Coping with the Return to School During COVID-19″

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM ET

Speaker Biography | Register here

As students transition back to school in the fall, teachers are faced with working with students with heightened states of fear and anxiety. In this presentation, teachers and caregivers will gain an awareness of the potential traumatic impact of COVID on students, along with tips that teachers can use to help offset student fears and anxiety in the classroom.


“Too Much Stuff – Why Persons Tend to Hoard”

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 11 AM – 12 PM ET

Speaker Biography | Register here | Download flyer

People who have a tendency to hoard can accumulate so much “stuff” it overwhelms their lives, and family members and friends often do more harm than good in their attempts to help.

Learning objectives include:
1. Paradigm switch of language about hoarding disorder
2. Beliefs around hoarding disorder
3. Community impact of hoarding disorder (Financial & Emotional Costs)
4. Best practices to support someone with a hoarding disorder
5. Evidence-Based measurement tools for volume and risk for hoarding disorder
6. Case study practice for gaining entry into a home with too much stuff


“Estate Planning and Administration”

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 7 PM – 8 PM ET

About Hinkle, Prior & Fischer | Register here

Every adult should have an estate plan that includes a Will, a Power of Attorney, and a Medical Directive. For parents of individuals with developmental disabilities, estate planning is more complicated because parents want to provide for their children while also ensuring that children maintain access to means-tested government benefits like Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, and services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities. Improper estate planning can jeopardize your children’s benefits. This workshop will explain estate planning basics, including a detailed discussion of special needs wills and trusts, as well as what to consider when appointing executors, trustees, and other fiduciaries. Attendees will walk away with a concrete understanding about how to provide for their children when they are gone. This hour-long presentation includes a Q&A for attendees.



NAMI New Jersey Overview”

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Please stay tuned for the recording and presentation slides.


“The Long Road Back to School”

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“Understanding Psychotropic Medication”

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Q&A Session Video


“Nutrition and Mental Wellness”

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“Mental Wellness and Substance Use/Misuse During Times of Crisis”

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“Stress & Anxiety in Youth with Autism and Developmental Disabilities: Supports for COVID-19 and Beyond”

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“Dealing with the Pandemic & Quarantine through Healthy Coping Skills and Stress Reduction Techniques”

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“Caregiving Your Older Loved One During the COVID-19 Pandemic”

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“Student Mental Health and Positive Parenting During COVID-19”

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“Staying ‘Senior-Tough’ During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond”

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“Crisis Planning for Families”

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Wellness Centers & Respite Houses Directory | Designated Screening Centers | Hotlines

Visitor Policy | Navigating a Mental Health Crisis Guide (available in Spanish)


“Pandemia del Coronavirus-19: Dimensión Psicosocial & Bienestar”

Speaker Bio: English | Biografia de la oradora: En Español

Ver diapositivas de presentación


“Federal and State Benefits Program Changes During the COVID-19 Emergency”

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“Emotional Wellness During COVID-19”

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“Grieving the Loss of Normalcy”

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“Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS)”

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“Wellness Strategies for Managing Crisis”

Words of Wellness (Vol. 12, No. 4)Words of Wellness (Vol. 12, No. 5)


“Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act”


NAMI’s Ask the Expert Webinar Replays:

In-Person, Virtual and Everything In Between – Supporting Families and Children

Impact of Racism and Trauma on Black Mental Health

Helping Each Other in Times of Crisis

Supporting the Emotional Needs of Youth During COVID-19

COVID-19 and Workplace Mental Health

Eating for Better Mental Health

What to Know Before Using a Mental Health App


Webinars By Other Agencies:

Navigating Students Return to School During COVID-19
By Effective School Solutions

Break the Stigma
By Somerset County Human Services Academy

Dunellen Municipal Alliance Town Hall – Dealing with Our New Normal
By Dunellen Municipal Alliance

Supporting your Loved One with Mental Illness during the COVID-19 Isolation
By NAMI Montgomery County PA and Dr. Aaron Brinen

Educator Self-Care and Thriving During a Public Health Crisis
By Northeast & Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center 

Provider Wellbeing During a Public Health Crisis
By Northeast & Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center 


Go to our COVID-19 Webpage for more NAMI NJ Online Services and Resources