Community Events and Programs

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  • *REGISTER NOW: CSOC Summer Camp Services 2024 (New Jersey Children's System of Care)
    Friday, March 1
    Children's System of Care

    *REGISTER NOW: CSOC Summer Camp Services 2024 (New Jersey Children's System of Care) Virtual

    For 2024, the Children's System of Care (CSOC) will be providing Summer Camp Services to eligible children, youth, and young adults under 21 years of age. These services include Financial Support toward Summer Camp Tuition and One-to-One Aide Services for Summer Camp.

  • Music and Movement Classes
    Friday, March 1 @ 9:15 AM in Secaucus
    JDK Social Station

    Music and Movement Classes

    Foster you child's social skills (and much more) this winter! With JDK Social Station Music and Movement classes for ages 3 - 8 on Saturdays from 9:15-10:45 AM. A 10 week program starting on January 6th. 

  • Social Skills Classes
    Friday, March 1 @ 11:00 AM in Secaucus
    JDK Social Station, LLC.

    Social Skills Classes

    Foster your child's social skills (and much more) this winter! A 10 week program for ages 3-15 on Saturdays from 11:00-12:30 PM starting January 6th - March 16th and/or Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 PM starting January 9th - March 19th.

  • Friday, March 1 @ 11:59 PM

    Child Mental Health Talks Virtual

    During this free virtual series by A Mindful Village, Dr. Peter Montminy will talk about children's mental health, dealing with defiant and disruptive behaviors, helping your child manage intense emotions and more!

  • Free Prom Dress Event
    Saturday, March 2 @ 10:00 AM in Ridgefield Park
    Ridgefield Park Knights of Columbus

    Free Prom Dress Event

    Prom attendees are invited to shop our pop-up boutique for prom dresses and accessories all at no cost!

  • Just For Me Parent Support Group (Parents Inc.)
    Monday, March 4 @ 6:00 PM (Week3)
    Parents Inc.

    Just For Me Parent Support Group (Parents Inc.) Virtual

    Parents Inc. presents:

    Just For Me Parents Support Group!

  • Strengthening Families Program
    Monday, March 4 @ 6:00 PM in Hackensack
    Jackson Avenue School

    Strengthening Families Program

    Strengthening Families programs starting in March. We will be implementing two curriculums. A 7 week program in Hackensack for  families with youth between the ages of 6-11

  • Parents/Caregivers Welcome!  Monthly Virtual Meeting of the Bergen County Children's Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC)
    Tuesday, March 5 @ 9:00 AM (Week2)

    Parents/Caregivers Welcome! Monthly Virtual Meeting of the Bergen County Children's Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC) Virtual

    The Children's Interagency Coordinating Council of Bergen County (CIACC) is a monthly meeting of Bergen-based child serving mental/behavioral health organizations, school professionals, county agencies, and interested members of the public.   Join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 9 AM using the meeting URL provided on the CIACC page .

  • Brain Injury in Children & Adolescents
    Tuesday, March 5 @ 9:30 AM

    Brain Injury in Children & Adolescents

    Join the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey as we present the 2024 free trainings for Health and Human Service Professionals. Breakfast and lunch will be served

  • BLACK BALLOON DAY
    Tuesday, March 5 @ 11:00 AM in Paramus
    Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Annex and Auditorium

    BLACK BALLOON DAY

    Join us as we continue to raise awareness and remember the lives lost to overdose and celebrate those in recovery. The Black Poster Project will be on display with presentations from Alumni in Recovery and prominent hospital & community leaders.

