Are you a budding actor or actress? Do you like to play pretend? Come join us! We will be singing, acting out skits, and putting on our own performance for family and friends to see. Family performance will take place during the final session. Ages 13 and up, with special needs.
In this session, Denise Bouyer Hargrove identifies resources for parents of young children with special needs. For more information, please call Maria Rodriguez at 973 642 8100 ext.111
Exposure therapy is a technique in behavior therapy intended to treat anxiety disorders. It involves the exposure of the patient to the feared object or context without any danger, in order to overcome their anxiety. Technology can be used to supplement treatment (e.g., using the smart phone to send reminders to practice HRT, etc.), as well as other ideas (e.g., how games can be used as exposures, creative ideas for reward plans for treatment, etc.)
An article by Karen Wang, a Friendship Circle parent, who lists gift alternatives that have been successful with her own child.
Two local nonprofits are promoting a new movement that allows people to network for the purpose of sharing talents and resources.The Long Branch Concordance Family Success Center and MonmouthCares, West Long Branch, are promoting time banking in hopes of building stronger communities.
Today, the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ) is launching NJ Connect for Recovery, the only call line in the state dedicated specifically to individuals and families coping with addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers.
DDD recently published a guide to accessing services/support for 2015 graduates aging out of the school system. This timeline is for youth who have exhausted their educational entitlements by turning 21 years old during the 2014/2015 school year