Community Events and Programs

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  • Supporting Your Family in the Age of Covid-19
    Saturday, October 31 @ 12:00 AM
    EDNI Counseling Services

    Supporting Your Family in the Age of Covid-19

    Presenter, Christine Mohle, LCSW, provides a one-hour presentation on the impact of stress on families in the new world as well as strategies on how to manage it.

  • Virtual Forest Friends for Kindergartners and First Graders
    Saturday, October 31 @ 12:00 AM

    Virtual Forest Friends for Kindergartners and First Graders

    The Red Ribbon theme for this year is “Be happy. Be brave. Be drug free!” To celebrate we are offering the Forest Friends program FREE for children in Kindergarten and First grade. There are two different opportunities to take the program! The flyer with all the details is attached.

  • YWCA 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge
    Saturday, October 31 @ 12:00 AM
    YWCA Northern New Jersey

    YWCA 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

    This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice.  Join our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge - You can join at anytime up to the end of 2020 - you will start with Week 1!  Don't miss it!  

  • Resources to Support Inclusivity, Social Justice, Social Consciousness, Humanity in Our Communities (Home, School, Organizations)
    Saturday, October 31 @ 12:02 AM
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    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).

  • New Hope Integrated Health Care Introductory CRAFT Family Program
    Saturday, October 31 - Saturday, December 26 @ 08:00 AM
    New Hope Integrated Health Care

    New Hope Integrated Health Care Introductory CRAFT Family Program

    Do you have a loved one who is struggling with a substance use disorder? This Saturday program is designed as an educational program for those who have loved ones struggling with active addiction.

  • New York Life LIVE Virtual Event Featuring the Story Pirates!
    Saturday, October 31 @ 10:00 AM
    New York Life

    New York Life LIVE Virtual Event Featuring the Story Pirates!

    We’re excited for you and your family to join us at our Story Pirates virtual Halloween event! Please be reminded that a Parent/Legal Guardian is required to participate in the event along with any minor participants.

  • Navigating Behavioral Challenges with Remote Schooling for Parents
    Saturday, October 31 @ 02:15 PM

    Navigating Behavioral Challenges with Remote Schooling for Parents

    As the school year begins, there are many new challenges being faced by parents and children trying to navigate remote learning.Without the same support systems that are typically in place there are additional layers of complexity in addressing behavioral challenges in students.

  • Cultivating Courage & Resilience In COVID Times: Daring With Horses
    Sunday, November 1 @ 01:00 AM
    Leonia

    Cultivating Courage & Resilience In COVID Times: Daring With Horses

    An Experiential Courage-Building Workshop In Partnership With Horses & Inspired by the NYTimes Bestseller, "Daring Greatly" by Brené Brown

  • NAMI In Our Own Voice
    Monday, November 2 @ 01:00 PM
    NAMI NJ

    NAMI In Our Own Voice

    NAMI In Our Own Voice is a program for community education and reducing stigma, as trained volunteers share their lived experience of mental health recovery; What Happened, What Helps, and What’s Next.

  • NAMI In Our Own Voice
    Monday, November 2 @ 01:00 PM
    NJ NAMI

    NAMI In Our Own Voice

    This is a presentation we give over 200 times a year to a wide variety of audiences, including high school and college classes, professional trainings, family education courses, and congregations.

  • Healthy Visions
    Monday, November 2 @ 03:30 PM (Weekly)

    Healthy Visions

    This free program supports children of parents with addiction so they learn they are not alone, they didn't cause it, they can't cure it, but they can cope with it.

  • Mind Crafters Self Regulation Group for Pre-Adolescents at Montclair State University
    Monday, November 2 @ 04:30 PM
    Montclair State University

    Mind Crafters Self Regulation Group for Pre-Adolescents at Montclair State University

    Virtual activity based counseling group for children 10-13 NOW with optional parent information group

  • IFSS & NAMI Middlesex Fall 2020 Speaker Series
    Monday, November 2 @ 05:00 PM
    NAMI NJ

    IFSS & NAMI Middlesex Fall 2020 Speaker Series

    Understanding Treatment with Psychotropic Medications
    This presentation will help families learn more about psychotropic medication classification and how to manage symptoms and side effects. Additionally, the speaker will facilitate a question and answer session during which families and caregivers will have an opportunity to discuss their loved ones’ care and treatment concerns.

