Free Workshops

Insurance Navigation Seminar

The questions we get most frequently on the call line have to do with navigating the insurance landscape. Often, families have difficulty understanding what’s covered, how to optimize out-of-pocket cost savings, and how to fight back if coverage is denied for treatment.

Camden County: July 11, 2018 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Living Proof Recovery Center, Center for Family Services, 108 Somerdale Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043

Union County: June 25, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Elizabeth Public Library, 11 South Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202

Bergen County: May 22nd, 2018 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Johnson Public Library, 274 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07061

The seminars, facilitated by NJ Connect for Recovery Insurance Specialist Claudia Beljean, will provide families and individuals with vital resources and information to help them identify in-network providers to increase cost savings and understand their policies as well as the levels of care that will be covered.

Stuart H. Weiner, Esq., Senior Attorney of the Community Health Law Project (CHLP), will also be on hand to explain the appeals process if coverage for treatment is denied. The free seminar will address the following topics:

  • Current laws regarding substance use disorder treatment and what private insurance is required to cover
  • “In-network” exceptions for private insurance
  • Information on the appeals process in the event coverage is denied
  • Questions to ask treatment providers when selecting a program and how to identify red flags

To RSVP, contact Chanelle Green at cgreen@mhanj.org or 973-571-4100 x 135.

Walk-ins welcome.

Family Education Workshops

We understand that when a loved one is coping with a substance use disorder, it affects the entire family.  Our free NJ Connect for Recovery Family Education Workshops are facilitated by Family Peer Specialists and provide a safe environment, teach concrete skills and communication techniques and evidence-based strategies for addressing substance use disorders and recovery.

Burlington County: April 17th –June 19th

Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hosted by: Family Support Org. of Burlington Cty. 1632 Rt. 38 East Lumberton, NJ 08048

Free childcare is available upon request 

Monmouth County: May 15th-August 14th, 2018

Tuesdays 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm

Hosted by: Stress Care of NJ, 500 Park Ave. Manalapan, NJ 07726

Atlantic County: June 26th  – September 11th, 2018

Tuesdays 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm

Hosted by: Mental Health Association in Atlantic County, 4 East JimmieLeeds Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205

Classes are generally 12 weeks and attendees are welcome to attend any or all sessions. Topics covered include:

Week 1- Introduction/Table of Contents

Week 2-Understanding Reactions & Behaviors

Week 3- Ambivalence / Enabling

Week 4- Communication Goals/Resilience

Week 5- Self Care/Managing Stress & Emotions

Week 6- You’re Not Alone/Shame & Self-Compassion

Week 7- Communicating Love

Week  8- Positive Communication/Advocating for Self  & Loved Ones

Week  9- Problem Solving / Family Collaboration

Week 10- Levels of Care / Reinforcement

Week 11- Consequences / Understanding Insurance

Week 12- Crisis Plan / Wrap Up / Resources

Week 13- Narcan Training

New Jersey Prevention Network — The New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN) is a public health agency working to prevent substance abuse, addiction and other chronic diseases by building capacity among professionals, fostering positive collaboration among providers, and strengthening the field of prevention through the use of evidence-based practices and strategies.