Dr. Rivera

Dr. Karla Rivera is a district-wide psychologist here in Irvington. She is here to provide support for children and families as we face these challenging times.

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Free, Virtual Emotional Support Resources for Families and Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) at MHAEM have provided us with information about their services and resources. Please share.

Funded by FEMA/SAMHSA, the CCP is for anyone who has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. There services are free, confidential, and virtual. Through individual counseling and support groups, they are offering emotional support, guidance, information, referrals, and COVID-19 resources that can help people who have been affected by the pandemic. They can serve anyone from a school-age child to an adult, or senior citizen, and they would like to focus on Morris and Essex County residents. 

Here are events that might be of interest to you or someone you may know…

Navigating Life as a Student During COVID-19: For high school students and college students on Facebook Live. Please see the flyer for more details.

After School Chat & Craft: We are offering two virtual support groups facilitated by registered Art Therapists where children (ages 7-12) and teens (ages 13-18) can chat, create, and de-stress. Registration is required for these groups. Information regarding necessary material will be provided upon registration. There is no fee for participation in these groups, which are made possible through a grant from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). Please see flyers for more details.

Here are the links for ADULTS to receive some opportunities for support and connection 

Holiday Discussion Group The Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) team provides a safe, confidential, virtual meeting place where people can discuss feelings they may have about this very different holiday season. This group meets every Monday from 5PM – 6PM. Click here to join:

https://zoom.us/j/99093083986?pwd=cHUzSCt2cmhwOUZXUTJ2ckpRQmxjUT09 

OR Dial 1-929-205-6099   Meeting ID: 990 9308 3986 

Passcode: 384926 

  

COVID-19 NJ Hope and Healing Support Group: This is a weekly, open, drop-in group for anyone emotionally impacted by COVID-19. This group meets every Wednesday from 2PM-3PM.

Click below to join:

https://zoom.us/j/3751000264?pwd=UFZ3TlE3V2YvTGtWTlJQV05saXI4Zz09 

OR Dial 1-929-205-6099  

Meeting ID: 375 100 0264

Passcode: 885185