The F.E.L.L.A.S. Fatherhood Program of Essex began in 2010 with three-year funding from the NJ Department of Children and Families and the Community Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs. The third year of funding is coming to an end this summer, on June 30th. However, the NJ Department of Children and Families recently announced that they will continue to fund the program for a fourth year through June 30, 2013! (more…)
Breastfeeding Task Force
The Breastfeeding Task Force of the Northern Consortium is committed to improving breastfeeding rates. Through the expertise of Task Force Committee Members, information and training on topics related to breastfeeding are provided to hospitals and other community agencies. Click here to learn more.
Parent Child Activities at IFDC
Irvington Family Development Center offers monthly parent-child activities. These free, family-friendly events include movie nights, crafts, and activities designed to provide opportunities for families to bond and enjoy each others company. (more…)
Healthy Families/TANF Initiative for Parents (TIP)
The Healthy Families/TANF Initiative for Parents (TIP) Program is a home visitation program that assists families of pregnant women and newborns. (more…)
The Healthy Families/TANF Initiative for Parents Program of Essex County recently held a holiday workshop for families that provided information on holiday safety, lead poisoning, and toy recalls. In addition, with the help of Toys for Tots, the program was able to distribute holiday gifts to participating children and their siblings. (more…)
The Irvington Family Development Center recently held their 7th Teen Empowerment Group for girls. It was another successful series attended by 47 teens. (more…)
The Reproductive Health Access and Information Network (RHAIN) provides an array of services to women of reproductive age and their partners in Passaic County. Information and Resources are provided to increase awareness and knowledge of the importance of prenatal, preconception, and interconception care. (more…)
The death of a baby is one of the most tragic losses a family can have. It seems unfair that a time that should have been so joyful becomes so painful.
With the hope that these tragic events can provide information that might help other families, the FIMR (Fetal Infant Mortality Review) project explores what happened when a baby dies during pregnancy or infancy. (more…)
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