Calendar

Jan
25
Thu
2018
Vegan Cooking: Sausage Rolls (adults) @ SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The best part of a vegan party is the food. Alana will show you how to make  fun and delicious appetizers with everyday and surprising ingredients. 

Registration required.

 

Jan
26
Fri
2018
Responding to Sex Trafficking: Identification, Best Practices, and Reporting @ Somerset County Human Services Building
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Human Trafficking Workshop 1-26-18 

Somerset County Youth Services Commission & LoveTrue present;

Emily Rutt; Associate Director & Alec Shover; Prevention Education Director of LoveTrue

In this interactive workshop, you will be provided with basic information about sex trafficking within the United States, as well as here in New Jersey, utilizing stories about real sex trafficking survivors. You will learn factors that put people at a heightened risk of being trafficked, while also acknowledging that anyone can be at risk. We will discuss recruitment tactics that traffickers use to get close to those they wish to exploit, including discussion on dating, peers, and the internet. We will go over red flags and warning signs to watch for that may signify that someone is being trafficked. With this framework laid, we will go into a discussion of the importance of trauma-informed care when working with survivors of sex trafficking. This includes interviewing techniques and sample general and intake questions. Finally, we will discuss confidentiality and reporting procedures, including who to contact for specific services, resources, and advice in the case that you come in contact with a survivor of sex trafficking.

A light breakfast will be provided; 2.5 Professional Development Credits will be made available for participants. Free parking is available on the 3rd level or higher in the adjacent parking deck.  Doors open at 8:30 AM.

Registration is through the Somerset County Office of Youth Services. To register please contact Gretchen Craig at gcraig@co.somerset.nj.us or call 908-704-6281

 

 

 

 

 

Feb
2
Fri
2018
Take Control of Your Health and Manage Chronic Disease (February 2 – March 9) @ Somerville Senior Citizens Housing
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Somerset County Deputy Director Freeholder Brian D. Levine, human services liaison, invites caregivers and residents age 60 and above with long-term health conditions to a free six-week workshop, titled “Take Control of Your Health, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.”

The interactive program will be held at Somerville Senior Citizens Housing, located at 1 Mountain Ave, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, March 2 and 9. Advanced registration is required by Friday, Jan. 26. To register, contact Caitlin Witucki at (908) 704-6339 or Witucki@co.somerset.nj.us.

This evidence-based workshop is designed to help people with chronic health conditions to overcome daily challenges and maintain an active, fulfilling life.

Participants will learn healthy living techniques, including symptom management, healthy eating, exercise strategies and stress management. The program will help individuals communicate effectively with doctors and health care teams. Research confirms that participants increase healthful behaviors, experience improvements in outlook and confidence, and are less limited in daily activities.

Each participant will receive a book, titled, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.”

Feb
9
Fri
2018
Take Control of Your Health and Manage Chronic Disease (February 2 – March 9) @ Somerville Senior Citizens Housing
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Somerset County Deputy Director Freeholder Brian D. Levine, human services liaison, invites caregivers and residents age 60 and above with long-term health conditions to a free six-week workshop, titled “Take Control of Your Health, Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.”

The interactive program will be held at Somerville Senior Citizens Housing, located at 1 Mountain Ave, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, March 2 and 9. Advanced registration is required by Friday, Jan. 26. To register, contact Caitlin Witucki at (908) 704-6339 or Witucki@co.somerset.nj.us.

This evidence-based workshop is designed to help people with chronic health conditions to overcome daily challenges and maintain an active, fulfilling life.

Participants will learn healthy living techniques, including symptom management, healthy eating, exercise strategies and stress management. The program will help individuals communicate effectively with doctors and health care teams. Research confirms that participants increase healthful behaviors, experience improvements in outlook and confidence, and are less limited in daily activities.

Each participant will receive a book, titled, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions.”

Feb
10
Sat
2018
The Magic 15 (adults) @ SCLSNJ’s Somerville Library branch
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

How 15 minutes a day can transform your life. During this interactive talk, you will discover: how to bend time so that you have more of it, two small ways to exponentially impact your happiness, and the secret to never being late again.

Registration required.

 

Feb
15
Thu
2018
United Way Caregivers Coalition Meeting in Somerset County @ Shimon & Sara Birnbaum JCC
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

United Way Caregivers Coalition holds monthly meetings in Somerset County that are open to the public. These meetings offer education, resources, support, and ideas while also helping caregivers connect with other caregivers and empathetic professionals who can share experienced advice.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from 9:30am to 11:00am. Members begin to gather around 9:00am to enjoy a bit of visiting time. Anyone with an interest in caregiving is welcome to join us.

Free Alcohol Dependency Screening @ Carrier Clinic
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Carrier Clinic® offers free, confidential alcohol dependency screenings throughout the year. Attendees will receive a free, confidential screening conducted by a licensed therapist and information/referrals for services. Reservations are not necessary.