The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (CCGNJ) is seeking applications for providing problem and disordered gambling services.
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!
Please read the February edition of the Stigma Free Zone New of New Jersey, a grassroots mental health newsletter.
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.
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.
New Jersey Health Initiatives has released a new call for proposals -- NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration.
NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration is intended to further the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's vision of building a Culture of Health by supporting existing cross-sector coalitions to adopt and implement “upstream” environmental-, policy- and systems-change strategies.
In honor of Maternal Health Awareness Day, we are pleased to announce that The Partnership, in collaboration with Hackensack University Medical Center, will be providing a full day conference for health professionals.
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.
Researchers in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)’s Division of Intramural Research Programs (IRP) developed and recently shared a free resource—the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) toolkit.
Healthy Engagement in the Digital World: The Impact of Social Media on Relationships, Mental Health, and Recovery
Join us for Healthy Engagement in the Digital World! This presentation is designed for mental health professionals who work with clients in early recovery from drug addiction and/or alcoholism.
Understanding Programs that Help Families Achieve Economic Security and Support Children's Development
New resources to better understand programs that help families achieve economic security and support children’s development
New Jersey is a national leader in a rapidly advancing juvenile justice reform movement – Advocates for Children of New Jersey
“New Jersey is a national leader in a rapidly advancing juvenile justice reform movement. The state has successfully reduced its detention populations by 60 percent over the last 14 years, while safely addressing their needs in their communities.
This technical assistance bulletin provides response strategies for stakeholders to divert youth with behavioral health needs away from the juvenile justice system.
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.
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.
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.
Please click to view all of the resources related to talking to children and assisting your communities' response to mass shootings and other violent events.
Post-secondary scholarship opportunities: National Center for Homeless Education
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.
The U.S. is in the midst of an opioid epidemic (PDF, 270 KB), with approximately 12.5 million people who misused prescription opioids and over 33,000 deaths by opioid overdose in 2015. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently released a portal on Opiate Addiction and Treatment with links to help health professionals learn more about opioid-related topics:
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.
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/
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.