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From DCF Commissioner

Are you familiar with the TV game show Jeopardy where contestants are provided clues to a host of trivia topics in the form of answers and must offer their responses in the form of a question? Well let’s try that game for a minute. The answer is: Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Ferdinand, Gabrielle and Humberto. Have

The Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship Fund Offers Scholarship Opportunities To Any Under-Served Student Across the United States

Scholarship Notification    Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation  APPLICATION DEADLINE is May 31, 2013 Eligibility Requirements Qualified  applicants must be a high school senior, college student, and/or  between the ages of 18-25, pursuing studies at a vocational or trade  school. All applicants must be a US Citizen and complete the on-line application no later than the published  deadline date, which is

5 Reasons to Seek NJ Marriage Counseling

A happy marriage is a great thing.  However, married couples will tell you that marriage is not always “happy.” There are challenges, conflicts, and circumstances that can strain a marriage.  There are times when couples can work together to solve familial or relationship challenges and other times when a couple finds their relationship spiraling downward.

Celebrating Women’s History

If you were asked to name a famous woman from history, my guess is you might come up with examples like Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Earhart or Molly Pitcher. While the number of famous women in history is long and distinguished, I wonder if you might include Alice Paul or Emily Roebling on

Task Force First Report Completed!

Last year the Department of Children and Families announced the creation of a new task force, which we fondly call HYTIP, or Task Force on Helping Youth Thrive in Placement. Compromised of stakeholders, service providers and youth across the state, HYTIP was tasked with supporting youth in out-of-home placement and ensuring these individuals achieve rich

How to Become a Clinically Licensed Counselor in New Jersey

Becoming a professional, clinically licensed counselor is a great career choice for those who have a passion for helping others. Professional counselors must: have great listening skills, be committed to learning and growing in the field of behavioral health, and have an ability to be non-biased/judgmental. Becoming licensed allows the individual to be recognized by

Testimonials

I have been worried about my child’s progress since she was in fifth grade. She has always had challenges with reading and has not read on grade level for some time. I often thought about changing schools, but I didn’t want her to have to make all new friends. Receiving tutoring services in our home through Child and Family Solutions helped her to get the attention she needed and the privacy she deserved.

Renee Cherry Hill, NJ

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