From the Partnership That Brought You The GangWise Project
O.C. Board of Chosen Freeholders, O.C. Youth Service Commission, O.C. Health Department,
S.C. of NJ Ocean County Probation-Juvenile Supervision, O.C. Library,
Municipal Alliance Project, N.J. Governors Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse

 

Tools for Teens and Adults” is a series of free preventative programs that promotes healthy options and supports positive healthy development among our Ocean County teens. These valued programs are offered to teens, their guardians/ families, educators, professionals, and members of the public. Professional Development Certificates are offered to everyone who attends the prevention workshops.

Parents and guardians are highly urged to attend these free programs with their adolescent and engage in these crucial conversations with their teens. The library works closely with several agencies in Ocean County, including but not limited to the Juvenile Justice Committee, the Ocean County Probation Juvenile Supervision department, and the local schools for new and timely topics for the Tools for Teens programs.

 

Tools for Teens and Adults Upcoming Programs

 

Human Trafficking Series (two-part series)

Human Trafficking 101

Hear about the harsh reality of human trafficking and child sex trafficking which occurs in every county in N.J. Presented by the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking and the Dream Catcher program at the Women’s Center.

Sign in at 6:15pm. Program starts promptly at 6:30 pm.

 

Brick Branch

Wednesday, October 4th

(732) 477-4513

Barnegat Branch

Wednesday, October 11th

(609) 698-3331

Tuckerton Branch

Monday, October 16th

(609) 269-1470

Toms River Branch

Monday, October 23rd

(732) 349-6200

 

"I Am Jane Doe" - Special Viewing - A Fight Against Sex Trafficking

Toms River Branch

Mancini Hall

Monday, November 13th

(732) 349-6200

Please Register

Join us at the Toms River branch for a special viewing of the powerful documentary, I am Jane Doe.

This film shines a light on child sex-trafficking, a gut-wrenching reality that affects every community in America, debunking the myth that this crime only happens in developing countries.

Sign in at 5:45pm. Program starts at 6:00 pm.

Q & A following the film.

*Professional Development certificates provided.


Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

Toms River Branch

Mancini Hall

Wednesday, November 8th

(732) 349-6200

Please Register

Ocean County Library welcomes award-winning author Nancy Jo Sales at the Toms River branch for a discussion of her book, American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers.
The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media. What it is doing to an entire generation of young women is the subject of Sales’s book. Provocative and urgent, “American Girls” is destined to ignite a much-needed conversation about how we can help our daughters and sons negotiate unprecedented new challenges.”

 

The book will be available to purchase at the event, courtesy of Barnes & Noble.

6:30 PM: Presentation. 7:30 PM: Book Signing.

*Professional Development certificate provided.


Teen Dating Safety

With one in three adolescents in the U.S. a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, it's clear that parents, educators, and teens all need as much information as possible.

By sharing and discussing dating violence warning signs, dispelling myths and misconceptions, and giving real-life examples that address the difficult scenarios teen dating can bring, S.O.F.I.A.'s workshops have helped young people gain confidence and tools to build positive relationships for themselves and their peers.

Sign in at 6:15pm. Program starts promptly at 6:30 pm.

*Professional Development hours will be provided.

 

Brick Branch

Wednesday, November 8th

(732) 477-4513

Jackson Branch

Tuesday, November 21st

(732) 928-440

Toms River Branch

Thursday, November 30th

(732) 349-6200

Lakewood Branch

Wednesday, December 6th

(732) 363-1438