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Learn How to Prevent Child Sexual Assault

  Teens and adults are invited to learn about the prevention of child sexual assault at free online training sessions offered on the third Tuesday of each month; the next session will be held August 17 th , 3:00 p.m.   The workshop is offered via Zoom by the Enough Abuse Campaign , a cooperative effort of Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey , Project Self-Sufficiency and the Sussex Warren Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse.   The community-wide education initiative aims to mobilize adults and communities to prevent child sexual assault by increasing awareness of safe practices for potential victims.   Educators are particularly interested in training middle and high school youth, their parents, teachers, administrators, coaches, and other youth-serving professionals on how to recognize and prevent child sexual abuse.   Participation is free and open to anyone interested in stemming the tide of child sexual assault; call Project Self-Sufficiency, 973-940-3500, for log-in details.

New Initiative Aims to Raise Awareness of Childhood Trauma Impact

  Project Self-Sufficiency has launched PACEs, a new initiative dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of childhood trauma with the goal of preventing adverse childhood experiences.   The agency is inviting professionals, educators, parents, healthcare providers and caregivers to attend a kick-off luncheon event, Thursday, July 29 th , at noon, featuring New Jersey Office of Resilience Executive Director David Ellis and child and family therapist Kris Imbrie.   The presentation will be offered in-person at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Newton campus and will also be available on Zoom for those who are more comfortable attending remotely.   Adverse childhood experiences are widely recognized as falling into three distinct categories, abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction.   Examples of negative behavior said to result from ACEs include smoking, alcoholism, drug use, absenteeism, and lack of physical activity.   These behaviors can cause a cascade of physical and mental heal

New School Supplies Needed

  Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking donations of new school supplies for distribution to hundreds of children during the month of August.   New backpacks, crayons, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, scissors, pens, spiral notebooks, and loose-leaf paper would be deeply appreciated.   Monetary donations to be used towards the purchase of supplies will also be gratefully received at .   Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.   For information about donating school supplies, or to inquire about any of the programs and services available at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500, or visit .