Community Events and Programs

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  • Free Meal Pickup (Memorial Middle School)

    Free Meal Pickup (Memorial Middle School)

    FREE MEAL PICKUP - Every Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm! While supplies last, so please come early as supplies are limited! This is a drive thru distribution only - no walk ups allowed. This program is part of NSLP, those who get the food here should not also get the lunch in school.

  • Regulation of School Anxiety: Making Your Return to School a Success (Webinar Recording)

    Regulation of School Anxiety: Making Your Return to School a Success (Webinar Recording)

    As the community heads into a new school year, faced with challenges due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, this school anxiety workshop was offered to the community as a way to bring information, better understanding and resources related to school based anxiety.

  • Monthly U.S. Citizenship/Naturalization Clinic (NNJLS)
    Thursday, September 29
    Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
    Hackensack

    Monthly U.S. Citizenship/Naturalization Clinic (NNJLS)

    Northeast NJ Legal Services would like to extend a warm invitation to any permanent residents who are interested in learning more about the citizenship application process. Our pro-bono department is hosting a Naturalization Clinic each month for the rest of the year!

  • South Hackensack Senior Housing Wait List - OPEN (Housing Authority of Bergen County)
    Thursday, September 29 @ 9:00 AM
    Housing Authority of Bergen County

    South Hackensack Senior Housing Wait List - OPEN (Housing Authority of Bergen County)

    Beginning Monday September 26, 2022 9:00AM EST and closing Friday September 30, 2022 11:59PM EST pre-applications will be available for Grove Gardens Senior Residence, located at 41 Grove Street, South Hackensack, NJ will be available online for income eligible seniors age 62+.

  • Building Resilience: Conversations with and about Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Podcast
    Thursday, September 29 @ 12:00 PM
    Resource Sharing Project

    Building Resilience: Conversations with and about Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Podcast

    The Resource Sharing Project has created a 12-episode video podcast series on adult survivors of child sexual abuse. It is is designed to help you better better understand the ways that childhood sexual abuse continues to affect survivors in adulthood and how you can help.

    12 episodes, released weekly.

  • Afternoon Edition: What's in Your Child's IEP and How to Plan for Transition (The Arc of New Jersey)
    Thursday, September 29 @ 1:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    Afternoon Edition: What's in Your Child's IEP and How to Plan for Transition (The Arc of New Jersey)

    Whether you’re preparing for your child’s first IEP meeting or you have been to several
    already, this presentation is for you. Join The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute as we discuss
    the IEP process, federal and state laws that regulate special education services and discuss
    what your student’s IEP Transition Plan may include.

  • Cannabis Conversations Town Hall Meeting
    Thursday, September 29 @ 7:00 PM
    Englewood Health

    Cannabis Conversations Town Hall Meeting

    Topics for Discussion:

    • Legalization & adult use
    • Emergency department facts
    • THC's evolution: then and now
    • where to find help
  • 8th Annual Free Health Fair and Blood Drive (American Red Cross)
    Saturday, October 1 @ 9:00 AM
    Knights of Columbus Hall
    Ridgefield Park

    8th Annual Free Health Fair and Blood Drive (American Red Cross)

    We will be hosting a blood drive on the lower level of the Knights of Columbus Building.

  • 38th Annual New Jersey Statewide Self-Advocacy Network Fall Conference
    Saturday, October 1 @ 9:30 AM
    New Jersey Statewide Self-Advocacy Network

    38th Annual New Jersey Statewide Self-Advocacy Network Fall Conference

    The theme of our 2022 conference is “Sharing Our Skills''. Advocates will discuss the current priorities impacting the Network and also how topics like supported decision making, mental healthcare access, and staffing issues impact the daily lives of people with IDD statewide.

  • Annual NJ Youth Transition Conference
    Monday, October 3 - Friday, October 7 @ 8:00 AM
    Camden County Partnership for Children

    Annual NJ Youth Transition Conference

    Statewide: 2nd Annual NJ Youth Transition Conference Save the date: October 3rd – 7th 2022 The Annual NJ Youth Transition Conference was created for youth ages 14-21+ who experience I/DD, their families, and caregivers, and the professionals who serve them. The 2nd Annual NJ Youth Transition Conference will be held the first week in October! Virtual conference More info can be found on the conference website: https://www.njyouthtransition.life/

  • 2022 NJ Youth Transition Conference: Navigating the Future
    Monday, October 3 @ 9:00 AM
    NJ Youth Transition Conference

    2022 NJ Youth Transition Conference: Navigating the Future

    The NJ YTC is created for youth & young adults who experience an intellectual and/or developmental disability, their caregivers and the professionals who serve them. 

