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We can all help prevent suicide. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. (Servicios En Español)
New! Family Crisis Handbook - 4th Edition
Family Crisis Handbook is a Behavioral Health Wellness Toolkit. It promotes voice and choice for New Jerseyans of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities and all stakeholders who support them. English - En Español
Monmouth ACTS (Assisting Community Through Services) is an innovative public-private partnership (the first of its kind in New Jersey!) that brings together Monmouth County government employees and their counterparts in the private/nonprofit sector to find effective ways to meet today’s human service needs. This group works together to streamline and improve access to services in mental health, addiction, aging, housing, childcare, transportation, and much more. These key issues were identified by a comprehensive Human Services Needs Assessment. Working groups or "Hubs" were created to address those needs.
Monmouth County residents can call 732-542-6422, Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for guidance, resources, mental health support, or just someone to talk to. Residents can connect to a licensed counselor who can provide up to 6 telephone emotional support sessions, more information here.
The Community Engagement Network was established to facilitate outreach and engagement to connect residents with services and resources available through Monmouth ACTS. Flyer. Sign up for Updates here.
CCGNJ is proud to offer NJ's first Virtual 30-hour Gambling Training approved by the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board! This training is FREE for New Jersey Residents. CCGNJ is offering a discount for people outside of New Jersey: a reduced rate of $400. This is $75 off its original cost of $475.
Our Board-Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Lactation Consultants will provide guidance and answer questions about what to expect during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, as well as, latch issues, breast/nipple pain, milk supply concerns, pumping, supplementation, returning to work and weaning for breastfeeding mothers.
The Core Training prepares individuals to use their mental health or co-occurring lived experience to provide peer support to adults in the mental health system in New Jersey. It satisfies the primary training requirement for the Certified Recovery Support Practitioner (CRSP) credential in the state of New Jersey.
Join us for our Ribbon cutting and Open House Event. We are very excited about how the Center will be able to serve the wellness and mental health needs of the Brookdale community and residents throughout the County.
STEMgirls Online Weekly Workshops are afterschool STEM enrichment classes for 3rd to 8th grade girls, that teach science, financial literacy and learning to code at all levels. With supply kits mailed to students' homes and Chromebooks to borrow if needed, this is a full year virtual program that help students build skills that contribute to academic success while in small group classes with teachers and friends. Small tuition fee, or free to all who income qualify. Registration opens this week.
Through deep, relaxing breath and safe, introspective movement, this class will help you discover how yoga can encourage focus and peacefulness of mind and relaxation of the body. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, and wear comfortable, gym-type clothes.
S.A.G.E. is sharing adversity through group exchange. It provides an open and safe space for members to share their experiences; and offers support and guidance for friends and family with parenting and relationship struggles.
Join us on Wednesday, October 4th, 5:30-8 for the 4th Annual Foraged Fest. This event is a potluck of garden-grown or foraged foods. Please bring something to share if you are new to foraging but want to participate.
Enjoy live original music from our friends Alice Fawn, Laddy Cannon, Half a House, and Pablo Galesi. Kid- Friendly. Pet- Friendly
The #MCSONJ Office of Emergency Management is seeking volunteers to join the newly formed Community Emergency Response Team, CERT. #SheriffGolden, a leader in emergency preparedness ensures it will be a great opportunity for participants and provide them with a valuable experience, as they learn how to deal with disasters and be at the ready to assist residents and communities if one strikes. Please sign up to become a part of your own county disaster response team at:
Please join the ACL-funded AT3 Center for a webinar on how assistive technology (AT) contributes to accessible transportation. AT is critical to allowing individuals with disabilities and those who are aging to maintain and improve their independence. Registration is required.
Assistance applying for benefits The Bayshore Family Success Center is pleased to have a representative from Monmouth County Social Services on-site for bi-weekly assistance. The representative can assist Individuals In applying for TANF, SNAP, GA, and NJ Family Care. 1st and 3rd Friday | 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
SJLS Bankruptcy Law Coordinator Robert J. Cooper, Esq. will give an overview of budgeting and money management and answer frequently asked questions as part of a free webinar. There will be a Question and Answer period at the end of the webinar.
This Zoom presentation is a collaboration of CCYC and NJ 211. If you or someone you know is struggling with homelessness, you can find local shelter by calling 2-1-1 or 877-652-1148 and asking for help.
Join Us! Presentation by: Sean Roy, Chief Innovation & Training Officer TransCen, Inc. • We will discuss the importance of engaging families in the transition process with an emphasis on competitive integrated employment • Review tools and strategies for supporting youth toward employment success • Discuss ways to raise family expectations.
¡Unase a nosotros! Presentado por: Sean Roy, Jefe de Innovación y Formación TransCen, Inc. • Hablaremos de la importancia de involucrar a las familias en el proceso de transición, haciendo énfasis en el empleo competitivo e integrado. • Haremos un repaso de las herramientas y estrategias para apoyar a los jóvenes a alcanzar el éxito en el empleo. • Analizaremos las diferentes maneras de aumentar las expectativas familiares.
Un diagnóstico temprano de cáncer de mama puede abrir la puerta a más opciones de tratamiento y conducir a mejores resultados. Únase a la DRA. SARAH SORDO, médico en medicina interna certificada por la junta, en Capital Health Primary Care – Hopewell, para conocer los factores de riesgo del cáncer de mama y la importancia de la detección temprana, las mamografías y las pautas de detección recomendadas. Ella hablará sobre estrategias de prevención y el papel que juega la genética en el cáncer de mama. La conferencia se presentará en español.
The 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 3rd Annual NJYTC will help you to understand the key organizations & services that support people and families in the transition process.
