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
January 26, 2021
(TRENTON) – New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will continue to receive enhanced food assistance benefits in February to help address needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
Across the United States, the disparities between poor and affluent districts are growing as school boards face increased costs from the pandemic - including technology for remote learning and safety measures such as cleaning - at a time of declining tax revenues.
Families with children in remote schooling can be eligible for up to $1,900 in full-time child care assistance during this period. Part-time assistance is also available.
Eligible Families Needing Child Care Assistance as Schools Open Remotely Can Apply Now at ChildCareNJ.Gov
Estrategias para profesores durante el aprendizaje remoto o híbrido
Strategies for teachers during remote or hybrid learning
Latest updates from around Ocean County and the state.