Category Archives: NFSB Blog

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    It’s the Holiday Season – in July – at Nutley Family Service Bureau!

    Posted on July 14, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    Prepare for Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) to be transformed into a winter wonderland on Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17 as we host the annual Holiday in July Sale! This year’s festivities will be held outside for the first time to allow for more people to shop comfortably and find the holiday items […]

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    NFSB Case Management Services Continue Meeting Community Needs

    Posted on July 7, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    For many years, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) has offered case management services to assist members of the community with food insecurity, housing, financial assistance, home care, and other important services. To enhance the case management program and ensure that clients receive the help they need, NFSB recently introduced Molly Clark, MSW (Master of Social […]

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    POWER of PEACE Group Program Makes Connections with Young Students

    Posted on June 23, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    Since the pandemic, many school systems have made social-emotional learning a higher priority to help children process what’s happening, learn self-regulation and conflict resolution, and become more resilient. Recognizing this need, Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) introduced the POWER of PEACE Program for elementary-aged students. As we discussed in a previous article, PEACE is an […]

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    NFSB’s Collaborative Partnership with Nutley Public Schools

    Posted on June 16, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) has enjoyed a long, mutually beneficial partnership with Nutley Public Schools, providing students, families, and staff with valuable resources right in their own backyard. “I think it’s very reassuring for the schools to know we’re here for them and can help at a moment’s notice,” said Staela Keegan, MSW, LCSW, […]

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    “When People Receive Food and Smile, It Makes My Heart Happy”

    Posted on June 9, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    Joan Roake’s daughter was a volunteer at The Pantry at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. At this point, many of the senior volunteers had to take a step back due to safety concerns, and her daughter was asked to help. That’s when Joan started volunteering at NFSB. “Because my daughter […]

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    The Grieving Process Is Probably Longer and More Complex than You Think

    Posted on June 1, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    Just months before the pandemic, Anne came to Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) because she was having a hard time overcoming the death of her husband of 40 years. She has no children, so losing her husband left every area of her life empty. Anne had tried a grief group through a hospital but felt […]

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    Navigating Special Education Services for School-Age Children, Part 2

    Posted on May 26, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    In the previous article, we discussed the challenges faced by parents who believe their children might have a learning disability and could benefit from special education services. The most important thing to remember is that learning disabilities are very common. A learning disability isn’t caused by poor parenting and it doesn’t mean something is wrong […]

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    Navigating Special Education Services for School-Age Children, Part 1

    Posted on May 19, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    As a parent, you can tell when something doesn’t seem quite right with your child. Perhaps they don’t want to do homework or go to school. Maybe they have trouble making friends or managing emotions. A teacher may have expressed concern about academic performance or disruptive behavior. This can trigger a number of thoughts for […]

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    Rock Hunger IV: “An Awesome Way for NFSB to Connect with the Community”

    Posted on May 13, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    After a one-year hiatus, Rock Hunger is back! Rock Hunger IV, an outdoor concert to benefit the Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB), will be held Saturday, June 5 at 1 pm at the Old Canal Inn, 2 East Passaic Avenue in Nutley, NJ. This year’s lineup of bands is the biggest ever, featuring The Attic, […]

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    When Grandparents Become Caregivers: How Family Therapy Can Help

    Posted on May 12, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    Did you know one in 10 children in the U.S. live in a household with at least one grandparent? In fact, more than one-third of grandparents (35 percent) who live with a grandchild are the primary caregivers. Grandparents are more relied upon today as caregivers than in previous generations. This can happen for a variety […]

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