Somerset County provides public meeting updates, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Diversity Festival, Family & Community Connection with a cooking lesson from Family and Community Health Sciences of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Somerset Veteran Subcommittee, Youth Council and Visions & Pathways community Mural, Meal Delivery, etc.
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NJ DHS Commissioner announced that families with incomes up to $150,000 are now eligible for the new COVID-19 school-age tuition assistance program created to help with childcare costs as schools operate remotely. Families with children in remote schooling can be eligible for up to $1,900 in full-time childcare assistance during this period.
Girls on the Run is a Social and Emotional Wellness program for girls in grades 3-5 and 6-8. We teach life skills
through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence
through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Programs start 9/28/20.
Latest resource and information updates!
There’s a new superhero entering the comic book world and she’s a teenage girl with Tourette Syndrome. Twitcha is the brainchild of Sarah Baldwin of Mantua, NJ who illustrated and wrote the book based on her own experiences with the neurological disorder.
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER - TRAUMA - ASSESSMENT- REFERRAL-TREATMENT
A comprehensive treatment program for pregnant and parenting women with opioid addiction
Trenton – New Jersey’s Child Welfare System excels in making sure that children and youth in foster care are living in family – rather than institutional or residential – settings during their time in foster care, according to the nationally recognized Annie E. Casey Foundation in its recent Keeping Kids in Families report.
Please show this flyer to your pediatrician and let them know that the Pediatric Psychiatry Collaborative is available in your area. Hundreds of pediatric providers are now receiving quick access to mental/behavioral health consultative support, and connecting patients with referals to mental/behavioral health services through PPC.
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!
NJCTS and Rutgers Scientists Contribute to Worldwide Study Uncovering Possible New Causes of Tourette Syndrome
SOMERVILLE, NJ (September 27, 2018) – In a new study published in the journal Cell Reports on September 25, scientists identify a new high-confidence Tourette risk gene as well as two probable risk genes.
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.
The GOAL: This toolkit is intended to help guide and raise awareness of opioid use and abuse among young student athletes and to provide evidence-based recommendations and information that will encourage and promote policy and practice changes that will strengthen schools, athletic departments and community based athletic programs.
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La División de Discapacidades del Desarrollo anunció el lanzamiento del Manual de políticas y procedimientos del programa de apoyo
Desde entonces, las familias y los profesionales han elogiado el formato simplificado y la facilidad de lectura de esta guía fácil de usar y han solicitado constantemente que se desarrolle una versión en español.
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.
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.
CSOC is committed to providing services based on the needs of the child and family in a family centered, community-based environment.
"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.’”
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.
A Family Guide to Navigating the NJ Service Systems for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities. Provided by the NJ Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Office on Autism.
This printable card provides the IFs and DO THISs for dangers that need support. If immediate danger is observed CALL 911. The contact information for PESS Psychiatric Emergency Screening, FCIU Family Crisis Intervention Unit, DCP&P Division of Child Protection & Permanency and MRSS Mobile Response Stabilization Services/PerformCare are provided.