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Posted by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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Hi,

I'm hoping to let any moms within the Toms River area know about family-friendly programs that are occuring.

Ocean County Family Success Center's FREE January events:

**JUST CALL 732-557-5037 to register for a headcount for refreshments and materials. Groups can call in as well**

ALL EVENTS INCLUDE FREE CHILDCARE IF YOU SO DESIRE

How to Develop an Emergency Plan - (Tuesday, January 29 from 5:30-6:30pm)This workshop is for anyone interested in preparing an emergency plan for themselves and their families in case of a severe storm or natural disaster. This workshop is presented by a representative from the Ocean County Health Department.

Grandparent Support Group - (Tuesday, January 15 from 10:30am-12:30pm)This is a support group for grandparents who have custodial care of their grandchildren. Resources and advocacy are promoted as well as providing an opportunity to develop social connections with others experiencing similar circumstances.

M.E.N's Parent and Child Activity - (Saturday, January 19 from 9:30 - 11:00am)This is a men's parent and child activity for children ages 6-11 to help pack a care package for our service men and women. This is a service project in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's Day of Service.

Nurturing Parent Support Group - (Thursday, January 10 from 10:00am-11:00am)This group provides parents an opportunity to learn about the developmental stages of children and how best to support and develop the parent-child relationship.

Parent and Me Activity - (Tuesday, January 8 from 5:30-7:30pm & Thursday, January 17 from 10:00-11am)This is a workshop for parent and child to have fun together and meet other families while learning about the importance of creativity.

Parent Advisory Committee- (Tuesday, January 29 from 5:30-7:30pm)If you are interested in providing support and ideas to your Family Success Center join us for our monthly meeting.

New Moms, New Emotions - (Friday, January 18 from 11:00am-12:00pm)This is a group for new moms to meet and socialize with other new moms and share emotions they may be feeling after the birth of a baby.

Smoking Cessation Class - (Thursday, January 24 & 31 from 1:30-3:00pm)This is a once a week, six week session, for women - especially for those who are pregnant or who have recently given birth.

Teen to Teen- (Tuesday, January 8, 15, 22) This is a teen program to support healthy life styles.

Violence Against Women - (Tuesday, January 22 from 5:30-7:00pm)This workshop is designed to inform women of the violence that happens to women and the responses that are important to know.

Ocean County Family Success Center

Suite 121, 1433 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753

(732) 557-5037

by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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ceciliam
by Lynn on Jan. 10, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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Thanks for sharing!

michellejenner
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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Hope you don't mind I posted this to the group I run on Facebook!


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by New Member on Jan. 11, 2013 at 9:40 AM
I greatly appreciate that! Thank you
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by New Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

OCFSC Activities for February 2013

Community Outreach- This is an opportunity to visit the partnering child care centers to conduct focus groups and meet with center directors/family child care providers, parents and community resource partners to build trust, identify needs and determine strategies for promoting our center.

                       

Building Baby's Brain (Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 6:30-8:00pm) - This workshop is in collaboration with the Ocean County Library in Toms River, Lakewood Community Services, Corp. Lakewood Family Success Center and the Ocean County Family Success Center on the importance of baby's brain development.  This workshop will be held at the Ocean County Library in Toms River.  Childcare is available ages 4 and up.  Please register.

 

CHADD Education Group (Friday, February 15, 2013 from 9:30am-11:30am) - This is a group that meets and is for families that have children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder offering support and education.  Call for more information.

CUNA Prenatal Health Education and Support Group Program - This is a six week, 12 session, prenatal education class for pregnant Spanish speaking women.  To register please call Fatima ext.215.

 

Director's Meeting (Monday, February 4, 2013 from 12:30-2:00pm) - This is a meeting for partnering child care centers and community representatives to come together to share ideas on making families and neighborhoods stronger.  Call Susan for more information.

 

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 1:00pm-2:00pm) - This workshop will provide helpful strategies working with children with fetal alcohol syndrome.  This workshop is presented by the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium.

 

Food Stamps (Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 1:00pm)- A representative from the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will be assisting families with applications for the SNAP/Food Stamps Program.  Assistance in Spanish is available.  Walk-Ins and appointments are welcome. 

