Once a Code Blue Alert from the County Office of Emergency Management is released, information regarding the availability of weather related services, provided by non-profit and volunteer organizations, will be offered on the Ocean County Department of Human Services website, through email and via social media.
NJ COUNTS WILL BE CONDUCTING A STATE-WIDE POINT-IN-TIME COUNT OF ALL SHELTERED AND UNSHELTERED HOMELESS FAMILIES, YOUTH, VETERANS, AND INDIVIDUALS IN ORDER TO GUIDE EFFORTS TO END HOMELESSNESS ACROSS THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY ON JANUARY 26, 2022.
Finding proactive ways to deal with worried feelings
If you’re a conscientious parent who wants to foster safe online habits for your kids, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll give you the tips and tricks you need to know so your child is safe on the internet.
School's a little different this year, so art teachers are using their classes to help kids cope.
NJ Human Services Announces Expanded Opioid Addiction Treatment Hours Coming for Ocean & Union Counties
Expanded Hours Bolster Efforts to Remove Barriers to Treatment for Those with Opioid Use Disorder; Ocean & Union to join Atlantic, Gloucester, Hudson & Mercer Counties with Expanded Treatment Hours
October 29, 2021 - TOMS RIVER, N.J – Ocean Partnership for Children held its second annual candlelight vigil in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month.
More than 70 in every 1,000 Toms River children — 7.3 percent, more than triple the national average — are on the spectrum, the study said.
NJ Human Services Will Launch Application for Excluded New Jerseyans Fund - Fund to Assist Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 but Not Eligible for Other Pandemic-Related Help
Program Applications to Be Processed in the Order Received and Until Funds Are Exhausted
Residents across New Jersey have been displaced by Tropical Storm Ida, overwhelming some shelters and organizations
Children’s Specialized Hospital, a leading provider of services to individuals with developmental disabilities, will offer an overview of its resources during a virtual program presented by the Ocean County Library at 7 pm Wednesday, October 13.
Keeping the parent-child relationship strong during a tricky age
In an effort to close the achievement gap in NJ, Murphy has announced a plan to establish free pre-K programs over the next few years.
TikTok announced Tuesday a slew of features intended to help users struggling with mental health issues and thoughts of suicide.
(TRENTON) – Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced that the Department has launched a pilot program offering wireless devices to eligible deaf and hard of hearing New Jersey residents.
On June 29th, Governor Murphy signed the 2022 State Budget into law. The $46.4 billion budget is the largest in New Jersey history and includes several appropriations that will greatly benefit the autism and I/DD community in the coming year.
Thankfully, coverage for medically necessary Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment for children with autism enrolled in Medicaid/NJ FamilyCare became a possibility in April 2020.
NJ Human Services Announces Partnership with Community Health Law Project to Increase Access to Legal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals with Lower Incomes
Through the partnership, eligible deaf and hard of hearing individuals can receive legal assistance and supports with matters related to their public assistance, health insurance, social security benefits, landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosure defense, family law issues, consumer protection and debt collection and more.
NJ Human Services Announces Increased Hearing Aid Assistance & Enhanced Deaf and Hard of Hearing Equipment Distribution
New State Budget Boosts Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing New Jerseyans
Apply now to the new Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program (STAR LRP) through July 22, 7:30 p.m. ET.
The measure is meant to address learning loss caused by the pandemic and prolonged virtual instruction
Without saying so, NJ expands Medicaid to undocumented children
The curriculum was put on the back burner when the pandemic hit
What parents can say to kids who are struggling socially and how they can help
With community partners, RWJBarnabas Health is currently offering COVID-19 vaccines at our hospitals, the Middlesex County Mega-Site (NJ Convention and Expo Center) and other affiliated sites.
How to build self worth in children and help them feel they can handle what comes their way
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 study is the first to focus on adolescents who are undergoing transition in the United States.
An open letter about what the ER can (and can't) do for your child in a psychiatric emergency
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
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.
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.
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.
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.