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September 13, 2018

The Dangers of Fentanyl & Counterfeit Pills

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid. It is cheaper and stronger than heroin. Fentanyl is being added to heroin, fake pills and other illegal drugs, and it is killing people. Get the Facts. Know the signs of overdose and how to respond.

August 23, 2018

FREE! ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES

WCCC offers FREE CLASSES beginning in September designed to improve English proficiency to attain basic skills necessary to function successfully as parents, workers and members of the community. Citizenship preparation is also included.

August 22, 2018

NEW Education Grants Available for Qualified Women!

Would you like to go to school, obtain additional training or obtain a certificate? Do you need help achieving your educational and career goals? 

New Education Grants Available for Qualified Women!

August 22, 2018

GenPsych's Mental Health & Addiction Urgent Care

GenPsych is excited to introduce our Urgent Care Program for Mental Health & Addiction Services at our Bridgewater and Lawrenceville locations starting September 4th, 2018.

August 1, 2018

Advocating for Children and Adults with I/DD and their families

The following information was sent out by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) on July 27, 2018 and appears unedited below. Please note that The Arc of New Jersey is NOT the author of this information. We are only forwarding it as a service to individuals and families who may not be on the Division's subscription list.

July 12, 2018

Summer Heat and Sun Risks When Taking Psychiatric Medications

Antipsychotic medications may impair the body’s ability to regulate its own temperature. During hot and humid weather, individuals taking major tranquilizers are at risk of developing excessive body temperature (or hyperthermia), which can be fatal. 

July 10, 2018

Worried about Suicide? Learn the FACTS!

Are you concerned that someone you know may be at risk for suicide? Your first step in helping may be as simple as learning the FACTS or warning signs. The following signs may mean that a youth is at risk for suicide, particularly if that person attempted suicide in the past.

July 10, 2018

Talking to Your Kids About Suicide

Every parent would like to believe that suicide is not relevant to them or their family or friends. Unfortunately, it’s all too relevant for all of us. It’s the 2nd leading cause of death for youth age 10-24.

July 10, 2018

When A Child's Friend Attempts Suicide

This is one of those questions we wish our children would never need to ask! Unfortunately, even in elementary school, kids seem to be hearing about suicide and if they ask us about it, we may not be quite sure what to say to them.

June 14, 2018

Words Matter: How Language Choice Can Reduce Stigma

"Protest any labels that turn people into things. Words are important. If you want to care for something, you call it a ‘flower;’ if you want to kill something, you call it a ‘weed.’” 

May 18, 2018  

PerformCare Video

Welcome parents and caregivers! When a child is facing challenges to their functioning and well-being, finding the right services and support can be overwhelming.  We are committed to helping you access the right services for your child.

April 2, 2018

Preparing for Camp Checklist

New Jersey Children's System of Care within the Department of Children and Families, which serves youth up to age 21 may be able to provide eligible youth with I/DD financial support toward camp and one-to-one camp aide services. 

View flyer for to see your Summer Camp Checklist!

April 2, 2018

CSOC Summer Camp 2018: A Guide for Families

The New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) may be able to provide eligible children, youth and young adults up to age 21 financial support toward camp tuition.