Members of Tuckerton’s Red Men Lodge, assisted by members of its women’s auxiliary, the Degree of Pocahontas, and additional volunteers, will serve its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 18, from noon until 4 p.m.
A Message from Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on ACA EnrollmentGood afternoon: This is an important – and exciting – time of year. The Affordable Care Act's 2019 open enrollment period runs through December 15, and Governor Murphy is leading
The Murphy Administration has created www.GetCovered.NJ.gov to serve as a portal for individuals seeking health coverage.
Plenty of situations make kids feel nervous and uncomfortable. But how do parents know when a child is suffering from anxiety that requires professional attention? Here’s how to tell the difference and get your child the care he needs.
Department of Children and Families (DCF) and New Jersey Courts to Finalize Over 200 Adoptions at Events Taking Place Across the State
It ought to be easier to raise pro-social children — kids who are helpful and kind and empathic — since the impulse toward pro-social behavior is something we’re born with.
Tips on responding to difficult toddler behavior
his 2018 Children’s Mental Health Report looks at how widespread these disorders are, how they develop, and the risks of untreated anxiety.
Sixth grade can be a tough time for pretty much anybody. It doesn’t help when your parents divorce right before the beginning of your middle school career and it leaves you, your mother, and your sister homeless.
Why it's especially tempting — and risky — for kids with emotional or behavioral challenges
After years of school officials using their own best judgment, New Jersey has weighed in, siding with students and telling schools they must allow kids to change genders -- even if their parents don't know about or don't want it to happen.
OCEAN COUNTY – During the month of October, Ocean County officials will be recognizing one of the most common cancers in women worldwide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
UNLV professor Erika Abad on the history of LGBTQ people in comics, television, film, and other media, and why TV's latest superhero is just what we need.
As we help our sons and daughters get ready to return to school, let’s reflect on our own readiness to promote our kids’ best emotional development during the school year.
The new center is designed to improve research, treatment and family services
TOMS RIVER – A Toms River Girl Scout is attacking issues with mental health and addiction from a new angle: art. Alessandra Sophia Regenye is working to create a mural that will destigmatize mental health and addiction while also drawing attention to the ways art can help heal.
The Murphy Administration is committed to a stronger and fairer New Jersey. In our early months on the job, the team at the Department of Human Services has taken important steps to help realize that goal.
How to get your child up and out the door with the least amount of conflict
Ocean Partnership for Children has created a facebook page Apoyo Para Padres, APP, for parents in Ocean County to have a private page where they can make connections with other parents, share information and resources, and have a supportive community
Routines and incentive systems to help kids succeed
In cooperation with local community organizations, JCP&L will host the events throughout Monmouth, Morris and Ocean Counties.
Techniques for helping kids regulate their emotions and avoid explosive behavior
States are starting to integrate mental health into their curriculum -- whether it's English or biology class.
Let Grow is reaching out to elementary schools across the country to assign kids the Let Grow project as homework. Participating kids decide to do something on their own that they haven't done before — whether it's walking the dog around the block, or making dinner, or walking a few aisles over in the supermarket to get some eggs.
For young people and those invested in their happiness and success, the data around suicide rates tell an alarming story.
NJPA Legislative Notice - The New Jersey Duty to Warn Law for all Mental Health Professionals Has Been Changed
Please read the following update to learn more. NJPA will continue to provide updates and a link to the final law when it is available. These amendments went into effect immediately.
The four-year project aims to help combat chronic diseases and help kids get more out of their education.
54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen's screen time. But parents face their own challenges of device-related distraction.
As part of the New Jersey Strategy for Youth Suicide Prevention Plan, NJ DCF is asking our families, system partners, stakeholders, and service providers to complete it to help New Jersey assess our progress in this work.
Clinics, support groups, hospitals are adopting policies designed to promote equitable and inclusive care
Coastal VIM is a free, non-emergency family clinic for residents in parts of Southern Ocean County who have limited income and no medical insurance.
Toms River & Central Jersey Shore Macaroni Kid are partnering with Monmouth & Ocean County Council for Young Children and the Ocean County YMCA to provide local families in need with back to school supplies.
Juvenile Diversion Programs Work, but New CWRU Research Shows They Also Curb Tendencies to Reoffend in Early Adulthood
Juveniles who complete diversion programs for their crimes are less likely to continue their criminal activity as adults, according to new research from Case Western Reserve University.
Rutgers early education researchers call on states to adopt policies for preschool children
If you’re the parent of a child with a significant health issue, this time of year means more than just shopping for a colorful new backpack.
This article is part of the “What’s Working” series, which highlights promising practices for helping to close the graduation gap in communities and states across the country.
For many kids, the start of a new school year means a return to classroom and online bullying. Here are some books to help them cope.
Welcome to Autism New Jersey’s Online Referral Database.
The Bigs In Blue program matches children needing mentors with police officers to build community connections.
NPR-For most of her childhood, growing up in southeastern Pennsylvania, Kelly Zimmerman felt alone and anxious.She despaired when her mother was depressed or working late shifts; when her parents fought nonstop; when her friends wanted to come over, and she felt too ashamed to let them see her home's buckling floor, the lack of running water.
Now, a landmark study by researchers at the University of New Hampshire has found that parents of youth who went through an outdoor behavioral program report that their children showed almost three times the improvement after one year than youth who remained in their communities for more traditional treatment.
“We’re not just there to teach math or English,” says one teacher in New York
Advocacy group’s first-ever population report on NJ’s infants and toddlers highlights their higher rate of relative poverty, and vulnerability to health and safety problems
Techniques for helping kids regulate their emotions and avoid explosive behavior
The Visiting Nurse Association’s Health Group Prevention Resource Network will open a center within its VNACJ Community Health Center in Asbury Park to serve the LGBTQ community.
The work of a new non-profit organization that was founded by a member of the Jackson Township Police Department is having a positive impact on another lifelong brotherhood, military veterans.
July was designated as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008 to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the United States (US).
Dr. Orif Turel, a leading researcher in technology addiction and an associate professor at CSU Fullerton, says compulsively checking Instagram, Facebook and Twitter isn't just fun — it could be hurting our brain.
Understanding the appeal and setting boundaries
When 13 young adults who had experienced homelessness met at the U.S. Capitol for a briefing of congressional staffers, the message was simple.
Children with incarcerated parents and children in foster care, who come disproportionately from poor and minority households, face many threats to their healthy development and lifelong wellbeing