Community Events and Programs

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  • ABA Q & A Registration
    Friday, August 14 - Friday, August 28 @ 09:00 AM
    Rinn ABA Consulting

    ABA Q & A Registration

    For Parents of Children with Autism. Schedule your Personal Phone or Video Call with our Executive Director, Ira Rinn, M.A., BCBA Free Online Registration Available August 11th - August 28th

  • City Verses Virtual Summer Camp: Breathe: Expressing Life through Poetry and Jazz
    Friday, August 14 @ 10:00 AM (WeekDays)
    NJPAC

    City Verses Virtual Summer Camp: Breathe: Expressing Life through Poetry and Jazz

    This camp,  part of the Arts Center’s City Verses jazz poetry initiative, and taught by Rutgers Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) poets and NJPAC’s jazz faculty, will offer high school students the opportunity to explore jazz and poetry and learn how to create new work that incorporates elements of both genres through a collaborative composition process.

  • Covid Compliant Summer Camp at Fasola Park
    Friday, August 14 @ 10:00 AM
    Brett Dinovi And Associates @ Fasola Park
    Deptford Township

    Covid Compliant Summer Camp at Fasola Park

    Our goal is to provide a safe fun-filled summer while focusing on the development of social distancing and independent recreational skills.

  • Hope for New Mothers: A Virtual Support Group for Pregnant and New Moms
    Friday, August 14 - Monday, August 31 @ 10:00 AM (WeekDays)
    Partnership for Maternal & Child Health

    Hope for New Mothers: A Virtual Support Group for Pregnant and New Moms

    Mon @ 3:00 pm, Tue @ 1:00 pm, Wed @ 10:00 am, Thur @ 11:00 am
    Hope for New Mothers is a virtual support group for pregnant and new moms living in northern New Jersey with babies up to one year old.

    Esperanza Para Madres es un grupo de apoyo virtual para embarazadas y madres con bebés de hasta un año.

  • The Pursuit of Happiness: Transition Planning for a Meaningful Life (Session 1 of 2)
    Friday, August 14 @ 10:00 AM
    Children's Specialized Hospital and Center for Discovery, Innovation and Development

    The Pursuit of Happiness: Transition Planning for a Meaningful Life (Session 1 of 2)

    In Part 1 of this series, families will be given the opportunity to practice using specific person-centered planning tools, resulting in concrete and actionable transition steps.

  • One To World and NJTV Partner to Bring the World into Local Homes  Beginning Friday July 17 at 1pm
    Friday, August 14 - Saturday, July 17 @ 01:00 PM
    The Global Classroom and NJTV

    One To World and NJTV Partner to Bring the World into Local Homes Beginning Friday July 17 at 1pm

    The Global Classroom teaches youth in grades three through six about cultures around the world by exploring new destinations with a team of international students.  These “Global Guides” share engaging stories about their childhood experiences and show that there is always more than what meets the eye when exploring a new culture.

  • Inspiring Leadership and Civic Engagement
    Friday, August 14 - Thursday, August 27 @ 03:00 PM
    Rutgers and 4-H

    Inspiring Leadership and Civic Engagement

    You will learn about the Social Change Model of Leadership Development which emphasizes a collaborative approach to leadership and is purposeful, collaborative, and a values-based process that results in positive social change. Earn a badge in Leadership and Civic Engagement in the process.

  • Launching Into Leadership
    Friday, August 14 - Tuesday, August 25 @ 03:00 PM
    Rutgers

    Launching Into Leadership

    In this new online course, you will learn leadership concepts that can be readily applied to your own life. This includes the definition of leadership, leadership traits, styles and tasks and relationships related to leadership. Earn a badge in Leadership and Personal Development.

  • Greenway Labs
    Friday, August 14 @ 03:30 PM
    Greenway Family Success Center

    Greenway Labs

    Making S'mores Brownies and learning the science behind it.

  • Trauma Informed Approaches for School Mental Health During COVID-19
    Friday, August 14 - 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.

  • Bayard Rustin Social Justice Power Hour
    Friday, August 14 - 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.

  • DIY Saturdays
    Saturday, August 15 - Saturday, August 22 @ 10:30 AM (Weekly)
    Greenway Family Success Center

    DIY Saturdays

    Greenway Family Success Center is hosting a DIY Saturdays every Saturday at 10:30am on their Facebook.

