Virtual Education & Resources
for Families and Healthcare Professionals
CJFHC offers the articles below as a way to connect to the growing constellation of resources being made available to support NJ residents in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope these tools better position families and providers to make the most informed decisions they can about their wellness and safety.
Online Conference: Embracing Physiologic Birth
Registration is now open for the first session at
Virtual Support Groups
(Kindly include the subject line: New Mom Support)
(Kindly include the subject line: New Dads Support)
(Kindly include the subject line: Hearts and Minds Support)
(Kindly include the subject line: Breastfeeding Families Support)
COVID-19 Support Groups
Prenatal & Parenting Women with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) ECHO
The pandemic continues to present particular challenges for pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder and patient care can't wait.

Join CE credited series of MCH-OUD ECHO sessions bi-monthly on Mondays from 11:30AM - 12:30PM.

  • Treatment, Recovery & Referral Services (9/14) *CJFHC's Deena Cohen presenting
  • Clinical Guidance of SUD Treatment in Pregnancy & Parenting Women (MAT) (9/28) 

The NJ Early Intervention System & The Role of the Pediatric Provider: During COVID-19 & Beyond

1 CME Credit will be awarded for participation

*First of two Think Babies webinars from NJAAP. 

Joseph Holahan, M.D., FAAP and Jennifer Blanchette McConnell, Ph.D.

NJ Early Intervention System. This presentation provides an overview of the New Jersey Early Intervention System and the importance of early identification and referral for services for infants and toddlers that may have a developmental delay or disability.

The Role of Stigma for Pregnant and Parenting Women in Addiction and Recovery

1-Hour On Demand Webinar
Provided by Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Deena Cohen, BA, CADC, WTS and Roseann Cervelli, MS, LCADC, CCS, CP

Our speakers will discuss the role of stigma in addiction and addiction recovery. What providers need to understand about stigma, stigmatizing language and how healthcare professionals can successfully lead women to treatment, healing and recovery by starting with compassion.

Addiction, Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

1-hour On Demand Webinar
Provided by Central Jersey Family Health Consortium Addiction

Debbie Riscica BS, OTR, CADC, WTS, CTTS

Speaker will discuss the risk factors for addiction, addiction as a brain disease and the impact of addiction and marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding on both mother and infant including Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Common misconceptions about substance use will be addressed.

You know the importance of vaccinations but you also want to keep you child safe. Do you maintain that schedule?

Dr. Margaret Fisher, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at Monmouth Medical Center offers answers.

Everyone has questions during this pandemic. View this webinar for tips on how to care for yourself, when to call the doctor, when to visit the emergency room and more.

Joseph Holahan, M.D., FAAP and Jennifer Blanchette McConnell, Ph.D.
offer an overview of the New Jersey Early Intervention System and the importance of early identification and referral for services for infants and toddlers that may have a developmental delay or disability.

ACOG Offers New COVID Resources
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists offers the following updates related to clinical guidance, practice support and advocacy for your most pressing needs.

Safe Infant Sleep Webinars
The Safe Sleep Birth to 12 Months free webinar explores Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, its risk factors, and strategies for reducing the risk of these deaths.

All participants will receive resources and a Certificate of Participation from the SIDS Center of New Jersey.

Postpartum Care and COVID-19 Info for New Mothers
Congratulations, you had a new baby! Everyone has questions during this pandemic. Do you have some questions on how to care for yourself? When do you call the doctor? When do you go to the ER?

Patricia D. Suplee, PhD, RNC-OB, Associate Professor at Rutgers School of Nursing has the answers.

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AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Courses
The Intermediate and Advanced FHM workshops focus on the application of fetal heart monitoring knowledge in intrapartum nursing practice.

Both courses use a case study approach focusing on analysis of complicated FHM characteristics patterns and related case information.

For more details and registration:
Free Online Learning Experience Brings Trauma-Informed Care into the Classroom
CJFHC, the NJDOH, Team Kentucky, and Olympia School District-Education Foundation partnered with the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide to develop a free online learning experience to bring Trauma-Informed Care into the post-COVID-19 school environment.

Using a variety of training formats that include animation, video clips, interactive exercises and instructional content, these short modules will help set the tone for a school year where everyone is prepared to deal with the unexpected and keep their focus on the important educational mission of the school.

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National Institute of Nursing Research Virtual Workshop
On Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 9am - 3:30pm ET, NINR will hold a virtual workshop on innovative models of care for reducing inequities in maternal health. The workshop will explore the utilization of nurses, midwives, and birth companions to improve maternal and infant health outcomes, specifically in women in health disparity populations. This event will be available to join via VideoCast.

CJFHC CEO Robyn D'Oria will contribute to a session titled "Asking the Right Questions: Bridging Grassroots Organizations and Researchers for Maximum Impact"

COVID Mothers Study
The COVID Mothers Study is a worldwide survey of mothers which aims to explore infected mother's maternity experiences.

It has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Harvard University. Mothers can participate if either they or their infant had COVID-19 prior to the infant's first birthday.

County Resource Updates Due to Coronavirus (as of 8/25/2020)
Use these links to access updates on testing centers, diaper banks, food banks, clothing banks, employment assistance and other community resources.

Trusted Resources
Central Jersey Family Health Consortium | Website