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July 27, 2021  

How Well Did Kids and Families Fare in the State's Fiscal Year 2022 Budget?

The budget continues to provide much-needed supports to critical programs that serve children and families.  It also expands funding to other programs so that more children and families will have access to essential services. 

Education and Child Care

Tax Credits

Health Care and Family Services

Juvenile Justice

July 27, 2021  

NAMI announces advocacy for 988

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today is calling upon policymakers at all levels to ensure the necessary resources are in place before July 16, 2022, when the three-digit number, 988, must be available for suicidal and mental health crises. 988 will serve as an alternative to calling 911 in a mental health emergency.

November 30, 2020  

RUTGERS New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station 4-H from Home

This online resource was developed for use by all NJ youth and their families. In this section you will find information about our interactive webinars, short term NJ 4?H STEP clubs, and many valuable resources you and your family can use at home. If you have questions please feel free to contact the 4?H From Home team at [email protected]

January 10, 2019

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!

September 13, 2018

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.

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.

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.

Autism Navigating Through the Maze

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.

Somerset County's 24 Hour Youth Crisis Intervention

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.