RESOURCES FOR CAREGIVERS, PARENTS AND EDUCATORS
We at LLA are advocates for children and their famillies, as well as early childhood educators. These resources are available in our region to support, provide awareness and educate our community. Please click on the image to link to more information.
WIC is a preventive public health nutrition program that provides nutrition and breastfeeding education, nutritious foods, and improved access to regular health care and social services to low and moderate-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women and young children with, or at risk of developing nutrition-related health problems.
ZERO TO THREE works to ensure all babies and toddlers benefit from the family and community connections critical to their well-being and development. Since 1977, the organization has advanced the proven power of nurturing relationships by transforming the science of early childhood into helpful resources, practical tools and responsive policies for millions of parents, professionals and policymakers.
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is the state’s first Cabinet-level agency devoted exclusively to serving and supporting at-risk children and families. It is made up of about 6,600 staff who are focused on and committed to assisting and empowering residents to be safe, healthy and connected.
NJPIES provides immediate help in poisoning emergencies as well as in situations where someone is just a little worried. Experts can assist callers of all ages and those who speak languages other than English. No question is too small and most cases can be resolved over the phone, usually avoiding an expensive, unnecessary trip to the emergency room.
Mom 2 Mom has been established by moms of special needs children and adults and trained peer support and crisis counselors. This organization offers peer support counseling, a place to vent, reassurance, a sounding board, advocacy skill building, and access to expert advice and reliable resources to help improve the lives of moms.
Family Success Centers are “one-stop” shops that provide wrap-around resources and supports for families before they find themselves in crisis. Family Success Centers offer primary child abuse prevention services to families and bring together concerned community residents, leaders, and community agencies to address the problems that threaten the safety and stability of families and the community.
NJ offers over 20 Domestic Violence Service programs to support those experiencing domestic violence, and offers services dedicated to prevention and counseling. Find access to phone support, confidential safe houses, advocacy, legal, financial and housing advocacy programs, and intervention services.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Adminstration provides leadership and devotes its resources, including programs, policies, information and data, contracts and grants, to help the United States act on the knowledge that behavioral Health is essential to health; prevention works; treatment is effective; people recover from mental and substance use disorders.
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) is a State agency created to provide administrative guidance, financial support and technical assistance to local governments, community development organizations, businesses and individuals to improve the quality of life in New Jersey. Find available programs and find if you are eligible for assistance services.
The Nurture NJ Strategic Plan is the culmination of over a year of in-person and virtual meetings with our departments and agencies, health systems, physicians, midwives, doulas, community organizations, and most importantly, mothers and their families. The Strategic Plan is designed to make transformational change in a system that has historically failed our mothers and babies – especially our mothers and babies of color.
The Birth Injury Center provides guidance and tools about birth injuries so that families can restore hope for a brighter future. We want to help connect families to information and resources needed to overcome their current circumstances.
Exercise during pregnancy may prevent pregnancy complications, prepare your body for labor, and give you strength and endurance for life with a growing family. If you’ve already got a form of exercise you love, chances are you can continue to do it (slightly modified) throughout your pregnancy.
New Mouth offers tips and advice relative to dental care for adults and babies alike. Learn about dental care for babies and how baby teeth play an important role in a child’s long-term oral health.
Mesothelioma Hope offers support and resources for those battling cancer and their families. A cancer diagnosis can be very difficult for a family to navigate. It can be especially difficult to tell your child that their loved one has terminal cancer. That said, there are many ways to support your children as they face the challenge of a sick loved one. Learn more about tips you can use when talking to your children about cancer.