Community Events and Programs

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  • Supporting Your Family in the Age of Covid-19
    Saturday, October 24 @ 12:00 AM
    EDNI Counseling Services

    Supporting Your Family in the Age of Covid-19

    Presenter, Christine Mohle, LCSW, provides a one-hour presentation on the impact of stress on families in the new world as well as strategies on how to manage it.

  • Virtual Forest Friends for Kindergartners and First Graders
    Saturday, October 24 @ 12:00 AM

    Virtual Forest Friends for Kindergartners and First Graders

    The Red Ribbon theme for this year is “Be happy. Be brave. Be drug free!” To celebrate we are offering the Forest Friends program FREE for children in Kindergarten and First grade. There are two different opportunities to take the program! The flyer with all the details is attached.

  • YWCA 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge
    Saturday, October 24 @ 12:00 AM
    YWCA Northern New Jersey

    YWCA 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

    This is an exciting opportunity to dive deep into racial equity and social justice.  Join our 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge - You can join at anytime up to the end of 2020 - you will start with Week 1!  Don't miss it!  

  • Resources to Support Inclusivity, Social Justice, Social Consciousness, Humanity in Our Communities (Home, School, Organizations)
    Saturday, October 24 @ 12:02 AM
    N/A
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    Resources to Support Inclusivity, Social Justice, Social Consciousness, Humanity in Our Communities (Home, School, Organizations)

    A compilation of local, state and national resources to support preventing and responding to prejudice, racism and facilitating social justice, social consciousness, humanity and unity in our community (homes, schools, health care practices, organizations).

  • New Hope Integrated Health Care Introductory CRAFT Family Program
    Saturday, October 24 - Saturday, December 26 @ 08:00 AM
    New Hope Integrated Health Care

    New Hope Integrated Health Care Introductory CRAFT Family Program

    Do you have a loved one who is struggling with a substance use disorder? This Saturday program is designed as an educational program for those who have loved ones struggling with active addiction.

  • Navigating Behavioral Challenges with Remote Schooling for Parents
    Saturday, October 24 @ 02:15 PM

    Navigating Behavioral Challenges with Remote Schooling for Parents

    As the school year begins, there are many new challenges being faced by parents and children trying to navigate remote learning.Without the same support systems that are typically in place there are additional layers of complexity in addressing behavioral challenges in students.

  • ASPEN's Fall 2020 Conference Virtual Pre-recorded Video Conference
    Sunday, October 25 - Thursday, October 29 @ 09:00 AM
    ASPEN (asperger/Autism SPectrum Education Network)

    ASPEN's Fall 2020 Conference Virtual Pre-recorded Video Conference

    Registration fee includes Keynote Presentation PLUS All Eight (8) Workshops The links will be active (and the videos will be available) for 5 days, beginning Sunday, October 25, 2020.

  • Dad Talk: Father's of Special Needs Children Support Group
    Sunday, October 25 @ 07:00 PM

    Dad Talk: Father's of Special Needs Children Support Group

    Becoming a dad is exciting and scary.  Raising a child with special needs has challenges, but the disabilities don’t change the love and support you have for your child.  Sometimes you can feel challenged and think no one else is experiencing the same things you are.

  • Pathways for Policy Experts and Stakeholders; Using Evidence to Make Decisions about Employment Programs
    Monday, October 26 @ 02:30 PM

    Pathways for Policy Experts and Stakeholders; Using Evidence to Make Decisions about Employment Programs

    Join OPRE and Mathematica on Monday, October 26 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET for a webinar specifically tailored for policy experts and stakeholders who provide guidance on research evidence to state, local, and federal officials. 

  • QPR Question Persuade Refer The 3 Simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
    Monday, October 26 @ 06:30 PM
    Hunterdon Healthcare Intensive Family Support Services

    QPR Question Persuade Refer The 3 Simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

    Intensive Family Support Services at Hunterdon Healthcare is offering a Monday evening virtual zoom call.  Participants must register to [email protected] prior to 10/26.  Dr. Theresa Miskimen, MD, DFAPA Hunterdon Behavioral Health Medical Director and Chair Department of Psychiatry will present.

  • NAMI In Our Own Voice
    Monday, October 26 @ 07:00 PM
    NJ NAMI

    NAMI In Our Own Voice

    This is a presentation we give over 200 times a year to a wide variety of audiences, including high school and college classes, professional trainings, family education courses, and congregations.

