Community Events and Programs

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  • *REGISTER NOW: CSOC Summer Camp Services 2024 (New Jersey Children's System of Care)
    Thursday, April 25
    Children's System of Care

    *REGISTER NOW: CSOC Summer Camp Services 2024 (New Jersey Children's System of Care) Virtual

    For 2024, the Children's System of Care (CSOC) will be providing Summer Camp Services to eligible children, youth, and young adults under 21 years of age. These services include Financial Support toward Summer Camp Tuition and One-to-One Aide Services for Summer Camp.

  • ESL Classes
    Thursday, April 25 in Paramus

    ESL Classes

    Any individual employed at least 20 hours per week at a business or non-profit is eligible for free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at Bergen Community College.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    Thursday, April 25 in Hackensack
    YWCANNJ healingSPACE

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Join the YWCA of Northern NJ's healingSPACE for a number of events in April to acknowledge Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Please see attached flyer for our upcoming events and links to register!

  • WEBINARS: FREE WORKSHOPS IN INFANT & EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH
    Thursday, April 25 @ 10:00 AM

    WEBINARS: FREE WORKSHOPS IN INFANT & EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH Virtual

    Keeping Babies & Children in Mind
    Professional Training and Support for the Promotion of
    Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
    ANNOUNCING FREE WORKSHOPS IN INFANT & EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH

  • Healthy Living Workshop
    Thursday, April 25 @ 12:00 PM
    Partnership for Maternal and Child Health

    Healthy Living Workshop Virtual

    Join us to learn about Medicaid benefits/services and preventative health screenings.

  • Strengthening Families Program (The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources/CAFS)
    Thursday, April 25 @ 6:00 PM in Hackensack
    Jackson Avenue School

    Strengthening Families Program (The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources/CAFS)

    Strengthening Families programs starting in March. We will be implementing two curriculums. A 7 week program in Hackensack for  families with youth between the ages of 6-11

  • Thursday, April 25 @ 11:59 PM

    Child Mental Health Talks Virtual

    During this free virtual series by A Mindful Village, Dr. Peter Montminy will talk about children's mental health, dealing with defiant and disruptive behaviors, helping your child manage intense emotions and more!

  • Spring into Homeownership!
    Saturday, April 27 (Weekly)

    Spring into Homeownership! Virtual

    Every Saturday in April join the Bergen County American Dream First Time Homebuyer Program and participating banks involved with the program for free online webinars on homeownership.

  • Strengthening Families Program (The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources/CAFS)
    Wednesday, May 1 in New Milford (Weekly)

    Strengthening Families Program (The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources/CAFS)

    Free 7-week family program for parents and kids, ages 10-14.

  • Annual Bergen County Stigma-Free Symposium
    Wednesday, May 1 @ 9:00 AM in Paramus
    The Terrace

    Annual Bergen County Stigma-Free Symposium

    Join us as we raise awareness regarding mental health challenges and provide available resources to our youth and schools. 

  • WEBINARS: FREE WORKSHOPS IN INFANT & EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH
    Wednesday, May 1 @ 10:00 AM

    WEBINARS: FREE WORKSHOPS IN INFANT & EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH Virtual

    Keeping Babies & Children in Mind
    Professional Training and Support for the Promotion of
    Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
    ANNOUNCING FREE WORKSHOPS IN INFANT & EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH

  • Parent2Parent-Parents/Caregiver Support Group (Family Support Organization of Bergen County)
    Wednesday, May 1 @ 7:00 PM in Fair Lawn (Weekly)
    Family Support Organization of Bergen County

    Parent2Parent-Parents/Caregiver Support Group (Family Support Organization of Bergen County)

    The Family Support Organization of Bergen County (FSOBC) provides support, advocacy and education to families and caregivers of children with emotional/behavioral challenges, developmental disabilities and substance challenges.

  • Positive Discipline (FSOBC)
    Wednesday, May 1 @ 7:00 PM in Fair Lawn
    Family Support Organization of Bergen County

    Positive Discipline (FSOBC)

    This workshop will encourage parents and professionals to explore the meanings behind behaviors. Attendees learn about temperament, examine challenging behaviors, consider responses to behaviors, and understand the difference between discipline and punishment. Presenter Jillian Faulks, Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey and Child Wellness Institute ChildWIN

  • Let's Get Together and Talk: for Parents/Caregivers of Individuals with Disabilities 21 and over (CAPE Resource Center)
    Thursday, May 2 @ 7:30 PM (Week2)
    CAPE Center

    Let's Get Together and Talk: for Parents/Caregivers of Individuals with Disabilities 21 and over (CAPE Resource Center) Virtual

    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.