  • The Mourning Meeting Podcast
    Tuesday, November 3 - Tuesday, December 29 @ 09:00 AM (Weekly)
    Inner Harbor

    The Mourning Meeting Podcast

    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.

  • November Virtual Hobby Classes
    Tuesday, November 3 @ 03:00 PM
    Bristal Assisted Living

    November Virtual Hobby Classes

    Paper art, jewelry design, and ceramics classes

  • Tuesday, November 3 @ 06:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    Virtual College Tour The Achievement Center at Raritan Valley Community College

    The Arc of Hunterdon and RVCC. The Achievement Center is student centered, with a recommendation of core skills classes important to future success. Students and families will have the opportunity to learn about the curriculum, support methods for each student’s needs and goals and view pictures of the campus.

  • Mental Health Anonymous Virtual Meetings
    Tuesday, November 3 - Tuesday, December 29 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    Mental Health Anonymous

    Mental Health Anonymous Virtual Meetings

    Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
    Mental Health Anonymous is a start up non-profit organization that provides support groups for those suffering with mental illness. The support groups aim to provide free knowledge, education and awareness, and coping skills in order for those struggling to have a better life.

  • Skills Workshops Webinar Series for High School Students and Parents/Caregivers
    Wednesday, November 4 @ 12:00 AM (Weekly)
    Biomedical Science Careers Program

    Skills Workshops Webinar Series for High School Students and Parents/Caregivers

    The Skills Workshops Webinar Series addresses the needs of underrepresented minority and disadvantaged high school students by providing concrete information on the skills needed for success in their academic career. 

  • Weekly Virtual SINGLE PARENTS Support Group
    Wednesday, November 4 @ 07:00 AM (Weekly)

    Weekly Virtual SINGLE PARENTS Support Group

    Our goal is to provide a safe space where SINGLE parents can come together and share without judgment about how they are feeling.

  • Wednesday, November 4 - Wednesday, February 24 @ 05:00 PM (Weekly)
    STEAMpark, INC.

    STEMgirls Winter Session

    STEMgirls' Winter Session starts in November! We provide free online classes for girls in grades 3-8 that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. All supplies are provided!

  • Teen Speak for Parents Workshop Series
    Wednesday, November 4 @ 05:00 PM

    Teen Speak for Parents Workshop Series

    Teen Speak for Parents is a workshop to help parents build stronger relationships with their pre-teens and teens.

  • Film Screening & Panel Discussion - Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
    Wednesday, November 4 @ 05:30 PM

    Film Screening & Panel Discussion - Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

    This documentary confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of Black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline.

  • LGBTQ Youth and Family Support Group
    Wednesday, November 4 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)

    LGBTQ Youth and Family Support Group

    PFLAG Jersey Shore, Ocean Partnership for Children & Ocean County Family Support Organization are proud to offer… LGBTQ Youth and Family Support Group Every Wednesday of every month For More information contact: [email protected]

  • Coping with the Pandemic - 8 Week Virtual Therapy Group
    Thursday, November 5 - Thursday, December 24 @ 12:00 AM (Weekly)
    The Behavioral Health Institute of Monmouth County

    Coping with the Pandemic - 8 Week Virtual Therapy Group

    8-week virtual therapy group led by Emily and Emily, starting Thursday, October 29th. This group is for adults over 40 with chronic medical conditions struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Time/hour listed is approximate. Fee is $10 per session. Please e-mail the completed interest survey to [email protected]

  • Thursday, November 5 @ 12:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    Addressing Barriers to Oral Health and Health Care for Adults with IDD in NJ: Five-Year Plan

    The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities funded the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) and Columbia College of Dental Medicine to identify barriers to oral health among individuals with IDD in New Jersey and develop a five year plan to overcome these barriers.

  • Fall Footprints - Life and Social Skills for 2nd/3rd graders  (TCADR)
    Thursday, November 5 @ 03:30 PM
    The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources (TCADR-CAFS)

    Fall Footprints - Life and Social Skills for 2nd/3rd graders (TCADR)

    A free program for children in Second and Third grade, teaches important life and social skills by using puppets in “real life” situations experienced by a children’s soccer team.