  • NAMI In Our Own Voice
    Monday, October 26 @ 07:00 PM
    NAMI NJ

    NAMI In Our Own Voice

    NAMI In Our Own Voice is a program for community education and reducing stigma, as trained volunteers share their lived experience of mental health recovery; What Happened, What Helps, and What’s Next.

  • NAMI Mental Health Support Group
    Tuesday, October 27 @ 12:15 AM (Weekly)

    NAMI Mental Health Support Group

    Register for an online support group.

  • The Mourning Meeting Podcast
    Tuesday, October 27 - Tuesday, December 29 @ 09:00 AM (Weekly)
    Inner Harbor

    The Mourning Meeting Podcast

    The Mourning Meeting is a podcast dedicated to young adults. Interviews include information about grieving at college, pandemic grief, advanced directives for young adults, suicide loss, and much more.

  • Darren's Gallery: Peer to Peer Mental Health Support Group
    Tuesday, October 27 @ 07:00 PM

    Darren's Gallery: Peer to Peer Mental Health Support Group

    Darren Clark Jr Memorial presents Darren's Gallery

  • Hidden Dangers: How to Keep Individuals with Disabilities Safe in the Home, School and Community
    Tuesday, October 27 @ 07:00 PM

    Hidden Dangers: How to Keep Individuals with Disabilities Safe in the Home, School and Community

    Individuals with ASD are 40 x more likely to die from injury than the general population. If you have a child with autism, regardless of their age or where they fall on the spectrum, this may be the most important workshop you ever attend.

  • Mental Health Anonymous Virtual Meetings
    Tuesday, October 27 - Tuesday, December 29 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    Mental Health Anonymous

    Mental Health Anonymous Virtual Meetings

    Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
    Mental Health Anonymous is a start up non-profit organization that provides support groups for those suffering with mental illness. The support groups aim to provide free knowledge, education and awareness, and coping skills in order for those struggling to have a better life.

  • Peer to Peer Family Support Group
    Tuesday, October 27 @ 07:00 PM (Monthly)
    Darren Clark Jr Memorial Corp

    Peer to Peer Family Support Group

    The Darren's Gallery is a peer to peer family support group held the last Tuesday of every month, where we have a license therapist on for a Q&A. After a discussion on a Mental Wellness topic, we have time for art presentation. The attendees may showcase art work / poetry of their own or the loved ones.

  • Skills Workshops Webinar Series for High School Students and Parents/Caregivers
    Wednesday, October 28 @ 12:00 AM (Weekly)
    Biomedical Science Careers Program

    Skills Workshops Webinar Series for High School Students and Parents/Caregivers

    The Skills Workshops Webinar Series addresses the needs of underrepresented minority and disadvantaged high school students by providing concrete information on the skills needed for success in their academic career. 

  • Weekly Virtual SINGLE PARENTS Support Group
    Wednesday, October 28 @ 07:00 AM (Weekly)

    Weekly Virtual SINGLE PARENTS Support Group

    Our goal is to provide a safe space where SINGLE parents can come together and share without judgment about how they are feeling.

  • Wednesday, October 28 @ 10:00 AM
    Mercer County Division of Mental Health

    "COVID-19, Youth of Color, and Suicide Risk Indicators

    This 90-minute presentation will address the impact of systemic injustices on risk factors for suicide in youth of color and will include topics such as trauma associated with structural racism, generational poverty, and disparities related to COVID-19 that youth of color have endured.

  • Diagnosing Dementia: It's Not Always Alzheimer's
    Wednesday, October 28 @ 04:00 PM
    Alzheimer's New Jersey

    Diagnosing Dementia: It's Not Always Alzheimer's

    In this webinar, Dr. Anjali Patel, a fellowship-trained cognitive neurologist at the Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Medical Center, will discuss the differences between memory changes related to normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia and the process for obtaining an accurate diagnosis including testing.

  • Teens and Substance Abuse
    Wednesday, October 28 @ 04:00 PM
    Bonnie Brae Maria

    Teens and Substance Abuse

    This workshop will educate caregivers on the risk of substance abuse in teens and how to prevent it.

  • Bias Incident Awareness for the Black Community
    Wednesday, October 28 @ 06:00 PM
    Prosecutors Supervision & Training Bureau, Division of Criminal Justice

    Bias Incident Awareness for the Black Community

    Presenters for this virtual session are from Office of the Attorney General, NJ Division of Criminal Justice, County Prosecutor's Association of NJ, NJ Bias Crime Officers Association, Capital City Community Coalition and the Coalition for a Safer Community. Contact David Leonardis: [email protected] Cell: (609) 610-0948 for more information.

