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April 16, 2018  

Parents Struggle to Discuss Sex with LGBTQ Teens

It’s hard enough for parents to have “the talk” about sexual health with their kids, but parents of LGBTQ children feel especially uncomfortable and unequipped when they try to educate them about sex and dating, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.

April 16, 2018  

When Kids' Autistic Brains Can't Calm Down

One third of children who have autism spectrum disorder also have epilepsy. It’s related to a major autism risk gene, which is mutated in patients with autism. But scientists didn’t now why the mutation, catnap2, caused seizures.

April 16, 2018  

Ocean County non-profit aims to feed vets, more at charity beach party

“Our mission is to prepare and deliver hot meals and more during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and a Summer BBQ to give a little hope to our local veterans and those in need,” Baker said in a statement. “A little hope that there is a reason to believe. We come back four times a year so they know they are not forgotten.”

April 16, 2018  

The AARP Community Challenge

The AARP Community Challenge funds projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for all residents. - Applications are now being accepted for small grants to improve housing, transportation, public space and other community elements that support great places for all people of all ages. 

April 9, 2018  

Monmouth County Job Fair April 13

The job fair, held at Brookdale Community College, is seeking employers. There will be about 1,000 job seekers there.

April 9, 2018  

Kids Can Vape Drugs, Schools Have To Change Policies

OCEAN COUNTY –  Despite advertising, e-cigarettes often contain more than just flavored water. With the increasing popularity of vapes among the younger generation, schools have begun to adopt no-vaping policies that align with no-smoking policies on campus. 

April 3, 2018

10 Reasons to Quit Smoking

How Do I Get Started?

With help! CentraState offers a 7-week, evidence based smoking cessation program for anyone who is ready to quit. The program provides the support and professional guidance you need to quit for good.

March 29, 2018

Scholarships for High School Students

The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey is now accepting applications for our annual scholarship program for New Jersey high school seniors who have epilepsy.

March 6, 2018  

Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs Youth Fishing Challenge 

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - The Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program's Youth Fishing Challenge is a statewide event to promote fishing among youths and their families. In 2018 it will be held on the first of the state's two Free Fishing Days, Saturday, June 9, when no license is required to fish regardless of age.

March 6, 2018  

Little Egg Harbor Joins The Fight Against Addiction

LITTLE EGG HARBOR – Little Egg Harbor Township Police Department recently became the seventh department in Ocean County to join in on the Blue HART program for addiction recovery assistance, Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato announced.

March 6, 2018  

Basketball Clinic Teaches Life Skills

OCEAN COUNTY – Seventy-five area children recently completed a six-week “Motivate, Overcome, Visualize, Empower” (M.O.V.E.) community basketball clinic at Abundant Grace Church, Toms River. The church provided the venue; the county prosecutor’s office juvenile unit and PBA 171 sponsored the event.

March 6, 2018  

Growing opioid epidemic forcing more children into foster care

The opioid epidemic has become so severe it's considered a national public health emergency. Addiction to prescription painkillers, such as oxycodone and morphine, has contributed to a dramatic rise in overdose deaths and health care costs. What many don't realize, it's also associated with an alarming number of children placed into foster care.

March 6, 2018

Inclement Weather Update

Due to the impending weather predictions which forecast snow or coastal flooding in some areas, those in need of overnight solace from any hazardous conditions may seek assistance at the following:

Lakewood Community Center - 20 4th Street, Lakewood 

Tuesday 03/06/18 & Wednesday 03/07/18 - 7:00pm until 8:00am

February 20, 2018  

Breaking The Silence On Sexual Violence In The Local Community

STAFFORD – Local students and community members got some unique insight and educational tips during a seminar on the importance of recognizing and dealing with sexual violence, held recently at the Bay Avenue Community Center in Manahawkin.

February 13, 2018  

Academy Of Law And Public Safety Info Sessions

OCEAN COUNTY – The Ocean County Vocational Technical School (OCVTS) will be hosting an information session for the Academy of Law and Public Safety (ALPS) for the 2018-2019 school year! Come out to discover what this full-time educational program has to offer.

January 29, 2018  

10 Real Life Tips For Successful Co-Parenting

The only reason I feel like I can actually give tips for successful coparenting is because I practice them myself! My two daughters´ father and I separated seven years ago as a couple. But we did not stop being parents to our kids just because we couldn´t make our marriage work (and believe me, we tried to make it work!).

January 23, 2018  

NJCounts Our Homeless Neighbors!

NJCounts 2017 found 8,532 homeless men, women and children, across the state of New Jersey.  This number decreased by 409 persons (4.6%) from 2015.   NJCounts 2017 counted individuals who were homeless on the night of January 25, 2017. NJCounts 2018 will on January 24, 2018.