COPE Parenting Workshops will return in October. You don't have to travel far to find summer-time activities for the family! Check out all the free and low-cost activities at Essex County's Guide to Activities and Facilities.

Tip of the Week

Before the school year kicks off, take the time to talk with your children about the pressures they face, which, depending on their age,  may be about body image, sex, bullying, academic and athletic success, finances, drugs and alcohol, and many others. Use this opportunity to acknowledge the challenges they face and to let them know that you have confidence in their ability to make good choices and if they stumble, you’ll be there for them. Check out the links to further resources on our website here.


Supporting Parents of Essex County, NJ is a website sponsored by the COPE Center, that offers Essex County, NJ families a comprehensive source of information about events, programs, and resources. Focusing on local resources, we are families’ first stop to find up-to-date parenting advice, the go-to website to find parenting works and programs that parents need to navigate the challenges of twenty-first century parents in a world where we are bombarded with information. You can have confidence that the Supporting Parents of Essex County, NJ website will lead you to information that helps you make the most of family life.