OPDD funds the following special, statewide projects. They focus on child safety, health issues and on the prevention of developmental disabilities.
New Jersey Coalition for Prevention of Developmental DisabilitiesThe Arc of New Jersey
Ann Wilson, Director
985 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, New Jersey 08902
The New Jersey Coalition for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities works to mobilize individuals and agencies/organizations in a cooperative effort to educate and promote prevention of developmental disabilities among the public and private sectors.
Child Health MonthEloisa Hernandez-Ramos, Coordinator
Association for Children of New Jersey
35 Halsey Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Child Health Month is a year-round campaign promotes community health & safety education and awareness for children throughout New Jersey. The Child Health Month program encourages projects and activities that give children an opportunity to become positively involved in their own health and well-being.
NJ SAFE KIDS CampaignCarol Ann Giaradelli, Director
Johnson & Johnson
1 Johnson & Johnson Plaza
WH - 1305
New Brunswick, NJ 08933
The New Jersey SAFE KIDS Campaign promotes and implements strategies to prevent unintentional childhood injuries - the leading killer and crippler of children under age 15 - through community awareness, education and public/private sector partnerships. The campaign addresses the five major risk areas:
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"Sex, etc."- Family Life Newsletter By and For AdolescentsNetwork For Family Life Education
Network for Family Life Education
41 Gordon Rd., Suite A
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Three issues of "Sex, etc." are written annually by New Jersey high school students, then published and distributed to teens throughout the state and the country. This newsletter contains accurate, up-to-date information about healthy behaviors, sexuality, the effects of drugs and alcohol, violence and prenatal health. It is written in a format and language that appeals and speaks to teens. Teachers are encouraged to use the newsletter for class discussion, essay and poster contests, and as a supplement to the Family Life curriculum. The program also sponsors a website for adolescents at http://www.sexetc.org.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Community Education Outreach ConsultantBrian Illencik, Prevention Coordinator
The Arc Atlantic County
6550 Delilah Rd.
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) community education outreach consultant serves as a resource to New Jersey agencies and organizations involved in prevention, education and diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), FASD, and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) to assure that they have access to up-to-date and comprehensive information.
"Heads Up for Safety" (HUFS)Vivian Bartkus, Project Supervisor
The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey
35 Beaverson Blvd., Suite 8A
Brick, NJ 08723
"Heads Up for Safety" (HUFS) is a broad-based public education effort to increase public and professional awareness of preventable head injuries. "Heads Up for Safety" promotes bicycle, scooter, skateboard, and in-line skate safety in an effort to reduce the risk, severity and incidence of early childhood head injuries.