Sandy Wave Riders is a free, six-week psychoeducational support group program for children and their parents/caregivers who have been impacted by superstorm Sandy. Through guided group discussions, creative projects, and storytelling, the program emphasizes sharing, developing positive coping skills, building hope, and improving family communication.
Attached is a schedule of sites throughout Monmouth County where the program may be offered (pending enrollment). They include Keansburg, Union Beach, Long Branch, Neptune (Shark River Hills), Belmar, and Manasquan.SANDY WAVE RIDERS A FREE Support Group Program for Kids, Parents & CaregiversImpacted by Superstorm Sandy(6 week session)Share Sandy experiencesLearn how to bounce backReduce stress – build hopeStrengthen family connectionsTENTATIVE PROGRAM SITES (subject to availability):TOWN LOCATION DATES AGE GROUPBelmarBelmar LibraryThur. 6:00 – 7:30pmJan. 9 – Feb. 13Kids 7-10 & adultsKeansburgSt. Mark’sCommunity CenterSun. 6:00 – 7:30pmDec. 15 – Jan. 19Kids 6-10 & adultsLong BranchLong Branch LibrarySat. 10:30am – 12:00pmJan. 4 – Feb. 8Kids 7-9 & adultsLong BranchLong Branch LibrarySat. 1:00 – 2:30pmJan. 4 – Feb. 8Kids 10-13 & adultsManasquanFirst Baptist ChurchFri. 6:00 – 7:30pmJan. 3 – Feb. 7Kids 7-9 & adultsManasquanFirst Baptist ChurchFri. 8:00 – 9:30pmJan. 3 – Feb. 7Kids 10-13 & adultsNeptune(Shark River Hills)Community Baptist ChurchThur. 6:00 – 7:30pmJan. 2 – Feb. 6Kids 7-10 & adultsUnion BeachBayshore FSC @Union Beach LibraryTue. 6:00 – 7:30pmJan. 7 – Feb. 11Kids 6-9 & adultsUnion BeachBayshore FSC @Union Beach LibrarySat. 1:00 – 2:30pmJan. 4 – Feb. 8Kids 6-9 & adultsUnion BeachBayshore FSC @Union Beach LibrarySat. 3:00 – 4:30pmJan. 4 – Feb. 8Kids 10-13 & adultsFun crafts & materials provided! Space is limited…REGISTER TODAY!To register, contact Amanda Porter at email@example.com or 609.647.5015This project is sponsored by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Disaster and Terrorism Branch,through a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant, in partnership with the Mental Health Association in NJ.