  • Teen Artisan and Vendor Fair
    Saturday, May 4 @ 1:00 PM in Cresskill

    Teen Artisan and Vendor Fair

    Calling all teen entrepreneurs! Come to Cresskill, NJ to showcase your craft for others to see.

  • Just For Me Parent Support Group (Parents Inc.)
    Monday, May 6 @ 6:00 PM (Week3)
    Parents Inc.

    Just For Me Parent Support Group (Parents Inc.) Virtual

    Parents Inc. presents:

    Just For Me Parents Support Group!

  • Parents/Caregivers Welcome!  Monthly Virtual Meeting of the Bergen County Children's Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC)
    Tuesday, May 7 @ 9:00 AM (Week2)

    Parents/Caregivers Welcome! Monthly Virtual Meeting of the Bergen County Children's Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC) Virtual

    The Children's Interagency Coordinating Council of Bergen County (CIACC) is a monthly meeting of Bergen-based child serving mental/behavioral health organizations, school professionals, county agencies, and interested members of the public.   Join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 9 AM using the meeting URL provided on the CIACC page .

  • Parent-to-Parent Support Group: Parents of Youth 14 Years and Older with Developmental and other Disabilities (CAPE Resource Center)
    Tuesday, May 7 @ 7:30 PM in Paramus (Week2)
    Bergen Cty Special Services CAPE Resource Center
    Bergen Cty Special Services CAPE Resource Center

    Parent-to-Parent Support Group: Parents of Youth 14 Years and Older with Developmental and other Disabilities (CAPE Resource Center)

    Parent support for caregivers/parents of youth 14 years and older with developmental and other disabilities. The group is facilitated by a parent and professional in the field of disabilities. A group of supportive parents who understand the joys and challenges of raising a child with unique needs.

  • SPAN Presents an Early Childhood Conference for Families and Caregivers
    Thursday, May 9 @ 8:00 AM in New Brunswick
    SPAN

    SPAN Presents an Early Childhood Conference for Families and Caregivers

    FREE one day conference for families and professionals. Topics to be covered include Early Intervention, social emotional health, assistive technology, advocacy, and preschool special education. Click here to view the flyer.

  • First Responder Mental Health & Wellness Conference (Bergen New Bridge Medical Center)
    Monday, May 13 @ 8:00 AM in Hasbrouck Heights
    Hilton Hasbrouck Heights

    First Responder Mental Health & Wellness Conference (Bergen New Bridge Medical Center)

    To be held May 13-14 from 8am-4pm at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights 650 Terrace Ave Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

  • Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024
    Wednesday, May 15 @ 8:30 AM in Hackensack

    Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024

    Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges amongst adults or youth.

  • Grief Support Weekend Camp (Suicide Loss)
    Friday, May 17 in Johnsonburg

    Grief Support Weekend Camp (Suicide Loss)

    Comfort Zone Camp serves children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or friend. Children ages 7-17 can join us at our sleepover camp for a weekend of activities including games, swimming, arts and crafts, and Healing Circles led by mental health professionals.

  • 2024 Bergen Teen Summit (Partners in Prevention)
    Wednesday, May 22 @ 9:30 AM in Rutherford
    Felicinan Univesity- Student Center

    2024 Bergen Teen Summit (Partners in Prevention)

    Join us for a day full of learning and fun, while connecting with other students throughout the county! 

    FREE TO BERGEN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND ADULT CHAPERONES!

  • Virtual Positive and Productive Parenting Coaching Groups (Audrey Hepburn Children's House)
    Monday, May 27 @ 12:00 PM in Hackensack (Weekly)
    Audrey Hepburn Children's House

    Virtual Positive and Productive Parenting Coaching Groups (Audrey Hepburn Children's House)

    Hackensack Meridian Health is hosting weekly No Hit Zone parenting seminars. Join our FREE 6-week virtual series to become an expert in Positive Parenting

  • COMPASS Academy Webinar: Mental Health Awareness Month: Co-Occurring Disorders
    Wednesday, May 29 @ 6:30 PM
    Preferred Behavioral Health Group

    COMPASS Academy Webinar: Mental Health Awareness Month: Co-Occurring Disorders Virtual

    Join us for an informative and engaging free webinar for caregivers and educators. This webinar will provide information on Mental Health Awareness Month and co-occurring disorders. The presenters will discuss the awareness of co-occurring disorders, what they are and why they are important, and treatment options for co-occurring disorders. Don't miss it! This event is open to all New Jersey caregivers, including educators and mental health professionals.

  • Celebrating Life Together Mental Health Fair (Balance & Thrive Counseling Center)
    Saturday, June 1 @ 12:00 PM in Midland Park
    The Dephillips Center

    Celebrating Life Together Mental Health Fair (Balance & Thrive Counseling Center)

    An enjoyable event for unwinding, exploring, and gaining insights into mental health. There will be mental health resources available, presentations, activities for everyone and food.  ** Resource Table opportunities for community organizations!

  • Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024
    Wednesday, June 5 @ 8:30 AM in Hackensack

    Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024

    Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges amongst adults or youth.

  • Talk Saves Lives (FSOBC)
    Wednesday, June 5 @ 7:00 PM in Fair Lawn
    Virtual- Link will be sent closer to the program date

    Talk Saves Lives (FSOBC)

    Talk Saves Lives provides participants with a clear understanding of this leading cause of death, including the most up-to-date research on suicide prevention, and what everyone can do in their communities to save lives. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe. Presenter Wendy Sefcik

  • 15th Annual Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Family Wellness Day
    Saturday, June 8 @ 9:00 AM in Ridgefield Park
    Overpeck Park Amphitheater

    15th Annual Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Family Wellness Day

    Join the Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson county CMOs and FSOs fun a fun-filled Saturday celebrating family wellness. More details to follow!

  • Bee Seen, Bee Heard Wellness Event
    Saturday, June 8 @ 1:00 PM in Oakland

    Bee Seen, Bee Heard Wellness Event

    The Girl Scout Gold Award Project presents the "Bee Seen, Bee Heard" Wellness Event for children, teens, and their caregivers at Valley Middle School in Oakland, NJ.

  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Evaluation and Management
    Wednesday, June 12 @ 12:00 PM
    Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

    Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Evaluation and Management Virtual

    Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) can be a confusing topic for both professionals and survivors. How is it diagnosed, and what can one expect in terms of recovery and treatment? In this webinar, we will xplore the somewhat complicated definition of mTBI; Better understand how diagnosis is established via assessment; and discuss course of recovery and treatment.

  • Self-Care for Caregivers: Using Mindfulness & Meditation for Reducing Stress (FSOBC)
    Wednesday, June 26 @ 7:00 PM in Fair Lawn
    Family Support Organization of Bergen County

    Self-Care for Caregivers: Using Mindfulness & Meditation for Reducing Stress (FSOBC)

    Utilizing mindfulness and meditation for stress reduction can help caregivers maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Join us to find balance through meditation, focus our attention, eliminate stress-causing thoughts, and health your emotional and spiritual self. Mindfulness meditation can also boost immunity, and creativity and help you meet life's challenges with more ease. Presenter:Janet Post Holy Name Hospital

  • Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024
    Thursday, June 27 @ 8:30 AM in Hackensack

    Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024

    Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges amongst adults or youth.

  • Summer Learning Academy
    Monday, July 1 in Paramus

    Summer Learning Academy

    Bergen Community College offers a Summer Learning Academy for kids and teens in grades 1 through 12. They go over fun and engaging topics including Civics and Law, Science and Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, and Young Entrepreneurship to sharpen your skills or give you the opportunity to learn something new.

  • Bergen Community College Kids and Teens Summer Programs
    Monday, July 1 @ 7:30 AM in Paramus
    Bergen Community College

    Bergen Community College Kids and Teens Summer Programs

    Bergen Community College Kids and Teens Summer Programs will run from July 1st through August 9th and will be located at the Paramus campus, utilizing classrooms and outdoor areas.

  • Grief Support Weekend Camp
    Friday, August 2 in Wading River

    Grief Support Weekend Camp

    Comfort Zone Camp serves children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or friend. Children ages 7-17 can join us at our sleepover camp for a weekend of activities including games, swimming, arts and crafts, and Healing Circles led by mental health professionals.

  • Get Ready for the New School Year: Understanding Your Special Education Rights and Your Role in the IEP Process (FSOBC)
    Wednesday, August 7 @ 7:00 PM in Fair Lawn
    Family Support Organization of Bergen County

    Get Ready for the New School Year: Understanding Your Special Education Rights and Your Role in the IEP Process (FSOBC)

    This training will give you an understanding of your rights and roles as a parent of a child receiving services in special education. The purpose of federal and state special education regulations is to ensure that all children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education that includes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. Parents/Guardians have an important role in the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the workshop will review the key components of an IEP and discuss the family's role in the process of developing an IEP. Presented by SPAN -Tammi Kaminski

  • Grief Support Weekend Camp (Overdose Loss)
    Friday, September 13 in Fishkill

    Grief Support Weekend Camp (Overdose Loss)

    Comfort Zone Camp serves children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or friend. Children ages 7-17 can join us at our sleepover camp for a weekend of activities including games, swimming, arts and crafts, and Healing Circles led by mental health professionals.

  • Grief Support Weekend Camp
    Friday, October 25 in Hardwick

    Grief Support Weekend Camp

    Comfort Zone Camp serves children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or friend. Children ages 7-17 can join us at our sleepover camp for a weekend of activities including games, swimming, arts and crafts, and Healing Circles led by mental health professionals.