  • Prepare for Schools Reopening and Coping with Lasting Effects of COVID-19
    Monday, August 17 - Friday, August 21 @ 10:00 AM
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - New Jersey Chapter and Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic

    Prepare for Schools Reopening and Coping with Lasting Effects of COVID-19

    Five Can't-Miss Expert Presentations, one per Day via Zoom

  • Self-Care / Maintaining Work-Life Balance for the 2020 Educator
    Monday, August 17 @ 01:00 PM
    RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery (IFPR)

    Self-Care / Maintaining Work-Life Balance for the 2020 Educator

     This presentation will provide a framework for participants to examine their current situation and tools, resources and concrete exercises to make personalized changes to support your work-life balance.

  • Mental Wellness
    Monday, August 17 - 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, August 17 - 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, August 18 - 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, August 18 - 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.

  • Understanding Trauma for Criminal Justice Reform
    Tuesday, August 18 @ 01:00 PM
    Prevention is Key

    Understanding Trauma for Criminal Justice Reform

    Join Christine Cowart, a certified trauma professional who has built a career in human services field with a focus on criminal justice and family services policy, to better understand the effects of trauma on mental health and behavior.

  • Coffee Time Chat
    Tuesday, August 18 - 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.

  • Magination Press Story Time
    Tuesday, August 18 - 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.

  • Mindfulness in Recovery from Addiction
    Tuesday, August 18 - 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.

  • Turning 18: Guardianship, Entitlements & Waiting Lists
    Tuesday, August 18 @ 07:00 PM
    First Children Services

    Turning 18: Guardianship, Entitlements & Waiting Lists

    In this presentation, participants will learn about what to expect from the service system as a child transitions to adulthood and how to avoid common problems. This hour-long presentation includes time for a Q&A session at the end.

  • Turning 18: Guardianship, Entitlements & Waiting Lists
    Tuesday, August 18 @ 07:00 PM
    First Children Services

    Turning 18: Guardianship, Entitlements & Waiting Lists

    In this presentation, participants will learn about what to expect from the service system as a child transitions to adulthood and how to avoid common problems. This hour-long presentation includes time for a Q&A session at the end. Contact Sonia Cohen at [email protected] for more information. Flyer is attached.

  • Workout Wednesdays
    Wednesday, August 19 - Wednesday, August 26 @ 10:00 AM (Weekly)
    Greenway Family Success Center

    Workout Wednesdays

    Move those muscles and get energize! Exercises will be beginner to intermediate level

  • NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
    Wednesday, August 19 - 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.

  • 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]

  • Youth Chat for Ages 13 & Up
    Wednesday, August 19 - 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.

  • Under the Sea Party: A census activity on Zoom
    Wednesday, August 19 @ 03:30 PM
    Greenway Family Success Center

    Under the Sea Party: A census activity on Zoom

    All supplies will be provided! Please register by Sunday August 16th and pick up your items on Tuesday August 18th at the Greenway Family Success Center. Space is limited. Any questions please call/text 732-768-8049

  • I Hear You - Drop-in Sessions for Teens
    Wednesday, August 19 - 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 

  • Parenting The NHA Way
    Wednesday, August 19 - Wednesday, December 16 @ 06:00 PM (Weekly)
    Counseling Support Services, LLC

    Parenting The NHA Way

    The Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) is a relationship-focused methodology founded strategically in “The 3 Stands™” for helping children (and adults) build Inner Wealth™ and use their intensity in successful ways. It has become a powerful way of awakening the inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success. The essence of NHA is a set of core methodologies originally developed for working with the most difficult children. It has a proven impact on every child, including those who are challenged behaviorally, socially and academically.

  • Thursday, August 20 @ 10:00 AM
    Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

    Personal Injury Law: What NJ/NY Residents Should Know

    In this 60-minute webinar, learn the basics of personal injury law and your rights as a resident of NJ/ NY. There will be a Q&A session where attendees can ask questions related to both traumatic brain injury and general personal injury law.

  • Safe At Home by Safe SitterĀ® Webinar
    Thursday, August 20 @ 10:00 AM
    Hackensack Meridian Children's Health

    Safe At Home by Safe SitterĀ® Webinar

    Students in grades 4th -6th will learn:  How to be safe when home alone; how to practice safe habits; how to prevent unsafe situations and what to do when faced with dangers, such as power failures or weather emergencies; how to assess and respond to illnesses and injuries. Registration is required. Space is limited. Fee is $10.

  • Live Weekly: Think Tank Thursday
    Thursday, August 20 - 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.

  • Too Strong for Too Long - a Free Confidential Support Group for First Responders
    Thursday, August 20 - 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, August 20 - 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, August 20 - 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, August 20 - 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.

