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June 27, 2017

Monmouth County Going Mobile in Ocean Twp

The Mobile County Connection office is housed in a large mobile command center and will be rolled out at Ocean Township’s Town Hall located at 399 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst on June 29 from 11am to 2pm

May 22, 2017

Street Outreach-DCF Grant Opens

Street Outreach-DCF is encouraging providers to apply for this grant. Current Closing Date for Applications: Jul 11, 2017  Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date. (link to grant)

May 22, 2017  

NJ child-welfare agency doing better job protecting kids, monitor says

The latest federal monitor report finds for the first time that the newly named Department of Children and Families has satisfied all performance measures on caseloads and in areas at the earliest stage of a family’s involvement with the child welfare system.

 

May 19, 2017

Free Summer Pipeline Program in the Health Professions July 10 - August 3, 2017

 Deadline to apply: June 15, 2017: Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health/Jersey Shore University Medical Center, is looking to recruit 10 high school students, or freshman or sophomore college students, recommended by community leaders and/or guidance counselors, to take part in a 4-week summer Pipeline Program. High performing students from Monmouth and Ocean Counties motivated to pursue a career in medicine are encouraged to apply.  

May 5, 2017  

For Families of Teens at Suicide Risk, '13 Reasons' Raises Concerns

...In the month since the show’s release, a rising chorus of mental health experts contend that too many of the show’s messages on suicide are inaccurate and potentially dangerous. Superintendents and school counselors around the country have issued warnings to parents that “13 Reasons Why” glorifies suicide and could lead to an increase in copycat behavior and self-harm among vulnerable students.