New Jersey Department of Children and Families

New Jersey Department of Children and Families The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is the state's child- and family-serving agency with a mission to ensure that all New Jersey residents are safe, healthy and connected.

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Keep your kids safe by having talks about drugs and substance use. Tips to help get started: ⛔️Define your rules👂Let the...
06/23/2021
How to Talk to Your Teen About Substance Use | Child Mind Institute

Keep your kids safe by having talks about drugs and substance use.

Tips to help get started:
⛔️Define your rules
👂Let them speak (& make sure you listen)
↔️Let it be an ongoing conversation

➡️Learn how it all comes together: https://childmind.org/article/talk-teenager-substance-use-abuse/

Research shows that clear rules help keep kids safe. How to talk to your teen about substance use and what to do - for parents and caregivers.

If you're an #LGBTQIA teen and are looking for support, help, or simply want to connect with others, visit #TeamDCF's Ad...
06/22/2021

If you're an #LGBTQIA teen and are looking for support, help, or simply want to connect with others, visit #TeamDCF's Adolescent Resource hub.

➡️Find legal help, crisis counseling, substance use supports, health services, social outlets and more.
https://www.nj.gov/dcf/adolescent/lgbtqi/

If you're an #LGBTQIA teen and are looking for support, help, or simply want to connect with others, visit #TeamDCF's Adolescent Resource hub.

➡️Find legal help, crisis counseling, substance use supports, health services, social outlets and more.
https://www.nj.gov/dcf/adolescent/lgbtqi/

If you are a New Jersey resident in need of help with your rent, you can still apply for Phase II of the #COVID19 Emerge...
06/22/2021

If you are a New Jersey resident in need of help with your rent, you can still apply for Phase II of the #COVID19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

✅Apply online: njdca.onlinepha.com

☎️Call: 609-490-4550

If you are a New Jersey resident in need of help with your rent, you can still apply for Phase II of the #COVID19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

✅Apply online: njdca.onlinepha.com

☎️Call: 609-490-4550

🔔Tomorrow, Wednesday June 23 @ 11:15AM, the NJ ACEs Collaborative is launching the #Actions4ACEs campaign! The conferenc...
06/22/2021

🔔Tomorrow, Wednesday June 23 @ 11:15AM, the NJ ACEs Collaborative is launching the #Actions4ACEs campaign!

The conference will include NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy, leaders from New Jersey OAG, law enforcement, and education!

✅Anyone can tune in, so bookmark now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC3KwXglPV8

🔔Tomorrow, Wednesday June 23 @ 11:15AM, the NJ ACEs Collaborative is launching the #Actions4ACEs campaign!

The conference will include NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy, leaders from New Jersey OAG, law enforcement, and education!

✅Anyone can tune in, so bookmark now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC3KwXglPV8

More than 20 years ago, NJ enacted the Safe Haven Infant Protection Act.It provides individuals a safe & legal way to su...
06/22/2021

More than 20 years ago, NJ enacted the Safe Haven Infant Protection Act.

It provides individuals a safe & legal way to surrender an infant if they are unable to care for the child.

To date, 75+ lives have been saved through the program.

➡️Learn more at: NJSafeHaven.org/

More than 20 years ago, NJ enacted the Safe Haven Infant Protection Act.

It provides individuals a safe & legal way to surrender an infant if they are unable to care for the child.

To date, 75+ lives have been saved through the program.

➡️Learn more at: NJSafeHaven.org/

🔔Attention #TeamDCF🔔Almost all NJ employees are eligible for leave when they need it for their own or their family's hea...
06/21/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: NJ Paid Leave Outreach Collaborative Launch Meeting . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

🔔Attention #TeamDCF🔔

Almost all NJ employees are eligible for leave when they need it for their own or their family's health

To teach about these benefits the NJ Paid Leave Outreach Collaborative is hosting a webinar tomorrow June 22 @ 10am

➡️To join: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlce6tqTIoEtIXuFAtxLeVv0v_pT-YwMgJ

Nearly every employee working in NJ is eligible for Paid Leave from work when they need time to care for an ill loved one, bond with a new child, cope with domestic and sexual violence and address other caregiving needs. But employers and workers alike often aren’t aware of these benefits and how ...

📆Mark your calendars!Saturday June 26, Trenton residents who need help affording diapers will be able to receive them FR...
06/21/2021

📆Mark your calendars!

