April 2011 E-news
Why Do Youth Make Risky Decisions? Find out on April 13.
Laurence Steinberg, a national expert on adolescent psychological development, explains significant research into adolescent brain development, which shows that the human brain continues to develop into our mid-20s. This intriguing research has broad implications for how we deal with adolescents and young adults in many areas, including juvenile justice, education, mental health and child protection.
The forum is scheduled for April 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Holiday Inn of East Windsor, 399 Monmouth Street, East Windsor, NJ. A continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. is included in the $35 registration fee.
Dr. Steinberg is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Temple, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science and was Director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice. He was also the lead scientist in a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that abolished the juvenile death penalty.
Springsteen on Kids Count, Get Your Copy Today!
New Jersey’s famous rocker commented on New Jersey Kids Count and mentioned ACNJ Executive Director Cecilia Zalkind in a recent letter to the editor of the Asbury Park Press. His comments amplified our message and made it into media across the country.
Read The Boss’ Letter.
Get your hard copy of the report now! Kids Count tracks child well-being in New Jersey in critical areas, including poverty, health, education, child protection and juvenile justice. This year, the report includes a New Jersey Kids Count Report Card that measures progress in 15 key measures.
To order hard copies, e-mail Toni@acnj.org.
April is the Month of the Young Child
Each April, we celebrate the amazing development that children experience in their first years of life. This year, ACNJ will be releasing a special video about preschool, along with a report on New Jersey’s efforts to create stronger connections between children’s preschool experience and their first years in elementary school. Stay tuned!
Want to Honor Mom? Consider A Contribution to Help Thousands of NJ Kids
“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?”
We love this quote by Milton Berle. Mothers somehow manage, with just two hands, to love and guide us through childhood, keep us safe and make sure we take advantage of our educational opportunities.
This Mother’s Day, as you are thinking of ways to honor the women in your life, please consider a gift in their names to ACNJ. What better way to express your gratitude for how they cared for you than to support ACNJ, the trusted, independent voice putting children’s needs first for more than 30 years? Your honoree will receive an ACNJ card acknowledging your gift.
Please give today!