    Workshops:

    • Self-Directed Services for Ages 21+
    • 10 Things You Need to Know About CMO
    • Top Tips from DDD
  • Media Madness: Public Images of Mental Illness
    Monday, October 3 @ 10:00 AM
    New Jersey Governor's Council on Mental Health Stigma

    Media Madness: Public Images of Mental Illness

    Dr. Wahl will share many important observations and guidelines. He will then moderate an insightful panel discussion with representatives from various media outlets and individuals with lived experience, including having mental illnesses and sharing their stories in the media.

  • Healthcare Transition webinar
    Tuesday, October 4 @ 12:00 PM
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    Healthcare Transition webinar

    Transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare is a big step for a youth or young adult with a disability. We will discuss a new Healthcare Transition Toolkit developed by Got Transition and its National Family Health Care Transition Advisory Group.

  • Transición de la Asistencia Médica (Healthcare Transition Spanish)
    Tuesday, October 4 @ 12:00 PM
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    Transición de la Asistencia Médica (Healthcare Transition Spanish)

    La transición de la asistencia médica pediátrica a la de adultos es un gran paso para los adolescentes o adultos jóvenes con una discapacidad. Hablaremos de un nuevo Manual de Herramientas de Transición de la Asistencia Médica desarrollado por Got Transition (ingles), su Grupo Asesor Nacional de la Familia y Transición de la Asistencia Médica.

  • A Snapshot of the Nurtured Heart Approach
    Friday, October 7 @ 7:00 PM
    Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties

    A Snapshot of the Nurtured Heart Approach

    The Nurtured Heart Approach consists of a set of strategies that assists children in further developing their self-regulation and has been found effective with children of all ages. It focuses on transforming the way children perceive themselves, their caregivers, and the world around them.

  • Brain Injury Alliance of NJ's 20th annual 5K Run, Walk & Roll for Brain Injury Awareness
    Saturday, October 8 @ 8:00 AM
    Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

    Brain Injury Alliance of NJ's 20th annual 5K Run, Walk & Roll for Brain Injury Awareness

    Join us in three locations: Bradley beach Boardwalk, Laurel Acres park and Saddle River County Park for this fun-filled family event!

  • Parent-to-Parent Exchange Meetings for Parents of Students Under Age 21 with Disabilities - October (CAPE Resource Center)
    Tuesday, October 11 @ 7:30 PM
    Bergen County Special Services CAPE Resource Center

    Parent-to-Parent Exchange Meetings for Parents of Students Under Age 21 with Disabilities - October (CAPE Resource Center)

    Let's welcome in the New Year with our new Facilitator, Lauren Lavelle.  Lauren is a parent coach and special education teacher.

    Parent-to-Parent Exchange Meeting Facilitator Lauren Lavelle, a parent coach and a professional in the field of disabilities, will moderate these timely and informative meetings.

  • Suicide Prevention Conference: Connecting Communities to Save Lives
    Wednesday, October 12 @ 9:00 AM
    NJ Department of Human Services

    Suicide Prevention Conference: Connecting Communities to Save Lives

    We welcome anyone interested in learning about suicide prevention to join us for this full-day virtual event. Get inspired by our keynote speakers, hear state department commissioners discuss upcoming projects, and find two breakout sessions that interest you most.

  • Suicide Prevention Conference: Connecting Communities to Save Lives (DHS)
    Wednesday, October 12 @ 9:00 AM
    New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services

    Suicide Prevention Conference: Connecting Communities to Save Lives (DHS)

    We welcome anyone interested in learning about suicide prevention to join us for this full-day virtual event. Get inspired by our keynote speakers, hear state department commissioners discuss upcoming projects, and find two breakout sessions that interest you most.

  • Parenting the NHA Way
    Wednesday, October 12 @ 6:00 PM
    Counseling Support Services, LLC

    Parenting the NHA Way

    The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in "The 3 Stands™" for helping children (and adults) build Inner Wealth™ and use their intensity in successful ways.

  • Let's Talk - Parent-to-Parent Exchange for Parents of Adult Children Age 21 and Over with Disabilities - October (CAPE Resource Center)
    Thursday, October 13 @ 7:30 PM
    Bergen County Special Services CAPE Resource Center

    Let's Talk - Parent-to-Parent Exchange for Parents of Adult Children Age 21 and Over with Disabilities - October (CAPE Resource Center)

    Let's welcome in the New Year with our new Facilitator, Lauren Lavelle.  Lauren is a parent coach and special education teacher.

