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Discuss Strategies for Coping with Childhood Trauma

  Project Self-Sufficiency will continue the workshop and discussion series, “Connections Matter”, designed to facilitate the conversation about issues surrounding Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs ), with an in-person session on Tuesday, April 5th at 5:00 p.m.     P articipants are invited to explore the Connections Matter curriculum, a program funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families and led by Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey designed to engage providers, parents, and community members in building caring connections to improve resiliency.   Discussion will focus on understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma and demonstrate how caring connections serve as a primary buffer in the negative effects of trauma.   The training is appropriate for parents and providers raising and teaching school aged children.   Pizza will be provided.   During the workshop series, trauma experts and guest speakers address the impact of adverse child

Virtual Elder Law Seminar in April

  Project Self-Sufficiency will host a virtual Elder Law seminar on Thursday, April 7th, 6:00 p.m.   Legal issues faced by senior citizens will be discussed, including general estate planning, development of a will, advance directions for healthcare, dealing with Medicare and Medicaid, caring for aging parents, and other issues.   The free Elder Law Seminar is open to the public and will take place on Zoom; interested participants are invited to call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 for log-in details.   The agency’s legal seminar series is a program of the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency and is funded by the New Jersey Department of Children & Families .

Parenting Classes Start in April

  Therapist and author Diane Lang will facilitate Project Self-Sufficiency parenting workshops for parents with children of all ages beginning in April.   Participants will learn about the different stages of physical and emotional development during infancy, childhood and adolescence, as well as techniques for positive discipline and improved communication.   The course will be offered on Zoom, Tuesdays, April 12 th – May 24 th , 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.   C lasses are co-sponsored by the Sussex County Family Success Center and Project Sussex Kids, the Sussex County Council for Young Children.   The sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is required.    Interested participants are invited to call 973-940-3500 for log-in details.   The parenting classes offered by Project Self-Sufficiency follow the Nurturing Parent curriculum which teaches age-specific parenting skills and includes components designed for parents as well as children.   The workshops encourage pare