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NJ Parent Link
The State of New Jersey's 
Web-based Early Childhood, Parenting and Professional Resource Center 

http://www.njparentlink.nj.gov/njparentlink/


LOCAL WELLNESS POLICY/NUTRIENT STANDARDS FOR MEALS AND OTHER FOODS 

Please click the link below to view our policy:

LOCAL WELLNESS POLICY -NUTRIENT STANDARDS FOR MEALS AND OTHER FOODS.pdf





Looking for Legal Information?


Click on the links below:

https://njsbf.org/publications/


Student and Family Toolkit for

 Immigration and Refugees: 


         https://mailimages.philasd.org/pub/Immigrant-Refugee-Toolkit.pdf



HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES


Taking a Child to the Emergency Room

An open letter about what the ER can (and can't) do for your child in a psychiatric emergency

BY: Julia Johnson Attaway

LINK:
https://childmind.org/article/taking-a-child-to-the-emergency-room/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=childmind&utm_content=2+-+Taking+a+child+to+the+emergency+room&utm_campaign=weekly+041817&source=weekly+041817


EN ESPAÑOL

Llevar al niño a la sala de emergencias

Carta abierta de una madre sobre lo que la sala de emergencias puede (o no puede) hacer por su hijo en una emergencia psiquiátrica

https://childmind.org/article/llevar-al-nino-la-sala-de-emergencias/





PERFORM CARE

PerformCare is a full-service behavioral health managed care company, supporting members in the public sector. We are committed to providing superior, innovative solutions in behavioral health, developmental and intellectual disabilities, human services, and integrated health programs.

http://www.performcarenj.org/

For Assistance
Please contact us at:
1-877-652-7624

 

IN CASE OF AN IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY DIAL 911

 

Rutgers University Behavioral Health

 Care Acute Psychiatric Services

 
http://ubhc.rutgers.edu/services/acute.html

 

What is the Acute Psychiatric Services (APS)?

APS serves as the 24-hour psychiatric emergency service for the University Behavioral Health Care-Piscataway system. Call 855-515-5700 for more information.

 

What services are provided by APS?

APS provides a 24-hour walk-in to serve individuals of all ages who require an emergency level of care. Some individuals who come to APS are currently in treatment at University Behavioral Health Care; others are not. Walk-in patients are seen briefly by a nurse, and then by a mental health clinician who conducts an assessment of a patient's condition and develops an appropriate intervention and disposition plan. APS operates a 3-bed crisis unit in which patients may be treated for up to 24 hours and provided with stabilizing care; a psychiatrist is available to the service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition to on-site evaluation and treatment, certified screening staff of APS provides a 24-hour outreach service to communities throughout Middlesex County. During an outreach, a screener provides an assessment of an individual who may need referral for crisis treatment or possible hospital admission. Additionally, the unit provides a 24-hour telephone hotline service staffed by crisis counselors who are trained in both telephone assessment and crisis prevention.

 

Acute Psychiatric Service

 

855-515-5700

671 Hoes Lane     West

Piscataway

NJ



March 1, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

A social media challenge called the “Momo Challenge" has resurfaced targeting children and young adults and has created concern throughout the country due to its disturbing nature.  The purpose of this letter is to make you aware of this challenge, provide you with information about it, and urge you to monitor your children’s use of social media and the Internet.


We encourage you to use this as an opportunity to remind your children to change email and social media passwords frequently, block unknown numbers, and not click on unidentifiable links.   While these digital venues are blocked on district-issued devices, individuals may still be able to access such sites through their personal devices and accounts. Currently, there are no confirmed uses of this “Momo Challenge” at GBCS, however, we feel it is important to share information to help build awareness and keep our students safe.

  • "NJ Schools: Momo Challenge..." from Patch

The link below will teach you about "13 Online Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About." 

  • https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/viral-youtube-challenges-internet-stunts-popular-with-kids?utm_source=NEW+03012019+DEFAULT&utm_medium=email

For discussion purposes, I am also providing you with for more information related to student online safety.  

  • Digital-Citizenship

This link will take you to an article about teen suicide for parents/guardians. 

This challenge is not new and has been around for a few years.  There is no need for hysteria but there is a need to discuss the importance of online safety with our students.  Feel free to reach out to our school social workers, Martha Goz (x108) and Ivonne Gallego (x172) if you have any questions. 

Sincerely,

Vanessa Jones             


1 de Marzo de 2019.

Queridos Padres y Tutores:

Ha resurgido un reto en las redes sociales llamado “Momo Challenge”. Este reto esta dirigido a niños y jovenes y ha creado preocupacion en el pais debido a su contenido perturbador. El proposito de esta carta es para ponerlo al tanto de este reto, darle informacion e invitarlo a que monitoree el uso del Internet y las redes sociales de sus hijos.

Lo invitamos a que use esta oportunidad para recordarle a sus hijos de cambiar de contraseñas frecuentemente en sus correos y redes sociales, a que bloqueen los numeros desconocidos, y a no accesar a sitios  de internet desconocidos.  

Estos sitios estan bloqueados en las computadoras de la escuela pero las personas pueden tener acceso a estos sitios si usan sus computadoras o telefonos con sus cuentas personales. Actualmente no tenemos casos confirmados del “Momo Challenge” en GBCS, pero creemos que es importante compartir esta informacion para crear conciencia y mantener a nuestros estudiantes seguros.

"NJ Schools: Momo Challenge..." from Patch

La liga o sitio de abajo, le explica 13 retos que su hijo(a) quiza ya conoce "13 Online Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About." 

  • https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/viral-youtube-challenges-internet-stunts-popular-with-kids?utm_source=NEW+03012019+DEFAULT&utm_medium=email

Estos son sitios recomendados para que usted pueda iniciar una conversacion con sus hijos acerca de como mantenerse seguros en linea/Internet.

  • Digital-Citizenship

Esta liga para padres/tutores lo lleva a un articulo sobre suicidio en los adolescentes. 

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con las trabajadoras sociales de la escuela, Martha Goz (x108) y Ivonne Gallego (x172).

Sinceramente,

Vanessa Jones                                          
Directora de Educación