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SAMHSA's Spring 2018 Virtual Training Series: Science of Sleep

Trauma can exacerbate mental illness, and be a cause of unhealthful sleep. And, people with chronic pain tend to have higher rates of trauma. Individuals experiencing chronic pain, serious mental illness, or trauma may be at risk for health challenges like heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and diabetes – all of which can be caused by sleep disorders and chronic short sleep (Healthy People 2020, 2018).

Training Schedule
March 14, 2018 | 1pm – 2pm ET
The Intersection of Chronic Pain, Serious Mental Illness, and Trauma on Sleep…and What to Do About It
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March 21, 2018 | 1pm – 2pm ET
Putting It All Together: Sleep Habits, Rituals, and Routines for Health and Wellness
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US Department of Education Hosting ParentCamp

The US Department of Education is hosting a free event "ParentCamp: Informed Families Thrive—Preventing the Summer Slide" on Monday, April 23, 2018, from 8:30 am - 1:40 pm. Parents, students, educators, and faith-based and community representatives are invited to talk and share experiences, concerns, and solutions in order to make informed decisions about their children’s education in a series of workshop sessions facilitated by ED staff and invited guests. The sessions shall focus on resources, information, and tips parents and families can utilize to prevent summer slide with such topics as Use of Technology, Library Programs, Resources and Tips for Parents, and other topics focused on preventing summer slide.

Location: United States Department of Education
Lyndon B Johnson Building, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.
Seating is limited and attendees must register.
Registration will close Friday, April 6, 2018 COB.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.ed.gov/family-and-community-engagement

CBVI Offering Free LEAP Classes

The NJ Commission for the Blind is offering free classes at 9 NJ public libraries on iPads & computers that magnify & speak thanks to accessible technology. The program is called the Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) & is for anyone 55 & older with a change of vision (you do not need to be legally blind or blind). Purpose of LEAP is to introduce people to new technology as vision changes with aging. LEAP instructs on the accessibility features built into iPads and magnification & speech software on accessible computers. For example, the iPad has a magnificent magnifier built into it! Read with ease your prescriptions, menus, bills, etc. Each LEAP library also has a magnifying machine for the public. Spread the word about this FREE training!

To register, call Advancing Opportunities at 888-322-1918, ext 501.

South Asian Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Central New Jersey

SAMHIN AA meetings are every Thursday from 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Iselin, NJ. No appointment is necessary – any individual with an alcohol problem and a desire to quit is welcome.

First Presbyterian Church
1295 Oak Tree Road (enter on Middlesex Ave)
Iselin, NJ 08830

If you have a question, contact them by email at info@samhin.org or phone Gurmeet: 732-718-3841; Pradip: 848-248-0709; Shah: 917-626-7131; Dipak: 732- 233-5938

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Dialogues with Dan

On Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Dan Windheim hosts the internet radio show "Dialogues with Dan". Dan conducts interviews with individuals making a difference in the disability community. To access the broadcast, go to http://www.rocklandworldradio.com/program/dialogues/

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