Community Events and Programs

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  • Free SNAP-Ed Virtual Cooking Classes

    Free SNAP-Ed Virtual Cooking Classes

    Classes are held in both English and Spanish Tuesdays at 6 pm and Wednesdays at 9 am.

  • Research on Parent/Caregiver Experiences around youth suicide crisis by Villanova University
    Sunday, May 9 - Wednesday, June 30 @ 09:00 AM
    Villanova Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

    Research on Parent/Caregiver Experiences around youth suicide crisis by Villanova University

    Parents/caregivers of these adolescents facilitate seeking services for adolescents and understand them in ways that healthcare providers do not. Researchers at Villanova University want to hear your experiences, positive and negative, seeking mental health treatment for your adolescent during and after a suicide crisis.

  • Creative Healing Group
    Sunday, May 9 - Sunday, November 14 @ 10:30 AM (Weekly)
    Institute for Practical Life

    Creative Healing Group

    Creative Healing is a therapeutic modality that combines powerful counseling techniques along with art-making to help improve emotional, mental health, promoting self-regulation. This group is for adults 18 years old + meets Sundays from 10:30 am to 11:25 am.

  • Spring Virtual Enrichment Group Program for Youth
    Sunday, May 9 @ 04:00 PM

    Spring Virtual Enrichment Group Program for Youth

    This virtual 8-week program is for youth ages 14-18 who live in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Sussex or Passaic.  Youth must have Medicaid.

  • Sunday, May 9 @ 06:00 PM
    Morristown

    Mind Over Matter: For Teens Only

    Unplug, Unwind, Calm Your Mind

  • Relationship Exploration: Education for Youth with Special Needs
    Sunday, May 9 @ 07:00 PM

    Relationship Exploration: Education for Youth with Special Needs

    Relationship Exploration is a class for teens, 13-15 years old, to learn and practice skills to support healthy relationship development.

  • The Mourning Meeting Podcast, Season 2
    Tuesday, May 11 - Tuesday, December 28 @ 09:00 AM (Weekly)
    Inner Harbor

    The Mourning Meeting Podcast, Season 2

    The Mourning Meeting is a podcast dedicated to young adults. Interviews include information about grieving at college, pandemic grief, advanced directives for young adults, suicide loss, and much more.

  • Family Engagement Presents a Training on School Refusal
    Tuesday, May 11 @ 10:00 AM
    Family Support Organization of Burlington County

    Family Engagement Presents a Training on School Refusal

  • 2021 SPAN Parent Leadership & Advocacy Virtual Conference: SPEAK UP! TAKE ACTION CREATE CHANGE
    Tuesday, May 11 - Thursday, May 13 @ 01:00 PM
    SPAN

    2021 SPAN Parent Leadership & Advocacy Virtual Conference: SPEAK UP! TAKE ACTION CREATE CHANGE

    The SPAN Parent Leadership and Advocacy Virtual Conference is a statewide conference for and about meaningful Parent Leadership across New Jersey's education, health, mental health, family support, human services, and child welfare systems.

  • NJ Family Care: What is it? Who does it cover? How can you apply?
    Tuesday, May 11 @ 04:00 PM
    New Jersey Citizen Action

    NJ Family Care: What is it? Who does it cover? How can you apply?

    Join us for a presentation by NJ Medicaid Outreach Division for an overview of the many health programs available to help NJ residents pay for and access health care services.

  • Bridging the Gap Between High School and Young Adult Services Webinar  Series Part 2
    Tuesday, May 11 - Tuesday, June 29 @ 06:00 PM (Weekly)
    Family Enrichment Committee Abilities of Northwest Jersey Inc.

    Bridging the Gap Between High School and Young Adult Services Webinar Series Part 2

    Bridging the Gap Between High School and Young Adult Services- Webinar Series Part 2

    5/11-An Overview of the Abilities Day Habilitation Programs

    5/18-Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's off to work we go!

    6/1-Let's get Person Centered

    6/8-Supports Brokerage Services

    6/15- Housing Opportunities

    6/22-Getting a guardian

    6/29-Financial Planning

  • Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic: FREE Support Group for Parents
    Tuesday, May 11 - Tuesday, January 25 @ 06:30 PM (Weekly)
    Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic

    Monmouth University Community Care Telehealth Clinic: FREE Support Group for Parents

    This free support group is for parents who are now on the clock 24/7 because of COVID-19! Conversations are led by you! MUCCTC is a free online counseling service staffed by supervised Monmouth University clinical social work graduate interns! 

