Archive for July, 2014

Join us Wed 7/30 for a FREE Training in the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale
Kelly Posner, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Suicide Risk Assessment

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1:30pm – 4:00pm

Location: NJ Child Welfare Training Academy
30 Van Dyke Avenue, Auditorium
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Refreshments: No refreshments will be served.

Cost: No Cost – This training is funded by the Garret Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth Program.

Intended Audience: Service providers for youth and young adults (ages 10-24), including emergency services.

Registration is Required: Please fill out the attached registration form and email to: to register. This training is didactic and experiential. Confirmation will be emailed to registrants. Without an email confirmation, you are not registered.

Special Needs: For special physical (ADA) accommodations, contact the TLC, 732-235-2810, to discuss possible provisions.

Program Goal: To train individuals to use the C-SSRS to identify at-risk youth who may have otherwise been missed and refer them to appropriate levels of care. This training aims to increase precision in identifying children, teens and young adults at risk for suicide using the C-SSRS. The ultimate goal is to save lives.

Click here to download this announcement (.doc)

Got STEM? Let us Know How You’re Supporting STEM in Afterschool!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014


NJSACC: The Statewide Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities promotes and supports the development, continuity and expansion of quality programs for children and youth during out-of-school time.

NJSACC knows that a lot of great things are being achieved through STEM education in afterschool programs, but we need to know more. Help us make a difference by pinpointing STEM activity taking place in your programs and let’s find out what is being accomplished!

With that in mind, please take a moment and fill out our quick survey to express your interests in incorporating STEM into your programs or how you are currently implementing STEM.

We encourage as many programs to respond as possible, whether or not you have strong involvement with STEM.

Thank you, in advance, for your help.

Click here to access the survey and begin!

Save the Date for NJ’s Exciting Annual Conference on Afterschool Fri-Sat November 21 & 22, 2014

Monday, July 21st, 2014


Conference Fees:

Members: $251/2 days – $151/1 day
Non-Members: $296/2 days – $196/1 day
Fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch

Conference Location and Accommodations:

The Marriott Princeton Hotel and Conference Center at Forrestal
100 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540
Room Rates: $119 per night

Room Reservations:
Reservations must be made by individual attendees directly with Marriott reservations at (800) 228-9290 or (609) 452-7800.

Room reservations must be made on or before Friday, November 7, 2014.

When you call make sure to mention the NJSACC Conference and the dates of the conference in order to receive the conference rate.

Please Note: Full conference program will be posted at in early September in a downloadable format. For more information, contact NJSACC via phone at: 908-789-0259 or via the web at:

This conference is funded in part by the:

  • NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development as part of a Federal CCDF Block Grant Earmark
  • Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (Title IV, Part B of No Child Left Behind), 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant funds awarded to the NJ Department of Education

Apply by Friday 8/1! PSEG Foundation to Award Grants as Part of its Neighborhood Partner Program!

Monday, July 21st, 2014


The PSEG Foundation is accepting proposals from local non-profits for programs that support projects with demonstrated impact on improving the quality of life in local communities.

These grants will have a maximum award of $5,000 to an individual non-profit with the average grant expected to be $2,000. Special consideration will be given to qualified 501c3 non-profits focusing on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Sustainable neighborhoods that are designed to help revitalize communities that encourage the success of families and encourage minority and women-owned businesses.
  • Programs dedicated to strengthening safety systems and building resilience within PSEG’s communities. These initiatives may include disaster relief and first responder support, electric and natural gas safety education, customer care to ensure safe conditions and employee health and safety.
  • Programs designed to develop new or enhance existing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) educational opportunities.

The PSEG Foundation will consider applications from our New Jersey service territory, as well as Salem and Cumberland counties, and our service/operation territories in Long Island and Albany, NY and Bridgeport and New Haven, CT.

“PSEG has a long tradition of caring for people and communities in locations we do business,” said Ellen Lambert, President, PSEG Foundation. “Each year, we invest millions of dollars and thousands of hours to improve the quality of life in our surrounding communities. The company’s culture dictates that service to customers and communities go hand-in-hand.”

Applications must be completed and submitted by August 1, 2014 by 5 pm. All applicants will receive notification about funding decisions by mid-November. Applicants may apply directly through the Foundation’s online application.

Grant recipients are subject to scheduled site visits with PSEG Foundation staff. A maximum of twenty percent of grant funds may be used for organization administration.

About the PSEG Foundation:
The PSEG Foundation (501c3) is the philanthropic arm of Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG). The Foundation generally supports and invests in programs in three areas: community and the environment, education and safety. The Foundation provides grants to organizations in communities served by PSEG and its subsidiaries.

The Heat Is On with July STEM News at Girls STEM Collaborative (GSGSC)

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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The Garden State Girls STEM Collaborative is the New Jersey initiative of the National Girls Collaborative Project, a program focused on providing high quality STEM activities to girls. Their primary goal is to strengthen the capacity of girl-serving STEM programs to effectively reach and serve underrepresented girls in STEM by sharing promising practice research and program models, outcomes, products and by connecting formal and informal educators, business and industry in order to maximize the resources that can positively influence our girls. Contact Mike MacEwan for more information how you can become involved.

In their latest issue, the Garden State Girls STEP Collaborative Project spotlights:

  • Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She’s Pretty
  • Full STEM Ahead is the #1 Resource for New Jersey STEM News – All Aboard!
  • Got STEM? Let us Know How You’re Supporting STEM in Afterschool!
    Support STEM Education and Take the Dow Teacher Challenge by 7/30/14!
  • Take Advantage of this Valuable FREE Resource: Is your program listed?
  • NIOST and NJSACC Offer A New and Incredible STEM Fellowship Opportunity! Apply by 7/31