 

Grandparent Support Group (Tuesday, February 5 & 19 from 10:30am-12:30pm) - This is a support group for grandparents who have custodial care of their grandchildren.  Resources and advocacy are promoted as well as providing an opportunity to develop social connections with others experiencing similar circumstances.  This is in collaboration with Barnabas Health, Kimball Medical Center.

 

Movie Night (Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 5:30-7:30pm)- This is a movie night for families where they can relax with their children and watch a movie appropriately rated for families.  Ages appropriate for four year and up.  Refreshments will be provided. 

 

New Moms New Emotions (Friday, February 8, 2013 10:30am-11:30am) - This is a group for new moms to meet and socialize with other new moms and share emotions they may be feeling after the birth of their baby.

 

NJ Family Care Assistance (Daily)- Do you need help filling out your NJ Family Care Application or following up on the status of your application?  Stop by for assistance.  This service is offered in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.  

 

Nurturing Parent Support Group (Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 10:00am-11:00am) - This group provides parents an opportunity to learn about the developmental stages of children and how best to support and develop the parent-child relationship as well as tips to work with challenging behavior of children.

 

Parent and Me Activity (Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 5:30pm-6:30pm & Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 10:00am-11:00am)- This is a workshop for parent and child to have fun together and meet other families while learning about the importance of creativity.  Come and join us as we make Valentine's.

 

Parent Advisory Committee (Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 5:30pm-7:30pm)-If you are interested in providing support and ideas to your Family Success Center join us for our monthly meeting.  Dinner is provided and childcare is available.

 

Stop Smoking Cessation Class (Thursday, February 21 from 1:30pm-3:00pm)  - This is a once a week, six week session, for women - especially for those who are pregnant or who have recently given birth.  This is in collaboration with the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium.

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by New Member on Feb. 28, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Breastfeeding Support Group (March 27, 2013 from 10-11:30AM) - Have fun meeting other moms while learning about the importance of breastfeeding your baby.  This is a program in collaboration with the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium.

 

CHADD Education Group (March 15 from 9:30-11:00am) - This is a group that meets and is in collaboration with Monmouth Ocean CHADD.   It is for families that have children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder offering support and education.  Call for more information.

 

Easter Egg Hunt and Literacy Workshop (March 16 from 10:am-12:00pm) - Parents can relax and learn about the importance of literacy while their children are working on a craft project and then may join their child in an Easter Egg hunt.  This is for children ages 3-8 years of age.  Free books - space is limited - please register.

 

Food Stamps (March 12 at 2:00pm)- A representative from the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will be assisting families with applications for the SNAP/Food Stamps Program.  Assistance in Spanish is available.  Walk-Ins and appointments are welcome. 

 

Grandparent Support Group  (March 5 and 19 from 10:30am-12:30pm)- This is a support group for grandparents who have custodial care of their grandchildren.  Resources and advocacy are promoted as well as providing an opportunity to develop social connections with others experiencing similar circumstances.  This is in collaboration with Barnabas Health, Kimball Medical Center.

 

Hurricane Sandy Information Session (March 5 from 6:00pm-7:00pm) -Families impacted by Hurricane Sandy are welcome to come to the OCFSC and learn about resources that are available in the community.

 

NJ Family Care Assistance - Do you need help filling out your NJ Family Care Application or following up on the status of your application?  Stop by for assistance.  This service is offered in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.  

 

Nurturing Parent Support Group (March 21 from 10am-11:00am) - This group provides parents an opportunity to learn about the developmental stages of children and how best to support and develop the parent-child relationship as well as tips to work with challenging behavior of children.

 

Parent and Me Activity ( March 14 and March 19)- This is a workshop for parent and child to have fun together and meet other families while learning about the importance of creativity.  Come and join us as we make an Easter Egg project.  We are offering two times from which you may choose for your convenience.

 

Parent Advisory Committee (March 26)-If you are interested in providing support and ideas to your Family Success Center join us for our monthly meeting.  Dinner is provided and childcare is available.

