Community Events and Programs

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  • Building Resilience in Childrn & Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Friday, July 10 - Thursday, July 30 @ 09:30 AM
    CARCNJ

    Building Resilience in Childrn & Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    On Thursdays, join CARC for a 4-week Resiliency Workshop. Every participant will receive an incentive and a certificate of completion. Spaces for every workshop are limited. Workshops in Spanish 9.30-10.30 am and 12-130 pm, and workshops in English 12-1 pm every Thursday! You can still enroll - Call CARC at 732-774-3282 to sign up.

  • Weekly Summertime STEM
    Friday, July 10 - Thursday, August 13 @ 01:00 PM
    Red Bank Public Library

    Weekly Summertime STEM

    Summer Reading Program's Summertime STEM  by the Red Bank Library. Thursdays at 1 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube. Register for the Summer Reading Program at redbanklibrary.readsquared.com. Earn 50 points for each program you attend. Ages 8-12.

  • Living Your Best Life Virtual Series
    Friday, July 10 - Friday, August 7 @ 01:15 PM (WeekDays)
    Rutgers University's Office of University-Community Partnership's Advocates for Healthy Living (AHLI)

    Living Your Best Life Virtual Series

    Join Rutgers University's Office of University-Community Partnership's Advocates for Healthy Living (AHLI) and our Greater Newark Community Partners for five weeks of virtual sessions geared towards living your best life during COVID-19. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from July 6 - August 7. 2020. (Session times vary)  Registration is required.

  • Protective Factors for Healing from Trauma in BIPOC Communitites
    Friday, July 10 @ 02:15 PM
    Mental Health Association

    Protective Factors for Healing from Trauma in BIPOC Communitites

    In this free, 60 minute webinar learn about community-based healing practices and how these practices differ from traditional mental health treatment approaches. Get resources for learning more about healing practices that can be brought to your community. 

  • Bayard Rustin Social Justice Power Hour
    Friday, July 10 - Tuesday, August 25 @ 07:00 PM (WeekDays)
    Bayard Rustin Social Justice Center

    Bayard Rustin Social Justice Power Hour

    In these difficult times, an opportunity for fellowship arises~
    We are now proud to present a nightly virtual gathering, the “BRCSJ SOCIAL JUSTICE POWER HOUR!”, a series of interactive events & happenings to entertain, enlighten, & empower our community as well as simply bring us together, albeit remotely.

  • NAMICon 2020
    Monday, July 13 @ 12:00 AM

    NAMICon 2020

    Attend the virtual NAMI National Convention.

  • COVID-19: Strategies and Techniques for Coping - Maurice & Amy
    Monday, July 13 @ 10:00 AM (WeekDays)
    New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services

    COVID-19: Strategies and Techniques for Coping - Maurice & Amy

    With the stress and uncertainty in the world right now, learn how you can identify the emotional needs, and assist those in your community, family, or organization. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide prevention training and COVID-19 Strategies for Coping will be offered virtually at no cost. Register in advance for all trainings.

  • Essex County Turtle Back Zoo's Virtual Camp
    Monday, July 13 - Friday, July 24 @ 10:00 AM
    Essex County

    Essex County Turtle Back Zoo's Virtual Camp

    Not quite ready to venture out, but missing your summer zoo camp fun? Join us for Essex County Turtle Back Zoo's first-ever VirtualCamp (TBZVC)! You’ll still visit your favorite zoo locations (let’s take a train ride!) and habitats (destination: Africa!) all while learning about animals, conservation, and stewardship. For ages 5-10. Fee

  • NAMICon 2020 - A Virtual Event: Together Toward Tomorrow
    Monday, July 13 - Tuesday, July 14 @ 10:30 AM
    NAMI

    NAMICon 2020 - A Virtual Event: Together Toward Tomorrow

    We are grateful for your patience and support as we transformed our canceled in-person NAMICon into a virtual event. We are excited to announce that no-cost registration is now open for NAMICon 2020, a Virtual Event, taking place July 13–14.

  • Mental Wellness
    Monday, July 13 - Monday, August 24 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    Mental Health Association

    Mental Wellness

    A virtual zoom support meeting to maintain and retain positive overall wellness. 1(929) 205-6099 ID#913 979 032

  • PFLAG Jersey Shore Online Support Meeting
    Monday, July 13 - Monday, August 31 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    PFLAG Jersey Shore

    PFLAG Jersey Shore Online Support Meeting

    Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:00 pm
    Join PFLAG Jersey Shore in our digital support space to connect with others, receive the social support critical to the well-being of the LGBTQ community, and obtain support services for families of LGBTQ individuals.

