The Compass

The Compass

Planning for Adult Life activities, events, and materials are conducted and developed in partnership with

The Arc of New Jersey with funding from the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities

WEBINAR WEDNESDAYS

Support Brokerage Services and What You Need To Know

As a service provided in the Division of Developmental Disabilities service system, Supports brokers are the linchpin of the self-directed service model, fostering independence, social engagement, and choice. This orientation provides an overview of self-determination, self-direction, and the basic principles of person-centered thinking and planning.

Participants will learn how Supports Brokers collaborate with the person receiving supports, Support Coordinators, the Fiscal Intermediary, and Self-Directed Employees to bring the service plan to life. Building community connections and identifying supports outside of the formal service system will also be discussed.

Presenter:

Patricia Brennan

Director, Waitlist & Special Projects

Wednesday, JUNE 12, at 6 pm

Don't Let Summer Be The Hungriest Time of The Year

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During the academic year, hundreds of thousands of New Jersey children rely on school meals for the nutrition they need to grow, learn and be healthy. In the summer, these same children often find themselves without enough to eat, as families struggle to survive on tight budgets.

The federal Summer Meals Food Service Program, administered through the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, fills that meal gap.

Free summer meals are available to children and teens ages 18 and younger at safe places like schools, parks, churches and other sites in your community.

Free Summer Meal Details:

- Meals are FREE to children and teens ages 18 and younger who come to an open summer meals site or through mobile meals.

-Food served is healthy and follows federal nutritional guidelines.

-Summer meals sites are at fun, safe places for kids and teens to be active and visit with friends.

-No application, ID or proof of income is needed. You can just bring your child to an open summer meals site in your community.

To find meal sites near you, visit summerfoodrocks/sitefinder.org , text “food” to 97779 or call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-Hungry.

View Flyer Here

Find A Meal Site Near You

Transition 101: Is Your Student Oversharing on Social Media?

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Kids share a lot on social media. Your child might use Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, or another platform you haven’t even heard of. But how do you know when your child is sharing too much, or oversharing?

Understood.org interviewed teen psychiatrist Jodi Gold, M.D. about this important issue. Hear from an expert as she talks about what oversharing means, and how and when to step in.

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Missed Any of Our Webinars?

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Don't worry! We have recorded more than 45 videos on various topics and posted them so that you can view them on our Archived Webinar page. Just click HERE.

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