  • The Beneficial Impact of Forest Bathing on Human Health and Wellbeing with Dr. Qing Li
    Thursday, May 13 @ 12:00 PM
    Food for the Brain

    The Beneficial Impact of Forest Bathing on Human Health and Wellbeing with Dr. Qing Li

    Dr Qing Li is an expert in Forest Bathing and has since then authored numerous studies on the benefits it has on human health and mental wellbeing. ?Studies showed that this practice could lower cortisol levels and blood pressure, as well as improve brain function. As a result, the Japanese government incorporated it into their national health program. ?

  • Adults with Special Needs: Applying for SSI
    Thursday, May 13 @ 04:30 PM
    SPWA Services, LLC

    Adults with Special Needs: Applying for SSI

    I/DD transitioning from school to adulthood: What you need to know about applying for Supplemental Security Income. Presented by Beverly Roberts, The Arc of NJ, and Bea Canal, SPWA Services. Join Us Online or Via Phone. (For NJ Residents ONLY.)

  • What Parents Need to Know About Cannabis
    Thursday, May 13 @ 07:00 PM
    Safe Coalition Hunterdon/Somerset Positive YOuth Prevention Resources Hunterdon County Prosecutor's office Drug Free Task Force o f Hunterdon County

    What Parents Need to Know About Cannabis

    Join a conversation focused on the facts behind cannabis and how that impacts our youth.

  • Financial Workshop and Youth Forum with Commissioner Beyer and the DCF Youth Council. 
    Wednesday, May 19 @ 05:00 PM
    DCF

    Financial Workshop and Youth Forum with Commissioner Beyer and the DCF Youth Council. 

    Hosted by DCF's Youth Council, this free 2-hour event will feature a financial literacy course and a youth forum with Commissioner Christine Norbut Beyer.

  • Accommodations in the Workplace
    Thursday, May 20 @ 11:00 AM
    The Career Connection Employment Resource Institute

    Accommodations in the Workplace

    Join Disability Rights New Jersey for a virtual presentation about New Jersey’s designated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities

  • Frank Speak: Puberty, Sex, Dating, and Autism
    Tuesday, May 25 @ 06:30 PM

    Frank Speak: Puberty, Sex, Dating, and Autism

    Alex Gitter MS, M.ed, LAC, NCC will present:

    Parent's role in Sex Talk

    Facts and Autism and Sexual Development

    Explore concerns and questions

    Tips to teach sexual health

  • Nature Connection for Children's Mental Health
    Wednesday, May 26 @ 07:30 PM
    NJCTS

    Nature Connection for Children's Mental Health

    In this webinar we will take a deeper dive into how nature supports children's mental wellbeing including strengthened self-esteem and confidence, enhanced positive emotion and reduced negative emotion, stress reduction, restoration, social benefits, and resilience. We will share tips for getting the most out of nature activities to promote children's mental health.

  • Feasting, Fasting and Feelings; Oy Vey! A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community
    Thursday, June 3 @ 11:45 AM
    The Renfrew Center Foundation

    Feasting, Fasting and Feelings; Oy Vey! A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

    This 2 CE seminar will explore the impact of eating disorders in the Jewish community and provide evidence-based tools and creative strategies for clinicians to utilize in their practice.

  • Implications and Treatment of the Long-term Neurological and Cognitive Effects of COVID-19
    Thursday, June 3 @ 12:00 PM
    Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

    Implications and Treatment of the Long-term Neurological and Cognitive Effects of COVID-19

    Join the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey on Thursday, June 3, 2021, from 12 PM to 1 PM for "Implications and Treatment of the Long-term Neurological and Cognitive Effects of COVID-19." A Certificate of Attendance will be provided for one Professional Development Hour. For more information contact [email protected]

  • Books, Balls, and Blocks
    Thursday, June 10 @ 02:00 PM

    Books, Balls, and Blocks

    Learn how to track your child's developmental milestones! Learn how your child grows, talks, plays, learns, and interacts with their world.

    All Families receive a FREE Developmental Tool Kit!

  • Navigating Complexity - Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
    Friday, June 18 @ 08:45 AM
    The Renfrew Center Foundation

    Navigating Complexity - Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

    All mental health conditions should be approached with the utmost care in considering the basic ethical practices common to each clinical discipline--confidentiality and informed consent, operating within one's scope of competency and ensuring practices that do not cause harm to our clients. However, the numerous ethical issues facing eating disorders practitioners may differ significantly from those ethics conundrums that arise in work with a general client base.

  • C.A.S.T. for Kids Tewskbury
    Saturday, June 19 @ 09:00 AM
    C.A.S.T for Kids, Lew's and Flambeau Outdoors

    C.A.S.T. for Kids Tewskbury

    Join C.A.S.T. for Kids for a free fishing event for kids with special needs.  A joyful day of fishing brings kids with special needs, their families, and community volunteers together for an explosion of fun!  

    Saturday June 19th, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.