Saturday June 26, Trenton residents who need help affording diapers will be able to receive them FREE at the Children's Futures Diaper Explosion event!

Register by June 23. 📲Call 609 695-1977

➡️For additional information: https://childrensfutures.org/

📆Mark your calendars!

Saturday June 26, Trenton residents who need help affording diapers will be able to receive them FREE at the Children's Futures Diaper Explosion event!

Register by June 23. 📲Call 609 695-1977

➡️For additional information: https://childrensfutures.org/

06/21/2021
Meet Matthew! | DCF's Featured Child

Meet Matthew!

Matt is a wonderful young man who loves trips to the park, music, and snacks (especially cookies)! He's looking for his forever family.

☎️Find out more about him by contacting AE Specialist Kenyatta at 856 340-6928

➡️More about adoption at njadopt.org

It's #ChildTaxCredit Awareness Day, so spread the word! The credit has been increased! Now up to $300/month per kid unde...
06/21/2021

It's #ChildTaxCredit Awareness Day, so spread the word! The credit has been increased!

Now up to $300/month per kid under 6 & $250 for any kids 6 to 17.

📬Check your mail! The IRS is sending information to eligible families.

➡️Get all the info:https://mcusercontent.com/f620288bb41dd81f9c715ef4d/files/b0c8d9e7-07d2-d275-3a7c-de175274e6ee/Help_is_Here_Checks_for_Kids_Flyer.pdf

It's #ChildTaxCredit Awareness Day, so spread the word! The credit has been increased!

Now up to $300/month per kid under 6 & $250 for any kids 6 to 17.

📬Check your mail! The IRS is sending information to eligible families.

➡️Get all the info:https://mcusercontent.com/f620288bb41dd81f9c715ef4d/files/b0c8d9e7-07d2-d275-3a7c-de175274e6ee/Help_is_Here_Checks_for_Kids_Flyer.pdf

Today is #FathersDay! So for #StoryTimeSunday📚 we are reading "A Perfect Father's Day" by Eve Bunting.In this story Dad ...
06/20/2021
A Perfect Father's Day | June Father's Day Picture Book Read Aloud for Kids!

Today is #FathersDay! So for #StoryTimeSunday📚 we are reading "A Perfect Father's Day" by Eve Bunting.

In this story Dad gets exactly what every father wants the most: a wonderful day with his kids (and some chocolate cake too!).

📖Read along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_fmyJqsc88

This is a fun Father's Day read aloud for kids! Subscribe for more kid-friendly read alouds! If you have any book requests, feel free to head to the "Communi...

On #FathersDay we celebrate all the dads in our state.🦸‍♂️The foster dads, biological fathers, the mentors, role models ...
06/20/2021

On #FathersDay we celebrate all the dads in our state.

🦸‍♂️The foster dads, biological fathers, the mentors, role models & father figures that do their best year after year to keep their families #SafeHealthyConnected!

💗Thank you New Jersey dads!

On #FathersDay we celebrate all the dads in our state.

🦸‍♂️The foster dads, biological fathers, the mentors, role models & father figures that do their best year after year to keep their families #SafeHealthyConnected!

💗Thank you New Jersey dads!

REMEMBER: when kids play outside make sure they have a helmet!Especially for activities such as:🛴Scooters🚲Bikes🛹Skateboa...
06/19/2021

REMEMBER: when kids play outside make sure they have a helmet!

Especially for activities such as:
🛴Scooters
🚲Bikes
🛹Skateboards

Make sure they wear helmets during any risky activity!

➡️ For more Heads Up Helmet Safety from CDC visit: https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/helmets/index.html

REMEMBER: when kids play outside make sure they have a helmet!

Especially for activities such as:
🛴Scooters
🚲Bikes
🛹Skateboards

Make sure they wear helmets during any risky activity!

➡️ For more Heads Up Helmet Safety from CDC visit: https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/helmets/index.html

Read our article "Healing New Jersey's Children, Families and Communities from ACEs: A Coordinated Approach" featured in...
06/18/2021

Read our article "Healing New Jersey's Children, Families and Communities from ACEs: A Coordinated Approach" featured in the New Jersey Nurse journal.

Just one caring, competent adult can make the difference in a child’s life.

