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Union County to Host Rest, Play, Grow: Parenting with Mindfulness, February 23

Free webinar addressing mental wellness for families

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UNION COUNTY – The Union County Board of County Commissioners Board is pleased to present a free webinar for residents focusing on mental wellness. Rest, Play, Grow: Parenting with Mindfulness will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday, February 23, starting at 6:00 p.m.

This webinar is the first in a series of Mental Health webinars designed to connect residents to community resources available to them while also providing tools to assist them and their children.

Registration for Rest, Play, Grow: Parenting with Mindfulness is free and all residents are encouraged to attend. To register, visit:

“‘Connecting our Community’ is the theme for our 2022 initiatives and part of that involves reaching out to residents and addressing mental health and well-being,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca L. Williams. “Mental health is health. This series of free webinars will work to establish an open dialogue among residents when discussing a topic that is sometimes omitted when we talk about our well-being.”

The presenter for this event will be Alyssa Reiner, MPA, MSW, LCSW, RYT200. Ms. Reiner is a Social Worker for Jewish Family Services of Central New Jersey. The format for this webinar will be a blend of educational and experiential and Ms. Reiner will incorporate mindfulness exercises throughout the event.

The webinar series is being coordinated by in partnership with the Office on Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse (OBHSA), the Division of Individual and Family Support Services, the Union County Department of Human Services and Jewish Family Services of Central New Jersey.

For information about all services and programs by the Union County Division of Human Services, visit:

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for the free Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, visit

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