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

Registration is required, to register by email: ls@fsobergen.org or phone: 201-796-6209 x102


 

In September…

**Monday, September 18th, 7:00-9:00pm

Topic:     Navigating School Services

Accessing appropriate educational services requires an understanding of the IEP-Individualized Educational Program document and its function. This workshop will identify the components of an IEP and how to use those components to  build appropriate services including in-home behavioral supports when necessary. Additionally, a discussion of 504 services will be included. Content will be relevant for those caring for individuals from ages 3 thru 21.

Presenter:  Elena Graziosi, M. Ed., Information Services Manager-Autism NJ

*Please register by September 14th

*Adult supervision is available for youth 5yrs and older while parents/caregivers are attending this workshop-Please mention when registering.


**Tuesday, September 26, 12:45-2:15pm

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Monthly Support Group…

Topic:   Stress Less Grand parenting!

You’ve had plenty of experience raising your children and it wasn’t easy. Now you find yourself responsible for raising your grandchildren.  Grandparents are always given advice on what is best for their grandchildren…but what about You?!  Come join us and you will learn strategies to help keep your feelings of stress at an all-time low!

Presenter:   Stephanie Drag, MA, LAC, Program Director, Children’s Aid and Family Services

Location:     Bergen Family Center/Family Success Center

44 Armory Street, 2nd Floor

Englewood, NJ  07631


In October…

**Thursday, October 12th, 7:00-8:30pm

Topic:     Improving you Mental and Neurological Health

Come join us as we welcome Karen Ranzi, M.A., award-winning author, international motivational speaker, plant-based health coach, certified natural foods chef and speech/language/feeding therapist. She is the owner of SuperHealthyChildren.com and SuperHealthyRaw.com. Karen travels throughout the United States and abroad to present her impassioned message about health and healing through her talks on nutrition for attention deficit disorder and autism.

Presenter:    Karen Ranzi, M.A., CCC-SLP

                     Author of Creating Healthy Children Raw Vegan Recipe Fun for Families

*Please register by Thursday, October 5th     

*Adult supervision is available for youth 5yrs and older while parents/caregivers are attending this workshop-Please mention when registering.


Back by Popular Demand! Mr. Scott Rossig, M.Ed., BCBA

New! three (3) Part Series

**Mondays: 10/16, 23, 30, 7:00-8:30pm

Topic:     Positive Parenting: Fostering Meaningful Behavior Change in the Home and Community! 

Monday 10/16:  Why is my child behaving this way?! Common behavior problems and their function 
Monday 10/23:  The “Pitfalls of Punishment” and the use of Extinction
Monday 10/30:  Positive Reinforcement: Think differently and create lasting behavior change!

Presenters:   AIM POSITIVE

                          Scott Rossig, M.Ed, BCBA

                          Zach Ikkanda, M.S. Ed, BCABA

*This is a three (3) part series, when registering plan on attending all three sessions.

**Adult supervision for youth age 5yrs and older is available and will be provided while parent/caregivers are participating in the workshop at no charge!

***Please register by Thursday, 10/12.


**Tuesday, October 24, 12:45-2:15pm

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

 Topic:  Healthy Aging: Tips for Your Body and Brain

Researchers have explored how lifestyle factors may affect our physical and cognitive health.  Diet, exercise, stress, sleep problems and other factors may influence age-related physical and cognitive decline. Come and learn about the latest research on lifestyle changes and how to incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine!

Presenter:   Shelley Steiner LSW, MSW, MPH
Education and Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer’s New Jersey

Location:  Bergen Family (Success) Center

                  44 Armory Street, 2nd floor

                  Englewood, NJ 07631


In November…

**Monday, November 6, 7:00-8:30pm

Topic: Technology, Gaming and Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors in Youth / Young Adults

Is your #1 complaint your son or daughter is “addicted” to video games and you’re not sure what to do? Well then this educational workshop is for You! An overview and analysis of gaming and gambling i.e. Social, eSports, Social Gaming and Internet Gambling will be discussed. Also, how to identify behaviors, the impact of social media and gaming on youth behaviorally, emotionally, and psychologically/cognitively will be covered. Lastly you will learn about therapeutic interventions, mutual aid groups and helpline resources as well as have time to ask questions…so come join us!

Presenter:    Daniel J. Trolaro, MS, Assistant Executive Director

Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ  

*Please register by Thursday, November 2nd    

*Adult supervision is available for youth 5yrs and older while parents/caregivers are attending this workshop-Please mention when registering.

 

**Tuesday, November 28, 7:00-9:00pm

Topic: Transition to Adulthood

Parents often describe transitioning to adulthood as “falling of a cliff.” In order to prepare for the landscape of adult service systems, a plan for transitioning should begin in the high school years. Knowledge of the adult service systems and the requirements for eligibility can aid in preparations. This workshop demonstrates effective transition planning as part of the IEP process And also describes the landscape of adult services. Content will be relevant for parents/caregivers of individuals from ages 10-21.

Presenter: Elena Graziosi, M. Ed., Information Services Manager at Autism New Jersey

*Please register by Thursday, November 2nd    

*Adult supervision is available for youth 5yrs and older while parents/caregivers are attending this workshop-Please mention when registering.

 

Support Groups, please join us!

WeeklyEvening Support Group

Wednesdays

7:00-8:30pm

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

Monthly: Morning Support Group

1st Monday of the Month (unless it’s a Holiday!)

10:00-11:30am

September 11, October 2, November 6, December 4

Where: Family Support Organization of Bergen County

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

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

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

When:  Every 4th Tuesday of the Month-except July, August and Holidays

September 26, October 24, November 27, December 19

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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