no secret that human trafficking occurs across our nation, and here in NJ. Save the date and join us for our 11th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Event to learn more about this crucial issue and how you can help end it. 

  • NJ's 11th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Virtual Event
    Thursday, January 28 @ 12:00 PM
    State of New Jersey

    NJ's 11th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Virtual Event

    It's no secret that human trafficking occurs across our nation, and here in NJ. Save the date and join us for our 11th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Event to learn more about this crucial issue and how you can help end it. 

  • Adolescent Substance Use – Current Trends and the Impact of COVID-19
    Thursday, January 28 @ 01:00 PM

    Adolescent Substance Use – Current Trends and the Impact of COVID-19

    Join us for “Adolescent Substance Use 101: Current Trends and the Impact of COVID-19” on Thursday, January 28, from 1-2 p.m. ET, as we discuss psychoactive substance use among adolescents.

  • Thursday, January 28 @ 04:00 PM
    Bayside Family Success Center

    Active Parenting Information Session

    Active Parenting is back! Join us for an information session to learn more about the series that can help with tools and tips to positively impact your relationship with your child/children. Must register! Information session will be in English and Spanish. Information session will be held on 1.28.2020 @ 4pm & @5pm

  • NAMI Ask the Expert: Vaccine Science: A History of Distrust and Discrimination for People with Mental Illness
    Thursday, January 28 @ 04:00 PM
    NAMI

    NAMI Ask the Expert: Vaccine Science: A History of Distrust and Discrimination for People with Mental Illness

    In this webinar, NAMI brings together experts from diverse specialty areas for a panel presentation and facilitated Q&A focused on the evolving science of vaccines, barriers to access, and the presence of medical skepticism in marginalized communities. Moderator and NAMI Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ken Duckworth will be joined by a panel of experts.

  • Thursday, January 28 @ 06:00 PM
    CAPE Resource Center

    "Meet and Greet" EXPO for Support Coordination Agencies serving Individuals with Disabilities (CAPE Resource Center)

    This event is targeted to families of young adults with disabilities who have graduated in June of 2020 and to those graduating in June 2021 or 2022. It is an opportunity for families to get to know different support coordination agencies and their staff.

  • ADHD Medication and College Students: Prevent Misuse, Abuse, and Diversion (CHADD)
    Friday, January 29 @ 12:00 PM
    Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

    ADHD Medication and College Students: Prevent Misuse, Abuse, and Diversion (CHADD)

    During this live webinar, you will learn what professionals, parents, and college students can do to prevent misuse, abuse, and diversion. After the live presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask Dr. Antshel your questions.

  • Free Introductory Science & Engineering Programs for Kids
    Saturday, January 30 - Saturday, March 13 @ 10:30 AM (Weekly)
    USTEM

    Free Introductory Science & Engineering Programs for Kids

    USTEM is now ONLINE! We hold fun, hands-on projects, and activities that engage children in grades 1-6. For more information email [email protected] Engage - Inspire - Empower 

  • Application for The Care Project NJ Virtual Family Retreat Due by February 2, 2021
    Tuesday, February 2 @ 09:00 AM
    The CARE Project NJ

    Application for The Care Project NJ Virtual Family Retreat Due by February 2, 2021

    The CARE Project NJ Virtual Family Retreat. A great virtual opportunity for families with a child who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Applications are due February 2, 2021.
     

  • When Teen Stress Ignites Strong Emotions: Teaching Anger and Frustration Management
    Tuesday, February 2 @ 01:00 PM
    ADDitude Magazine

    When Teen Stress Ignites Strong Emotions: Teaching Anger and Frustration Management

    In this webinar, you will learn how ADHD, anxiety, and age affect teen emotions, communication skills that address situations causing strong emotions, ways to identify dysregulated emotions in our teens, strategies for helping our kids manage their emotions, and methods for regulating parent emotions so they can better help their teens.

  • Food Bank at Westwood United Methodist Church
    Tuesday, February 2 @ 06:00 PM (Week2)
    WESTWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
    Westwood

    Food Bank at Westwood United Methodist Church

    Food will be distributed until we run out.

  • Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention
    Tuesday, February 2 @ 07:00 PM
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Northern NJ Chapter

    Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention

    Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.

  • Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention
    Tuesday, February 2 @ 07:00 PM
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention New Jersey

    Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention

    Talk Saves Lives is AFSP’s standardized, 45-60 minute education program that provides participants with a clear understanding of this leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention, and what they can do in their communities to save lives. See attached file "Upcoming Virtual Programs"

  • Outgrowing the Child Neurologist: Transition in Tourette Syndrome
    Wednesday, February 3 @ 07:30 PM
    NJCTS

    Outgrowing the Child Neurologist: Transition in Tourette Syndrome

    Adulthood may come naturally, but it takes years of preparation. There are many challenges and barriers facing adolescents with any neuropsychiatric disorder. But there are also practical solutions that can lead to optimal success for youth with Tourette syndrome.