  • Mindful Healthcare Speaker Series
    Tuesday, July 14 - Tuesday, September 22 @ 10:30 AM (Weekly)
    AWAKE Network and Mindful Magazine

    Mindful Healthcare Speaker Series

    This free series is for all medical professionals who have been affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, both on the front lines and in all other contexts, who are interested in mindfulness resources to help navigate these challenging times. When you register we’ll send you Access Links to attend any sessions LIVE. 

  • NAMI VIRTUAL Family Support Group
    Tuesday, July 14 - Tuesday, September 1 @ 12:00 PM (Weekly)
    NAMI

    NAMI VIRTUAL Family Support Group

    Tuesdays at 12 pm & Wednesdays at 7 pm
    Register for an online support group. NAMI Family Support Group is a 60-minute support group for adult friends and family members (18+) of people with mental health conditions. Participants gain support from peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

  • Coffee Time Chat
    Tuesday, July 14 - Tuesday, September 29 @ 02:00 PM (Weekly)
    LPCNJ Mindful Counseling Services

    Coffee Time Chat

    Coffee Time Chat is a women's support group designed to provide support with day to day issues that we experience as women.

  • Let's Make This Work: Employment & Accommodations Under the ADA
    Tuesday, July 14 @ 02:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    Let's Make This Work: Employment & Accommodations Under the ADA

    This webinar will cover the protections provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Various employment settings will be discussed as well as how to request reasonable accommodations that can benefit you at work and help improve your job performance.

  • Magination Press Story Time
    Tuesday, July 14 - Tuesday, August 25 @ 03:00 PM (Weekly)
    American Psychological Association

    Magination Press Story Time

    Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 PM ET. Feelings of anxiety, stress, and grief can be difficult for children to navigate. Join APA’s Magination Press authors for readings of their books designed to entertain while helping kids understand and cope with these feelings using emotional support tools.

  • This is Me-Adolescent Girls Support Group
    Tuesday, July 14 @ 06:00 PM (Weekly)
    LPCNJ Mindful Counseling Services

    This is Me-Adolescent Girls Support Group

    Group begins Tuesday, May 12
    This is Me is a virtual support group for adolescent girls ages 13-18 meeting on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 pm for 6 weeks and potentially further based on interest. This group is FREE for participants.

  • Mindfulness in Recovery from Addiction
    Tuesday, July 14 - Tuesday, August 25 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    LPCNJ Mindful Counseling Services

    Mindfulness in Recovery from Addiction

    This group centers on applying the concepts of: powerlessness & acceptance as an avenue to manage feelings and thoughts. Ultimately, you will bring forth an awareness to the "why" behind your need to escape and forget. We will use Mindfulness work (meditation, sharing using "I" statements and self reflective "tools") to assist in the process. There will be readings, a sharing portion, as well as a meditation.

  • Nature Play Therapy for Mental Health Therapist
    Tuesday, July 14 - Tuesday, July 21 @ 11:00 PM (Weekly)
    Rose LaPiere, LPC, RPT-S, ACS

    Nature Play Therapy for Mental Health Therapist

    Join us to learn how to integrate and implement Nature Play Therapy interventions rooted in a variety of theoretical orientations supporting the use of play as an effective agent of change, growth and healing.The interventions introduced will provide methods to bring nature into play therapy practice with children, adolescents and families both in the playroom as well as bridging prescriptive healing interventions outside of sessions to promote family bonding.

  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention training
    Wednesday, July 15 @ 10:00 AM
    New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services

    QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention training

    With the stress and uncertainty in the world right now, learn how you can identify the emotional needs, and assist those in your community, family, or organization. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide prevention training and COVID-19 Strategies for Coping will be offered virtually at no cost. Register in advance for all trainings.

  • The Next Best Thing - PEP & Vaccines
    Wednesday, July 15 @ 11:00 AM
    The New Jersey HIV Planning Group (NJHPG) of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Human, Division of HIV, STD and TB Services

    The Next Best Thing - PEP & Vaccines

    This event is part of Exploring Biomedical Strategies for HIV prevention, an HIV Education webinar series: Webinar Wednesdays with Quincy Bell. You do not need to register, just log in  https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb or call in 1-650-429-3300 Access code is 795 006 256

  • NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
    Wednesday, July 15 - Wednesday, September 30 @ 12:00 PM (Weekly)
    NAMI New Jersey

    NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

    Wednesdays at 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm
    NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is a 60-minute support group for adults (18+) with a mental health condition. Participants gain the support of peers who understand their experience and gain insight into others’ challenges and successes.

