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NJ Paid Family Leave - How Can We Make it Better?

NJ is one of only a few states that has paid family leave insurance for families who need to take family leave.  But it isn't being used as much as it should, and it isn't helping families as much as it could.  So how can we make it better?  The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), in collaboration with Advocates for Children of New Jersey, the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, and other advocates, released the findings and recommendations from the New Jersey Parenting Project: Protecting Workers, Nurturing Families: Building an Inclusive Family Leave Insurance Program. This is

LEND Application Pending; Boggs Center Recruiting Possible LEND Family Trainees!

The Boggs Center of Excellence on Development Disabilities, in collaboration with SPAN and other partners, has submitted an application to serve as NJ's LEND project.  They are interested in recruiting family trainees. Family trainees would participate in NJLEND alongside graduate students in Dentistry, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Nursing, Nutrition, Psychology, and Social Work. If we are funded, the program would begin in September and trainees would participate in NJLEND for 300 hours over the course of the academic year, ending in May.

SPAN to Collaborate with National Family Voices in National Center for Family-Professional Partnerships

SPAN partnered with National Family Voices in a successful application to serve as the National Center for Family-Professional Partnerships for 2016-2019 (http://mchb.hrsa.gov/progr…/familypropartnerships/index.html). Funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the NCFPP is one of six national centers funded to provide technical assistance to improve outcomes for children and youth with special healthcare needs (CYSHCN). SPAN's Executive Co-Director Diana Autin will serve as Project Co-Director with Nora Wells and Bev Baker of Family

NJ Paid Family Leave - How Can We Make it Better?

NJ is one of only a few states that has paid family leave insurance for families who need to take family leave.  But it isn't being used as much as it should, and it isn't helping families as much as it could.  So how can we make it better?  The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), in collaboration with Advocates for Children of New Jersey, the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, and other advocates, released the findings and recommendations from the New Jersey Parenting Project: Protecting Workers, Nurturing Families: Building an Inclusive Family Leave Insurance Program. This is

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