🔽Read more about it🔽

Read our article "Healing New Jersey's Children, Families and Communities from ACEs: A Coordinated Approach" featured in the New Jersey Nurse journal.

Just one caring, competent adult can make the difference in a child’s life.

🔽Read more about it🔽

NJ DCF Commissioner Christine Norbut Beyer issued a statement today on yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Fulton v...
06/18/2021

NJ DCF Commissioner Christine Norbut Beyer issued a statement today on yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia which permitted a religious organization to refuse to place foster children with same-sex couples. To read the complete statement, visit the DCF Website: https://www.nj.gov/dcf/news/press/2021/approved/210618_fulton_v_philadelphia.html

NJ DCF Commissioner Christine Norbut Beyer issued a statement today on yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Fulton v. Philadelphia which permitted a religious organization to refuse to place foster children with same-sex couples. To read the complete statement, visit the DCF Website: https://www.nj.gov/dcf/news/press/2021/approved/210618_fulton_v_philadelphia.html

On today's #FieldTripFriday✊ we're visiting Harriet Tubman Museum  in Cape May!The museum is home to the history of abol...
06/18/2021

On today's #FieldTripFriday✊ we're visiting Harriet Tubman Museum in Cape May!

The museum is home to the history of abolition in NJ, including Harriet Tubman's courageous life story of operating the #UndergroundRailRoad

After Juneteenth, schedule your family's visit: https://www.harriettubmanmuseum.org/

On today's #FieldTripFriday✊ we're visiting Harriet Tubman Museum in Cape May!

The museum is home to the history of abolition in NJ, including Harriet Tubman's courageous life story of operating the #UndergroundRailRoad

After Juneteenth, schedule your family's visit: https://www.harriettubmanmuseum.org/

Today, we recognize #Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day that the last enslaved African Americans were officially fre...
06/18/2021

Today, we recognize #Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day that the last enslaved African Americans were officially freed after the Civil War.

We have made a lot of progress since that day, but much more progress needs to be made. Collectively, we have the power to be the difference.

Today, we recognize #Juneteenth, the anniversary of the day that the last enslaved African Americans were officially freed after the Civil War.

We have made a lot of progress since that day, but much more progress needs to be made. Collectively, we have the power to be the difference.

Gen Z! 👋Getting the COVID vaccine helps everyone get a little closer to seeing the people we care about & doing the thin...
06/18/2021

Gen Z! 👋

Getting the COVID vaccine helps everyone get a little closer to seeing the people we care about & doing the things we love.

It's FREE and there's a bunch of ways to #GetVaxxed.

💉Find a location near you and #GetTheShot: https://covid19.nj.gov/

Gen Z! 👋

Getting the COVID vaccine helps everyone get a little closer to seeing the people we care about & doing the things we love.

It's FREE and there's a bunch of ways to #GetVaxxed.

💉Find a location near you and #GetTheShot: https://covid19.nj.gov/

📆Mark your calendars!Saturday June 26, Trenton residents who need help affording diapers will be able to receive them fo...
06/17/2021

📆Mark your calendars!

Saturday June 26, Trenton residents who need help affording diapers will be able to receive them for FREE at the Children's Futures Diaper Explosion event!

Register by June 23. 📲Call 609 695-1977

➡️For additional information: https://childrensfutures.org/

📆Mark your calendars!

Saturday June 26, Trenton residents who need help affording diapers will be able to receive them for FREE at the Children's Futures Diaper Explosion event!

Register by June 23. 📲Call 609 695-1977

➡️For additional information: https://childrensfutures.org/

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join NJ Civil Service Commission for their Virtual Information Sessions this sum...
06/17/2021

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join NJ Civil Service Commission for their Virtual Information Sessions this summer! Get a step ahead by learning how to apply to State and local government jobs.

Register today at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HispanicHerigateCSC2021

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DepartmentSeriesAttendees2021

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSCPride2021.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join NJ Civil Service Commission for their Virtual Information Sessions this summer! Get a step ahead by learning how to apply to State and local government jobs.

Register today at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HispanicHerigateCSC2021

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DepartmentSeriesAttendees2021

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSCPride2021.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit from the Federal Communications Commission  provides financial help to families who cann...
06/17/2021

The Emergency Broadband Benefit from the Federal Communications Commission provides financial help to families who cannot afford internet service due to the pandemic.

You can get help to stay connected to school, work, your friends and family.