  • Delay Your Gray: Parenting Even During a Pandemic
    Wednesday, October 28 @ 07:00 PM

    Delay Your Gray: Parenting Even During a Pandemic

    Parent Academy is a  series of fun and informative workshops for parents and educators, featuring expert speakers on teen mental health and adolescent development—from technology and substance use to sexuality and socializing.

  • LGBTQ Youth and Family Support Group
    Wednesday, October 28 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)

    LGBTQ Youth and Family Support Group

    PFLAG Jersey Shore, Ocean Partnership for Children & Ocean County Family Support Organization are proud to offer… LGBTQ Youth and Family Support Group Every Wednesday of every month For More information contact: [email protected]

  • Coping with the Pandemic - 8 Week Virtual Therapy Group
    Thursday, October 29 - Thursday, December 24 @ 12:00 AM
    The Behavioral Health Institute of Monmouth County

    Coping with the Pandemic - 8 Week Virtual Therapy Group

    8-week virtual therapy group led by Emily and Emily, starting Thursday, October 29th.
    This group is for adults over 40 with chronic medical conditions struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Time/hour listed is approximate. Fee is $10 per session. Please e-mail the completed interest survey to [email protected]

  • Eight Reasons to say YES to Early Intervention: Supporting Families During the Time of COVID-19
    Thursday, October 29 @ 12:00 AM

    Eight Reasons to say YES to Early Intervention: Supporting Families During the Time of COVID-19

    The Family Leadership in Language and Learning Center (FL3) has developed a new resource for families on the topic of early intervention directed towards parents that can be used by professionals and family-to-family support programs. 

  • Aging Sensitivity Webinar
    Thursday, October 29 @ 11:00 AM
    Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey

    Aging Sensitivity Webinar

    Learn what seniors physically encounter as they age and how having compassion and patience as a community can help us truly understand the signs of aging. Free to attend, but registration is required.

  • Childhood Trauma: What Are We Seeing? What Can We Do to Prevent Substance Use & Abuse?
    Thursday, October 29 @ 11:00 AM
    NJ CARES

    Childhood Trauma: What Are We Seeing? What Can We Do to Prevent Substance Use & Abuse?

    It will focus on the Handle With Care Program, which was pioneered by the DEA, and will be applied in all school districts in accordance with New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s directive released earlier this month. 

  • 8 Years Since Sandy: Weary but Determined
    Thursday, October 29 @ 12:30 PM
    New Jersey Organizing Project

    8 Years Since Sandy: Weary but Determined

    Families are still struggling to get home 8 years after Sandy, and most of our communities are no better prepared for storms and rising seas than we were in 2012. Join us for a virtual event celebrating how far we've come, and acknowledging the challenges we continue to face. Zoom event.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Resources for Parent Centers Webinar
    Thursday, October 29 @ 03:00 PM

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Resources for Parent Centers Webinar

    In this webinar, experts from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will share free financial education resources that Parent Center staff can use to help families. 

  • Skills Workshops Webinar Series:  Harvard DICP BSCP
    Thursday, October 29 - Thursday, November 19 @ 05:00 PM (Weekly)
    Harvard Office of Diversity Inclusion & Community Partnership

    Skills Workshops Webinar Series: Harvard DICP BSCP

    Addresses the needs of underprivileged minority and disadvantaged high school students by providing concrete information on the skills needed for success in their academic careers.  The program offers a special session for parents/caregivers.  Weekly from 10/1-11/19 via Zoom. Each week requires a separate registration.

  • Fall Enrichment Program
    Thursday, October 29 @ 06:30 PM (Weekly)
    Family Intervention Services a division of Center for Family Services

    Fall Enrichment Program

    Participants must be covered under Medicaid and between 10-14 years old. The group will begin on October 29 and will run for 6 weeks. The group will focus on feelings identification, conflict resolution and anger management skills. Each session will incorporate self-care/mindfulness activities. Referrals can be submitted to [email protected] or contact me directly at [email protected] or 862-272-2221.

  • Pandemic Parenting Strategies
    Thursday, October 29 - Thursday, December 17 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    Counseling Support Services, LLC

    Pandemic Parenting Strategies

    Pandemic Parenting Strategies is a forum created for African American/Black parents to meet with a behavior/mental health practitioner to discuss the impact of COVID-19, racism and virtual learning plans. Explore practical solutions to support Black children, while preparing them for the world they will one day inherit. Most importantly we will identify resources and networks to help manage our own emotional and mental stress.

