General Resources for parents and Families

Child Development and Special Needs  

Zero to Threehttps://www.zerotothree.org

NJ Parent Link(provides links to various types of services) http://www.nj.gov/njparentlink/

Moms2Momshttp://ubhc.rutgers.edu/mom2mom/links.htm

Early Intervention System(birth to 3 years) http://nj.gov/health/fhs/eis/index.shtml

Family Link(birth to three years) http://www.familylinknj.org/

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network(SPAN) http://www.spanadvocacy.org

Autism Speakshttps://www.autismspeaks.org

Parent workshops and informational articles may be found at: 

United Way Success by 6http://www.unitedwaynnj.org/ourwork/ed_successby6resources.php

National Association for the Education of Young Childrenhttp://families.naeyc.org/


Oral Health 

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/ErrorPage.aspx?requestUrl=https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-%20living/oralhealth/Pages/Teething-and-Dental-Hygiene.aspx

Nutrition and Physical Activity 

Let’s Movehttps://letsmove.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/

Eating Healthywww.nutrition.gov/life-stages/children

My Platehttps://www.choosemyplate.gov/


Communicable Diseases/Preventive Health Care 

https://www.cdc.gov/


General Child Safety 

Child Healthhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/Pages/default.aspx

Child Safetywww.safekids.org/safetytips


Mental Health Services 

Directory of Bergen County Mental Health Services https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/mental-health-services/about-mental-health-services

Perform Care(behavioral health for children) 1-877-652-7624 http://www.performcarenj.org/index.aspx


Substance Abuse 

Prevention is Key www.mcpik.org


Health and Human Service Resources 

NJ 2-1-1is a statewide information and referral service that is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Go to www.nj211.org

Bergen County Department of Human Serviceshttps://www.co.bergen.nj.us/departments-and-services/human-services


New Jersey Regional Crisis Hotlines 

Contact We Care:24/7 Helpline 908-232-2880 Information and referrals, crisis suicidal helpline and listening service and covers Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union Counties. 

Addictions Hotline of NJ:24 hr.: 1-800-238-2333 

Gambling:1-800-GAMBLER 

Parents Anonymous Helpline-Referral:1-800-THE-KIDS 

National Child Abuse Hotline: 1800-422-4453 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-TALK 

National Runaway Switchboard:1-800-RUNAWAY 

NJ AIDS/STD Hotline:24hr: 1-800-624-2377 


Health Care: 

NJ Family Care http://www.njfamilycare.org/default.aspx

New Jersey State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs and Medicare Part D http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/pbp.html

NJ Drug Card https://www.newjerseydrugcard.com/index.php


Housing Assistance 

http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/programs/emergency/

http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/ha.html


Additional Resources 

Child and Family Resourceshttp://www.childandfamily-nj.org/

Devereux Centerhttp://www.devereux.org/site/PageServer?pagename=nj_index

Children’s Safety Networkhttp://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/

Family Support Organization of Bergen County for Families by Familieshttp://fsobergen.org