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September 28, 2023  

Home-based child care: Monmouth County works to benefit local families and workforce

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.

September 26, 2023  

New Jersey's First Neuro-Inclusive Residential Community Coming to Red Bank

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.

September 25, 2023

New teen suicide prevention program at Hackensack Meridian Health

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. 

September 12, 2023  

New Jersey Schools Try New Ways to Prevent Bullying

School officials are implementing new rules to prevent bullying and improve the mental health of teens. But some of the new policies, like a cellphone ban, are controversial. In 2021, 16 percent of high schoolers said they had been cyberbullied.