  • Supporting Loved Ones with Significant Needs during These Challenging Times
    Wednesday, July 15 @ 12:00 PM
    Community Living Education Project (CLEP)

    Supporting Loved Ones with Significant Needs during These Challenging Times

    Join the Community Living Education Project (CLEP) in collaboration with Michael Selbst, Ph.D., BCBA-D as they address understanding and addressing the unique issues associated with the current pandemic, including social distancing, wearing masks, socializing, managing stress, and behavior issues during transition times

  • Free Narcan Trainings & Spray Kits
    Wednesday, July 15 - Wednesday, July 29 @ 01:00 PM (Weekly)
    JSAS Healthcare

    Free Narcan Trainings & Spray Kits

    Training is for anyone at risk of overdose, family and friends. Receive a treatment voucher for 30 days of free substance use treatment, to use or distribute to anyone in need. In addition, education will be provided on how to administer Narcan® (naloxone) to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1PM; July 9 & July 23 at 6PM. 

  • Online Social Skills Groups
    Wednesday, July 15 @ 03:00 PM (Weekly)
    First Children Services

    Online Social Skills Groups

    First Children Services is now offering online social skills groups for children ages 6-13. Groups meet Wednesday Evenings from June 10th-July 15th

  • Youth Chat for Ages 13 & Up
    Wednesday, July 15 - Wednesday, September 30 @ 03:00 PM (Weekly)
    SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

    Youth Chat for Ages 13 & Up

    This is your chance to help create a community of youth supporting youth. Each free 30-minute session will begin with information sharing followed by small group conversations related to the topic of the week.

  • I Hear You - Drop-in Sessions for Teens
    Wednesday, July 15 - Wednesday, September 2 @ 04:00 PM (Weekly)
    New Jersey Hope and Healing

    I Hear You - Drop-in Sessions for Teens

    Your feelings matter and we want to hear about them! Are you worried about school, summer - the "new normal"? Zoom or call in for a safe place to talk, share, and address your concerns. These sessions are facilitated by a school social worker. Meeting ID 96264492894 Password 928807 

  • Live Weekly: Think Tank Thursday
    Thursday, July 16 - Thursday, August 27 @ 12:00 PM (Weekly)
    Brett Dinovi And Associates

    Live Weekly: Think Tank Thursday

    Earn Type II Learning CEU every week by joining BDA where they will discuss various topics each week.

  • STEMgirls weekly workshops
    Thursday, July 16 - Thursday, August 6 @ 12:30 PM (Weekly)
    Steampark.org

    STEMgirls weekly workshops

    This is a free virtual program for girls in grades 3-8. 2.5 hr online weekly science projects, academic games, creative writing, drawing with code, animation, and fun with new friends.

    Each registered student receives weekly supplies, meals, a teen mentor, and a new Chromebook to borrow for enjoying private zoom classes and activities this summer.

  • Too Strong for Too Long - a Free Confidential Support Group for First Responders
    Thursday, July 16 - Thursday, December 31 @ 12:45 PM (Weekly)
    Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health

    Too Strong for Too Long - a Free Confidential Support Group for First Responders

    Using a virtual platform, first responders can participate in an interactive discussion on ways to maintain balance and structure in their lives, promote physical and mental well-being, and develop resiliency needed for personal and professional success.  Register and  use the keywords “Too Strong.” ?Registration is required. Space is limited.

  • POAC: Family Zumba
    Thursday, July 16 - Thursday, September 24 @ 02:30 PM (Weekly)
    POAC Autism Services

    POAC: Family Zumba

    Join POAC for a weekly session of Zumba! Let’s get up and move, stay fit, and relieve the stress of the day with Natalia and Mercedes on POAC Facebook Live. We will meet online Thursdays at 2:30 for 45 minutes. It’s fitness fun for the whole family.

  • Get Fit
    Thursday, July 16 - Thursday, August 27 @ 04:00 PM (Weekly)
    FRN Connect

    Get Fit

    NOTE: We have heard your feedback and we will now be transitioning from GoToMeeting to Zoom!  Each class will feature a certified trainer and a model participant to demonstrate each exercise. We will focus on improving muscle building, full-body flexibility, balance, motor skills, and mobility through these fun exercises. Mondays & Thursdays.

  • Managing Grief and Loss
    Thursday, July 16 - Thursday, August 27 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    Mental Health Association

    Managing Grief and Loss

    Thursday Virtual Zoom Support Meeting to discuss grief and loss in a safe place. With over 40 + types of losses an individual can experience grief, this support group will provide coping skills, self-discovery, and emotional completion of their loss. 1 (929)205-6099 ID#795-726-385.

  • COVID-19 Strategies and Techniques for Coping
    Monday, July 20 @ 01:00 PM
    New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services

    COVID-19 Strategies and Techniques for Coping

    With the stress and uncertainty in the world right now learn how you can identify the emotional needs and assist those in your community, family, or organization. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention training and COVID-19 Strategies and Techniques for Coping will be offered virtually at no cost. Register in advance for all trainings.

