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.

NJ's Safe Haven Act allows the surrender an healthy infant 30 days or younger to any 24-hour:🏥Hospitals🚑Ambulance/Rescue...
12/06/2023

NJ's Safe Haven Act allows the surrender an healthy infant 30 days or younger to any 24-hour:

🏥Hospitals
🚑Ambulance/Rescue squad
🚓🚒Police&Fire Station

Learn more: https://www.nj.gov/njsafehaven/

We just got back from the NJ Association of School Librarians’ conference down in Atlantic City! 📚Librarians are importa...
12/06/2023

We just got back from the NJ Association of School Librarians’ conference down in Atlantic City!

📚Librarians are important stewards of literacy and guardians of free thought -- in and outside of our schools. We are glad to have the opportunity to connect with them and share resources that help residents to be !

On   we learn about what motivates members of  🙌William started as a CP&P trainee and has worked in several roles there....
12/06/2023

On we learn about what motivates members of 🙌

William started as a CP&P trainee and has worked in several roles there. He believes he is a powerful agent for change!

One of the best ways to prevent drug use and addiction is proper storage and disposal of prescription medications. Durin...
12/05/2023

One of the best ways to prevent drug use and addiction is proper storage and disposal of prescription medications.

During National Safety Month, we're reminding you about Project Medicine Drop, an NJ initiative that allows you to surrender unused or expired RX's, no questions asked.

💊Keep you and your family safe. Find the Project Medicine Drop in your area: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/meddrop/pages/locations.aspx

It's getting dark earlier, colder, and we're facing holiday stressors (including work deadlines, school tests and family...
12/05/2023

It's getting dark earlier, colder, and we're facing holiday stressors (including work deadlines, school tests and family projects). These changes can set the stage for seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Symptoms mirror depression, and can be mild to severe. Some kids might need more encouragement, others may need medical interventions.

➡ From Child Mind Institute, learn more about SAD and what you can do to help your child through it

What is seasonal affective disorder, and how do you know if your child is experiencing it?

12/05/2023

Consumers should immediately take the cups away from children, stop using them and contact FENGM for a full refund. FENGM and Amazon are contacting all known purchasers directly.

Adoption Totally Rocks!  Camden offices recently celebrated their 2023 adoptions with over 30 families at an indoor amus...
12/05/2023

Adoption Totally Rocks!

Camden offices recently celebrated their 2023 adoptions with over 30 families at an indoor amusement park!🤸‍♀️

🍕Families enjoyed pizza, cupcakes, facepainting, a nail painting station, and gift baskets.

Congratulations to staff for coordinating such a special and meaningful event! 🥳

Need health insurance for 2024?The annual health insurance open enrollment period at Get Covered NJ  is here! 9 in 10enr...
12/04/2023

Need health insurance for 2024?

The annual health insurance open enrollment period at Get Covered NJ is here! 9 in 10
enrolling qualify for financial help to lower their health insurance costs. See how much you can save on quality, affordable health coverage at GetCovered.NJ.gov

ATTENTION PARENTS: Tiblue and Klickpick have issued recalls for children's cups due to unsafe lead content.If you are us...
12/04/2023

ATTENTION PARENTS: Tiblue and Klickpick have issued recalls for children's cups due to unsafe lead content.

If you are using these products, get safety information and find out your next steps.
➡ Tiblue: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2024/Tiblue-Stainless-Steel-Childrens-Cups-Recalled-Due-to-Violation-of-Federal-Lead-Content-Ban-Sold-Exclusively-on-Amazon-com-by-FENGM-Recall-Alert

➡Klickpick: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2024/Klickpick-Home-Recalls-Stainless-Steel-Childrens-Cup-Sets-Due-to-Violation-of-Federal-Lead-Content-Ban-Sold-Exclusively-at-Amazon-com-Recall-Alert

Consumers should immediately take the cups away from children, stop using them and contact FENGM for a full refund. FENGM and Amazon are contacting all known purchasers directly.

Did You Know?   Many cultures and world religions have December celebrations that fall around the time of the solstice o...
12/04/2023

Did You Know? Many cultures and world religions have December celebrations that fall around the time of the solstice on December 21st. For example, Hanukkah (Dec. 7-15) ; Yule (Dec. 21 – Jan. 1), Christmas (Dec. 25); and Kwanzaa (Dec. 26 – Jan. 1).

Take some time with the kids to learn about the month's celebrations and the common threads that bind these holidays together.

For tonight's  📚 we're reading "Winter Ice is Nice" by Bob Barkley.In this story Clifford the big red dog and his friend...
12/03/2023

For tonight's 📚 we're reading "Winter Ice is Nice" by Bob Barkley.