    Parent-to-Parent Exchange Meeting Facilitator Lauren Lavelle, a parent coach and a professional in the field of disabilities, will moderate these timely and informative meetings.

  • Our Future In Mind 2022: Local Edition (Mental Health America)
    Saturday, October 15 @ 12:00 PM
    Mental Health America

    Our Future In Mind 2022: Local Edition (Mental Health America)

    In this free three-part virtual training, you will learn the advocacy skills to make a concrete difference in your school, meet leaders in your state and community, and make friends and build relationships with other young people passionate about mental health.

  • Frank Speak: Puberty, Dating, Sex and Autism
    Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30 PM
    Prasada In Home

    Frank Speak: Puberty, Dating, Sex and Autism

    Presented by Alex Gitter, M.S., M.Ed., LPC, NCC
    Our goal for the Frank Speak workshop is for parents to leave the workshop understanding the necessity of teaching their kids about sexual topics and have the knowledge base to lead the discussion with their children in a way that is meaningful for them.

  • Exploring Loss and Grief Series: 4 Part Series (PACEs Connection)
    Wednesday, October 19 @ 10:00 AM

    Exploring Loss and Grief Series: 4 Part Series (PACEs Connection)

    This Resiliency Series is specially offered for community members and organizations who through their work are First Responders or are involved with those affected by the Substance Use Crisis in Philadelphia. This free virtual series is here to support our workplaces and community and is open to anyone.

  • How to Cope with Your OCD (NJCTS)
    Wednesday, October 19 @ 7:30 PM
    New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.

    How to Cope with Your OCD (NJCTS)

    This presentation will cover the basics regarding what is (and is not!) OCD. We will review effective treatment options and discuss the importance of not giving in to compulsion. We will also cover how to cope with the distress that OCD can cause the individual struggling with the disorder.

  • Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center
    Wednesday, October 26 @ 10:00 AM
    OMHA

    Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center

    OMHA Presents: Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center 

    Meeting ID: 881 3169 3499 Passcode: 009988

  • On the Same Page: A Therapeutic Book Club
    Tuesday, November 1 - Tuesday, December 20 @ 6:00 PM (Weekly)
    Wholehearted Healing Collective

    On the Same Page: A Therapeutic Book Club

    A therapeutic book club for adults who struggle with wondering, "What's wrong with me?" to help them understand that the real question they should be asking is, "What happened to me?". This book club will explore how adverse childhood experiences influence our brain development and guide our behaviors as adults. We will discuss how we are all on the same page with trying to understand the impact of trauma.

  • A Snapshot of the Nurtured Heart Approach
    Friday, November 4 @ 10:00 AM
    Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties

    A Snapshot of the Nurtured Heart Approach

    The Nurtured Heart Approach consists of a set of strategies that assists children in further developing their self-regulation and has been found effective with children of all ages. It focuses on transforming the way children perceive themselves, their caregivers, and the world around them.

  • Parenting the NHA Way
    Wednesday, November 9 @ 6:00 PM
    Counseling Support Services, LLC

    Parenting the NHA Way

    The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in "The 3 Stands™" for helping children (and adults) build Inner Wealth™ and use their intensity in successful ways.

  • Treatment Approaches to Help Manage Bothersome Tics (NJCTS)
    Wednesday, November 16 @ 7:30 PM
    New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc.

    Treatment Approaches to Help Manage Bothersome Tics (NJCTS)

    This webinar will focus on both the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment approaches to bothersome tics, including painful tics. This will include an evidence-based review of Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention For Tics (CBIT), medications, and considerations for botulinum toxin injections for specific tics.

  • A Snapshot of the Nurtured Heart Approach
    Friday, December 2 @ 7:00 PM
    Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties

    A Snapshot of the Nurtured Heart Approach

    The Nurtured Heart Approach consists of a set of strategies that assists children in further developing their self-regulation and has been found effective with children of all ages. It focuses on transforming the way children perceive themselves, their caregivers, and the world around them.

  • Virtual Narcan/Naloxone Training (Bergen County Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services)
    Tuesday, December 6 @ 6:00 PM
    Bergen County Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services

    Virtual Narcan/Naloxone Training (Bergen County Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services)

    Naloxone training is transitioned to online via ZOOM. Sit for the live presentation from home by clicking a link and after the ZOOM, the kits will be shipped out via UPS.

    Please note: This workshop is limited to 20 participants!

  • Parenting the NHA Way
    Wednesday, December 14 @ 6:00 PM
    Counseling Support Services, LLC

    Parenting the NHA Way

    The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in "The 3 Stands™" for helping children (and adults) build Inner Wealth™ and use their intensity in successful ways.