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namijmp : July 29, 2019 9:36 pm : Blog

In Celebration of Mental Health Awareness

HELP RAISE AWARENESS!  HELP FIGHT STIGMA!

HELP RAISE FUNDS IN SUPPORT OF NAMI GREATER BERGEN!

Support Our Team

WHEN:  Saturday, September 28, 2019

Walk starts: 11 AM   *   Check in: 10 AM

WHERE:  The Boardwalk at Seaside Park, Ocean County, NJ

Support us by joining Sarah’s team to walk or sponsoring, Our Intrepid Team Captain!

Help us make a difference in the lives of the 1 in 5 Americans who are affected by mental illness.

 

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Employment Opportunity – Peer to Peer Family Support Partners

namijmp : July 1, 2019 9:53 pm : Blog

Family Support Organization of Bergen County, an NJ nonprofit organization, is seeking part-time Peer to Peer Family Support Partners to work in Bergen County to provide support, education and advocacy for families who are raising children with emotional/ behavioral; developmental/intellectual or substance abuse challenges.

APPLICANT MUST BE A PARENT OR CAREGIVER of a child with complex needs. Applicants must have personally raised or are raising child/children with similar needs of the families we serve. Applicants should be familiar and have advocated (on behalf of their child/grandchild/sibling etc.,) with various system providers such as: schools; juvenile justice; mental health; child welfare, etc.

Peer to Peer Family Partners will be required to:

  • Learn, understand and educate families on the values and principles of the NJ Children’s System of Care and the Wraparound Model.
  • Build supportive relationships with parents/caregivers.
  • Coach families on techniques of self-advocacy.
  • Provide direct advocacy by participating in Child Family Teams, (CFT) Individual Educational Planning (IEP), court hearings, and other meetings as required.
  • Act as a referral resource to parents and caregivers.
  • Successfully complete all trainings required for the position.
  • Maintain written and electronic records as required.

*Bilinguals welcomed

Flexible schedule including evening/night work required. Other requirements include; valid driver’s license, clean driving record, reliable transportation, and solid computer skills. Full background check will be conducted by Family Support Organization of Bergen County.

 

Send resume/cover letter to: ro@fsobergen.org or fax to 201-796-1151.

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Family Education Workshops presented by IFSS

namijmp : May 24, 2019 11:02 am : Blog

Presented by Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare’s Intensive Family Support Services

These workshops are for families who have an adult relative with a mental illness.

 

7 pm to 9 pm

BERGEN NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER: Behavioral Health Building, Room E218

230 East Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

 

If interested in attending, please contact Intensive Family Support Services: (201) 646-0333

 

WEEK 1: May 28, 2019

A REVIEW OF MENTAL ILLNESS

Presented by Tara Glaser, LCSW, Asst. Program Coordinator of ALSP at CBHCare

*Discussion of Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and other mental illnesses

 

WEEK 2:  June 4, 2019

PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATIONS

Presented by Marija Markovic, Pharm.D., BCPP, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Psychiatry

Hackensack University Medical Center

Learn Important facts about medications that treat mental illness

 

WEEK 3: June 11, 2019

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR LOVED ONES

Presented by Antonio Rivera, LCSW, LCADC

Learn how to improve communication with someone who has a mental health condition

 

WEEK 4: June 18, 2019

CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS:  MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Presented by Regina McKenna, LCSW, LCADC, Substance Abuse Clinician

Discussion of widely used substances and treatment options

 

WEEK 5: June 25, 2019

FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER OF BERGEN COUTNY

Presented by Matthew Grey, MSW, Coordinator

Discussion of the Family Support Center which provides families with tools, skills, and resources to effectively guide their loved one to recovery from addiction.

 

WEEK 6: JULY 2, 2019

ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT SERVICES

Presented by Kathy Camisa, LAC, Program Manager

Learn about this Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (IOC) program for certain individuals with mental illness in Bergen County.  The program is based on a nationwide law that offers intensive care and case management on an outpatient basis.

 

WEEK 7: July 9, 2019

SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS

Presented by Justine Galasso, MA, Program Coordinator, Geriatric Partial Care Program at Valley Brook

Learn about a specialized day program and an outreach program for older adults who are experiencing mental health conditions and difficulties related to aging

 

WEEK 8:  July 16, 2019

IN OUR OWN VOICE PRESENTATION

Speakers from NAMI’s In Our Own Voice Program will share personal stories to illustrate the individual realities of living with mental illness and recovery from mental illness.

 

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