  • Talk Saves Lives: An introduction to Suicide Prevention
    Thursday, October 29 @ 07:00 PM
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    Talk Saves Lives: An introduction to Suicide Prevention

    Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe.

  • Sunday, November 1 @ 01:00 AM
    Leonia

    Cultivating Courage & Resilience In COVID Times: Daring With Horses

    An Experiential Courage-Building Workshop In Partnership With Horses & Inspired by the NYTimes Bestseller, "Daring Greatly" by Bren´e Brown

  • NAMI In Our Own Voice
    Monday, November 2 @ 01:00 PM
    NAMI NJ

    NAMI In Our Own Voice

    NAMI In Our Own Voice is a program for community education and reducing stigma, as trained volunteers share their lived experience of mental health recovery; What Happened, What Helps, and What’s Next.

  • NAMI In Our Own Voice
    Monday, November 2 @ 01:00 PM
    NJ NAMI

    NAMI In Our Own Voice

    This is a presentation we give over 200 times a year to a wide variety of audiences, including high school and college classes, professional trainings, family education courses, and congregations.

  • Healthy Visions
    Monday, November 2 @ 03:30 PM (Weekly)

    Healthy Visions

    This free program supports children of parents with addiction so they learn they are not alone, they didn't cause it, they can't cure it, but they can cope with it.

  • IFSS & NAMI Middlesex Fall 2020 Speaker Series
    Monday, November 2 @ 05:00 PM
    NAMI NJ

    IFSS & NAMI Middlesex Fall 2020 Speaker Series

    Understanding Treatment with Psychotropic Medications
    This presentation will help families learn more about psychotropic medication classification and how to manage symptoms and side effects. Additionally, the speaker will facilitate a question and answer session during which families and caregivers will have an opportunity to discuss their loved ones’ care and treatment concerns.

  • Tuesday, November 3 @ 06:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    Virtual College Tour The Achievement Center at Raritan Valley Community College

    The Arc of Hunterdon and RVCC. The Achievement Center is student centered, with a recommendation of core skills classes important to future success. Students and families will have the opportunity to learn about the curriculum, support methods for each student’s needs and goals and view pictures of the campus.

  • Wednesday, November 4 - Wednesday, February 24 @ 05:00 PM (Weekly)
    STEAMpark, INC.

    STEMgirls Winter Session

    STEMgirls' Winter Session starts in November! We provide free online classes for girls in grades 3-8 that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. All supplies are provided!

  • Teen Speak for Parents Workshop Series
    Wednesday, November 4 @ 05:00 PM

    Teen Speak for Parents Workshop Series

    Teen Speak for Parents is a workshop to help parents build stronger relationships with their pre-teens and teens.

  • Film Screening & Panel Discussion - Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
    Wednesday, November 4 @ 05:30 PM

    Film Screening & Panel Discussion - Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

    This documentary confronts the ways in which the misunderstanding of Black girlhood has led to excessive punitive discipline.

  • Thursday, November 5 @ 12:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    Addressing Barriers to Oral Health and Health Care for Adults with IDD in NJ: Five-Year Plan

    The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities funded the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) and Columbia College of Dental Medicine to identify barriers to oral health among individuals with IDD in New Jersey and develop a five year plan to overcome these barriers.

  • Friday, November 6 @ 12:30 PM
    Lisa Murray-Williams [email protected]

    The Middlesex County "Local System of Care" Prospective Service Provider Meeting

    Come learn about the various requirements and expectations to partner with Coordinated Family Care (Middlesex County CMO), Mobile Response Stabilization Services (MRSS), and the Family Support Organization (FSO of Middlesex County). All interested parties must register via the Zoom Link provided prior to the date.

  • Project Rainbow Teen Group
    Wednesday, November 11 @ 07:00 PM
    JFEDSNJ

    Project Rainbow Teen Group

    A safe, affirming, and fun monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ teens (grades 9-12) and their allies.

    ZOOM 
    MEETING 
    ID: 976 4168 0618 PASSCODE: 326326 

  • Wednesday, November 11 @ 07:00 PM
    Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey

    Project Rainbow for Teens Virtual Support Group

    A safe, affirming, and fun monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ teens (grades 9-12) and their allies. Free and open to the community!

