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August 21, 2017

Application for Direct Assistance

The Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders has authorized $50,000.00 in funds to promote mental health awareness, wellness and linkages to resources. 

August 4, 2017

DD Eligibility Application Survey

Please find the link to the quick online survey about “DD Eligibility Application” for children with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.

August 1, 2017

Statewide Respite Care Program Fact Sheet

 The Program provides services for elderly and functionally impaired person to relieve their caregivers of the stress arising from the responsibility of providing daily care. Services in Bergen County are coordinated by the Bergen County Department of Human Services, Division on Disability Services through funds provided by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.

July 27, 2017

Healthy Community Grants Program - 2018 Letter of Intent due September 13, 2017

Apply for  a  Healthy Community Grant! Supported projects make the healthy choice the easy choice; make healthy food and beverages the affordable, available and desired choice; encourage and support physical activity by ensuring accessibility and safety; and make healthy school, work, and community environments the norm and not the exception.

Click here to see FREE training opportunity regarding CREATING A HEALTHY, INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY.

July 6, 2017

Kids Ride the Ferry Free All Summer

A great New York experience starts with a NY Waterway Ferry!  Our top deck offers the best panoramic views of the New York skyline.  Our modern ferry terminals have food services, air conditioning, free WiFi and clean restrooms.  

June 16, 2017

Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence - A Toolkit for Law Enforcement

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (The IACP) and the Yale Child Study Center (Yale), with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, has launched the Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement. This new toolkit provides practical tools and resources to assist law enforcement agencies in building or enhancing effective operational responses to children exposed to violence (with or without a mental health partner). This toolkit contains tools targeted to police leaders and frontline officers.

June 13, 2017

Mandatory Reporting Protocol for Suicide/Suicide Attempts

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families has now made available a mechanism for relevant professionals delineated in the protocol to statistically report in real-time non-identifying demographic information regarding a student or youth who has either attempted or completed suicide. To view the “Youth Suicide Reporting Form” and the “Protocol for Reporting Youth Suicide Attempt or Completion”, please click on the link

June 7, 2017

June is PTSD Awareness Month

The purpose of PTSD Awareness Month is to encourage everyone to raise public awareness of PTSD and effective treatments. We can all help those affected by PTSD.

June 7, 2017

Attention! Transportation Stories Needed!

We are looking for honest opinions about transportation: what's working, what needs improvement, and novel ideas for making all forms of transportation (agency provided, personal, public) more accessible.

June 7, 2017

New Jersey Serving Up Summer Meals

Tens of thousands of New Jersey children rely on school meals to get the nutrition they need to be healthy and learn. In the summer, these children lack access to those meals and families struggle to put food on the table.

May 26, 2017

Online Resources Available In Response to Manchester Attack

Remember it is not uncommon for people to feel sad, confused, anxious or vulnerable during this time.  There may even be a combination of feelings which is normal.Have the conversation with your children:  ask them what they heard and provide accurate information in language they understand.

May 9, 2017

Self-Care for Providers During Change and Stress

People working in health care recognize stress as something that can compromise the wellness of the people they serve. However, health care workers may neglect their own wellness and not realize that an even a greater challenge is to manage their own stress.

April 10, 2017

2017 Autism Scholarship Program

The 2017 Autism Family Services of New Jersey Scholarship Program is open to New Jersey residents with a diagnosis of Autism. This year, in partnership with the Hinkle, Fingles, Prior and Fischer, Attorneys at Law, Autism Family Services of New Jersey will be selecting two recipients; each receiving a $1,000 scholarship. 

April 1, 2017

Positive Youth Development Measurement Toolkit

In this toolkit, we provide implementers of youth programming a variety of references, resources, and tools on how to use a positive youth development (PYD) approach for evaluating youth-focused programming. A PYD approach to evaluation will measure whether youth are positively engaged in and benefiting from investments that ultimately empower them to develop in healthy and positive ways so that they can contribute to the development of their communities.

March 21, 2017

New National Study on Teen Dating Violence

Teen dating violence, also called adolescent relationship abuse, is a serious public health problem. There is still much we do not understand about the nature and scope of this problem. Results of an NIJ-funded study can help change that.

March 7, 2017

Resources to Help Undocumented Families Understand Their Rights

Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) has received calls related to immigration and the impact of recent executive orders on undocumented families here in New Jersey. Since ACNJ staff does not have expertise in the immigration arena, we reached out to other organizations and colleagues to find answers to frequently asked questions. Please share these helpful resources to help undocumented families understand their rights.

March 6, 2017

Summer Camp 2017: A Guide For Families

The New Jersey Children's System of Care, which serves children and youth up to age 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is now accepting requests from families for financial assistance toward the 2017 summer camp session. Requests MUST be postmarked or received by PerformCare no later than April 30, 2017.