This calendar will be updated frequently. Meeting information is subject to change or cancellation call embrella at 1.800.222.0047 to see if the meeting/training is still being held, and please check this calendar for updates. NOTE: An asterisk (*) next to an event indicates that there has been a change to the event since initially posted. *CNCLD indicates an event has been cancelled. You can also contact your Family Support Advocate for more information about our Connecting Families Meetings.

October 2022

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  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Connecting Families Meeting: Strengthening Families - 5 Ways to Thrive
    Connecting Families Meeting: Strengthening Families - 5 Ways to Thrive
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Virtual Meeting

    Topic: Join us for this virtual meeting and meet your Family Support Advocate for Hunterdon, Mercer, Somerset, and Warren Counties, Michele Rodriguez. We will also be discussing the topic Strengthening Families: 5 Ways to Thrive.

    During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to learn how to help children and their families thrive by learning the five protective factors and how they help build important social and emotional life skills and buffer the effects of trauma.

    2.5 In-Service Credit Hours
    Register Now

    Please note: Because of the sensitive nature of topics that could be discussed, it is recommended that children are not nearby during the meeting or that headphones are used.

    Please join us at 5:45 pm as the meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 pm.

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  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Connecting Families Meeting: Morris, Sussex, and Passaic Counties Virtual Meet & Greet
    Connecting Families Meeting: Morris, Sussex, and Passaic Counties Virtual Meet & Greet
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Virtual Meeting

    Topic: Join us for this virtual Meet & Greet and get to know your Family Support Advocate for Morris, Sussex, and Passaic Counties, Travis Fuchs!

    This is your chance to get your questions as a resource and kinship caregiver answered! How can your Family Support Advocate help guide you through CP&P policies? Does embrella offer programs to support young children as well as teenagers? Is there a specific area of interest you want to know more about? embrella may have a training course for that! Join us to get these questions answered and more.

    This meeting will also provide an opportunity for caregivers to share experiences, challenges, and successes in a safe and supportive environment. embrella’s Connecting Families groups provide a welcoming community where you can share resource parenting tips and benefit from connecting with other caregivers who understand your situation. 

    Register Now

    Please note: Because of the sensitive nature of topics that could be discussed, it is recommended that children are not nearby during the meeting or that headphones are used.

    Please join us at 5:45pm as the meeting will begin promptly at 6:00pm.

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  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Connecting Families Meeting: Monmouth and Ocean Counties In-Person General Support Meeting
    Connecting Families Meeting: Monmouth and Ocean Counties In-Person General Support Meeting
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    In-Person Meeting

    Topic: General Support Meeting

    Come out to meet with your Monmouth and Ocean Counties Family Support Advocate, Beth Taylor, and get to know other caregivers in your area.  Participate in an open discussion about the topics that are most important to you such as navigating visitation, raising teens, and other areas of interest.

    This meeting will provide an opportunity for caregivers to share experiences, challenges, and successes in a safe and supportive environment. embrella’s Connecting Families groups provide a welcoming community where you can share resource parenting tips and benefit from connecting with other caregivers who understand your situation. 

    Please note: Light refreshments will be provided. Participate in a raffle! 

    Childcare is not available for this meeting.

    For more information or to register, please call 800.222.0047 to speak with a Family Support Advocate.

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  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Connecting Families Meeting: Atlantic, Burlington, and Cape May Counties In-Person Meet & Greet
    Connecting Families Meeting: Atlantic, Burlington, and Cape May Counties In-Person Meet & Greet
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    In-Person Meeting

    Topic: Join us for this in-person Meet & Greet and get to know your Family Support Advocate, Lisa Johnson!

    This is your chance to get your questions as a resource or kinship caregiver answered! How can your Family Support Advocate help guide you through CP&P policies? Does embrella offer programs to support young children as well as teenagers? Is there a specific area of interest you want to know more about? embrella may have a training course for that! Come out to get these questions answered and more.

