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Showing posts from June, 2022

Program Supports Trauma Survivors, Promotes Prevention

  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 a session in English, Wednesday, July 13 th , 2:00 p.m., and a session in Spanish, Thursday, July 21st, 2:00 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 can 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.   The programs are free and open to the public; interested participan

Virtual Covid Information Session Offered

  Dr. Thomas Bader will present the latest information about the coronavirus and discuss variants, vaccines, and the impact of the virus on pregnancy in a virtual, interactive workshop hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency on Tuesday, June 21st, 6:00 p.m.   Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.   The free presentation is part of a regular series offered through Zoom which is open to the public; interested attendees should call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 for log-in details.     Although reported cases of Covid-19 have declined somewhat recently, Sussex County is currently included in the Yellow or Medium Community Risk level category while Warren County is listed in the Orange or High Community Risk level, as detailed on .   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , women who are pregnant or were recently pregnant are more likely to need hospitalization, intensive care, or have ot

Free Office Skills Training Program for Women Starts in July

    Project Self-Sufficiency will offer a free, 8-week training program for women, including lessons in computer skills, job search methods, and interview techniques, along with on-the-job training at a community work site on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., from July 12 th – September 1 st .   All classes will take place at the agency’s campus which is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.   Work sites will be located throughout the county and hours will be dependent upon the employer’s needs.   The comprehensive Summer Office Skills program prepares participants to seek entry-level office administrative positions.   In addition to 40 hours of computer skills training, participants will receive 20 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of work experience at a community employment site, which will further prepare participants for success in the job market.   The time in the classroom is devoted to careering instruction, life skills training and interviewing s