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Fun Activities for Families in Newton

  Parents who are looking for affordable ways to entertain the kids this summer are invited to check out the free Family Fun Nights hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency on Tuesday evenings, August 1 st – 29 th , 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., 127 Mill Street, Newton.    The whole family is welcome to enjoy fun activities, classic family films, games, and crafts.   Pizza will be provided for all participants.   Advance registration is encouraged by calling Project Self-Sufficiency, 973-940-3500. Family Fun Nights are a program of the Journey Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency.   “Summer brings with it the opportunity to unwind and enjoy special times with our families,” explains Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon. “These weekly Family Fun Nights offer parents and children a place to relax and have a good time together in a safe and supportive environment.”

Parenting Skills Classes Available in Newton

  Parents, caregivers and educators are invited to attend an 8-week parenting skills course at Project Self-Sufficiency, Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m., beginning August 2 nd .   The workshops are part of the Smart Parents, Strong Communities public health initiative launched recently by Project Self-Sufficiency .   Classes will help participants identify their parenting goals, address behavioral problems, and promote healthy child development. The Smart Parents, Strong Communities features the Triple P Positive Parenting Program , a comprehensive education initiative targeted to parents, healthcare professionals, educators, and caregivers of children up the age of five.     Interested participants are invited to call Project Self-Sufficiency, 973-940-3500, to register.   In addition to parenting skills seminars, the program incorporates one-on-one consultations, group meetings, and online support.   The curriculum is used in more than 35 countries and has been shown to work across cu

Pregnant Women and New Parents Can Get Help at Project Self-Sufficiency

  Parents of infants and toddlers, or those who are pregnant with their first child, are invited to receive advice and support from a certified nurse or family support worker through Project Self-Sufficiency .   The agency offers a range of family support programs to income-eligible families in Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon counties.   The programs are free, voluntary, and confidential.   Those who register and complete their first consultation can receive a $50 Shop Rite gift card. To find out more about the family support programs offered at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or visit .   Participants in the agency’s family support programs receive free parenting tips, baby items, information about childhood health, childhood development assessments, and other topics from certified nurses or family support workers.   The programs combine one-on-one discussions with educational outings for mothers and children to help parents boost literac