➡️Learn your eligibility & apply today: fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit from the Federal Communications Commission provides financial help to families who cannot afford internet service due to the pandemic.

You can get help to stay connected to school, work, your friends and family.

➡️Learn your eligibility & apply today: fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

If you need help traveling to and from your vaccine appointment NJ TRANSIT's VAXRIDE initiative offers FREE rides to and...
06/16/2021

If you need help traveling to and from your vaccine appointment NJ TRANSIT's VAXRIDE initiative offers FREE rides to and from your vaccine appointment, with bus, train and rail routes available.

➡️Find out how to get your ticket:
https://d2g63oyneaimm8.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/marketing/VaxRide%20flyer%2011x8.5.%204-29-21.pdf

If you need help traveling to and from your vaccine appointment NJ TRANSIT's VAXRIDE initiative offers FREE rides to and from your vaccine appointment, with bus, train and rail routes available.

➡️Find out how to get your ticket:
https://d2g63oyneaimm8.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/marketing/VaxRide%20flyer%2011x8.5.%204-29-21.pdf

06/16/2021
Reunification Month | Resource Parents Maureen & David

June is Reunification Month!

Resource Parents, like Maureen & David, help provide families with the support they need to work through difficult situations and toward reunification.

⬇️Watch their story below⬇️

Research shows addiction often begins with access to improperly stored prescriptions. Remember to keep your medicines an...
06/15/2021

Research shows addiction often begins with access to improperly stored prescriptions. Remember to keep your medicines and alcoholic substances locked up & safely guarded. #SafeHealthySummer

Research shows addiction often begins with access to improperly stored prescriptions. Remember to keep your medicines and alcoholic substances locked up & safely guarded. #SafeHealthySummer

Calling all job seekers! Learn how to apply to State and local government jobs during one of NJ Civil Service Commission...
06/15/2021

Calling all job seekers! Learn how to apply to State and local government jobs during one of NJ Civil Service Commission's Virtual Information Sessions this summer.

Register today at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HispanicHerigateCSC2021
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DepartmentSeriesAttendees2021
or https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSCPride2021.

Calling all job seekers! Learn how to apply to State and local government jobs during one of NJ Civil Service Commission's Virtual Information Sessions this summer.

Register today at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HispanicHerigateCSC2021
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DepartmentSeriesAttendees2021
or https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSCPride2021.

06/15/2021
www.glsen.org

What are gender pronouns?

Using a person's correct pronouns shows respect for their identity & creates a welcoming space for all people to self identify.

This can be a complicated concept to understand, so GLSEN has created a guide to cover the basics:https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/GLSEN_PronounsResource_2020_Final.pdf

For Immigrant Heritage Month, IACO - Immigration & American Citizenship Organization is hosting the 2021 Immigrant Integ...
06/14/2021
Events - IACO

For Immigrant Heritage Month, IACO - Immigration & American Citizenship Organization is hosting the 2021 Immigrant Integration Conference

This will be a dialogue between immigrants, elected officials, government agencies, and businesses.

Attend virtually on June 24, 25 & 26. Get the details: https://iacoimmigration.org/eng/events/

IACO 2021 Immigration Integration Conference https://iacoimmigration.org/eng/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Promo-Ingles-OK.mp4 THE IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION CONFERENCE will offer three days dialogue and interaction in which immigrants will have the opportunity to hear from elected officials, representativ...

06/14/2021
Meet Matthew! | DCF's Featured Child

Meet Matthew!

Matt is a wonderful young man who loves trips to the park, music, and snacks (especially cookies)! He's looking for his forever family.

☎️Find out more about him by contacting AE Specialist Kenyatta at 856 340-6928

➡️More about adoption at njadopt.org

The IRS  will start distributing the expanded child tax credit this summer.📬Check your mail!Eligible families will autom...
06/14/2021
IRS sending child tax credit letters this week, payments as soon as July 15, agency says

The IRS will start distributing the expanded child tax credit this summer.

📬Check your mail!

Eligible families will automatically be receiving crucial information regarding the process and their estimated monthly payment.

➡️Learn how it all works: https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/06/irs-sending-child-tax-credit-letters-this-week-payments-as-soon-as-july-15-agency-says.html

The IRS is now sending out information about how much you should expect to receive.

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50 E. State St.
Trenton, NJ
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