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Showing posts from February, 2024

Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences at Virtual Workshops

  Project Self-Sufficiency will offer three workshops during March regarding adverse childhood experiences with the goal of educating the public, supporting trauma survivors, and offering tips for prevention and healing within the community.   The workshop and discussion series, “Connections Matter”, which facilitates the conversation about issues surrounding childhood trauma, will be offered virtually over Zoom in English, Tuesday, March 19 th , 2:00 p.m., and in Spanish, Wednesday, March 20 th , 2:00 p.m.   A virtual “Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities” presentation on Thursday, March 21 st , 2:00 p.m., will address the neurological and biological effects of adversity on development and its corresponding impact on the health of the overall population.   Tips for protection, prevention, and promoting resilience within the community will also be discussed.   All workshops are free and open to the public; interested participants are invited to call 973-940-3500 to

Parents as Teachers Awards Grant to Project Self-Sufficiency

  Parents as Teachers , one of the nation's premier home-visiting program, announced the recipients of their 2024 Challenge Grants, marking the beginning of their 40th anniversary with their "Investing in the Power of Families" initiative. Project Self-Sufficiency was one of only two organizations from the state of New Jersey to be selected to receive a grant from Parents as Teachers, and one of twenty nationwide to receive a grant of $50,000. The agency will allocate the funds towards the purchase vehicles for agency home visitors to use when they visit mothers of young children in Sussex and Hunterdon Counties.   This three-pronged initiative by Parents as Teachers aims to restore post pandemic family enrollments in affiliates’ home visiting services, enhance mental and physical health support services, and foster systemic positive changes through engaged parent leaders.   “Transportation to and from our participants’ homes is crucial to the success of our ho

Family Fun Nights Focus on March Holidays

  Parents who are looking for affordable ways to entertain the kids are invited to check out the free Family Fun Nights hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency on Thursday evenings in March, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., 127 Mill Street, Newton.   Families are invited to enjoy games, activities, and crafts with a focus on March holidays, including St. Patrick’s Day, March 7 th , 14 th and 28th.   A special event to highlight the coming of spring will be held on March 21st.   Dinner 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.   “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,” explains Project Self-Sufficiency Executive Director Deborah Berry-Toon. “The focus on spring holidays invites children to express themselves creativ