Archive for February, 2008

Strengthening Families in Urban Communities

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Strengthening Families in Urban Communities (still some slots left)

NJPC, in partnership with the NESF Family Success Center, is offering a series of FREE training workshops for parents and caregivers beginning with – Strengthening Families in Urban Communities. Parents and caregivers attending the trainings are given the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of the systems that serve their families, their rights and responsibilities within those systems; how to utilize their new skills to better strengthen the fabric of their communities, ultimately with the goal of improving outcomes for their families, children and communities. The training is approved by DYFS for training credit for kinship, foster and adoptive parents. Childcare is Available and Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so please register early.

Date, Time & Location:

February 28, 2008

6PM – 8PM

Newark Emergency Services for Families

Family Success Center

982 Broad Street

Newark, NJ 07102


Kathy Wright, NJPC Executive Director & Parent

Regana Bracey, Director, NJPC of Passaic County & Parent

Linda McConneyhead, Director, NJPC of Union County & Parent

To register or for more information, contact Wendy Todd at,

call 973-989-8866, or fax to 973-989-8867.

Name ________________________________________________________________


City, State Zip __________________________________________________________

Phone ____________________ Email _________________________

Parent ____________________ Provider/Professional ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________


Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Full-Service Community Schools Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New
Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008

Applications are being accepted for grants that encourage coordination of educational, developmental, family, health, and other services through partnerships between (1) public elementary and secondary schools and (2) community-based organizations and public or private entities. This collaboration will provide comprehensive educational, social, and health services for students, families, and communities. The deadline is April 15.

Eligible applicants under this competition are consortia consisting of a local educational agency and one or more community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, or other public or private entities. Consortia must comply with the provisions governing group applications in 34 CFR 75.127 through 75.129 of EDGAR.

An estimated $4,912,650 is available for 8-12 awards averaging an estimated $415,000.

Additional information is available at:

Community Forums

Monday, February 25th, 2008

The New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect in coordination with the NJ-DCF Division of Prevention and Community Partnerships 

Please join us for one of eight (8) regional community forums (two per day) to share your ideas for a Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Plan! Parents and family members are encouraged to attend. 

Southern Community Forum–Tuesday, 2/26/08

@     2:30 – 4:30pm South Jersey Health Care Fitness Connection, 1430 West Sherman Avenue, Vineland, 08360 856-696-3924

@    6:30 – 8:30pm  Landis Memorial School, 61 Landis Avenue, Vineland, 08360 

Central Regional Forum (Thursday, 2/28) Middlesex Fire Academy (Sayreville)

@    2:30 – 4:30pm & 6:30 – 8:30pm = Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Drive, Sayreville, NJ 08872 

Northern Regional Forum (Tues., 3/4) Eastside/JFK High Schools (Paterson)

@    2:30 – 4:30pm = Eastside High School, 150 Park Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07501

@   6:30 – 8:30pm = John Fitzgerald Kennedy High School, 61-127 Preakness Avenue, Paterson,NJ   07522

 Metro Regional Forum (Thursday, 3/6) NJ Institute of Technology (Newark)

@      2:30 – 4:30pm & 6:30 – 8:30pm = NJ Institute of Technology–Campus Center Ballroom, 323 Martin Luther King Boulevard (Newark)

All meetings are 2:30 – 4:30pm & 6:30 – 8:30pm
RSVP Requested, but NOT Required!

Please call 609-984-0678 to RSVP, for additional information and location of other forums, and in case of inclement weather. Please also take the on-line Child Abuse Prevention Survey at

Where Do The Children Play?

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Please Join Us!
For a special viewing of
“Where Do the Children Play?”

Child Care Resources and Brookdale Community College present this important documentary

Who should attend:

* Parents

* Pediatricians

* Health care professionals

* Early Childhood professionals

* Teachers

* Administrators

When: Monday, April 14, 2008
Where: Brookdale Community College, Student Life Center, (use parking lots 6 & 7), Lincroft, NJ
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 PM

This is free, but please register @

or call: 732-918-9901, X-133

2 contact hours will be awarded upon request.

About the film, about the project:

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics says what children really need for healthy development is time for more old-fashioned play. This deprivation affects mental and physical health as well as cognitive and social capacities. How can our communities offer this life-enhancing experience that prevents the decline of mental health and offers happiness and healing memories? Where Do the Children Play? examines the creative magic that can arise when children are allowed and even encouraged to play with abandon. The film and its outreach seek to engage communities in a conversation about the role children and nature must have to thrive and be sustained. It seeks to build a movement based on the recognition that restrictive patterns of sprawl, endless suburbs and a variety of other cultural factors across America are altering children’s development.

FREE Cyberbullying-bullying workshop

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Amerigroup Community Care, a New Jersey FamilyCare health plan, is proud
to offer a FREE Cyberbullying-bullying workshop, geared specifically to
parents, administrators and fourth grade students and older. Learn the
“Three R’s of Bullying” – how to Recognize it, Respond to it, and Report

Bullying these days is not what it once was. What used to be confined to
the schoolyard and the lunchroom has now expanded to cyberspace, often
with devastating consequences. Cyberbullying is the use of interactive
digital technologies (like cell phones and the Internet) to hurt,
embarrass, threaten, or otherwise harm someone else. Current events
highlighted in the news have illustrated what an important topic this is
for educators and parents. Learn how to handle cyber, face-to-face
bullying and how to resolve conflicts.

Other free health education workshops include Healthy Drinks, Healthy
Snacks, Asthma, Injury Prevention, Conflict Resolution, Sun Safety,
Diabetes, Breast Cancer, Heart Health, Prenatal Health and Lead

If your program is located in: Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex, Union,
Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties, please contact us today!

Contact Nancy Voltz, Account Manager of Schools by email or phone to set
up a workshop.

Nancy Voltz
Account Manager of Schools
AMERIGROUP Community Care
877-453-4080 x66206
399 Thornall Avenue, 9th Floor
Edison, NJ 08837