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November 21, 2017

NJ Transit Customer Satisfaction Survey

Please fill out this survey by December 1st, 2017 and rate NJ TRANSIT on the mode of transportation you travel most frequently. Your responses will help them track improvements, make informed decisions, and put their resources where you determine they are most needed.

October 16, 2017

Apply for a Community Change Grant Today!

America Walks is excited to extend another round of community change micro grants to individuals and communities interested in improving the public sphere for walking or otherwise helping to make walking more commonplace.  

October 16, 2017

School Health Success Story

The examples in this publication identify key partners and additional factors, including the CDC, that have been instrumental to success. Additionally, the state stories highlight challenges and successful strategies used to address them, along with next steps in moving their projects forward and plans for sustainability.

October 12, 2017

Council of State Governments Justice Center Releases Resource To Address Recidivism

The Council of State Governments Justice Center has released "Dos and Don'ts for Reducing Recidivism Among Young Adults in the Justice System." This resource provides strategies that policymakers and justice system leaders can use to guide policy and practice changes to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for young adults.

October 10, 2017

Certified Peer Specialist Training for Individuals Who Are Deaf and American Sign Language Users

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) is recruiting qualified individuals who are deaf, use ASL, are seeking employment and want to take Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) training to learn how to use their personal experience in mental health recovery to help other individuals who are deaf and have mental health needs.

August 31, 2017

DDD Offers NEW! LIVE Fee-for-Service Q&A Webinar Sessions

This regularly scheduled session provides an opportunity for individuals, families, support coordination agencies, and providers to ask questions, share issues, and get the latest news related to the Division of Developmental Disabilities shift to Fee-for-Service.

August 22, 2017

Assistive Technology Summit

A message from the Assistive Technology Advocacy Center of Disability Rights New Jersey. Join consumers and professionals for a day of learning and sharing about all areas of Assistive Technology.

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.

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  http://www.nj.gov/dcf/adolescent/prevention/

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.