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


 

In April…

 

**Monday, April 16th, 7:00-8:30pm

 

Topic:  Understanding the Adolescent Brain

                                                                      a.k.a.  Oh Teenager, How do I “Get” Thee?!

Adolescence is a period of significant growth and transition involving changes across many aspects of development. While some areas of growth are obvious, such as changes in physical size, voice tone and social interests; others like the incredible neural alterations and functional adaptations occurring in teen brains are not so readily observable. Yet brain development is playing a huge role in what you do see in terms of their thoughts, feelings, attitudes, motivations, behaviors, etc. In this workshop we will look at and discuss:

  • What might be considered typical and what might be a cause for concern.
  • Experiences or other factors that might adversely affect the teen’s brain in its efforts to explore and mature.
  • Strategies that can assist the adolescent’s brain in navigating a healthy pathway to adulthood.
  • Through presentation materials, a hearty discussion and an open Q&A process, this evening aims to assist those seeking a better understanding of the major role brain development has during the adolescent years!

Presenter:    Jeanne Marron, Ph.D.

                     Clinical Specialist and Community Educator

                     West Bergen Mental Health

*Please register by Monday, April 9th

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

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  Email: ls@fsobergen.org or Phone: 201-796-6209 x102


May is Mental Health Month!

 

**Monday, May 7th, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

 

Topic:  “Meet and Greet with Dr. Balzani”

Dr. Balzani is a former Pharmacist, retired OB-GYN, with 40+ yrs working in the Addiction field and presently a Certified Holistic Health, Wellness and Nutrition Coach. He presently lectures in the areas of Health, Wellness, and Substance Abuse. FSO Bergen is very pleased to welcome Dr. Balzani for an informal meet and greet with parents and caregivers to discuss and answer any of your questions!


 

**Tuesday, May 15, 7:00-8:30pm

 

Topic:  Come and Learn!

All about Learning Disabilities, How to Recognize and Collaborate with your School District!

Is your child showing signs of anxiety, depression and/or school avoidance? Could it be a learning disability?  Join us for an evening of learning about various learning disabilities, how to recognize them and how to collaborate with your school district in the best interest of your child!

Presenters:    Dr. Paul Barbato, Director of Special Services, Dumont

Mrs. Suzanne Bassett, Assistant Superintendent of Special Services,

Mrs. Whitney Perro, Director of Special Services, New Milford

*Please register by Monday, May 10th

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

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  Email: ls@fsobergen.org or Phone: 201-796-6209 x102


**Thursday, May 17, 7:00-8:30pm

Topic:  Nourishing Our Families with Plant Based Nutrition

Come join us for a free talk with health expert, Karen Ranzi, M.A.! Karen is an international motivational speaker, plant-based health coach, certified natural food chef and a speech/language/feeding therapist.  She is the owner of SuperHealthyChildren.com and the New Jersey Raw Food Support Network.  She travels throughout the U.S. and abroad to present her crucial message about health and healing through her talks on plant based nutrition and how to get more plant foods in your family diet.

 

Presenter:      Karen Ranzi, M.A.

                       Owner, SuperHealthyChildren.com and SuperHealthyRaw.com

*Please register by Thursday, May 10th

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

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  Email: ls@fsobergen.org or Phone: 201-796-6209 x102


 

**Tuesday, May 22, 12:45-2:15pm

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren…

          and all other adults(Resource Parents, etc) raising youth are Welcome!

 

Topic:    Advocating for your Child/Grandchild in School:

                          The Basics of Special Education in New Jersey

 

Find out your Special Education Rights in NJ! Come join us for an overview of parents/guardian rights to advocate for their child in the school system. This workshop will assist parents and guardians advocate for their children/grandchildren in the NJ school system.

 

Presenter:     Dana Woods Fried, Assistant Director

                      NJ Adoption Resource Clearing House (NJ ARCH)

                      Kinship Legal Guardianship Clearing House (KinKonnect) 

Time:            12:45-2:15pm

Where:         Bergen Family Center/Family Success Center

44 Armory Street, 2nd Floor

Englewood, NJ


**Tuesday, May 29, 7:00-8:30pm

Topic:  How to Grow a Healthy Family Dynamic!

Children thrive on feelings of belonging and the affection that comes from having caring and supportive families.  All families go through good and difficult times, however, a family with a healthy dynamic is able to interact with each other in a respectful and safe way. Join us for an evening of learning strategies to improve your family’s dynamic where:

  • Each family member is valued and respected
  • 2 way communication exists
  • Effort to understand and trust others exists
  • Family is collaborative  and engaged
  • Commitment to family’s holistic well-being is present

 

Presenter:      Cassie Christensen, LCSW

                       www.moderntherapy.online

 

*Please register by Thursday, May 24th

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

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  Email: ls@fsobergen.org or Phone: 201-796-6209 x102



In June….

**Tuesday, June 5, 7:00-8:30pm

 

Topic:  Talking About Difficult History

This workshop is open to all! including Resource parents, Relatives/Grandparents, Adoptive parents raising youth and also any interested community members! Sharing painful information about a child’s history or birth family can be challenging for resource parents and 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.

Presenter:     Dana W. Fried, KinKonnect Assistant Director

NJ Adoption Resource Clearing House (NJ ARCH) www.njarch.org

Kinship Legal Guardianship Clearing House (KinKonnect) www.kinkonnect.org

Programs of Children’s Aid and Family Services

*Please register by Thursday, May 31st

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

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  Email: ls@fsobergen.org or Phone: 201-796-6209 x102


 

Parent2Parent Groups, please join us in 2018!

WeeklyEvening 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 Group

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

10:00-11:30am

1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/9, 5/7, 6/4, 7/2, 8/ 6, 9/10, 10/1, 11/5 12/3

 

Where:  Family Support Organization of Bergen County

0-108 29th Street

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410


 

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

2/27, 3/27 4/24, 5/22, 6/26, 9/25, 10/23,11/27, 12/18

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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