  • Ask the Doc: A Neurologist's Perspective
    Wednesday, November 11 @ 07:30 PM

    Ask the Doc: A Neurologist's Perspective

    Do you have a question about your Tourette Syndrome or your childs Tourette Syndrome? Now is your time to ask. Dr. Rubenstein is answering questions about TS in all its stages today.

  • Creating a Trauma Informed Community: Fall Conference
    Thursday, November 12 @ 08:30 AM
    The Center for Prevention and Counseling

    Creating a Trauma Informed Community: Fall Conference

    A look into how Adverse Childhood Experiences impact behavioral health and substance use. This 3-hour conference is for those that have an interest in understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and how they intersect with our physical and mental health.

  • Youth Transition Services Supports Coordination Services DDD Services - Virtual Open House
    Thursday, November 12 @ 04:00 PM
    MOCEANS

    Youth Transition Services Supports Coordination Services DDD Services - Virtual Open House

    MOCEANS Center for Independent Living Virtual Open House showcasing Youth Transition and Support Services. Educators, counselors, and families are invited to attend! Please RSVP to [email protected] with your full name, email address, and phone number. To RSVP by phone please call: (848) 223-4129

  • Feminist Relational Perspectives & Beyond: Lessons Learned
    Friday, November 13 @ 11:00 AM
    The Renfrew Center Foundation

    Feminist Relational Perspectives & Beyond: Lessons Learned

    Renfrew will bring you a virtual Conference offering up to 31 CEs/CMEs, showcasing 3 exciting Keynote presentations, 18 on-demand breakout sessions, networking activities, and many special events.

  • Talk Saves Lives: An introduction to Suicide Prevention for Firearms Owners
    Tuesday, November 17 @ 07:00 PM
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    Talk Saves Lives: An introduction to Suicide Prevention for Firearms Owners

    This is a virtual community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Participants will learn common risk factors and warning signs associated with suicide, and how to keep themselves and others safe. A Zoom link will be sent 1-2 days prior to the presentation date.

  • Project Rainbow Tween Group
    Wednesday, November 18 @ 07:00 PM
    JFEDSNJ

    Project Rainbow Tween Group

    A safe, affirming, and fun monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ tweens (grades 6 - 8) and their allies. 

    ZOOM MEETING 
    ID:9 71 43166754 PASSCODE: 754964 
    CALL-IN: +1 646-558 -8656

  • Thursday, November 19 @ 02:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    Alternatives to Incarceration: A District Attorney's Office Program for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled Offender Alternative to Incarceration (IDDATI) Program, run by the Rockland County District Attorney's Office, discuss the ongoing success of this program in targeting people with IDD who become involved in the criminal justice system. 

  • New Jersey Statewide Virtual Survivor Day
    Saturday, November 21 @ 10:00 AM
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    New Jersey Statewide Virtual Survivor Day

    This is a virtual (Zoom) event in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through their shared experiences. This event features an AFSP produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience, and connection

  • 17th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference
    Thursday, December 3 @ 08:30 AM
    THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION – NEW JERSEY CHAPTER

    17th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference

    TRAUMATIC LOSS COALITIONS FOR YOUTH
    17th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference
    Topic: “Reaching for Hope”

    Cost of Conference: $49

  • Project Rainbow Teen Group
    Wednesday, December 9 @ 07:00 PM
    JFEDSNJ

    Project Rainbow Teen Group

    A safe, affirming, and fun monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ teens (grades 9-12) and their allies.

    ZOOM 
    MEETING 
    ID: 976 4168 0618 PASSCODE: 326326 

  • Project Rainbow Tween Group
    Wednesday, December 16 @ 07:00 PM
    JFEDSNJ

    Project Rainbow Tween Group

    A safe, affirming, and fun monthly gathering for LGBTQ+ tweens (grades 6 - 8) and their allies.

    ZOOM MEETING 
    ID:9 71 43166754 PASSCODE: 754964 
    CALL-IN: +1 646-558 -8656

  • Unpacking Family Baggage: Healing from Trauma and Addiction and a Mental Health Resource Fair (Hills Valley Coalition)
    Thursday, April 15 @ 06:00 PM
    Pascack Hills High School
    Montvale

    Unpacking Family Baggage: Healing from Trauma and Addiction and a Mental Health Resource Fair (Hills Valley Coalition)

    Parents and teens are invited to an evening program with speaker Claudia Black, Ph.D.  who will visually portray how we carry family of origin issues into our adult lives, discuss trauma and addictions and offer a 7-step path to healing.