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New Jersey: The Early Childhood, Parenting and Professional Resource Center

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NJ State & Federal Guidance
Mental Health Resources for Youth & Young Adults

Mental Health Lifelines & Helplines

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 

Mental Health Resources for Youth, Parents & Educators
Family Support Crises Counselors, Hotlines & Helplines

State Services & Resources

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Services 
Child & Adolescent Developmental Disability Services 
Child & Adolescent Autism Screening & Support Services

LGBT Resources for Teens/Families of Teens 
Resources for Expectant and Parenting Teens 
Youth Suicide Prevention 
Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment
Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying Prevention 

Crises Response Services for Children & Adolescents 
Project Medicine Drop (Discarding Unused Medications)

NJ Statewide Student Support Services Network (NJ4S)

Office of Resilience (Department of Children & Families):
"Healing the Heart from Adverse Childhood Experiences"

Student Support Services (Department of Education)
Office of Special Education (Department of Education) 

Student Mental Health & Wellness (Department of Education)
Youth Suicide Prevention & Intervention (Department of Education)

Regional Learning Resource Centers (Department of Education)  
NJ Parent Link School Resources (Kindergarten through Grade 12)

Special Education Resources for Parents & Families (Department of Education)
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Support & Technical Assistance (Department of Education)

Autism Resources (Department of Health) 
Office of Autism (Department of Human Services)
Governor's Council for Medical Research & Treatment of Autism

Autism, A Family Guide to Navigating the NJ Service System for Individuals
with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities 

NJ Disability Services & Resources Directory
(Includes NJ State, County, Community & Professional Services & Resources)

School Based Youth Services (Department of Children & Families)
Services for Adolescents & Young Adults (Department of Children & Families) 
New Jersey Youth Resource Spot (DCF Resources, Opportunities, News and Events) 

Juvenile Justice Commission (JCC)

Federal Resources 

Adolescent Health
CDC Parent Portal
Lets talk about it.

Positive Parenting Tips 
Project Safe Childhood 

School & Campus Mental Health
College Health & Safety for Women
LGBTQ+ Youth Services & Resources
Runaway & Homeless Youth Support 

Opiod Facts for Teens (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
Teen Drivers: Safe at the Wheel (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

988 Suicide & Crises Lifeline (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Learning Disabilities (National Institutes for Health)
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (National Institutes of Health) 

Community Resources

24 Hour Helpline for Mothers with Children with Special Needs 
Provides mom-to-mom support for mothers as caregivers, including mental health & wellness needs.
1-877-914-6662 (1-877-914-MOM2)

Family Success Centers   
New Jersey Parents’ Caucus 

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network
NJ Resiliency Coalition Community

National PTA: Family Resources for Teen Safety
New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities

Tips for Parents (Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey)
NJ 211 (Access to Parenting & Community Resources) 

Family Support Organizations for Children’s Mental Health
School Health NJ: Each Child, Each School, Each Community

2nd Floor (Confidential and Anonymous Youth & Young Adult Helpline) (American Academy of Pediatrics): Teens & Young Adults
American Psychological Association: Teens & Family Topics

Save the Children: How to Help Children Cope in a Crisis  
National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children about Crises Events

Transportation Services

NJ Transit (Public Transortation Services)
NJ Transit (Public Transportation Options for Families with Special Needs)

NJ 211 (Search Tool for Local Transportation Services) 

New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP @ Rutgers)
LogistiCare, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation for Medicaid Clients

Youth Leadership Opportunities

New Jersey Youth Caucus (NJ Parents' Caucus)
Youth Leadership (New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities) 
Youth Self Advocacy & Leadership Opportunities (SPAN Statewide Parent Advocacy Network)

Peer to Peer Mentoring (NJ Department of Children & Families)
State & Federal Youth Council & Leadership Opportunities
(NJ Department of Children & Families)

Professional Resources

Teen Suicide Prevention (NJ Department of Health)
Teen Suicide Prevention (NJ Department of Children & Families)

Child Behavioral Health Community Resources 
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities 

Children's Interagency Coordinating Councils
(Service Planning for Children & Adolescents with Behavioral Health Problems)

The New Jersey Center for School Safety 
DATING MATTERS®: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention (Resources to Create, Maintain & Strengthen Effective Youth Programs)

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