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    How Family Therapy Addresses Challenges by Addressing the Larger System

    Posted on May 5, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    At Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), people often come to The Center thinking their problems exist in an individual vacuum. Someone might say something like, “I’ve been depressed” or “my child is misbehaving at school” and look at the issue from the perspective of an individual. At NFSB, we use family therapy to help individuals […]

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    From Volunteer to the NFSB Board: Meet Ken Cibelli

    Posted on April 28, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    A Nutley resident since 1983, Ken Cibelli had been receiving mailings from Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) for years and sending donations from time to time. In 2017, he finally reached out to NFSB and offered to volunteer. “In the back of my mind, I always thought about getting involved because the Bureau seemed like […]

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    For Denise, Volunteering at the Thrift Shop Is a Source of Fulfillment

    Posted on April 21, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    If you were to say that volunteering is in Denise Roman’s DNA, that would not be an exaggeration. Denise started volunteering when she was just 17 years old. A Nutley resident for 22 years, Denise has volunteered for organizations in Nutley and throughout the county, from supporting VFW Post 493 as auxiliary chaplain, to Our […]

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    How Volunteers Keep The NFSB Pantry And Thrift Shop Running Smoothly

    Posted on April 14, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    April is National Volunteer Month. It’s a month dedicated to celebrating volunteerism and honoring those who give so much of themselves to help others. At Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), the Food Pantry and Thrift Shop rely heavily on volunteers to support the services that are provided to the Nutley community. “Volunteers gave over 12,000 […]

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    Scouting for Food Drive to Benefit the NFSB Food Pantry Is Back in 2021!

    Posted on April 7, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    The Scouting for Food program continued a remarkable, record-breaking streak in 2019 with 34,046 food items donated. This nearly doubled the number of items donated just three years earlier. Although the coronavirus halted this momentum in 2020, local Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops are eager to start Scouting for Food in 2021, especially with […]

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    Why Mental Health Should be a Normal Topic of Conversation with Children

    Posted on March 31, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    In the previous article, we discussed the signs of loneliness and isolation in children and what you can do to help. As parents, it can be difficult to know what to say to children when they’re visibly sad, depressed, angry, or lonely. What’s the right time? What’s the right setting? What’s the right approach? The […]

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    How to Help a Child Who’s Showing Signs of Loneliness and Isolation

    Posted on March 24, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    While the pandemic has forced all of us into isolation to some degree, children in particular have been struggling from the lack of interactions. In fact, COVID-19 has created an additional layer of isolation that has made the problem worse. “Family isolation is something we had rarely seen in kids until the pandemic,” said Jessica […]

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    Why Loss and Grief During the Pandemic Are So Difficult

    Posted on March 11, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    More than 500,000 people have died from COVID-19 in our country. With the constant political bickering during the pandemic, people often gloss over the staggering number of lives lost. With the loss of a loved one comes grief. During the pandemic, however, the grieving process has been disrupted. The purpose of a funeral or other […]

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    4 Tips for Helping a Loved One with Anxiety

    Posted on March 10, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    In the previous blog article, we discussed what an anxiety disorder is, the most common symptoms of anxiety disorders, why anxiety disorders are so prevalent, and what can happen when anxiety is left untreated. Anxiety was already the most common mental illness in America before COVID-19, which has caused even more anxiety among adults and […]

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    With COVID Causing an Increase in Anxiety Disorders, Knowing Symptoms Of Anxiety Is Critical

    Posted on March 3, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    Did you know anxiety disorders affect 18.1 percent of Americans, according to the Anxiety and Depression Society of America, making anxiety the most common mental illness in the United States? “Everyone goes through a time in their life when they experience symptoms of anxiety,” said Staela Keegan, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, Interim Director of Clinical Services […]

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