  • Wednesday, March 6 @ 9:30 AM in Hackensack
    4th Floor Learning Center

    "Dialectical Behavior Therapy" (DBT) Professional Development Seminar

    Professional Development Seminar

    Date: March 6, 2024 Course time: 9:30AM – 4:30PM

    Place: 4th Floor Learning Center One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, NJ

  • Shades of Strength
    Wednesday, March 6 @ 11:00 AM (Weekly)
    Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey

    Shades of Strength Virtual

    Counseling Group for Expecting and New Moms of Color

  • Parent2Parent-Parents/Caregiver Support Group (Family Support Organization of Bergen County)
    Wednesday, March 6 @ 7:00 PM in Fair Lawn (Weekly)
    Family Support Organization of Bergen County

    Parent2Parent-Parents/Caregiver Support Group (Family Support Organization of Bergen County)

    The Family Support Organization of Bergen County (FSOBC) provides support, advocacy and education to families and caregivers of children with emotional/behavioral challenges, developmental disabilities and substance challenges.

  • CHAT program for teens
    Thursday, March 7 @ 6:30 PM in Fair Lawn
    The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources

    CHAT program for teens

    The program includes an educational component for parents and caregivers.

  • Let's Get Together and Talk: for Parents/Caregivers of Individuals with Disabilities 21 and over (CAPE Center)
    Thursday, March 7 @ 7:30 PM (Week2)
    CAPE Center

    Let's Get Together and Talk: for Parents/Caregivers of Individuals with Disabilities 21 and over (CAPE Center) Virtual

    Parenting an adult with intellectual and /or developmental disabilities presents unique challenges, as well as many joys. Join other parents/caregivers and laugh, cry and learn as you share your lived experiences. The support meetings are facilitated by Lauren Lavelle, a parent coach and special education teacher.

  • Parent Group for parents of youth with I/DD (TeamUP Counseling)
    Saturday, March 9 @ 10:00 AM in Cliffside Park (Weekly)
    TeamUP Counseling

    Parent Group for parents of youth with I/DD (TeamUP Counseling)

    TeamUP Counseling is offering a 6-week parent group for parents of children with intellectual disabilities. Virtual, or In-Person options are available.  Child Care and Transportation can be provided during the time of group based on eligibility.

  • Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024
    Tuesday, March 12 @ 8:30 AM in Hackensack

    Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024

    Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges amongst adults or youth.

  • CIACC School Anxiety & School Refusal Workshop
    Friday, March 15 @ 12:00 PM

    CIACC School Anxiety & School Refusal Workshop Virtual

    Training is geared towards school staff, parents & caretakers

  • My Student Just Turned 18- What Do I Need to Do?! (The Arc of New Jersey)
    Tuesday, March 19 @ 6:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    My Student Just Turned 18- What Do I Need to Do?! (The Arc of New Jersey) Virtual

    Join The Arc of New Jersey for their Zoom With Us! webinar series!

  • Webinar: Effective Community Reintegration Post Brain Injury
    Wednesday, March 20 @ 12:00 PM
    Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

    Webinar: Effective Community Reintegration Post Brain Injury Virtual

    This webinar will look at the challenges faced by individuals who have sustained a brain injury that may affect one's success in being able to integrate back into the community. We will dive into what encompasses community reintegration and its importance for individuals with brain injuries and their caregivers. Objectives of this webinar include identifying community reintegration activities, identifying challenges post brain injury that can affect one's ability to effectively reintegrate into the community, and identifying strategies for successful community integration activities. Presenter is Melissa Moyer, Health & Wellness Coordinator at the Opportunity Project.

  • The Maternal Health and Perinatal Safety Symposium
    Thursday, March 21 @ 8:00 AM in Wayne
    William Paterson University Conference Room

    The Maternal Health and Perinatal Safety Symposium

    Registration is open! The Maternal and Perinatal Safety Symposium is back! Presented by the Partnership’s Center for Clinical Impact, this innovative conference provides physicians, nurses, social workers, and other healthcare providers with a review of current issues impacting maternal health and perinatal safety in New Jersey and nationally.

  • Anxiety and OCD in Kids and Teens: A Course for Professionals
    Thursday, March 21 @ 10:00 AM
    McLean Hospital

    Anxiety and OCD in Kids and Teens: A Course for Professionals Virtual

    Statistics show that anxiety disorders among young people are growing and what is deeply concerning is that, for some, they will not get a correct diagnosis or treatment until they reach adulthood.