    This meeting will also provide an opportunity for caregivers to share experiences, challenges, and successes in a safe and supportive environment. embrella’s Connecting Families groups provide a welcoming community where you can share resource parenting tips and benefit from connecting with other caregivers who understand your situation. 

    Please note: Light refreshments will be provided. Participate in a raffle!

    Childcare is not available at this meeting.

    Two dates and locations are being offered for this Meet & Greet. Caregivers may attend either meeting.

    For more information or to register, please call 800.222.0047 to speak with a Family Support Advocate.

    Please RSVP by Sunday, October 16th.

  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Connecting Families Meeting: Camden County In-Person Meet & Greet 6:00-8:00pm
    Connecting Families Meeting: Camden County In-Person Meet & Greet 6:00-8:00pm
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    In-Person Meeting

    Topic: Join us for this in-person Meet & Greet and get to know your Family Support Advocate, Courtney Brown!  

    This is your chance to get your questions as a resource or kinship caregiver answered! How can your Family Support Advocate help guide you through CP&P policies? Does embrella offer programs to support young children as well as teenagers? Is there a specific area of interest you want to know more about? embrella may have a training course for that! Come out to get these questions answered and more.

    This meeting will also provide an opportunity for caregivers to share experiences, challenges, and successes in a safe and supportive environment. embrella’s Connecting Families groups provide a welcoming community where you can share resource parenting tips and benefit from connecting with other caregivers who understand your situation. 

    Please note: Light refreshments will be provided. Participate in a raffle! 

    Childcare is not available at this meeting.

    For more information or to register, please call 800.222.0047 to speak with a Family Support Advocate.

    Please RSVP by Sunday, October 16th.

  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Connecting Families Meeting: Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties Meet & Greet
    Connecting Families Meeting: Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties Meet & Greet
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    In-Person Meeting

    Topic: Join us for this in-person Meet & Greet and get to know your Family Support Advocate, Erika Retamar!

    This is your chance to get your questions as a resource or kinship caregiver answered! How can your Family Support Advocate help guide you through CP&P policies? Does embrella offer programs to support young children as well as teenagers? Is there a specific area of interest you want to know more about? embrella may have a training course for that! Come out to get these questions answered and more.

    This meeting will also provide an opportunity for caregivers to share experiences, challenges, and successes in a safe and supportive environment. embrella’s Connecting Families groups provide a welcoming community where you can share resource parenting tips and benefit from connecting with other caregivers who understand your situation. 

    Please note: Light refreshments will be provided. Participate in a raffle!

    Childcare is not available at this meeting.

    For more information or to register, please call 800.222.0047 to speak with a Family Support Advocate.

    RSVP by Sunday, October 16th.

Wednesday
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  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Connecting Families Meeting: Normalcy - Letting Kids Be Kids
    Connecting Families Meeting: Normalcy - Letting Kids Be Kids
    7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Virtual Meeting

    Topic: Normalcy – Letting Kids Be Kids

    Presenter: Tasia St. Louis, Family Support Advocate
    Middlesex and Union Counties

    Join us for this virtual meeting and learn about updated laws and policies which shift more decision-making to kinship and resource parents about children and youth in their care, in order to provide them with the opportunities and experiences all young people should have.

    This meeting will also provide an opportunity for caregivers to share experiences, challenges, and successes in a safe and supportive environment. embrella’s Connecting Families groups provide a welcoming community where you can share resource parenting tips and benefit from connecting with other caregivers who understand your situation. 

    2 In-Service Credit Hours
    Register Now

    Please note: Because of the sensitive nature of topics that could be discussed, it is recommended that children are not nearby during the meeting or that headphones are used.

    Please join us at 6:45 pm as the meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.

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  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Connecting Families Meeting: Atlantic, Burlington, and Cape May Counties In-Person Meet & Greet
    Connecting Families Meeting: Atlantic, Burlington, and Cape May Counties In-Person Meet & Greet
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    In-Person Meeting

    Topic: Join us for this in-person Meet & Greet and get to know your Family Support Advocate, Lisa Johnson!