In this story Clifford the big red dog and his friends play on an ice rink and learn a few new tricks! ⛸

📖Read along:

everyone! Welcome to my channel. Thank you so much for clicking on my video! I hope you enjoy today's story...

On International Day of People With Disabilities we recognize and honor people all over New Jersey, and the world, who l...
12/03/2023

On International Day of People With Disabilities we recognize and honor people all over New Jersey, and the world, who live with disabilities.

We are working to build a stronger, fairer, more accessible, more inclusive society for all individuals.

From the Nations, learn what the day is all about:

The International Day of Disabled Persons aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development.

On Special Education Day we are shouting out all our teachers, students, and staff at   Regional Schools!Our staff works...
12/02/2023

On Special Education Day we are shouting out all our teachers, students, and staff at Regional Schools!

Our staff works so hard to meet students' needs and help them to thrive. Our students rise to the challenge and never fail to teach us something new everyday.

More about our schools: https://www.nj.gov/dcf/about/divisions/oe/

12/02/2023

The Family Helpline is designed to help families prevent a crisis.

Trained volunteers will provide compassion and a listening ear & can refer you to resources in your community.

Call: ☎️1-800-THE-KIDS (843-5437)

Teens and young adults who are about to age out of the foster care system without a plan for permanency still need lovin...
12/01/2023

Teens and young adults who are about to age out of the foster care system without a plan for permanency still need loving supportive families.

💻Learn more about adoption through DCF --
NJAdopt.org

For today's  💈 we're visiting a sensory friendly barbershop in Nutley!💇‍♂️Hair cuts can be a taxing experience, especial...
12/01/2023

For today's 💈 we're visiting a sensory friendly barbershop in Nutley!

💇‍♂️Hair cuts can be a taxing experience, especially for children with heightened sensitivities. But this shop offers expertise and calm to help children with I/DD look sharp. This amazing story is presented by NJ.com

✂Come along!

Getting a haircut can be sensory overload for kids with autism. Meet the Jersey barber who's trying to change that.💈Video Producer: Dwayne Uzoaru

Hey! If you're attending the NJ Association of School Librarians conference in Atlantic City next week, don't forget to ...
12/01/2023

Hey! If you're attending the NJ Association of School Librarians conference in Atlantic City next week, don't forget to stop on by the booth!

We have lots of resources to share and are looking forward to seeing you.

🎨Art stimulates senses, exercises fine motor skills, and is great family bonding time! And it’s not just for the older k...
11/28/2023

🎨Art stimulates senses, exercises fine motor skills, and is great family bonding time! And it’s not just for the older kids, either – there are so many benefits of art projects for developing minds. Parents, check out these project ideas to help your baby make your family’s next refrigerator masterpiece!

Connections Matter.In partnership with DCF, Prevent Child Abuse NJ is highlighting NJ residents that strengthen their co...
11/27/2023

Connections Matter.

In partnership with DCF, Prevent Child Abuse NJ is highlighting NJ residents that strengthen their communities through the healing power of relationships in their everyday actions.

It’s officially holiday season, and to celebrate we're taking today's   out to Harbaugh Village in Mullica Hill. It's a ...
11/24/2023

It’s officially holiday season, and to celebrate we're taking today's out to Harbaugh Village in Mullica Hill.

It's a festive wonderland transformed from a vacant field into the north pole every year!🎅

🎄From NJ.com :

An N.J family transformed an empty field into a festive Christmas village. Donations will help families in need get back on their feet. Now, that’s the Chris...

Wishing all the families that celebrate, a wonderful Thanksgiving.
11/23/2023

Wishing all the families that celebrate, a wonderful Thanksgiving.

DCF’s workforce comes together in fellowship to show gratitude for our colleagues and families we’re connected to across...
11/22/2023

DCF’s workforce comes together in fellowship to show gratitude for our colleagues and families we’re connected to across the state! 🦃

So far, 55 teens and older youth have been adopted this year through the New Jersey Department of Children and Families....
11/22/2023

So far, 55 teens and older youth have been adopted this year through the New Jersey Department of Children and Families.

💗During Adoption Month we are celebrating them, and the many other families, that have found each other in 2023.

On   we learn about what motivates members of  🙌Tamika says she didn't choose social work, it chose her. Her motivation ...
11/22/2023

On we learn about what motivates members of 🙌

Tamika says she didn't choose social work, it chose her. Her motivation has always been helping to keep families safe, healthy, and connected.

  Atlantic West held a Wild West Chili Cookoff for lunch earlier this month!🌶We love when staff build connections and mo...
11/22/2023

Atlantic West held a Wild West Chili Cookoff for lunch earlier this month!

🌶We love when staff build connections and morale!

