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Southern NJ Community Resources Fair Coming to Atlantic Cape Community College

The event takes place April 4.

The Southern New Jersey Community Resources Fair is coming to

The event, hosted by AtlantiCare Behavioral Health (ABH) and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, takes place Wednesday, April 4 at the college's Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike. The event marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It's free and open to the public.

Melissa Hopely, a blogger for the Minding Your Mind Foundation, will deliver the keynote speech. Hopely will share her experiences dealing with her obsessive compulsive disorder. Minding Your Mind Foundation supports research and provides education about early warning signs of mental health issues.

Students from various schools in Atlantic, Cape May, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties were invited to meet with representatives from the following organizations: ABH Family Success Centers; ABH Child and Adolescent Services; ABH School Based Youth Services Centers; AtlantiCare Social Services; Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City; Center for Family Services; Family Support Organization; Minding Your Mind Foundation; Office of Early Education Initiatives; Office of Victim Witness Advocacy; Parents Anonymous; Robin’s Nest; Salem County Women’s Services; Village Wrap; and Youth Advocate Program.

Interested members of the community are also invited to meet with these representatives. Students will also participate in a Resources Scavenger Hunt.

The morning session takes place from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and the afternoon session begins at 12:30 p.m. and runs until 2:30 p.m.

Registration is required. To register or for more information, call Craig Cochran, director, ABH Atlantic City High School-School Based Youth Services Program, at 609-345-8336.

For information about AtlantiCare, call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, visit atlanticare.org or visit AtlantiCare's Facebook page.

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