All Workshops are held at our office: 0-108 29th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ *Unless otherwise stated below.

To register by email: ls@fsobergen.org or phone: 201-796-6209 x102

NOTICE: 4/17 Morning support group has been cancelled due to illness. Will meet again on 4/24.


In April…

Thursdays, April 6th-May 4th, 10-11:30am:

Topic:       Coping Power!

                        A 5 week interactive skill building program for parents/caregivers of youth ages 5-12.  

Do your parenting skills need a tune-up? Are you frustrated with your child’s behavior? Losing control of the positive direction you want for your family? Unable to communicate with your child? If yes, then Coping Power Program is for you! Learn proven strategies to: set clear rules and expectations, respond to various behaviors, improve parental stress management, and family communication and problem solving.

Presenter:  Melissa Masterson, Bergen County Division of Family Guidance

Dates:        Five (5) Thursdays: April 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, May 4th *Please plan on attending all 5 sessions*

Please register by March 31st


Tuesday, April 18th (7:00-8:30pm)

Topic:   Healthy Whole Food Nutrition for Busy Families!

Are you lost in a sea of information about healthy eating?

Looking for simple and affordable ways to enjoy family meals?

Want to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Maximize your energy?

And lead your family to better health?

This dynamic and interactive workshop covering the following topics:

        • Basic Healthy Nutrition
        • Nutrition and Well being
        • Real Food Everyone will enjoy
        • Healthy meal and snack ideas
        • Practical tips for Family mealtime
        • Separate food Fact from Fiction
        • Embracing a Healthy Lifestyle!

Grow your confidence in choosing and preparing healthier food for you and your loved ones. Take charge of your family’s health and wellbeing through whole food nutrition!

Presenter:  Anna Sandbank, LCSW, Integrative Health and Wellness Coach, Well Within Coaching

*Please register by Thursday, April 13th

In May…

Thursday, May 11th, 7:00-8:30pm 

Topic:             Health Advocacy Workshop

Do you have questions about how to navigate the Healthcare System? Join us for an evening of information and sharing!

Part 1:  7:00-7:30pm– Many families have difficulty accessing healthcare and services for youth with special health care needs. This workshop will provide information on the various insurance models, Who’s eligible, What is covered and How to apply.

Part 2:  7:30-8:30pm-Health Advocacy Across a Lifespan will show you how to use the manual to navigate the healthcare system. Think of it as a GPS for families accessing appropriate services for their youth and adult children!

Presenter:    SPAN-Statewide Parent Advocacy Network

*Please register at:


For more information contact:

Dawn Monaco at SPAN: dmonaco@spannj.org or 973-642-8100.


Wednesday, May 17th, 11:30am-2:00pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm

15th Anniversary Celebration!  Family Support Organization of Bergen County

Please come join our staff, board members, colleagues, families and friends for a wonderful celebration commemorating 15 years of Support, Education and Advocacy with and for families throughout Bergen County! Great company, information and refreshments will be provided.

*Please register by Wednesday, May 10th


Tuesday, May 23rd, 12:45-2:15pm

Grandparents raising Grandchildren and all other adults raising youth are welcome too!

Topic:            Mindfulness

Mindfulness can bring a variety of physical, psychological, and social benefits. Mindfulness helps us focus, tune out distractions and improves our memory and attention skills. Whether you are looking to embrace healthier eating habits, reduce negative emotion and symptoms of depression, lower blood pressure, and/or engage in more satisfying relationships, mindfulness is very effective in attaining your goals!

Presenter:    Marcia Gongora, Director, Family Success Center or Englewood/Teaneck

Where:          Bergen Family Center/Family Success Center

44 Armory Street, 2nd Floor

Englewood, NJ 07631


Support Groups, please join us!

Weekly Evening Support Group



*Childcare is available for youth 5 years and older while caregivers are attending Evening support group.

Weekly Morning Support Group

Due to illness, 4/17 group is cancelled. Will meet again on  Monday, 4/24.

**Morning support group will continue until May 8th**



Where: Family Support Organization of Bergen County

0-108 29th Street (for GPS use 108 29th Street)

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren… and all other adults raising youth are Welcome!

When:  Every 4th Tuesday of the Month

Time:  12:45-2:15 pm

Where:  Bergen Family (Success) Center

44 Armory Street, 2nd floor

Englewood, NJ 07631

Through sharing experiences we can help you find options or discover approaches that may help in coping with your situation. Talking with and listening to others in similar circumstances can be just what you need to get through a tough time.  Sometimes a few words from someone else can make a significant difference.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

For further information, please contact

Lauren:  ls@fsobergen.org or (201) 796-6209 x 102










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