COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

NJ COVID-19 Guidance & Updates

State Services & Resources

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Services 
Child & Adolescent Developmental Disability Services 
Child & Adolescent Autism Screening & Support Services

LGBT Resources for Teens/Families of Teens 
Resources for Expectant and Parenting Teens 
Youth Suicide Prevention 
Juvenile Justice Commission 
Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment
Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying Prevention 

Crises Response Services for Children & Adolescents 

Student Support Services (Department of Education)
Office of Special Education (Department of Education) 

Regional Learning Resource Centers (Department of Education)  
NJ Parent Link School Resources (Kindergarten through Grade 12)
Special Education Resources for Parents & Families (Department of Education)

Autism Resources (Department of Health) 
Project Child Find (Department of Education)
Autism Program Quality Indicators (Department of Education)
Governor's Council for Medical Research & Treatment of Autism

Project Medicine Drop (Discarding Unused Prescription Medications) 

Community Program Directory (Department of Children & Families) 
Services for Adolescents & Young Adults (Department of Children & Families) 
New Jersy Youth Resource Spot (Resources, Opportunities, News and Events) 

Health Information and Services for Adolescents & Teens (Department of Health) 
School Based Youth Services (Adolescent Health & Family Support Services through NJ Schools)

NJ Disability Services & Resources Directory
(Comprehensive Booklet which includes NJ State, County, Community & Professional Services & Resources)

Federal Resources 
Adolescent Health 

CDC Parent Portal   
Positive Parenting Tips 
Project Safe Childhood 

CDC College Health & Safety    
LGBT Youth Services & Resources
CDC Child Development: Teenagers 
Runaway & Homeless Youth Support 

CDC Tips for Coping with Stress
National Institute on Drug Abuse 
National Institute for Mental Health 
Coping With a Disaster or Traumatic Event 

Family Guide for Children with Mental Health Needs
Learning Disabilities (National Institutes for Health)
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (National Institutes of Health) 

Teen Drivers: Safe at the Wheel (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

Community Resources

24 Hour Helpline for Mothers with Children with Special Needs 
Provides mom-to-mom support for mothers as caregivers, including mental health & wellness needs.
1-877-914-6662 (1-877-914-MOM2)

Family Success Centers   
NJ Youth Resource Spot
New Jersey Parents’ Caucus 

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network
New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities
Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Tips for Parents (Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey) 
Parenting Tips (Parents Anonymous of New Jersey)
NJ 211 (Access to Parenting & Community Resources) 

Family Support Organizations for Children’s Mental Health
2nd Floor (Confidential and Anonymous Youth & Young Adult Helpline) 
Parenting School Aged and Teenage Children (Cooperative Extension System) 

National PTA: School Violence & Traumatic Events
Save the Children: How to Help Children Cope in a Crisis  

National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children about Crises Events (American Academy of Pediatrics): Helping Children Cope After a Disaster
American Psychological Association: Helping Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting 

National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children about COVID-19 
Save the Children: Child Health, Safety & Developmental Risks during a Health Crisis (American Academy of Pediatrics): COVID-19 Information & Guidance for Parents

COVID-19 Parent Support & Family Activities

NJ COVID-19 24 Hour Hotlines & Helplines
NJ COVID-19 Information for Families and Youth (AAP): COVID-19 Guidance & Resources for Parents (AAP): Teens & COVID-19, Challenges & Opportunities

National Association of School Psychologists: COVID-19 Resource Center
National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children about COVID-19
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Coronavirus Resource Center

Save the Children: COVID-19 Staying Connected with Grandchildren
Save the Children: Child Health, Safety & Developmental Risks during a Health Crisis
Save the Children: COVID-19 Parent Tool Box for Children's Learning & Family Activities

UNICEF: COVID-19 For Parents & Caregivers: Home Activities for You and Your Children 
UNICEF: COVID-19 Tips for Teachers: Age Appropriate Discussions to Reassure & Protect Children

Transportation Services

NJ Access Link (NJ TRANSIT ADA Paratransit Program) 
New Jersey Travel Independence Program (NJTIP @ Rutgers)

LogistiCare, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation for Medicaid Clients 
DHS, Division of Medical Assistance & Health Services, Medical Transportation 

NJ 211 (Search Tool for Local Transportation Services) 
NJ Transit (Public Transportation Services for Families with Special Needs) 
NJ Find a Ride (Search Tool for County Based Transportation Services for Families with Special Needs)

Youth Leadership Opportunities

New Jersey Youth Caucus (NJ Parents' Caucus) 
Youth Advisory Network (NJ Department of Children & Families) 
Youth Leadership (New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities) 
Community of Care Consortium (SPAN Statewide Parent Advocacy Network)

Professional Resources

Child Behavioral Health Community Resources 
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities  

Children's Interagency Coordinating Councils
(Service Planning for Children & Adolescents with Behavioral Health Problems)

The New Jersey Center for School Safety 
DATING MATTERS®: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention (Resources to Create, Maintain & Strengthen Effective Youth Programs)