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Lunch & Learn: Women’s Preventative Health

Pap, BSE, HPV, BRCA, Mammo

The alphabet soup is too confusing.What do I really need to do to make sure I’m ok? If you want answers to these questions & more, please join us.

Presented by 
Naglaa Rizk, MD
Gynecology
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Provider at New Bridge Medical Center

Monday, October 22, 2018
New Bridge Medical Center
Auditorium
Noon – 1 p.m.

Lunch and registration starts at 11:30 a.m.

Please RSVP by Thursday, October 18, 2018

https://womenspreventivehealth.eventbrite.com

 

Teens Speak Out

September Is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

A new advocacy group for teens to speak their mind, express their concerns, and talk to key stakeholders.

Join us for a panel discussion featuring Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and law enforcement representatives, government officials, physicians, clinicians, and teens on suicide awareness and prevention.

Topics Include:

  • Awareness
  • Education 
  • Perception
  • Prevention
  • Resources
  • Social Media

Keynote Speakers:

New Bridge Medical Center’s

Edward G. Hall, MD
Child Psychiatrist

Avas Shariff, MD
Resident Psychiatrist

NBMC physicians will speak on the impact social media has on adolescent suicide, provide valuable information on identifying warning signs and behaviors associated with suicide risk, and information on how caregivers can find the appropriate help for their teens.

Deborah Visconi to be honored at Project Literacy Gala

Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of New Bridge Medical Center will be the honoree of Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County’s “A New  Bridge to Literacy”, the annual gala on Friday, October 12. 2018 at the Stony Hill Inn.

Sponsorships and ads are available at read@project-literacy.org or by calling 201.301.9676

Project Literacy of Greater Bergen County

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid

New Bridge Medical Center and Bergen County Department of Health Services are proud to present this Youth Mental Health First Aid national training program free of charge.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Auditorium
A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

  • Evidence-based interactive course
  • Teaches the signs of mental illness and substance abuse 
  • Introduces a five-step action plan to respond to a mental health crisis
  • Teaches how to initiate a referral to mental health resources

Why is Mental Health First Aid important?

  • Just like CPR, it is a vital skill that improves the well-being of our community
  • Helps to eliminate the stigma that is associated with mental illness and substance abuse
  • Promotes recovery and resiliency

“Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that can help individuals across the community to understand mental illnesses, support timely intervention, and save lives.”

Pre-Registration required by Tuesday, September 11, 2018:

Register on Eventbrite

CNA Open House

CNA Open House

Certified Nursing Assistants, Immediate Openings For Full and Part Time Positions

September 17, 2018, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

New Bridge Medical Center, Building 6, Auditorium
230 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

CNA Requirements:

  • Successful completion of an approved Certified Nurse’s Aide training course.
  • One year experience preferred, but not necessary.
  • CPR Certification from the American Heart Association.
  • High school diploma or equivalent. 

To register contact:

Human Resources, 201.967.4151

  or

apply@newbridgehealth.org

View and apply to available positions at New Bridge Medical Center

Bridging the Pond Stigma-Free

Stigma-Free Bridging the Pond

UK First Responder Inspired by Bergen County Initiative

Media Invited To Attend 

A two part program designed to share best practices while providing tips on building resiliency and a culture of mental health for first responders.

Friday, August 31, 2018
8:00 a.m. • First Responder Breakfast
11:00 a.m. • Stigma-Free Roundtable & Luncheon

NEW BRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER
Auditorium
230 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

To RSVP
Donnalee Corrieri at DCorrieri@NewBridgeHealth.org

(PARAMUS, NJ – July 19, 2018) – First responders and stigma-free members are invited to attend “Stigma-Free Bridging the Pond”, a two part program is being at New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus on Friday, August 31. In an effort to officially bring the Stigma-Free initiative to the United Kingdom, the day’s events will start with a First Responder Breakfast from 8 a.m.-10 a.m., and conclude with a Stigma-Free Roundtable and Luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

This event was inspired by international visitor, Dan Farnworth. Farnworth is a Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship Winner, a member of England’s Emergency Medical Service and a leader in “Our Blue Light”,a charity organization in England and Wales that aims to improve the mental health, well-being and working life of Emergency & Essential Services including: Police, Fire, Ambulance, Search & Rescue, Prison Service and the National Health Services. After discovering the abundance of resources available through the Stigma-Free Initiative–he decided to take action to strengthen the fight against stigma across the pond by studying the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone as a “best practice” in mental health.

“The theme of the day is ‘Stigma-Free Bridging the Pond,” explained Cynthia Chazen, Mental Health Editor and producer ofthe NJ Stigma-Free Newsletter. “It speaks to this amazing international opportunity, but also what we are doing in our communities – creating bridges that help to connect individuals to support that they need.”

In addition to exploring the UK advocacy efforts of “Our Blue Light” with Farnworth, the First Responder Breakfast will include remarks from James J. Tedesco III, County Executive of Bergen, and leader in the Stigma-Free Initiative.

The County Executive was not only integral in bringing this initiative to Paramus five years ago,” commented Mary Ann Uzzi, Paramus Stigma-Free founder and community mental health advocate. “He also committed to making all of Bergen County a stigma-free zone, and we have seen the effect of that promise. Without his support and passionate advocacy, the ripples of our efforts never would have made it across the pond!”  

