Our Workshops! No Cost and Open to the Public…Always.

Our Educational Workshops are primarily held at our Fair Lawn location: 0-108 29th Street, Fair Lawn, NJ *Unless otherwise stated below.

Registration is required for our educational workshops!

You may register by email: LS@fsobergen.org or phone: 201-509-0562.

When registering, please provide your name, phone #, ages of your children and include the date and time of the workshop , 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 parents/caregivers to the Nurtured Heart Approach® for supporting children and families. Household members are strongly encouraged to attend 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.

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 December: 

3 Hour Nurtured Heart Approach Training offerings:

Morning:   Monday, December 9th,  9:30am-1:00pm

Evening:    Friday,  December 13th,  5:30-9:00pm

*Registration is required by Thursday, December 5th

By email:  ls@fsobergen.org or cell phone: 201-509-0562


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:

2019 Dates for supper include:  11/20 and 12/18


Monthly, Mornings:

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


2019 Dates include: December 2nd

No meetings in July & August


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: 9/24, 10/22, 11/26, 12/17
                                                   Time: 12:45-2:15pm
Tuesday, September 24:
                             Northeast NJ Legal Services: “Know Your Rights”
Event Topic: Public Benefits and Education
This seminar will cover public benefits that involve financial and food assistance. Additionally, the seminar will cover educational issues for
grandparents who are caregivers of children with disabilities and/or special education needs.
Tuesday, October 22:
NJ Adoption Resource Clearing House (NJ ARCH)/ Kinship Legal Guardianship Clearing House (KinKonnect)
Event Topic: Telling a Difficult History
Sharing painful information about a child’s history or birth family can be challenging for those raising relative’s children. This workshop will help you develop the skills to competently tell the children you are raising difficult information and help them process it.
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