The association (NAMI) recently launched a data project that is collecting information on faith-based organizations so it can eventually create a database for people to use when looking to join religious or spiritual groups in their community.
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When a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels the impact. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects. Several factors can change the course of kids’ lives: feeling seen and heard by a caring adult, being patiently taught coping strategies and resilience-building techniques, and being with adults who know about the effects of such experiences. Here are ways to bring these factors to life.
Some parents believe sleeping with their child keeps the child safe and strengthens the parent-child bond. While acting out of love, these parents are unknowingly placing their child at risk for injury or death. An adult can easily rollover and unintentionally suffocate the child in the night.
Yesterday’s NJ Advance Media article highlights co-sleeping’s dangers...
The County of Monmouth invites the submission of written proposals to provide Youth Services administered by the Monmouth County Division of Planning and Contracting – Office of Youth Services Planning for the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 with two (2) one-year renewal options available. Proposals must be delivered to the Monmouth County Division of Purchasing, 300 Halls Mill Road, 2nd Floor, Freehold, New Jersey 07728, by 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at which time the proposals will be opened and read in public, in the Purchasing Conference Room. Late proposals will not be accepted. Link to RFP #CC-5-2018
Washington -The Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the top Democrat on the panel announced on Tuesday night that they had reached agreement on a plan to prevent the imminent exhaustion of federal funds for the Children's Health Insurance Program.
East Orange, NJ (September 2017) - Sierra House is proud to announce the reopening of the Sierra House Transitional Program on September 1, 2017. Founded in 2002, the Sierra House Transitional Program is an award-winning program for homeless youth and young mothers' ages 18 to 25 years old and their children. The new facility is located at 85-89 North 14th Street in East Orange, the former location of Isaiah House's Teen MAP Program.
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.
Many thanks to SAMHSA for forwarding this Youtube video. For more information, please use this link
Long Branch Concordance Family Success Center has changed to Coastal Communities Family Success Center as of August 1, 2017. For over 13 years the Family Success Center has been an indispensable part of the community by extending its outreach to families and providers in several counties throughout the New Jersey Coastal region.
The designation will allow the administration to remove some barriers and waive some federal rules enabling states and localities to have more flexibility to respond. One such rule restricts where Medicaid recipients can receive addiction treatment. It could also put pressure on Congress to provide more funding.
$225,000 funding will support mental health services at Main Street Center.