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.
Updates on mental health and related issues in Nj from the Stigma Free Zone educational initiative.
Celebrating "National Public Health Week" and "National Minority Health Month"
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.
OIG wants the public to know that HHS OIG will not use the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number to make outgoing calls and individuals should not answer calls from 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477).
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.
Social Innovation and SE2D grants FY'18 Grant Opportunities from the NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI)
The NJ Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI) has released its FY 2018 grant opportunity.
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.
Black Infant Mortality in New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, a full-day professional conference organized by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey and the SIDS Center of New Jersey, in conjunction with its many sponsoring partners, will be held on Friday, June 2nd at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, New Jersey.
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.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for U.S. children and youth ages 10 through 24, claiming an average of 5,390 lives per year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WISQARS Leading Cause of Death, Ages 10-24, 2011-2015)
The February 2017 edition of Stigma Free News Zone of NJ, a grassroots mental health newsletter is available now!
Recently Governor Christie announced that 18, 19, and 20 year old young adults who are struggling with substance use and need treatment for the disease in an out of home (OOH)/residential facility can be admitted into state licensed adolescent programs.
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 is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. We take time this month to discuss the very serious subject of how to prevent teen dating violence. Dating violence has detrimental effects on the development and physical safety of young people and may hinder their school performance.
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).
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.
Funding Opportunties from the OJP
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.
On June 13–15, 2017, Global Youth Justice will host its 16th Global Youth Justice Training Institute in Cape Cod, MA.