  • Italian American Culture: Bridging Tradition and Mental Health
    Thursday, March 21 @ 6:00 PM
    DBT of South Jersey

    Italian American Culture: Bridging Tradition and Mental Health Virtual

    Join our Italian American scholar, Samantha Pinto, for a 6 week journey exploring the unique intersection of Italian American culture and mental health, with a special focus on DBT Skills. Using the frame of Italian American/Italian Diaspora Studies, each week will integrate cultural values and traditions to explore the 4 DBT skills modules of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. While the content and curriculum of this series is oriented towards Italian American culture, this series is open to anyone interested. Individuals, mental health clinicians, researchers, and students are all encouraged to join!

  • Transition and Recreation Fair
    Friday, March 22 @ 11:00 AM in Nutley
    THE PHOENIX CENTER

    Transition and Recreation Fair

    Transition and Recreation Fair for parents, caregivers, advocates, district case managers & child study teams-anyone working or living with students ages 5-21 that may need transition & recreation services in preparation for life beyond the classroom.

  • Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024
    Tuesday, March 26 @ 8:30 AM in Hackensack

    Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024

    Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges amongst adults or youth.

  • COMPASS Academy Webinar: Navigating the Treatment Space
    Wednesday, March 27 @ 6:30 PM
    Preferred Behavioral Health Group

    COMPASS Academy Webinar: Navigating the Treatment Space Virtual

    Join us for an informative and engaging free webinar for caregivers and educators. This webinar will provide information on how to navigate conversations with kids, boundary-setting, natural consequences, and positive reinforcement. The presenters will discuss when it's time to get help, the importance of family involvement in treatment, and matching treatment type to risk level. Don't miss it! This event is open to all New Jersey caregivers, including educators and mental health professionals.

  • Virtual Positive and Productive Parenting Coaching Groups (Audrey Hepburn Children's House)
    Monday, April 15 @ 12:00 PM in Hackensack (Weekly)
    Audrey Hepburn Children's House

    Virtual Positive and Productive Parenting Coaching Groups (Audrey Hepburn Children's House)

    Hackensack Meridian Health is hosting weekly No Hit Zone parenting seminars. Join our FREE 6-week virtual series to become an expert in Positive Parenting

  • Aphasia - A Loss of Language Not Intellect
    Tuesday, April 16 @ 12:00 PM
    Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

    Aphasia - A Loss of Language Not Intellect Virtual

    Aphasia is a language disorder that can be caused by a brain injury such as a stroke, brain tumor, accident, or brain disease. Although it can affect one's ability to speak, read, and write, aphasia alone does not affect one's intellect. In this webinar, we will provide: An overview of aphasia; Tips for communicating with someone with aphasia; Information on programs and services offered through the Adler Aphasia Center.

  • Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024
    Wednesday, April 17 @ 8:30 AM in Hackensack

    Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024

    Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges amongst adults or youth.

  • Grief Support Weekend Camp
    Friday, April 19 in Hardwick

    Grief Support Weekend Camp

    Comfort Zone Camp serves children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or friend. Children ages 7-17 can join us for a weekend of activities at our sleepover camp including games, swimming, arts and crafts, and Healing Circles led by mental health professionals.

  • STEMGirls Weekly Workshops
    Monday, April 22 @ 5:00 PM
    STEAMpark

    STEMGirls Weekly Workshops Virtual

    April 22-June 22
    Afterschool STEM enrichment classes for 3rd to 8th-grade girls, that teach science, financial literacy, and learning to code at all levels. With supply kits mailed to students' homes and Chromebooks to borrow if needed, this is a full-year virtual program that helps students build skills that contribute to academic success while in small group classes with teachers and friends. Small tuition fee, or free to all who income qualify.

