NJ Parent Link
As a statewide initiative, NJ Parent Link is a recognized best practice model for innovative IT/digital communication between government and citizens. (National Association of State Chief Information Officers, 2011)
The NJ Parent Link website highlights NJ State services and resources.
Federal and community resources are also included.
The focus of NJ Parent Link is to meet the information and resource needs of expectant parents, families with young children (newborns to children entering kindergarten) and professional stakeholders vested in the health & well-being of New Jersey’s children & families. Parenting and support resources for families with older children, school aged to young adulthood, are also available.
The goals of NJ Parent Link are to improve the accessibility, coordination and delivery of information and services to expectant parents and families with young children; to improve the communication capabilities between the public and private sectors; and to provide the IT foundation for inter-agency service collaborations and policy development.
Division of Youth and Family Services
Parenting is one of the best and most rewarding jobs anyone could have. But this role also brings challenges for everyone. There are many organizations in the community that offer assistance and help support parents.
The Department of Children and Families funds various programs throughout the state to help and strengthen families. At this site you can find links to these programs along with links to other State agencies that offer assistance to families.
If the challenges of parenting become too great, don’t be afraid to reach out for help. In addition to the resources listed here, you can also call 2-1-1 to find other human services organizations in your community. http://www.state.nj.us/dcf
This Community Program Directory represents an ongoing commitment by DCF to increase access to resources that are designed to strengthen families and prevent child abuse or neglect. The services identified in this Directory are funded by DCF’s Family and Community Partnerships, a grant-making and best practices team committed to strengthening New Jersey’s families.
This Directory will be continuously updated online as additional resources for families become available.
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