- Fri. Sep. 29th 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Free Windybrow Farms ice cream PLEASE JOIN THE SPARTA POLICE AT THE OLD CARL’S AUTO BODY LOCATED AT 5 WEST SHORE TRAIL, SPARTA NJ FREE ICE CREAM HANDCRAFTED AND MADE BY OUR LOCAL WINDYBROW FARMS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY THE MOHAWK HOUSE TO HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR THE CODE 9 PROJECT Hugs Not Harm. HUGS NOT HARM IS A NATIONAL COMMUNITY INITIATIVE TO BRING POLICE//FIRE / EMT MEN AND WOMEN TOGETHER WITH PARENTS AND CHILDREN OF THEIR COMMUNITIES IN ORDER TO RESTORE AND PRESERVE THE CONNECTION BTWEEN COMMUNITY AND FIRST RESPONDERS. WE WANT OUR YOUTH TO TRUST THAT IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION OUR FIRST RESPONDERS ARE AVAILABLE TO HELP. WE MUST DO OUR PART TO UNITE AND BUILD COMMUNITY ! Please go to the Sparta Police Facebook page for further information or contact Lt. John Lamon. View the Code 9 movie trailer
- Free panel presentation to learn about available community resources available in a mental health crisis on Tue. Oct. 17, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. Co-sponsored by St. Clare’s Intensive Family Support Services and hosted by Newton Medical Center, 173 High St., Newton – Romano Conference Center. Not all psychiatric episodes require inpatient hospitalization. This program will discuss additional resources that can help meet the various needs an individual may have in a crisis situation. Information and resources will be shared to help individuals, families and caregivers reduce the risk of crisis. Pre-registration is requested: Please call 973-702-2863 or email email@example.com. Click on link to view flyer for details.
- Free documentary film screening of Code 9 – Officer Needs Assistance at the Sparta Public Library on Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017 @ 7 p.m. All police officers, first responders, their families and the general public are invited. The Code 9 documentary was conceived and created by filmmaker Deborah Ortiz after her husband experienced serious post-traumatic stress from serving as a highway patrol officer. The film spotlights the prevalence of PTSD among police and other first responders and points the way toward hope and recovery. It is important for family and friends and the general public to learn what first responders may experience, so as to acquire a better understanding of their situation. Please note: for young teens, parental guidance is suggested. Please go to the Sparta Police Facebook page for further information or contact Lt. John Lamon. View the Code 9 movie trailer
Family-to-Family: A free course for those who have an adult loved one with mental illness – ** REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED ** Next offering is in fall 2017, from Sep. 14 – Dec. 7, 2017. If you want to be notified of the next offering in spring 2018, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on link to view flyer for details.
Basics course: A free course for parents and other family caregivers with children (2-18) with emotional or behavioral challenges – Next offering is in fall 2017, from Wed. Oct. 11 – Nov. 15, 2017. Click on link to view flyer for details