  • COMPASS Academy Webinar: Loneliness & Social Isolation: How to Foster Connection in Schools and the Community
    Wednesday, April 24 @ 6:30 PM
    Preferred Behavioral Health Group

    COMPASS Academy Webinar: Loneliness & Social Isolation: How to Foster Connection in Schools and the Community Virtual

    Join us for an informative and engaging free webinar for caregivers and educators. This webinar will provide information on navigating conversations around loneliness and social isolation with kids. The presenters will discuss the double edged sword of social media and how it keeps people connected but also can increase social isolation, promoting connection to the school community, and fostering belonging in the larger community. Don't miss it! This event is open to all New Jersey caregivers, including educators and mental health professionals.

  • Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024
    Wednesday, May 15 @ 8:30 AM in Hackensack

    Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024

    Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges amongst adults or youth.

  • Grief Support Weekend Camp (Suicide Loss)
    Friday, May 17 in Johnsonburg

    Grief Support Weekend Camp (Suicide Loss)

    Comfort Zone Camp serves children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or friend. Children ages 7-17 can join us at our sleepover camp for a weekend of activities including games, swimming, arts and crafts, and Healing Circles led by mental health professionals.

  • COMPASS Academy Webinar: Mental Health Awareness Month: Co-Occurring Disorders
    Wednesday, May 29 @ 6:30 PM
    Preferred Behavioral Health Group

    COMPASS Academy Webinar: Mental Health Awareness Month: Co-Occurring Disorders Virtual

    Join us for an informative and engaging free webinar for caregivers and educators. This webinar will provide information on Mental Health Awareness Month and co-occurring disorders. The presenters will discuss the awareness of co-occurring disorders, what they are and why they are important, and treatment options for co-occurring disorders. Don't miss it! This event is open to all New Jersey caregivers, including educators and mental health professionals.

  • Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024
    Wednesday, June 5 @ 8:30 AM in Hackensack

    Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024

    Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges amongst adults or youth.

  • 15th Annual Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Family Wellness Day
    Saturday, June 8 @ 9:00 AM in Ridgefield Park
    Overpeck Park Amphitheater

    15th Annual Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Family Wellness Day

    Join the Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson county CMOs and FSOs fun a fun-filled Saturday celebrating family wellness. More details to follow!

  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Evaluation and Management
    Wednesday, June 12 @ 12:00 PM
    Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

    Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Evaluation and Management Virtual

    Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) can be a confusing topic for both professionals and survivors. How is it diagnosed, and what can one expect in terms of recovery and treatment? In this webinar, we will xplore the somewhat complicated definition of mTBI; Better understand how diagnosis is established via assessment; and discuss course of recovery and treatment.

  • Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024
    Thursday, June 27 @ 8:30 AM in Hackensack

    Free Mental Health First Aid Classes in 2024

    Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance abuse challenges amongst adults or youth.

  • Summer Learning Academy
    Monday, July 1 in Paramus

    Summer Learning Academy

    Bergen Community College offers a Summer Learning Academy for kids and teens in grades 1 through 12. They go over fun and engaging topics including Civics and Law, Science and Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, and Young Entrepreneurship to sharpen your skills or give you the opportunity to learn something new.

  • Grief Support Weekend Camp
    Friday, August 2 in Wading River

    Grief Support Weekend Camp

    Comfort Zone Camp serves children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or friend. Children ages 7-17 can join us at our sleepover camp for a weekend of activities including games, swimming, arts and crafts, and Healing Circles led by mental health professionals.

  • Grief Support Weekend Camp (Overdose Loss)
    Friday, September 13 in Fishkill

    Grief Support Weekend Camp (Overdose Loss)

    Comfort Zone Camp serves children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or friend. Children ages 7-17 can join us at our sleepover camp for a weekend of activities including games, swimming, arts and crafts, and Healing Circles led by mental health professionals.

  • Grief Support Weekend Camp
    Friday, October 25 in Hardwick

    Grief Support Weekend Camp

    Comfort Zone Camp serves children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, primary caregiver, or friend. Children ages 7-17 can join us at our sleepover camp for a weekend of activities including games, swimming, arts and crafts, and Healing Circles led by mental health professionals.