  • Skills Workshops Webinar Series:  Harvard DICP BSCP
    Thursday, November 5 - Thursday, November 19 @ 05:00 PM (Weekly)
    Harvard Office of Diversity Inclusion & Community Partnership

    Skills Workshops Webinar Series: Harvard DICP BSCP

    Addresses the needs of underprivileged minority and disadvantaged high school students by providing concrete information on the skills needed for success in their academic careers.  The program offers a special session for parents/caregivers.  Weekly from 10/1-11/19 via Zoom. Each week requires a separate registration.

  • Pandemic Parenting Strategies
    Thursday, November 5 - Thursday, December 17 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    Counseling Support Services, LLC

    Pandemic Parenting Strategies

    Pandemic Parenting Strategies is a forum created for African American/Black parents to meet with a behavior/mental health practitioner to discuss the impact of COVID-19, racism and virtual learning plans. Explore practical solutions to support Black children, while preparing them for the world they will one day inherit. Most importantly we will identify resources and networks to help manage our own emotional and mental stress.

  • Friday, November 6 @ 12:30 PM
    Lisa Murray-Williams [email protected]

    The Middlesex County "Local System of Care" Prospective Service Provider Meeting

    Come learn about the various requirements and expectations to partner with Coordinated Family Care (Middlesex County CMO), Mobile Response Stabilization Services (MRSS), and the Family Support Organization (FSO of Middlesex County). All interested parties must register via the Zoom Link provided prior to the date.

  • Diabetes Self Management Class
    Monday, November 9 - Monday, December 14 @ 06:00 PM (Weekly)
    SCAN

    Diabetes Self Management Class

    This 6-week workshop will help you better manage your diabetes and is also ideal for folks who are pre-diabetic or care for someone who has diabetes.

  • Project Rainbow Teen Group
    Wednesday, November 11 @ 07:00 PM
    JFEDSNJ

    Project Rainbow Teen Group

    A safe, affirming, and fun monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ teens (grades 9-12) and their allies.

    ZOOM 
    MEETING 
    ID: 976 4168 0618 PASSCODE: 326326 

  • Wednesday, November 11 @ 07:00 PM
    Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey

    Project Rainbow for Teens Virtual Support Group

    A safe, affirming, and fun monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ teens (grades 9-12) and their allies. Free and open to the community!

  • Ask the Doc: A Neurologist's Perspective
    Wednesday, November 11 @ 07:30 PM

    Ask the Doc: A Neurologist's Perspective

    Do you have a question about your Tourette Syndrome or your childs Tourette Syndrome? Now is your time to ask. Dr. Rubenstein is answering questions about TS in all its stages today.

  • Creating a Trauma Informed Community: Fall Conference
    Thursday, November 12 @ 08:30 AM
    The Center for Prevention and Counseling

    Creating a Trauma Informed Community: Fall Conference

    A look into how Adverse Childhood Experiences impact behavioral health and substance use. This 3-hour conference is for those that have an interest in understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and how they intersect with our physical and mental health.

  • Youth Transition Services Supports Coordination Services DDD Services - Virtual Open House
    Thursday, November 12 @ 04:00 PM
    MOCEANS

    Youth Transition Services Supports Coordination Services DDD Services - Virtual Open House

    MOCEANS Center for Independent Living Virtual Open House showcasing Youth Transition and Support Services. Educators, counselors, and families are invited to attend! Please RSVP to [email protected] with your full name, email address, and phone number. To RSVP by phone please call: (848) 223-4129

  • The Artistic Path of Gratitude for SURVIVORS
    Thursday, November 12 @ 06:00 PM
    YWCA healingSPACE
    Hackensack

    The Artistic Path of Gratitude for SURVIVORS

    A platform to share artwork, music, poetry, writing and conversation. Please fill your favorite mug with coffee, tea or hot chocolate and join us online!
  • Feminist Relational Perspectives & Beyond: Lessons Learned
    Friday, November 13 @ 11:00 AM
    The Renfrew Center Foundation

    Feminist Relational Perspectives & Beyond: Lessons Learned

    Renfrew will bring you a virtual Conference offering up to 31 CEs/CMEs, showcasing 3 exciting Keynote presentations, 18 on-demand breakout sessions, networking activities, and many special events.

