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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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    Nutley is “Going Green” in Honor of Mental Health Month

    Posted on May 26, 2021 by in News

    NUTLEY IS “GOING GREEN” IN HONOR OF MENTAL HEALTH MONTHTake the Pledge to support our Stigma Free Community May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in recognition, John V. Kelly and the Nutley Public Affairs and Health Department, in partnership with the Nutley Family Service Bureau , invite and encourage individuals to join them in […]

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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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    Nutley Family Service Bureau Brings Back Rock Hunger Benefit

    Posted on May 24, 2021 by in Press

    Published by Nutley Neighbors, June 2021 –Submitted by Emma Cortese, Board of Trustees Nutley will be rockin’ on June 5th for the Nutley Family Service Bureau’s Rock Hunger IV live band extravaganza! The fundraiser is the brainchild of Dave Popkin, currently the chair of the Development Committee and a Vice President on the Board of […]

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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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    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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