The Brick Township Police Department will offer a seven-day youth camp for children ages 11 to 13 from July 26 through Aug. 3.
If you are 60 or older or have disabilities and need transportation, you can call Ocean Ride to book a trip to your vaccine appointment.
A draft bill unveiled this month known as the HCBS Access Act would require Medicaid to provide home- and community-based services to everyone who is eligible and establish a minimum set of services that states must offer.
If you want to be a better friend to people with disabilities, start by listening to what they have to say.
How to help girls build confidence based on what they can do, not what they look like
Despite the unprecedented challenges of the previous year, the Governor proposed a $44.8 billion budget that would help the State build back from the pandemic and enhance funding for essential services for the autism and intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) community.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Friday that requires NJ police to tell parents when their kids have marijuana.
A year after the coronavirus pandemic began, the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that a historic drop in the size of the youth detention population at the beginning of 2020 did nothing to reduce the already huge racial and ethnic disparities in who gets detained.
How to start the important conversation and keep it going.
TEAM parenting, for its four main elements: togetherness, encouragement, autonomy and minimal interference. In combination, these elements minimize conflict and foster cooperation.
Lawmakers Propose Change to Marijuana Law to Require Parent Notification When Kids Caught with Weed or Booze
TRENTON, NJ — A group of Republican lawmakers, including the 30th District’s Sen. Robert Singer, and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward “Ned” Thomson, has introduced a bill that would require parents be notified when their underage children are found in possession of marijuana and alcohol on a first offense.
That's a welcome goal for the many parents who worry about their children falling behind while learning virtually during the coronavirus pandemic. But some are realizing that their children do better in online school. By most accounts, it's the case for students who focus better when they are not around classmates.
The COVID-19 pandemic has left many American families without child care and in-person schooling. Those new household burdens have largely landed on the shoulders of women, says Journalist Claire Cain Miller.
The study is the first to focus on adolescents who are undergoing transition in the United States.
15 Percent SNAP Boost Will Come Along with Maximum March SNAP Benefit Payments
An open letter about what the ER can (and can't) do for your child in a psychiatric emergency
February 17, 2021 - Extensions Include Programs that Help Families During Remote Schooling & Support Child Care Sector
These simple strategies will help you stay calm and organized.
Pediatricians are in the perfect place to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences from playing out for years in the lives of children and adults
Keeping the parent-child relationship strong during a tricky age
Join Smithsonian’s NMAAHC for book talks, kid programs, artist meetups and a STEM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
15 Percent SNAP Boost Will Come Along with Maximum March SNAP Benefit Payments
With help from queer therapists and experts from The Trevor Project, here's how to endure isolation with those who might not accept your identity.
Many of our friends and neighbors continue to suffer from food shortages during this pandemic. We will collect food between January 18 and March 1, 2021.
Layoffs, enrollment declines and students’ financial difficulties are among challenges, school leaders tell state Senate committee
According to a report from Feeding America, 1 in 4 households with children experienced food insecurity in 2020. "These are just levels that we've never seen before," says Diane Schanzenbach, an economist at Northwestern University.
A Call for Entries: 2021 New Jersey Teen Media Contest Celebrates Family & Loved Ones During Challenging Times
Deadline for Entries is March 31
There is currently an eviction moratorium until April 18, 2021. That means that you cannot be evicted (locked out of your home) until after April 18, 2021, except in rare circumstances. This date may be shortened or extended by the Governor.
Extensions Include Programs that Help Families During Remote Schooling & Support Child Care Sector
New 15 Percent SNAP Boost Will Come Along with Maximum January SNAP Benefit Payments
Even before COVID-19 stripped people of their jobs, shuttered businesses and claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives, some 13.7 million U.S. families—10.5% of households—experienced food insecurity at some point in 2019.
New guidelines say to involve parents, issue warnings and look to dismiss charges if possible
High school students can now earn college credits and save money on their eventual tuition while they're still in high school.
These tips will help you stay calm and resilient as feelings of anxiety continue to rise.
Empowering them with information and strategies to protect themselves
Announcement: Ocean Partnership for Children 2021 Community Resource Development Funds Request for Proposals
As part of our contract with the New Jersey Children’s System of Care, Ocean Partnership for Children (OPC) has access to $25,00 designated for one time use by community organizations to promote and develop new, additional, and/or unique resources addressing an unmet or under-served need in Ocean County.
GSE will distribute Lyft ride credits to help homeless LGBTQ youth seeking shelter
The public is urged to be vigilant as a difficult winter approaches.
New Jersey lawmakers are interested in introducing a unique marking or code on the driver's licenses of individuals living with autism or another communication disability.
As much as parents want to wish it away, peer pressure is a reality that will continue to influence children.
Leadership articles and even the World Economic Forum states “critical thinking” as an essential skill needed now and in the future.
They have to do active shooter drills, they are directly confronted with climate change, and they are truly on the front lines of Covid, with school closures. Politics are not abstract for them.
Human Services & Children and Families Unveil $25 Million Plan to Support Continued Access to Critical Home and Community-Based Services During the Pandemic
Initiative Will Reimburse Home Health, Developmental Disability, Child Welfare and Homeless Service Providers for COVID-19-Related Expenses
The Federal Communications Commission had already picked 988 as the number for this hotline and aims to have it up and running by July 2022.
Toms River Police accepting applications for youth Cadet program Read More: Toms River Police accepting applications for youth Cadet program
The Toms River Police Public Safety Cadet Unit #137 is currently accepting applications for their program seeking youth ages 14-20 years old.
Utility Shutoff Moratorium Extended Through March 15, 2021
More sleep and family time—and less social media—may have made the difference.
The closure of school buildings in response to the coronavirus has been disruptive and inconvenient for many families, but for those living in homeless shelters or hotel rooms — including roughly 1.5 million school-aged children — the shuttering of classrooms and cafeterias has been disastrous.
NJ Human Services Unveils New Program to Help Residents Pay Housing Costs Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
New COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program Can Help Pay Housing Costs for New Jersey Residents Unable to Make Payments Due to COVID-19; Households Can Get Help to Pay Overdue and Upcoming Rent or Mortgage
Strategies for teachers during remote or hybrid learning