Mercer County CIACC Education Partnership

The mission of the Mercer County CIACC Education Partnership is to promote, develop, and enhance collaborative efforts between school, behavioral health and child protective service systems and other interested parties to improve the well being of children in Mercer County.

The Partnership was conceived in 2006 by members of the Ocean County CIACC who recognized a need for ongoing, standardized exchange of procedural information between local schools, the child protective service agency and children's behavioral health programs. The services and supports available for children are continually growing and evolving. Through this Partnership, professionals from each of the three systems are provided up-to-date, ongoing training and education on the services that are available and how to access and effectively coordinate with those services, which will help ensure that children receive the help that they need. Through enhancing the knowledge of and communication between professionals, Mercer County children may see the full benefit of these systems working together to meet their multifaceted needs.

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Mercer County Children's Interagency Coordinating Council's (CIACC) Education Partnership Conference

Nurtured Heart Approach

by Jim Kimberling, Advanced Trainer.

· The Nurtured Heart Approach is a relationship-focused methodology – founded strategically on “The 3 Stands” – for helping children, and adults build their Inner Wealth and use their intensity in successful ways.

· The approach has a proven impact on every child, including those who are challenged behaviorally, socially and academically.

· The Nurtured Heart Approach has been shown to create transformative changes in children diagnosed with ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder and other behavioral, emotional and anxiety related symptoms.

· Helps parents, educators and professionals create success and positivity while upholding limits and consequences.

· Traditional approaches often fall short of promoting the Inner Wealth essential for children to build successful relationships. This method has helped thousands of families, educators, and child advocates channel a child’s intensity in beautifully creative and constructive ways – helping children achieve new emotional portfolios of confidence and enduring levels of competency.

Audience: School educators, faculty and staff

When: Thursday, April 21st , 2016

    Registration from 9 -9:30 am.             

    Event 9:30 am — 12 pm

Where: Hamilton Technology Center

             1200 Negron Drive

             Hamilton, NJ 08691

Rsvp By: April 19th
    Contact Steven Olsen at
    [email protected]

The Education Partnership is a sub-committee of Mercer County's Children's Inter-agency Coordinating Council (CIACC). The mission of the Mercer County CIACC Education Partnership is to promote, develop, and enhance collaborative efforts among schools, behavioral health systems and child protective services, and other interested parties, to improve the well-being of children in Mercer County. For more information visit:

To register please send your, Name, Email address, Phone number and School/Agency to [email protected] Be sure to reference this training in the Subject line. Thank you.

Children's Inter-Agency Coordinating Council

The ultimate goal of the CIACC's activities is to oversee behavioral health services available to children and families to ensure that the appropriate and least restrictive level of care is obtained and a comprehensive system of needed services within the County is maintained.