  • An Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): What it Means for Your Loved One
    Tuesday, July 21 @ 06:00 PM
    The Arc of New Jersey

    An Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): What it Means for Your Loved One

    This webinar will provide an overview of the ADA, how it relates to everyday life and what to do if you feel you or your loved ones rights are being violated under the ADA.

  • Virtual Mental Health Awareness Training: Question, Persuade, Refer
    Wednesday, July 22 @ 01:00 PM
    New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services

    Virtual Mental Health Awareness Training: Question, Persuade, Refer

    With the stress and uncertainty in the world right now learn how you can identify the emotional needs and assist those in your community, family, or organization. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention training and COVID-19 Strategies and Techniques for Coping will be offered virtually at no cost. Register in advance for all trainings.

  • Virtual Mental Health Awareness Training: COVID-19: Strategies and Techniques for Coping
    Monday, July 27 @ 04:00 PM
    New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services

    Virtual Mental Health Awareness Training: COVID-19: Strategies and Techniques for Coping

    The impact on those already struggling with mental illnesses and substance abuse problems can represent a critical challenge to their safety and survival. This webinar will address the behavioral consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as strategies and techniques for coping.

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training
    Wednesday, July 29 @ 04:00 PM
    New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addictions Services

    QPR Suicide Prevention Training

    Learn how you can identify the emotional needs and assist those in your community, family, or organization. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention training and COVID-19 Strategies and Techniques for Coping will be offered virtually at no cost. Please register in advance.

  • Changing the Face of Addiction Walk
    Saturday, August 1 @ 09:00 AM

    Changing the Face of Addiction Walk

    Join us virtually to kick off the event with a live stream of speakers and activities. Walk in your own neighborhood anytime with your friends and family. Show support for your team and walk together in small groups. Share your experience and post a photo and tag our page @CFPCNJ hashtag #walktosavelives.

  • U=U through the Lens of Treatment & Care
    Wednesday, August 5 @ 11:00 AM
    The New Jersey HIV Planning Group (NJHPG) of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Human, Division of HIV, STD and TB Services

    U=U through the Lens of Treatment & Care

    This event is part of Exploring Biomedical Strategies for HIV prevention, an HIV Education webinar series: Webinar Wednesdays with Quincy Bell. You do not need to register, just log in  https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb or call in 1-650-429-3300 Access code is 795 006 256

  • HIV in the Transgender Community
    Wednesday, August 5 @ 01:30 PM
    New Jersey HIV Planning Group

    HIV in the Transgender Community

    This event is part of the weekly Transgender Days of Learning Series, a month-long event on trans-affirming healthcare practices. No registration necessary; just log in: https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb  or call in: 1-650-429-3300. For video or phone, the access code is 795 006 256

  • Trauma Informed Approaches for School Mental Health During COVID-19
    Tuesday, August 11 @ 06:00 PM
    Mental Health America

    Trauma Informed Approaches for School Mental Health During COVID-19

    This free training will provide guidance on a whole-school approach to fostering a climate of wellness and resiliency in the midst of COVID-19. The training will include tools and techniques for use with students and for advising teachers and other school staff.

  • Understanding the Experiences of the Trans and Gender Nonconforming Community
    Wednesday, August 12 @ 01:30 PM
    New Jersey HIV Planning Group

    Understanding the Experiences of the Trans and Gender Nonconforming Community

    This event is part of the weekly Transgender Days of Learning Series, a month-long event on trans-affirming healthcare practices. No registration necessary; just log in: https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb  or call in: 1-650-429-3300. For video or phone, the access code is 795 006 256. Contact Michele Martin at [email protected]

  • Trauma Informed Approaches for School Mental Health During COVID-19
    Thursday, August 13 - Sunday, August 16 @ 06:00 PM
    Mental Health America

    Trauma Informed Approaches for School Mental Health During COVID-19

    This free training will provide guidance on a whole-school approach to fostering a climate of wellness and resiliency in the midst of COVID-19. The training will include tools and techniques for use with students and for advising teachers and other school staff.

  • Trans Health and Cancer Disparities
    Wednesday, August 19 @ 01:30 PM
    New Jersey HIV Planning Group

    Trans Health and Cancer Disparities

    This event is part of the weekly Transgender Days of Learning Series, a month-long event on trans-affirming healthcare practices. No registration necessary; just log in: https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb  or call in: 1-650-429-3300. For video or phone, the access code is 795 006 256. Contact Michele Martin at [email protected]

  • Transgender Issues Panel
    Wednesday, August 26 @ 01:30 PM
    New Jersey HIV Planning Group

    Transgender Issues Panel

    This event is part of the weekly Transgender Days of Learning Series, a month-long event on trans-affirming healthcare practices. No registration necessary; just log in: https://rutgers.webex.com/meet/quincyb  or call in: 1-650-429-3300. For video or phone, the access code is 795 006 256. Contact Michele Martin at [email protected]