  • Talk Saves Lives: An introduction to Suicide Prevention for Firearms Owners
    Tuesday, November 17 @ 07:00 PM
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    Talk Saves Lives: An introduction to Suicide Prevention for Firearms Owners

    This is a virtual 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. A Zoom link will be sent 1-2 days prior to the presentation date.

  • Grateful & Present: 5 Tools to Help Make the Season Joyous!  NAMI-NJ
    Wednesday, November 18 @ 11:00 AM
    NAMI-NJ

    Grateful & Present: 5 Tools to Help Make the Season Joyous! NAMI-NJ

    Using a framework rooted in yoga philosophy,  practical and simple ways to help stay in the moment and find joy will be shared.  Specific topics will include movement, breathing, meditation, seasonal eating, journaling and self-talk.

  • Finding Your Inner Superhero for Survivors (YWCANNJ healingSPACE)
    Wednesday, November 18 @ 06:00 PM
    YWCANNJ healingSPACE
    Hackensack

    Finding Your Inner Superhero for Survivors (YWCANNJ healingSPACE)

    This offering creates a conversation around the words we say to ourselves and how we begin the journey to nurturing and cultivating our own voices and integrate them in our social and personal relationships. How we harness the power within as we continue to cope with and navigate life changes and how we choose to make our presence known in the world.

  • Project Rainbow Tween Group
    Wednesday, November 18 @ 07:00 PM
    JFEDSNJ

    Project Rainbow Tween Group

    A safe, affirming, and fun monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ tweens (grades 6 - 8) and their allies. 

    ZOOM MEETING 
    ID:9 71 43166754 PASSCODE: 754964 
    CALL-IN: +1 646-558 -8656

  • Thursday, November 19 @ 02:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    Alternatives to Incarceration: A District Attorney's Office Program for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled Offender Alternative to Incarceration (IDDATI) Program, run by the Rockland County District Attorney's Office, discuss the ongoing success of this program in targeting people with IDD who become involved in the criminal justice system. 

  • The Challenges of Parenting During COVID-19
    Thursday, November 19 @ 07:30 PM
    MHANJ

    The Challenges of Parenting During COVID-19

    Three Monmouth County mental health professionals who have spent years living and working with kids and families have joined forces to put together an hour-long program that will provide support and guidance for some of the teenage parenting challenges presented by COVID-19

  • Identifying Depression and Treatment Options During COVID-19
    Saturday, November 21 @ 10:00 AM
    Ocean Mental Health Services/Investors Foundation

    Identifying Depression and Treatment Options During COVID-19

    2020 has been an unprecedented and challenging year for many Americans. Ocean Mental Health Services is offering a free educational session on how to identify depression and locate treatment options during Covid-19. This is offered at no cost due to a grant Ocean Mental Health Services received from Investors Foundation.

  • New Jersey Statewide Virtual Survivor Day
    Saturday, November 21 @ 10:00 AM
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    New Jersey Statewide Virtual Survivor Day

    This is a virtual (Zoom) event in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through their shared experiences. This event features an AFSP produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience, and connection

  • 17th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference
    Thursday, December 3 @ 08:30 AM
    THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION – NEW JERSEY CHAPTER

    17th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference

    TRAUMATIC LOSS COALITIONS FOR YOUTH
    17th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference
    Topic: “Reaching for Hope”

    Cost of Conference: $49

  • Project Rainbow Teen Group
    Wednesday, December 9 @ 07:00 PM
    JFEDSNJ

    Project Rainbow Teen Group

    A safe, affirming, and fun monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ teens (grades 9-12) and their allies.

    ZOOM 
    MEETING 
    ID: 976 4168 0618 PASSCODE: 326326 

  • Project Rainbow Tween Group
    Wednesday, December 16 @ 07:00 PM
    JFEDSNJ

    Project Rainbow Tween Group

    A safe, affirming, and fun monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ tweens (grades 6 - 8) and their allies.

    ZOOM MEETING 
    ID:9 71 43166754 PASSCODE: 754964 
    CALL-IN: +1 646-558 -8656

  • 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.