The morning will also feature an overview of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, offered by Dr. Maria G Masciandaro, PsyD. Maria is a psychologist who specializes in the effects of trauma, and works with the Trauma Recovery Humanitarian Association Program to train therapists who help first responders across the country. EMDR utilizes protocols geared for individuals or groups these specialized clinicians help to build resilience and foster post traumatic growth.

The second part of the day features a luncheon with roundtable discussions, meant for stigma-free leaders to come together to share their ideas, successes and challenges that they have faced in bringing the Stigma-Free Initiative to fruition. The purpose of this portion of the day is to brainstorm and provide insight on the best way to implement the initiative in the United Kingdom.

“We are thrilled to have Dan travel from the UK to share best practices,” said Uzzi. “We thank Care Plus NJ, Inc., and New Bridge Medical Center, both resources have been instrumental in the Stigma-Free Initiate since inception and continue to support us through events like this and so much more.”

This forum is sponsored by the Paramus Stigma-Free Task Force, in collaboration with New Bridge Medical Center and Care Plus NJ, Inc., also in celebration of the five year anniversary of the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone.

Organizations and individuals who are interested attending the event can contact Donnalee Corrieri at DCorrieri@NewBridgeHealth.org for more information and to register.

For press information contact:

Donnalee Corrieri
201.225.7141
dcorrieri@newbridgehealth.org

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Combating the Opioid Epidemic Affecting Our Youth

An Educational Approach to Saving Lives with Narcan®

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

A program for parents, teens, and young adults.

Presented by Aamani Chava, MD and Avaas Sharif, MD
Representing the New Bridge Medical Center Psychiatric Residency Program

Light dinner served.

First 40 to register will receive a FREE Narcan® inhaler.

Register for the Program

Co-Occuring Disorders

Co-Occurring Disorders

FREE Seminar for Beginning and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Register for the Free Seminar

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
New Bridge Medical Center Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
2 CEU Credit Hours

This seminar will present an overview on various emotional and personality disorders. The speaker will focus on specific symptoms, etiology, gender differences, culture, and treatment choices. Topics will include depression, anxiety, and nine personality disorders. Treatment and interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, schema-focused therapy, and psychodynamic therapy will be presented.

Objectives:

  • Recognize five symptoms of depression.
  • Recall five symptoms of anxiety. 
  • Name three cognitive patterns present in the anxious and depressed client. 
  • Identify nine distinct personality disorders and treatment choices.

Registration and light dinner at 5:30 p.m. Seminar begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Phil Feldman is the Director at Journey to Wellness substance abuse program and teaches at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor for more than 28 years. He has presented over 250 seminars on mental health topics including personality disorders, emotional disorders and psychotherapy models. In addition, Dr. Feldman is the author of “The Psychotherapy Manual”, “Co-Occurring Disorders Manual”, and “Shame Affect — Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment”.

This course, Co-Occuring Disorders, provided by Advanced Clinical Seminars, is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative. Approval period: Sept 1, 2018 – Aug. 31, 2020. 



This seminar is for 2 clinical CEU hours. For CEU approval information: https://www.naswnj.org/page/214?. Please contact pbf6@hotmail.com for information about continuing education credits for social workers. If you have questions or concerns about registration, facilities, course administration, and ADA information, contact RoseMary Klie at rklie@newbridgehealth.org.


Sponsored by The Foundation at Supporting New Bridge Medical Center.

Plant sprouting in pavement

Resiliency — Overcoming Adversity

FREE Seminar for Beginning and Intermediate Level Social Workers

Register for the Free Seminar

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
New Bridge Medical Center Auditorium
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
2 CEU Credit Hours

This seminar will present an overview on various emotional and personality disorders. The speaker will focus on specific symptoms, etiology, gender differences, culture, and treatment choices. Topics will include depression, anxiety, and nine personality disorders. Treatment and interventions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, schema-focused therapy, and psychodynamic therapy will be presented.

Objectives:

  • Name five protective factors that help children develop resiliency. 
  • Recall four risk factors that can lead to poor outcome for children. 
  • Identify two reasons why gender plays an important role in resiliency.
  • Describe three implications for practice based on research findings on resiliency. 

Registration and light dinner at 5:30 p.m. Seminar begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Phil Feldman is the Director at Journey to Wellness substance abuse program and teaches at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor for more than 28 years. He has presented over 250 seminars on mental health topics including personality disorders, emotional disorders and psychotherapy models. In addition, Dr. Feldman is the author of “The Psychotherapy Manual”, “Co-Occurring Disorders Manual”, and “Shame Affect — Theory, Research, and Clinical Treatment”.

This course, Resiliency — Overcoming Adversity, provided by Advanced Clinical Seminars, is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative. Approval period: Sept 1, 2018 – Aug. 31, 2020. 



This seminar is for 2 clinical CEU hours. For CEU approval information: https://www.naswnj.org/page/214?. Please contact pbf6@hotmail.com for information about continuing education credits for social workers. If you have questions or concerns about registration, facilities, course administration, and ADA information, contact RoseMary Klie at rklie@newbridgehealth.org.


Sponsored by The Foundation at Supporting New Bridge Medical Center.

Accessing Services and Understanding the Continuum of Care at New Bridge Medical Center

A Special Presentation for Bergen County Division of Senior Services

When
Friday, August 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Where
New Bridge Medical Center, Auditorium
New Bridge Medical Center

230 East Ridgewood Avenue

Paramus, NJ 07652

  • Breakfast will be served
  • Parking available
  • Tours offered
    Please indicate tour request upon registration.

Register online.