There are children with complex needs and teens who are seeking loving, forever  families.💻Learn more about adoption at ...
11/21/2023

There are children with complex needs and teens who are seeking loving, forever families.

💻Learn more about adoption at NJAdopt.org

11/21/2023

- In case you missed it: the latest episode of DCF on the Air dropped last week! ▪ In e8 we're talking about the intersection of family safety and food security with experts Mark and Jenny.

https://www.facebook.com/reel/352990547384150

Last week DCF was represented at the ASAH Conference, connecting with educators of children with special needs. We share...
11/21/2023

Last week DCF was represented at the ASAH Conference, connecting with educators of children with special needs.

We shared information about our Children’s System of Care and other resources to help keep all NJ students safe, healthy, and connected.

Is Internet addiction real? Yes. Although it’s not a diagnosis, and doesn’t produce addictive chemicals, the constant ne...
11/20/2023

Is Internet addiction real? Yes.

Although it’s not a diagnosis, and doesn’t produce addictive chemicals, the constant need to be online is harmful and can impact lives in much the same way.

Learn more about problematic Internet use, and what to do about it

Internet addiction. Phone addiction. Technology addiction. Parents are worried that kids are hooked on screens in an unhealthy way.

We just got back from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference. We met people in many public service sec...
11/20/2023

We just got back from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference.

We met people in many public service sectors, such as health, public works, mayors, county commissioners, and even tax assessors.

It's always great to share resources and supports with people who share our vision of a New Jersey!

Transgender Day of Remembrance is dedicated to honoring transgender people who tragically lost their lives to violence a...
11/20/2023

Transgender Day of Remembrance is dedicated to honoring transgender people who tragically lost their lives to violence and bias this year.

It is a somber time for us to reflect on the discrimination transgender people face daily as they strive to live authentically.

🕯How to help:

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. You can read more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance below, and find out how you can show support for the co...

For tonight's  📚 we're reading "The Little Kids Table" by Mary Ann McCabe RiehleIn this story we get to sit at the littl...
11/19/2023

For tonight's 📚 we're reading "The Little Kids Table" by Mary Ann McCabe Riehle

In this story we get to sit at the little kids table at grandma's house. It's the most fun place to be at the family get together!

📖Read along:

The Little Kids TableAuthor - Mary Ann McCabe RiehleIllustrator - Mary Reaves UnlessABOUT THE BOOKEveryone knows that the little kids table is the place to b...

The theme of International Men's Day 2023 is "role models."🦸‍♂️Boys and young men need consistent, positive male role mo...
11/19/2023

The theme of International Men's Day 2023 is "role models."

🦸‍♂️Boys and young men need consistent, positive male role models in their lives to teach and show good character and emotional range.

When men step up for each other, the positive effects can ripple through entire communities

▶ Learn how to take part in Men's Day

Men Leading by Example HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY FROM THE MEN OF THE WORLD On November 19, International Men’s Day celebrates worldwide the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. We highlight positive role models

The New Jersey Department of Health  is raising awareness about the dangers of Xylazine (tranq), a veterinary tranquiliz...
11/18/2023

The New Jersey Department of Health is raising awareness about the dangers of Xylazine (tranq), a veterinary tranquilizer that is being sold as an illegal recreational drug.

It is not safe for humans, it can cause severe wounds, overdoses, and even death.

Please share this information, and find out more from nj.gov/health/populationhealth/opioid/

We saved you a seat at the DCF Family Table!These recipes come from staff all around the department, and just in time fo...
11/17/2023

We saved you a seat at the DCF Family Table!

These recipes come from staff all around the department, and just in time for the holidays!

💗Shared with love, we hope you enjoy them!

For today's   we're visiting the Pine Island Cranberry Co. cranberry farm in New Jersey! Cranberry sauce is a staple of ...
11/17/2023

For today's we're visiting the Pine Island Cranberry Co. cranberry farm in New Jersey!

Cranberry sauce is a staple of the holiday table, and the cranberries that go into it are grown right here in the Garden State’s bog water. Delicious!

🍒Come along!

Lauren Scala takes us inside New Jersey’s largest cranberry farm in Chatsworth, Burlington County.

  22% of children waiting to be adopted nationally are teenagers? Teens need stability, consistency, guidance, support a...
11/16/2023

22% of children waiting to be adopted nationally are teenagers?

Teens need stability, consistency, guidance, support and love.

You can help!

▶ Learn more about adoption in New Jersey: https://www.adoptuskids.org/states/nj/index.aspx

Last week we attended the NJEA convention!We met with educators from all over and were able to share tons of good inform...
11/16/2023

Last week we attended the NJEA convention!

We met with educators from all over and were able to share tons of good information with them on our shared goal of keeping New Jersey students !

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