  • Pandemic Parenting Strategies
    Thursday, August 20 - Thursday, December 17 @ 07:00 PM (Weekly)
    Counseling Support Services, LLC

    Pandemic Parenting Strategies

    Pandemic Parenting Strategies is a forum created for African American/Black parents to meet with a behavior/mental health practitioner to discuss the impact of COVID-19, racism and virtual learning plans. Explore practical solutions to support Black children, while preparing them for the world they will one day inherit. Most importantly we will identify resources and networks to help manage our own emotional and mental stress.

  • Stress Relief for Pandemic Parenting
    Monday, August 24 - Monday, September 28 @ 04:30 PM (Weekly)
    Mindful Connect

    Stress Relief for Pandemic Parenting

    6- Week Session
    Support and tools for parents: co-regulation, mindfulness/SEL, educational and interpersonal neuroscience to help reduce anxiety, overwhelm and stress - and to help set and maintain a positive tone/framework in navigating the school year. Info - [email protected]

  • Tuesday, August 25 @ 12:00 PM
    First Children Services

    "Unpacking the Backpack in 2020: How to Identify and Help Students with Anxiety"

    In this presentation, participants will learn about anxiety, common signs, the impact of COVID-19, and how educators can help. All educators and other professionals are welcome to join us! One New Jersey educator professional development hour will be offered for this webinar.

  • Better at the Basics: Cooking Class
    Tuesday, August 25 @ 05:30 PM
    Greenway Family Success Center

    Better at the Basics: Cooking Class

    Learn basic cooking concepts and get better at the basics.

  • 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]

  • In These Uncertain Times: Returning to School in an Age of Anxiety
    Wednesday, August 26 @ 07:30 PM
    New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Asscoiated Disorders

    In These Uncertain Times: Returning to School in an Age of Anxiety

    While none of us truly know how it will be for our children when they return to school this fall, we can learn from the long-term psychological experience of children during previous periods of societal disruption. We will cover important concepts such as psychological first aid and other effective interventions that can support children who are struggling emotionally during this time of social isolation.

  • Spy Crafts
    Friday, August 28 @ 03:30 PM
    Greenway Family Success Center

    Spy Crafts

    Free "spy training.' Learn how to make invisible ink and homemade binoculars. The program is held on Zoom.

  • MHA's 2020 Annual Conference: COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Need for Equity
    Thursday, September 3 - Friday, September 4 @ 08:00 AM
    Mental Health America

    MHA's 2020 Annual Conference: COVID-19, Mental Health, and the Need for Equity

    From increases in depression and anxiety rates, to adjusting workplaces and employee mental health, to addressing disproportionate inequities due to systemic barriers and historical adversity - MHA is talking about it. Join us. This event is free to the public and all are encouraged to register!

  • September 2020 Youth Discussion on Racism & Social Justice
    Thursday, September 3 @ 03:00 PM
    Camden County Partnership for Children

    September 2020 Youth Discussion on Racism & Social Justice

    These virtual town hall meetings occur monthly and expand the scope to include ANY youth/young adults in NJ looking to participate in the discussion. Each event has its own Zoom link, so registration is needed every month for that particular event. For more information: email: [email protected] Moderator: Lorenzo McFadden.

  • Wellness in Recovery Conference with Keynote Speaker Chacku Mathai
    Saturday, September 19 @ 10:30 AM
    Rutgers Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies

    Wellness in Recovery Conference with Keynote Speaker Chacku Mathai

    Chacku Mathai has offered decades of support to communities, systems & organizations focused on supporting people with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use conditions. Features a panel with recovery and peer specialists, as well as persons with lived experience. Zoom 

  • Youth Suicide: Starting the Conversation
    Wednesday, September 30 @ 07:30 PM
    New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome

    Youth Suicide: Starting the Conversation

    This presentation will provide an overview of the scope of youth suicide, who may be at risk and what we can all do to prevent our youth from dying by suicide. Participants will leave with a better understanding of what to look for and how to have open and honest conversations about a very important topic that impacts many.

  • The Pursuit of Happiness: Transition Planning for a Meaningful Life A Two-Part Workshop
    Friday, October 23 @ 10:00 AM
    Children's Specialized Hospital and Center for Discovery, Innovation and Development

    The Pursuit of Happiness: Transition Planning for a Meaningful Life A Two-Part Workshop

    Part 2 will discuss how to put the plan into action, including how to survey what is available within community as well as exploring eligibility-based supports, and get an overview of the eligibility process and the services available through the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) as well as the role of the support coordinator.