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Looking for a New Year’s Resolution?
How about making a commitment to be a voice for New Jersey’s kids. Here are 10 easy things you can do to ensure that every single child in New Jersey grows up safe, healthy and educated. Most of these steps take very little time, but can make a big difference in the lives of kids across the Garden State.
Coalition working to improve oral health
New Jersey dental and medical providers and community organizations continue to make headway in improving the oral health for children, especially young children. ACNJ is part of this coalition that is focused on fostering collaboration among medical and dental providers, increasing oral health awareness among parents and financing preventive pediatric oral health.
ACNJ testifies on substance abuse bills
A package of bills is quickly moving through the state Legislature to address the growing opiate epidemic in New Jersey, which is affecting youth and young adults and their families throughout the state. The bi-partisan legislative initiative, led by Senator Joseph Vitale, addresses many aspects of this issue. ACNJ is working with Senator Vitale and other sponsors to ensure that efforts also address the specific needs of youth and young adults, especially those with involvement in the juvenile justice system.
Tax Time Means Tax Credits
Low-income workers can benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit. You or families you work with maybe eligible for these state and federal credits, even if you owe no income tax.
Infant and early childhood mental health trainings
Keeping Babies & Children in Mind is a training series of workshops in infant and early childhood mental health that is being offered at no cost to professionals who work with infants, toddlers, young children and their families (pregnancy through age eight). This project is funded through a Superstorm Sandy social service block grant through the NJ Department of Children and Families.