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February 7, 2018

Warner Bros. and Scooby-Doo's DOO GOOD Grants

Kids around the country are keeping their communities clean, serving meals to the needy and teaching others about responsible pet ownership. Now, you can get involved with the kids in your life!

January 31, 2018

Mind the Workplace - 2017 Mental Health America report

Over 20.2 million adults had a substance use disorder in 2017. Mental Health America (MHA)’s groundbreaking report on mental health in the workplace, Mind the Workplace, found that an estimated 1 in 3 adults use drugs or alcohol to deal with workplace stress. 

January 31, 2018

Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Dating Matters®: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) free 60-minute, interactive training designed to help educators, youth-serving organizations, and others working with teens understand the risk factors and warning signs associated with teen dating violence.

January 17, 2018

A Recovery Forum for Community Leaders

You are invited to a meeting for Community Leaders being held on Monday, January 22nd at 7:00 PM at Hackensack University Hospital at Pascack Valley, 250 Old Hook Road, Westwood, NJ.

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.

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.