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Social-Emotional Parent Academy & Wellness Resources featuring Grief Speaks & Nutley Family Service Bureau

February 17, 2022 at 5 PM

Staela Keegan, Clinical Director of Nutley Family Service Bureau

Nutley Family Service Bureau, located at 169 Chestnut Street, Nutley, has been active in the community providing outpatient mental health services to children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals. Outpatient counseling, assessment, and referral are offered virtually and in person. We accept most insurances including Medicaid and offer a sliding scale fee for those without insurance. In addition to mental health services, NFSB’s food pantry provides food to families that qualify in Nutley and in emergency situations, surrounding townships. Our case management program aids individuals and families in acquiring services for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), housing, insurance, and other benefits. Our free Community Mental Health Workshop Series is scheduled to begin in March offering workshops about relevant topics.  Go to for staff bios and more information. 


Lisa Athan, Executive Director of Grief Speaks 

Title: Supporting Social Emotional Needs for Our Children with Disabilities

Description: Let's talk about ways to support our children with ADHD, anxiety and executive functioning issues. This session will promote strategies and tools that best support our childrens' social emotional needs while helping them be successful at starting, sustaining and finishing tasks, decreasing distractions, creating a home study area to support them, helping them learn ways to regulate their emotions while we learn to regulate ours as well. During this session, we will also explore the importance of promoting independence and self-advocacy. We will also discuss conflict resolution and better communication styles that help our children with special needs.



The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.