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March 5, 2019

CSOC Summer Camp Services 2019

For youth determined eligible for developmental disability services, the New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) will be providing Summer Camp Services to eligible children, youth, and young adults under 21 years of age.

February 13, 2019  

Rutgers board approves employment center for adults with autism

The Rutgers University Board of Governors approved a proposal Tuesday by the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology to build a new facility for the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services on Rutgers-New Brunswick’s Douglass campus.

February 13, 2019  

$1B autism bill would bolster support for those who 'age out'

Over the past several years, as diagnoses mushroomed, society has developed an increasing number of resources to help children with autism and their families. But once those children become adults, the resources become scarce.

February 13, 2019  

BIG PUSH TO MAKE MEDICAID IN NEW JERSEY MORE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT

Experts largely agree on steps New Jersey should take to create a more effective and efficient Medicaid system and reform plans have already been drafted for some changes, like reforming how doctors are paid for their care and improving services for those with complex needs.

December 17, 2018  

How to Help Children Manage Fears

Teaching your child how to manage his fears without parental intervention will help him build the confidence and independence he’ll need to feel more in control, and less afraid, both now and as he grows up.

December 17, 2018  

Sesame Street Muppet Lily Becomes First to Face Homelessness

Sesame Street introduced a new storyline for Muppet Lily, who first joined the show nearly a decade ago. According to Sherrie Westin, president of global impact and philanthropy for Sesame Workshop, Lily is their first character to face homelessness.

December 17, 2018  

New Rules Could Open More Homes to Foster Kids

Amid an opioid crisis that has increased the need for foster care, states are struggling to find enough foster families to take in kids. A shortage of affordable housing in many places is making the problem even worse.

December 11, 2018  

State Agency Creates Office of Family Voice

TRENTON – The Department of Children and Families (DCF) today announced the creation of an Office of Family Voice, the first of its kind among public child welfare agencies nationwide.

December 10, 2018  

NJ bills put spotlight on food insecurity, food waste

TRENTON — New Jersey legislators prioritized food assistance programs and initiatives last week when they passed or approved of several bills in committee meetings that would help feed people and reduce waste.

December 3, 2018  

CSOC Provider Advisory: PerformCare Texting Campaigns

PerformCare is excited to be launching several automated mobile phone texting campaigns for youth and families in the Children’s System of Care, designed to provide better engagement and satisfaction with CSOC-involved families.

December 3, 2018  

Recognizing Suicide's Warning Signs Could Save Lives

PORTLAND — For Portland resident Stephen Canova, thoughts of suicide came unexpectedly one December night. Then 20, a sophomore in college, unhappy and disconnected from his tightknit home community, he tried to kill himself.

November 12, 2018  

Kids and anxiety: What's normal and when to seek help

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.

October 1, 2018  

What Parents Can Teach Kids During the School Year

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. 

October 1, 2018  

Toms River Teen Using Art To Help Heal Mental Health & Addiction

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.

September 25, 2018

NJ Human Services In the Comminity Newsletter

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.

September 10, 2018  

To Raise Confident, Independent Kids, Some Parents Are Trying To 'Let Grow'

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.