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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Discuss Grief and Loss in Children at Free Seminar


Parents and community members are invited to discuss strategies for helping children to cope with grief and loss at a meeting of the Project Sussex Kids General Council, Tuesday, April 16th, 9:00 a.m. at Project Self-Sufficiency.  Participants will also receive an update on Project Sussex Kids activities.  The presentation will be facilitated by Rainbows for All Children Program Coordinator Tracy Layman.  Refreshments will be provided; childcare is available upon request.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.



Project Sussex Kids, the Sussex County Council for Young Children, has been designed by the New Jersey Department of Children & Families to address the needs of local families who are expecting or who are parenting young children.  County Councils for Young Children have been established in all of the state’s 21 counties to bring together parents, caregivers, as well as health, education and social service professionals to enhance communication, coordination and collaboration of services.  The Project Sussex Kids General Council Meeting is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  To attend the General Council Meeting, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.  Additional information is available at www.projectsussexkids.org.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Discuss Strategies for Taking Charge of Your Finances


Rutgers professor and financial expert Dr. Barbara O’Neill will offer free Financial Workshops at Project Self-Sufficiency, Thursday, April 11th, 1:00 p.m., and Tuesday, April 23rd, 6:00 p.m.  Participants will learn how to plan and execute financial goals, discuss savings plans, checking accounts, college planning and other topics.  The seminars are free and open to the public, but registration is required.  Project Self-Sufficiency is located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.



Dr. Barbara O'Neill holds the rank of Distinguished Professor in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, and is Rutgers Cooperative Extension's Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management. Previously, she was Family and Consumer Sciences Educator in Sussex County and has taught over 1,100 classes to over 24,000 adult learners.  She also provides national leadership for the Cooperative Extension financial programs, Investing for Your Future and Small Steps to Health and Wealth and directed the five-year MONEY 2000™ savings and debt reduction campaign in the 1990s that resulted in over $7 million of economic impact in New Jersey and almost $20 million nationwide.

Dr. O'Neill has written over 1,700 consumer newspaper articles and over 160 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), certified financial educator (CFEd), and certified in family and consumer sciences (CFCS). Dr. O'Neill has also held various leadership roles in state and national professional associations and served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) in 2003.

To register for one of the free Financial Workshops, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.  Additional information is available at www.projectselfsufficiency.org.