 

New Moms, New Emotions (March 4 and March 18)- This is a group for new moms to meet and socialize with other new moms and share emotions they may be feeling after the birth of a baby.  This group is offered in English and Spanish and is being offered at the Lakewood Library.

 

Smoking Cessation Class (March 7)- This is a once a week, six week session, for women - especially for those who are pregnant or who have recently given birth.  This is in collaboration with the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium.

 

Dr. Seuss Celebration (March 6) - Come with your child to listen to stories written by Dr. Seuss and work on a craft together.  Refreshments will be enjoyed!

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by New Member on May. 8, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Happy Monday!

 

Our agency offers free programs and activities for families in Ocean County. We would like to invite your members to be participants or volunteers. Please take a look at our events this month:

Activities for May 2013

 

 

Community Outreach- (May 24, 2013 from 10:00-11:30) -  This is an opportunity to do outreach at Seaside Heights Community Center in collaboration with Your Grandmother's Cupboard.  There will be story time activities, resources and toiletries. 

Breastfeeding Support Group (May 22, 2013 from 10-11:30am) - Have fun meeting other moms while learning about the importance of breastfeeding your baby.  This is a program in collaboration with the Central Jersey Family Health Consortium.

CHADD Education Group (May 17, 2013 from 9:30-11:00am) - This is a group that meets and is in collaboration with Monmouth Ocean CHADD.   It is for families that have children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder offering support and education.  Call for more information.

Director's Meeting (May 6 from 12:30-2:00pm) - This is a meeting for partnering child care center directors and community representatives to come together to share ideas on making families and neighborhoods stronger.  Call Susan for more information.

Conversational English - (May 23, 2013 from 10:00-11:00) - This is a class to learn basic English phrases that everyone is welcome to attend.  Lydia will facilitate the group with suggestions from the participants on the material that they would like to see presented.

Foster Parent Support Group - This is a support group for families who are raising foster children to come together to meet other foster parents.

Fatherhood Group (May 21 from 6:00-7:30pm) - This is a new group that is forming for fathers to meet, socialize and develop topics of interest with invited guest speakers.  This month's program is a parent and me arts and crafts activity sponsored by Home Depot.

Food Stamps (May 14 at 2:00pm) - A representative from the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will be assisting

families with applications for the SNAP/Food Stamps Program.  Assistance in Spanish is available.  Walk-Ins and appointments are welcome. 

Grandparent Support Group (May 7 and May 21 from 10:30am-12:30pm) - This is a support group for grandparents who have custodial care of their grandchildren.  Resources and advocacy are promoted as well as providing an opportunity to develop social connections with others experiencing similar circumstances.  This is in collaboration with Barnabas Health, Kimball Medical Center.

Mother's Day Celebration (May 11 from 9:30-11:30am) - We are welcoming mothers to come, relax, socialize and enjoy the morning together with other moms.

NJ Family Care Assistance - Do you need help filling out your NJ Family Care Application or following up on the status of your application?  Stop by for assistance.  This service is offered in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.  

New Moms, New Emotions - (May 13 from 6:00-8:00pm) - This is a group for new moms to meet and socialize with other new moms and share emotions they may be feeling after the birth of a baby.  This group is offered in English and Spanish and is being held at the Lakewood Library.

Nurturing Parent Support Group (May 16 from 10am-11:00am) - This group provides parents an opportunity to learn about the developmental stages of children and how best to support and develop the parent-child relationship as well as tips to work with challenging behavior of children.

Ocean County Foster Parent Group (May 21from 6:00-8:00pm) - This is a support group for parents that are raising foster children.

Parent and Me Activity (May 8 from 10:00-11:00am) - This is an arts and crafts workshop for parent and child to have fun together and meet other families while learning about the importance of creativity. 

Parent Advisory Committee (May 28 from 5:30-7:30pm)-If you are interested in providing support and ideas to your Family Success Center join us for our monthly meeting.  Dinner is provided and childcare is available.  This month we will be honoring our volunteers.

 

Best wishes,

 

Asia Martin

Community Partnership Specialist

Ocean County Family Success Center

1433 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753

(732) 557-5037 ext. 224

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