  • SNAP-ED Nutritional Series: Healthy Beverages
    Thursday, February 4 @ 05:00 PM
    SNAP-ED of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and Monmouth County Council for Young Children

    SNAP-ED Nutritional Series: Healthy Beverages

    Healthy Beverages is part of a nutritional series in partnership with SNAP-ED of Monmouth and Ocean Counties and Monmouth County Council for Young Children. Contact Kelly Noah at 732-673-8348 or [email protected] Zoom information: https://zoom.us/j/97230177320 Meeting ID: 972 3017 7320 

  • Weekly Zoom meeting:  Let's Get Together and Talk: for Parents/Caregivers of Individuals with Disabilities 21+ yrs.  (CAPE Resource Center, Bergen County Special Services)
    Thursday, February 4 @ 07:00 PM (Week2)
    CAPE Resource Center, Bergen County Special Services

    Weekly Zoom meeting: Let's Get Together and Talk: for Parents/Caregivers of Individuals with Disabilities 21+ yrs. (CAPE Resource Center, Bergen County Special Services)

    Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM for a Zoom meeting: Let's Get Together and Talk: for Parents/Caregivers of Individuals with Disabilities 21+ yrs.

  • It's Real: College Students and Mental Health
    Tuesday, February 9 @ 04:30 PM
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Northern NJ Chapter

    It's Real: College Students and Mental Health

    It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health is designed to raise awareness about mental health issues commonly experienced by students.  It’s Real is a documentary featuring the stories of six college students from across the country.

  • Bridging the Gap Between Youth, Families & Law Enforcement
    Tuesday, February 9 @ 06:00 PM
    New Jersey Alliance of Family Support Organizations

    Bridging the Gap Between Youth, Families & Law Enforcement

    What To Do When Having Encounters With Police Officers 

    We have brought together a panel of experts in the field who will give their perspective on these issues and provide solutions to reducing conflict between police in the community and these encounters.

  • Sports and Addiction Integrated Health Event Featuring Mindfulness and Performance Expert: George Mumford
    Thursday, February 18 @ 06:00 PM
    Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

    Sports and Addiction Integrated Health Event Featuring Mindfulness and Performance Expert: George Mumford

    This live, virtual seminar is for athletes, mental health and addiction professionals, coaches, students, community leaders, mentors, and all looking to improve opportunities for self-awareness. Link for this virtual conference will be distributed by CCE on February 17, 2021.

  • Controlling Your Cancer Risk
    Thursday, February 18 @ 06:30 PM
    New Jersey Congregational Center for Cancer Care & Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

    Controlling Your Cancer Risk

    You can inherit or develop a heightened cancer risk. Learn what causes heightened risks and best practices to manage them.

    Email to register: [email protected]

  • 12 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD
    Thursday, February 25 @ 01:00 PM
    ADDitude Magazine

    12 Principles for Raising a Child with ADHD

    In this webinar, you will learn the keys to successfully parenting a child with ADHD, how to use rewards and touch to encourage desired behavior, how to become more mindful of your child and your interactions with her, and how to lovingly shepherd your child through life’s challenges.

  • Anxiety & Worry (NJCTS)
    Wednesday, March 3 @ 07:30 PM
    New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. (NJCTS)

    Anxiety & Worry (NJCTS)

    Presented by Jerry Bubrick, Ph.D.

    Jerry Bubrick, PhD, is a senior clinical psychologist in the Anxiety Disorders Center and director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Service at the Child Mind Institute. He is a cognitive and behavioral psychologist who specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

  • Is It Bipolar Disorder or ADHD Moodiness? A Guide to Getting the Right Diagnosis and Treatment
    Wednesday, March 10 @ 01:00 PM
    ADDitude Magazine

    Is It Bipolar Disorder or ADHD Moodiness? A Guide to Getting the Right Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn how to differentiate moodiness associated with ADHD from that of bipolar disorder, when moodiness may indicate a need to evaluate for bipolar disorder,  how medications for ADHD can sometimes cause “rebound moodiness”,  how family dynamics can increase or reduce excessive moodiness, and which medications may be helpful.

  • Sesame Street Virtual Fun Run
    Saturday, March 27 @ 12:00 AM
    Sesame Street

    Sesame Street Virtual Fun Run

    Join us for the Sesame Street Fun Run, a virtual race supporting Sesame Workshop’s mission to help children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

  • Unpacking Family Baggage: Healing from Trauma and Addiction and a Mental Health Resource Fair (Hills Valley Coalition)
    Thursday, April 15 @ 06:00 PM
    Pascack Hills High School
    Montvale

    Unpacking Family Baggage: Healing from Trauma and Addiction and a Mental Health Resource Fair (Hills Valley Coalition)

    Parents and teens are invited to an evening program with speaker Claudia Black, Ph.D.  who will visually portray how we carry family of origin issues into our adult lives, discuss trauma and addictions and offer a 7-step path to healing. 

  • Important Work of Play (NJCTS)
    Wednesday, April 21 @ 07:30 PM
    New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. (NJCTS)

    Important Work of Play (NJCTS)

    In this webinar, Dr. Martinez will discuss theories about the purpose of play, types of play, some of the relational, developmental and academic outcomes associated with play, and she will share ideas about how caring adults can encourage and promote play for children of all ages.