    This is your chance to get your questions as a resource or kinship caregiver answered! How can your Family Support Advocate help guide you through CP&P policies? Does embrella offer programs to support young children as well as teenagers? Is there a specific area of interest you want to know more about? embrella may have a training course for that! Come out to get these questions answered and more.

    This meeting will also provide an opportunity for caregivers to share experiences, challenges, and successes in a safe and supportive environment. embrella’s Connecting Families groups provide a welcoming community where you can share resource parenting tips and benefit from connecting with other caregivers who understand your situation. 

    Please note: Light refreshments will be provided. Participate in a raffle!

    Childcare is not available at this meeting.

    Two dates and locations are being offered for this Meet & Greet. Caregivers may attend either meeting.

    For more information or to register, please call 800.222.0047 to speak with a Family Support Advocate.

    Please RSVP by Saturday, October 22nd.

Tuesday
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Connecting Families Meeting: Legalities in Kinship Care
    Connecting Families Meeting: Legalities in Kinship Care
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Virtual Meeting

    Topic: Legalities in Kinship Care

    Presenters: Courtney Brown, Family Support Advocate, Camden County

    Lisa Johnson, Family Support Advocate, Atlantic, Burlington, and Cape May Counties

    Join us for this virtual meeting and learn about the various legal issues and legislation that commonly arise and impact kinship care while understanding the difference between adoption and kinship legal guardianship to better plan for kin in care.

    This meeting will also provide an opportunity for caregivers to share experiences, challenges, and successes in a safe and supportive environment. embrella’s Connecting Families groups provide a welcoming community where you can share resource parenting tips and benefit from connecting with other caregivers who understand your situation. 

    1.5 In-Service Credit Hours
    Register Now

    Please note: Because of the sensitive nature of topics that could be discussed, it is recommended that children are not nearby during the meeting or that headphones are used.

    Please join us at 5:45 pm as the meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 pm.

Wednesday
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Connecting Families Meeting: Meet Your Essex County Family Support Advocate
    Connecting Families Meeting: Meet Your Essex County Family Support Advocate
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Virtual Meeting

    Topic: Join us for this virtual meeting and meet your Family Support Advocate for Essex County, Lindsay Fox! We will also focus on the topic Normalcy – Letting Kids be Kids.

    During this meeting, you will also have the opportunity to learn about updated laws and policies which shift more decision-making to kinship and resource parents for children and youth in their care, in order to provide them with the opportunities and experiences all young people should have.

    2 In-Service Credit Hours
    Register Now

    Please note: Because of the sensitive nature of topics that could be discussed, it is recommended that children are not nearby during the meeting or that headphones are used.

    Please join us at 5:45pm as the meeting will begin promptly at 6:00pm.

Thursday
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Connecting Families Meeting: Bergen and Hudson Counties In-Person Meeting
    Connecting Families Meeting: Bergen and Hudson Counties In-Person Meeting
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    In-Person Meeting

    Topic: Join us for an in-person General Support Meeting with a focus on Family Team Meetings.

    Come out to meet with your Bergen and Hudson Area Family Support Advocate, Carlissa Snowden-Gause, and get to know other caregivers in your area while learning and discussing the importance of Family Team Meetings in child welfare. We will go over NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF) Family Team Meeting policy. Caregivers will have a chance to discuss their own experiences with Family Team Meetings. 

    This meeting will also provide an opportunity for caregivers to share experiences, challenges, and successes in a safe and supportive environment. embrella’s Connecting Families groups provide a welcoming community where you can share resource parenting tips and benefit from connecting with other caregivers who understand your situation. 

    0.5 In-Service Credit Hour

    Please note: Light refreshments will be provided. Participate in a raffle!

    Pre-Registration is required. Space is limited.

    For more information or to register, please call 800.222.0047 to speak with a Family Support Advocate.

    Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 25th.

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