Hi NJ Parents Caucus, I hope all’s well with you. We have a limited number of spots left in our social skills groups, which are kicking off soon! We have a co-ed group of 5-8-year-olds, and girls and boys groups … Continued
Empowering the Parent & Family Team NJPC is offering a FREE five-week Professional Parent Advocacy Training program for parents, grandparents, foster parents, adoptive parents, and other caregivers raising children with emotional and behavioral challenges who are involved in the mental … Continued
A look at how problems with organization are evaluated. Read the article from the Child Mind Institute HERE
The National Institute of Mental Health is sponsoring two free webinars this week on services for youth with autism. Transportation and Mobility Options to Support Postschool Transition for Youth with Autism Wednesday, December 11, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET This … Continued
New Jersey is in the midst of a silent mental health crisis concerning some of its youngest residents. These residents are living in some of the most underserved areas of the state. Requisite services are not available in all the … Continued
This tip sheet from the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research has information on how to cultivate motivation toward employment goals, ways to promote work experiences, tips on helping young adults with mental health conditions get a job, and more.
This blog from Child Trends provides a summary of suicide data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. These data show that, overall, the percentage of high school students who report seriously considering suicide … Continued
This infographic from the National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network provides facts about the relationship between bullying and trauma, as well as how being bullied can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Join Stop It Now! on December 5 in New Britain, CT for a live full-day Circles of Safety training opportunity, with an optional second day of a Train the Trainer session to support programs and institutions addressing children and youth’s … Continued
It’s a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most. Thank you for all your efforts in preventing suicide. Although New Jersey is the lowest … Continued
Study includes 133 double-blind randomized controlled trials with data from more than 14,000 children and adolescents and 10,000 adults. Read more…
From: The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice The School Responder Model is a strategy for meeting behavioral health needs to keep kids in school and an alternative to exclusionary discipline policies. This animated video was prepared by the … Continued
Our friends at Families USA have put together a very user-friendly fact sheet that highlights many of the important issues with ACA Replacement. Please utilize for the Town Hall meetings that are occurring and as you speak with your Congressional … Continued
Austism Spectrum Disorder:Parents’ Medication Guide from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
They also provide a remarkable opportunity for transforming the lives of millions of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders, if we are willing to make a commitment to them and to creating meaningful change in our schools. The 2016 … Continued
Christie Administration’s Effective Reform Of New Jersey’s Child Welfare System Results In Historic Agreement To Transition From Federal Oversight Exit Plan Provides For Responsible, Attainable End Of Federal Oversight Building On Record Of Improving Services, Care and Positive Child Outcomes. … Continued
Creating change in children’s mental health requires that many people and organizations work together for a common cause – helping the millions of children facing mental health and learning challenges get the care and support they need and deserve. The Child … Continued
QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 5-17 Years with Diagnosed Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity – National Health Interview Survey, United States, 1997-2014. Read HERE.
As part of the Administration’s ongoing commitment to help individuals experiencing mental health problems, today Vice President Biden announced that $100 million will soon be available to increase access to mental health services and improve mental health facilities. “The fact … Continued
FRANKLIN – Sometimes, through tragedy, opportunity presents itself. That is exactly the case for a pair of Sussex County mothers who after losing their sons came together to plan a walk to “change the face of addiction,” with each having … Continued
Prevention by Targeting Troubled Families is the newest video from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Road to Recovery Television Series, delving into the relationship of addiction and trauma, acknowledging the long-term impacts on children and families. This … Continued
Posted courtesy of Federation of Families of South Carolina: In 2011, eleven percent of school-age children had been diagnosed with ADHD. That’s sixteen percent more than in 2007 and 53 percent more than a decade ago, according to a New … Continued
New resource that is intended to help parents and educators to build resilience in young children. This initiative provides “free resources designed to help children navigate everyday challenges such as separating for the day, sharing, and overcoming mistakes.” The website … Continued
Children born to middle-aged men are more likely than those born to younger fathers to develop any of a range of mental difficulties, including attention deficits, bipolar disorder, autism and schizophrenia, according to the most comprehensive study to date of … Continued