Workshop provides a forum for anyone who has experienced grief and/or loss to explore their feelings and experiences, ask questions, and discover new tools towards recovery! This is an opportunity to self-explore and reflect while building community and creating meaningful deposits in a safe space.
The Therapy Garden (TTG) is happy to present monthly sip and social events to help individuals with intellectual and developmental differences target self-advocacy, social skills and so much more! Join us as we explore topics such as self-esteem/confidence, making friends, relationships/dating all while enjoying some cafe beverages and snacks!
When Domestic Violence and Substance Use Disorders collide, they present challenges for clients & service providers. Participants will examine how SUDs may impact the safety of DV victims and how DV may hinder addiction recovery.
Jill Roth-Gutman, Esq. of Roth-Gutman Law, LLC and Michelle T. Nuciglio, Esq., from South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. will discuss the following and more: SJLS – Who we are and what we do, The SJLS Guardianship Project for Children & Children's SSI Project, Importance of guardianship, Power of attorney vs. guardianship, Does your child need a guardianship? Types of guardianship, How to file, fees & service. There will be a Q & A after the presentation!
The use of e-cigarettes skyrocketed in recent years. We now know that once inhaled, these harmful products have ingredients that can damage the lungs and can also cause many other physical and psychological symptoms from cardiovascular effects to nausea, flu-like symptoms and decline in sexual performance. Get the facts on vaping.
This course will dissect the multifaceted impact of hip-hop, from empowering marginalized communities to redefining societal norms. Whether you're a hip-hop enthusiast, a cultural observer, or simply curious about the genre's transformative power, this course offers insight into the dynamic relationship between hip-hop and behavior as well as treatment implications.
Forgetfulness, lack of mental clarity, loss of motivation, and an inability to concentrate are associated with a non-medical condition broadly identified as "brain fog." Learn about the cognitive impact of COVID-19 and other conditions and treatment options to help dissipate the fog.
The free virtual event, designed and led by youth, will unite young people and adult allies for conversation, relationship-building, and learning. Attendees will delve into groundbreaking youth peer support models, get inspired by movement leaders, and have fun with workshops and wellness activities. Email questions: [email protected]
The holidays can be a time of happiness; filled with social gatherings, activities, and rejoicing. It can be a period of painful loneliness, recognizing grief and loss, anxiety, or depression. It is often a time of high emotion and demands when family and other interpersonal conflicts surface. Even people who love the holidays can experience feeling overwhelmed, burnout, or sadness. Feeling overwhelmed because of pressure from others or one's own expectations associated with the holiday season is often referred to as "holiday burnout". This workshop will provide participants with proven tips to help manage stress and emotions this holiday season.
School shootings have become a tragic fact of life, and the impact of these events often extends beyond the victims and their families to the larger community. Learn about the far-reaching psychological impact of school shootings and support and coping strategies for children and families.
Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is that by making lifestyle changes, it is possible to prevent type 2 diabetes and even reverse prediabetes. Learn more about prediabetes and how small steps can make a big difference in preventing type 2 diabetes.
Research shows that people with little or no social contact or support are more likely to experience a range of physical and mental health challenges. Learn about risk factors and coping strategies and will share tips for overcoming a sense of isolation.
* Are you ready to become the CEO of your life? * Do you feel like life is happening to you and not for you? * Are you done with settling for less than your ultimate dreams? * Are you ready for a new level of success and abundance? Whatever the story, this workshop is a perfect tool for everyone, facilitating clarity around aspirations and how to manifest them into reality!
The knee is one of the largest joints in the human body and one of the most complex. Learn more from an expert about the anatomy and physiology of the knee, common injuries, and the latest surgical techniques available.
Are you experiencing pain in your pelvic area during sex, personal care, or urination/bowel movements? It's time to advocate for yourself! Learn strategies for living your life without pelvic pain and the benefits of pelvic floor physical therapy. All genders are welcome!
It's LEVEL UP time! No more settling or second guessing, it's GO time! Dispel popular opinion to experience a contrarian life! Take YOUR life to the next level. Move the big dreams and goals from desire to reality. This is an opportunity to achieve your aspirations and goals by investing in becoming better equipped with new habits, new tools, and new methodologies. Let's get the mind right so that the pursuit of passion will follow! It's time to say "bye-bye" to the old, and "HELLO" to the new!
Child Care Resources (CCR), a designated child care resource and referral agency, applied for and received an American Rescue Plan Act COVID-19 Community Recovery Grant from Monmouth County and used the funding to improve and expand the Family Child Care Navigator Program. CCR's Courtney Noll is the first Family Child Care Navigator in New Jersey.
Hailed as a “game-changing” and “historic” project by many during the Sept. 7 zoning board meeting, the application, led by nonprofit Thrive RB, LLC, and backed by Parents With A Plan, is the first model in the state to provide independent housing options for neurodiverse individuals.
On Friday, Hackensack Meridian Health announced a new program in partnership with the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide that will provide training to nurses to help them better understand and manage behavioral health needs of at-risk children.
A parenting workshop to provide parents with psycho-education regarding their child's diagnosis, parenting strategies, resources, and provide peer support. This group is intended for adults with children or teens diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, ASD, developmental disabilities, or Down Syndrome.
All In 4 Everyone is a Resource and social community for neurodivergent teens and adults. We provide a variety of resources, such as places that employ people with disabilities, organizations that advocate-support-serve people with disabilities, and media that represents and includes people who have been historically underrepresented.
Come fly with us at our next launch! CENJARS is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of model rocketry as a healthy and educational hobby and sport for young and old alike. CENJARS flies/launches on the first Sunday of the month.