All Educational Workshops are at No Cost and held at our office: 0-108 29th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ *Unless otherwise stated below.

Registration is required for our educational workshops!

Register by email: LS@fsobergen.org or phone: 201-796-6209 x102 or 201-509-0562

Please provide your Name, Phone #, Email address, Ages of your children and Workshop date and time, Thank you!

2019 Nurtured Heart Approach® Trainings!

~For Parents and Caregivers~

The Nurtured Heart Approach® is a strength based, social/emotional strategy that:

  • Transforms negative behaviors into positive behaviors
  • Builds personal Inner Wealth™
  • Promotes positive relationships and renewed sense of self and community!

The goal of this training is to introduce participants to the Nurtured Heart Approach®

for supporting children, youth and families.

(Household members are strongly encouraged to attend this 4 session training together)

Training Objectives: You will be able to:

  • Describe the conceptual framework of the Nurtured Heart Approach®
  • Discuss the three Stands of the Nurtured Heart Approach®
  • Demonstrate ways to recognize and energize positive behaviors, within a cultural context.
  • Discuss how to effectively set and enforce clear limits when working with children/youth.

*It is a requirement you attend all 4 sessions in order to receive certification.

New! in May:

EVENINGS:  Tuesdays & Thursdays,  7:00-9:00pm   Dates:  5/7, 5/9, 5/14, 5/16

*Adult supervision for youth 5 years and older is available at no cost while parents are attending this Evening training.

Please confirm at time of registration.

MORNINGS:  Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am    Dates:  5/13, 5/16, 5/20, 5/22



Wednesday mornings,  9:30-11:30am   Dates: 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24

*Limited Space Available*

To enroll in a training, please call/email at least 7-14 days in advance of desired training date.

Your name, telephone, email address and age of child(ren) will be needed. Thank you!

Presenter: Lauren Salvodon, Certified NHA Trainer, is a Community Outreach Specialist at the Family Support Organization of Bergen County (FSOBC). She has also served as a Family Support Partner for the FSO, providing support to parents and caregivers of children with emotional, behavioral, developmental, intellectual and/or substance use disorders. Lauren, whose son was severely bullied, is dedicated to supporting families and advocating for anti-bullying policies in schools. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor for the Bergen County Division of Mental Health Services, a Crisis Intervention Team Facilitator and a member of the Stigma Free Initiative.

In March…


**Monday, March 25th, 9:30-11:30am

Strategic Approaches to the IEP

Each student receiving special education services has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that lists all supports to be provided. In order to navigate the special education system and help students obtain meaningful benefit, parents and professionals must understand the IEP document itself, how appropriate evaluations can determine services and effective collaboration techniques.  This workshop walks participants through identifying needs, creating goals, determining services and placements needed to achieve those goals and measuring progress.

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

**Please register by Thursday, March 21st.

In April…

**Thursday, April 11th, 9:30-11:30am

Understanding and Improving Challenging Behavior

Understanding why a challenging behavior is occurring is crucial to developing a plan to address it.  Participants will learn about identifying common functions of challenging behaviors, implementing strategies for preventing and changing behaviors, and monitoring progress.  Learn a 7-step plan involving proactive steps that can be taken to teach more appropriate behaviors and significantly improve the quality of life of those you support.

Presenter:  Stephanie Flamini, BCaBA, Education & Training Clinical Coordinator, Autism NJ

**Please register by April 4th.

Parent2Parent Groups

Join us for an informal group of parents/caregivers sharing concerns,

learning resources and supporting one another!

Weekly, Evenings:

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

Every Wednesday

(unless inclement weather or holiday)


Every 3rd Wednesday Light Supper is served:

Dates for supper include: 1/16, 2/20, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19,

7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18


Monthly, Mornings:

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


Dates include: 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3,

No meetings July & August

9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2



Family Support Organization of Bergen County

0-108 29th Street

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

 Grandparents raising Grandchildren…

This also includes Resource parents and any other adult in a child’s life!

When:  Every 4th Tuesday of the Month

Dates include: 2/26, 3/26, 4/23, 5/28,

9/24, 10/22, 11/26, 12/17


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) 509 – 0562







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