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 February…


Tuesday, February 15th, 7:00-8:30pm

Topic: Meditation and Mindfulness

All parents, but in particular those of children with emotional and/or behavioral challenges, benefit from being able to stay calm during difficult moments as well as be fully engaged and present during the positive moments. In this group we will learn how to integrate mindfulness and meditation into our daily lives. We will learn and practice various techniques to calm the mind, cope with stress and release tension.

Open for people with all levels of experience!

Presenter:    Carol Gitstein, BSN, RN, LAc

Carol has been meditating since the age of 9. She facilitates meditation and stress management groups through her work as both an Acupuncturist and a Psychiatric Nurse. She is the proud parent of teenage twin daughters.

*Please register by Monday, February 12th.

 **Childcare is available for youth 5years and older while parent/caregiver is attending workshop.   Please mention when registering.


Tuesday, February 27th, 12:45-2:15pm

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

Topic: Coping and Mood Management

The purpose of the workshop is to find new ways of improving and enhancing our quality of life as we grow older. Attendees will gain a greater familiarity with strategies for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, an in-creased awareness of our personal “stress triggers” and some techniques to reduce the physical and psycho-logical impact of stress with deep breathing and muscle relaxation.

Presenter:  Shyra Aultmon, Prevention Specialist, Strengthening Families and WISE Program Coordinator at The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources, a program of Children’s Aid and Family Services.

When:        Tuesday, February 27th

Time:         12:45-2:15pm

Where:      Bergen Family Center/Family Success Center

44 Armory Street, 2nd Floor

Englewood, NJ 07631

 Cost:         Free!


In March…

**2 Thursdays! March 15th & 22th, 7:00-8:30pm


Positive Parenting!                                                      

        Addressing School Avoidance through the use of Core Behavior Principles

Parents and families are faced with varying challenges in regards to fostering pro-social behavior in their child. Issues such as keeping their children motivated to meet expectations, increasing compliance with basic demands, are two general categories.  A growing challenge for a number of families is ensuring that their child is up and out for school each day.  Throughout the county, parents and schools are reporting an increase in incidences of School Avoidance.

Week 1:  will focus on the implementation of core behavior principles and positive parenting techniques to    change behavior.

Week 2:  will focus specifically on interventions and strategies to address school avoidance in children and youth of all ages.

Presenter:    AIM Positive

                     Mr. Scott Rossig, M. ED, BCBA


*This is a two (2) part series, when registering plan on attending both sessions.

**Please register by Thursday, March 15th

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


Parent2Parent Groups, please join us in 2018!

WeeklyEvening Group



*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!)


1/8, 2/5, 3/5, 4/2, 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 (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-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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