For more than 60 years, Mental Health Awareness Month is observed throughout May in the United States. It raises awareness about mental illnesses, such as: depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. It also draws attention to suicide, which may be precipitated by some mental illness. It educates communities about disorders and reducing the stigma that surrounds it.
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West Bergen has many other programs to meet the needs of those who feel they need mental health treatment.We are here to help!
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The Grand Slam Committee
West Bergen is Pleased to Announce the
2nd Annual Grand Slam for West Bergen's Kids!!
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
This year's event will benefit youngsters on the autistic spectrum.
Since spots are limited, we are offering Early Registration
for all Tennis Players.
A Flight players will play at
Upper Ridgewood Tennis Club ~ 915 Glenview Road, Ridgewood
B Flight players will play at
Indian Trail Club ~830 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes
Scrambles Format for both flights
Lunch will follow at Indian Trail Club Event Highlights:
Lunch including champagne toast, wine and hors d'oeuvres
Fashion show hosted by Yansi Fugel of Ridgewood
Special performance by Talina Toscano, a talented 14 year old
representing the autistic community
Cost: $100 per player
Lunch only: $75 per person
In the wake of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, we offer our deepest sympathy to those who have experienced such loss and trauma. We applaud those who gave assistance, comfort and hope to those most in need at the event and in its aftermath.
We would also like to offer some excellent resources materials, courtesy of the Traumatic Loss Coalition, for our readers and their family and friends. This information will be especially helpful to families, school staff and anyone helping children cope with their feelings and questions about this event and other traumas. As one of the trusted adults in children’s lives, you are one of their most influential “helpers.” Please contact us if West Bergen can be of assistance.
Helping Your Children Focus on the Good People in the World
When your children show signs of fear, grief and illness after being exposed to watching or hearing media reports of terroristic violence, there are many ways parents, caregivers and teachers can allay their fears. Mr. Rogers said it beautifully in the following………
This monthly support group is scheduled to run on Monday evenings.
The support group will have a two-part focus. The first aspect of group will explore the challenges of parenting individuals with Asperger’s and related disorders. The second aspect of each group will allow participants to share and process their own experiences within their families.
Cofacilitators: Jeanne Marron, Ph.D., Clinical Director of ARS
Janine Standish, LPC, Clinical Supervisor of ARS
We strongly encourage both parents to attend this workshop together. The cost for this workshop will be $20 for both parents to attend. Space is limited so kindly respond as soon as possible.
For Parents of Children with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, other Behavioral Challenges
Parent Training is recognized as a crucial part of treatment for children with disruptive behaviors. Parenting instincts alone are often not enough to help your child and keep daily life manageable. This monthly group offers the chance to share ideas and receive tools and resources on a variety of topics relevant to parenting children with disruptive behaviors such as ADHD/ODD. Parents receive new tools and practical information, engage in discussions, and share experiences with other parents.
Come and learn about the SOAR Experience – a therapeutic social skills program in a day camp-like environment for children and teens with Asperger’s and related disorders. Learn about the fun filled summer days rich in social skills at the SOAR Experience for your child ages 6 – 16 and have your questions answered
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Wednesday, May 1, 2013 7-7:40 for the SOAR Experience Program 7:45-8:30 for SOAR Counselor in Training (CIT) Program
A therapeutic social skills program in a summer day camp-like environment
for children and teens with Asperger’s Syndrome and related disorders
Filled with: Social Skills, Outdoor Fun, Arts & Crafts, & Relationships
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Social Anxiety is an intense fear of being humiliated or embarrassed in social situations. It often begins around early adolescense or even younger. Children who suffer from social anxiety are often excessively shy and fear they will say or do something in front of others that will cause embarrassment. It is different from shyness.