The CDC states that ASD can sometimes be detected at 18 months or younger, and by age 2, a diagnosis can be considered very reliable.
How to be a private public person as you’re figuring out how to be an adult.
Multiyear initiative seeks to cut opioid prescriptions to under 12%, collect statewide data to reveal trends and trouble spots
TOMS RIVER – Memories of those who died as the victim of domestic violence – and greater awareness to the resources available to those facing that trauma – were part of the Silent Witness Project ceremony held recently at the Ocean County Mall.
BRICK – There have been three homicides in the township this year that were committed by people who were closest to the victims.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is introducing a new program that aims to clearly define how officers interact with those on the autism spectrum.
Here's what to do when the eye-rolls and outbursts start (because there are going to be eye-rolls and outbursts).
Here are six takeaways that all parents, caregivers and teachers can add to their anxiety toolkits, including information on how anxiety works, how parents can spot it and how to know when it's time to get professional help.
A powerful skill for building resilience
My Life My Quit serves Colorado, and is available in 11 other states, as well — Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming.
It’s no secret that Snapchat continues to shape the way young people communicate with one another, but it also has another impact — it also shapes the way they bully each other.
A new report from the U.K. says that more than 1 in 5 teens there spend five hours or more per day on social media. And the heavier users of social media get to bed later and get poorer quality sleep.
Boys face their own set of gender-based challenges. Here are some ways to help
A growing number of young adults are dealing with a substance use disorder in some cases, multiple substance use disorders and not seeking help.
How to recognize what's called 'school refusal' and how to get kids back in class
Riv’s Tom’s River Hub won’t just be another restaurant for the Rivoli family. The Ocean County restaurant will also feature a sensory room for children with autism.
Potential problems include attention disorders like ADHD, impulse control issues and susceptibility to substance abuse.
How parents can arm daughters to protect both their safety and their boundaries
While still taking care of yourself
Why empathy and self-awareness play a major role
Families with Autism Spectrum Disorder used to have few options for entertainment. Now, there are many venues and organizations that offer autism-friendly programming thanks to the world being more attuned to the social needs of people with ASD.
A colorblind approach allows us to deny uncomfortable cultural differences.
"As Halloween approaches, I again ask that our children, parents, and drivers pay special attention to safety so everyone can enjoy a safe and spooky holiday,” Vicari said
The children's show has previously addressed tough topics like homelessness and children with parents in jail.
Now if parents want to know if their teens are vaping nicotine or cannabis, their best bet is a good old fashioned conversation.
50 Golden Acts of Good: St. Francis Community Center Read More: 50 Golden Acts of Good: St. Francis Community Center
For 46 years St. Francis Community Center has been providing a wide range of services and programs aimed at meeting the needs of Ocean County residents.
Local Leaders & Partners Celebrate Y's Commitment to Strengthening Community
While New Jersey has not seen any deaths, nine individuals have been admitted to New Jersey hospitals, and close to two dozen more cases being investigated, as a result of vaping.
Sketchy THC vape products. Sneaky teens. How patchwork regulations on e-cigarettes led to health crisis
D'Ambrosio is one of at least 530 people — most of them young men — the CDC says are confirmed and probable cases of vaping-related lung illness. Eight people have died in six states with the first confirmed death in April.
TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders have thrown their support behind a bill that would provide $1.8 billion for autism.
BIllhimer has invited the public to meet at Toms River High School North for a seminar entitled “Don’t Get Vaped In,” presented by RWJ Barnabas Health. The presentation is scheduled for September 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm. Toms River North is located at 1245 Old Freehold Road in Toms River.
WOBM's Stuff a Bus was a huge success this year and we have a ton of extra school supplies. They are FREE and you can pick them up at our studio.
This year's ALL Recovery Color Fest will feature two new activities.
Family Support Organization Newsletter
So here are eight things all parents can do (or stop doing) to help their kids manage their time better, get organized and live without mom and dad doing everything.
If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.
A statewide health alert was issued: One NJ user reportedly talked about vomiting blood. Others said they've become perpetually sick.
If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health, most likely you’ve also dealt with sleep issues. An estimated 50 to 80 percent of patients in a typical psychiatrist’s office wrestle with sleep, versus just 10 to 18 percent of the general population. Like nutrition and exercise, sleep is one of the pillars of well-being.
The following ‘SUMMARY REPORT of the COMMISSIONER’S LISTENING TOUR SESSIONS with DCF-INVOLVED FAMILIES’ is a candid and comprehensive compilation of feedback received during the Listening Tour and input collected through a designated DCF email account.
Study of 400 teens finds little evidence linking excessive smartphone use and mental health outcomes. “It may be time for adults to stop arguing over whether smartphones and social media are good or bad for teens’ mental health and start figuring out ways to best support them in both their offline and online lives,” Odgers said.
The Toms River Youth Services program is first-come, first-served.
Ocean County's Mental Health Association announced a state-funded program to help people and families affected by opioid addiction.
That's no surprise, say scientists who study mass shootings. Research shows that these incidents usually occur in clusters and tend to be contagious. Intensive media coverage seems to drive the contagion, the researchers say.
A program called NJ Connect for Recovery uses Dr. Robert Meyers’ approach to intervention through empathy, compassion, love and understanding. It’s called CRAFT: Community Reinforcement and Family Training.
Crincoli is participating in the Maternal Child Concierge Program, which sends health-related text messages and videos to pregnant women and moms who are dealing with behavioral health issues, including opioid use disorder.
New Jersey is latest state to adopt ‘Erin’s Law,’ calling for age-appropriate education on the topic from preschool to 12th grade
Funding for Housing and Services Critical to Ending Homelessness in NJ July 30, 2019
A child welfare agency would file paperwork with HUD for what’s called a Family Unification Voucher in the months before a youth aged out.
According to the recent CDC study published in Pediatrics, youth who feel connected at school and home are less likely to experience certain negative health outcomes in adulthood.
State Benefits Recipients Get Free or Discounted Admission at more than 85 New Jersey Arts and History Organizations
Residents who receive food assistance through SNAP, cash assistance through the WorkFirst NJ program or child care assistance through NJ Child Care Subsidy program or WIC are eligible for free or steeply discounted admission at museums, theatres, historic sites, workshops, festivals, and more.