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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

NJ Serves Up More Summer Meals

The New Jersey New Jersey Department of Agriculture is still recruiting sites and sponsors for Summer 2017. Be part of combating summertime hunger by contacting department officials at 609-292-4498, [email protected]

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. 

March 2, 2017

REACH-NJ Website and Hotline Launched to Help Individuals/Families Coping with Addiction

The Christie Administration launched a one-stop website and hotline, 1-844-REACH-NJ and REACHNJ.GOV, which puts information on addiction services in one place to make it easier for individuals and families to get answers to their questions when seeking help with addiction. The website and hotline offer information regarding treatment options, insurance, locations of State-licensed rehabilitation facilities for children and adults, and employment support programs for those in recovery. In addition, the Governor launched an awareness campaign of his newly-implemented REACHNJ.GOV resource hub that further emphasizes the dangers of addiction and promotes the availability of treatment options.

February 28, 2017

Bergen County Now Accepting Project SEARCH Applications for 2017-2018 Academic Year

Project SEARCH is a one-year, business-led, unpaid internship program for students with disabilities in their last year of high school that takes place entirely at a host business site. It provides students who want to work a chance to explore careers and develop transferable job skills. The combination of instruction and immersion in the workplace prepares young adults with disabilities to make successful transitions from school to productive adult life.

February 6, 2017

Mental Health Month 2017 Toolkit

The complete 2017 MHM toolkit will be released in mid-March 2017 and posted for organizations to download and use to raise awareness in May (and throughout the year). It will include a suite of multimedia tools including fact sheets, infographics, posters, a tips calendar, social media share-ables, sample press releases, and more.

February 2, 2017

The Stigma Free Zone News of New Jersey

A monthly emailed newsletter on the NJ Stigma Free Zones. A SFZ is a grassroots task force of citizens pledged to advocate for and educate on mental illness. The SFZ News covers the efforts of these municipal groups, school districts, faith communities, rotaries and businesses. Also covering NJ philanthropy, healthcare, law and policy as it relates to mental health and related issues (addiction, isolation, homelessness, insurance, pharma, veterans, new mothers, children and young adults).

January 26, 2017

Meet K. Collins, L. Manely, D. Megaro & J. Schlaier at NJAMHAA Annual Conference

Children's Behavioral Health Homes are now operational in five New Jersey counties. Experts from the three original sites and Elizabeth Manley, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Children and Families, will describe the model and related challenges of serving children with chronic medical conditions who also have mental health, intellectual/developmental and/or substance abuse disorders.

January 19, 2017

Talk Saves Lives Free Webinar Now Posted!

Listen in as Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman discusses the topic of suicide; risk factors and contributors to suicide, along with information about suicide prevention and how an individual might recognize warning signs and help someone who is thinking about suicide.