ASAP-NJ Oct. 2021
Association of Student Assistance Professionals
ASAP - The Association of Student Assistance Professionals Guidelines
How do I become a member of ASAP?- Association of Student Assistance Professionals NJ?
Click Here for the Membership Link
Click Here to visit ASAPNJ.org
Role and Responsibility with specific regard for the federal laws of confidentiality. Click Here
- State of NJ (NJDOE) Student Support Services.
Membership Information and Link
Existing members, you will get an email from RefSec with your personal PIN; make sure to update your personal information and pay your dues by no later than October 31, 2021.
If you have any questions that pertain to membership, please contact our Membership Chair Andrea Saladino directly. firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet your Executive Board for the Association of Student Assistance Professionals
- Meeting updates
- Links to County Websites
- Website Resources
Violence Prevention Week
From Tragedy To Transformation Click Here for their RESOURCES
Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonprofit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Based in Newtown, Connecticut, our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. By empowering youth to “know the signs” and uniting all people who value the protection of children, we can take meaningful actions in schools, homes, and communities to prevent gun violence and stop the tragic loss of life.
Preparing for Red Ribbon Week
The DEA is beginning our Red Ribbon Week preparations for this year! Join us in our mission to help keep America’s communities drug-free.
Are you interested in receiving Red Ribbon Week content this year? Yes, please!
One Pill Can Kill Information from the Red Ribbon Collaboration
Pills Purchased Outside of a Licensed Pharmacy are Illegal, Dangerous, and Potentially Deadly
The Drug Enforcement Administration warns the American public of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine.
Red Ribbon Week and Week of Respect Ideas
You are invited to the RED Ribbon Rally
The Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its annual National Red Ribbon Rally virtually this year on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The virtual rally will premiere on DEA's website and be available to share throughout the month of October.
During Red Ribbon Week, young people in communities and schools across the nation pledge to live drug-free by wearing red ribbons and participating in anti-drug events. Today, millions of Americans all over the United States continue to wear red ribbons to symbolize their support for a united, drug-free nation. Tickets are not required. No need to RSVP. Everyone is invited! For more information, click here.
Suicide and Covid-19 Lasting Effects
COVID-19 has had a profound negative effect on the mental health of the nation. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mental Health America (MHA) has witnessed increasing numbers of people experiencing anxiety, depression, psychosis, loneliness, and other mental health concerns. As the nation strives to mitigate the public health crisis introduced by COVID-19, there is even more responsibility to ensure a fast and coordinated response to address these mental health concerns, so we are not left with a mental health crisis long after the virus itself is under control. Click Here for the Guide regarding Covid-19 and risk.
Meditation | Mindfulness Exercises
In this padlet you will find all the information about Covid-19. Testing, Vaccine, and more.
Mental Health and Wellness during Covid for Youth
Returning to the classroom and regular activities after the disruptions of COVID-19 may cause stress and anxiety for students of any age. These feelings are normal and to be expected; everyone has tough days, but if children or adolescents are exhibiting unusual behavior for extended periods, they may be in need of additional support and care. We created this webpage to guide young people and their families to resources that promote student health and well-being, including mental health. Click Here
DEPRESSION the effects of the Pandemic & Distance Learning.
Article- This is the Teenage Brain on Social Media
Article- How Depression Affects Learning
Article-Why We're All Addicted to Texts, Twitter and Google
Article- 8 Hidden Ways Depression Affects You at School
UCLA Scholarly Article- The Difference Between online learning and social media is DOPAMINE.
Trauma Informed Classroom- Click Here to learn how to support students. The Pandemic is Trauma!
180 Turning Lives Around
Unhealthy vs. Healthy Relationships
Does your partner…
- Tell you that you are nothing without them?
- Put down your accomplishments or goals?
- Use intimidation or threats to gain compliance?
- Embarrass or make fun of you in front of your friends or family?
- Sometimes feel scared of how your partner will act?
- Constantly make excuses to other people for your partner’s behavior?
- Try not to do anything that would cause conflict or make your partner angry?
- Feel like no matter what you do, your partner is never happy with you?
Resources for Getting HELP for Abusive Relationships at 180 Turning Lives Around
Monmouth County Division of Behavioral Health FREE 6th Annual Conference
On Oct. 28, there will be a 3-hour presentation by Steve Crimando MA, CTM, BCETS, CHPP. member of the New Jersey Department of Human Services' Disaster and Terrorism Branch on Behavioral Health: Forgotten Front Line Workers. He’ll discuss Behavioral Healthcare Workers’ Pandemic Fatigue, how Covid-19 has impacted mental health for children and adults and what providers need to know about their staff.
On Oct 29th Michael M. Miller, MD, DFASAM, DLFAPA will present: Alcohol’s Impact on Health, with Emphasis on Increase of Alcohol Consumption During Covid-19 Pandemic. This session will review broad public health impacts of alcohol and its role in the Diseases of Despair that have affected US life expectancy, and the changes in use since the start of 2020. Marijuana: Weeding Through the Facts. This educational session will strive to clarify the basics
Harm Reduction Workshops for CEU
10/14 12:00 pm – 1:30 Harm Reduction Laying the Groundwork
10/28 12:00 pm – 1:30 Engaging Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
11/18 12:00 pm – 1:30 Injection Drug Use Part 1: Communicable Infections
12/8 12:00 pm – 1:30 Injection Drug Use Part 2: Non-communicable Infections
12/16 12:00 pm – 1:30 Overamping: Psychostimulant Overdose
1/13 12:00 pm – 1:30 Safer Smoking and Sniffing
1/2712:00 pm – 1:30 Let’s Talk About Sex
NJ Statewide Addiction Access Center
Know anyone who is in need of referral to treatment?
Click here to access our online help-tool. Or, call the statewide Addiction Access Center at 844-276-2777.
This link gives the number of overdoses, narcan use and number of narcotic prescriptions written by county. Click this Button
National Harm Prevention Website for Courses & Training
Safely disposing of expired or unused medicine is critical to helping protect your kids, family and home. And it decreases the opportunity for visitors in your home, like your kids’ friends, to abuse medicine as well.
Information to discuss and share with students and families coping with marijuana use.
Free CE for Teen Dating Abuse Workshops
Class 1: "Teen Dating Abuse":
- Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM
- Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Class 2: "Children & Teens Exposed to Domestic Violence":
- Tuesday, November 9, 2021: 10:00AM to 1:00PM
- Tuesday, January 11, 2022: 10:00AM to 1:00PM
How to Register:
- Email DATA@APartnershipforChange.org
- Be sure to let us know the school you're from and the date you want.
Rutgers Behavioral Health Workshop on Trauma 10/13/21
Presented by Dr. Robert Macy from the Traumatic Loss Coalition of New Jersey
Transgenerational Trauma and other essential elements of traumatic response.
CSOC & Affiliates Panel on Marijuana and Mental Health
CSOC & Affiliates Panel/ Marijuana/Mental Health
Friday, October 15, 2021 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thanks to all who have already registered. If you have NOT registered, please do so, we want you to be a part of this amazing discussion. We will have speakers from Wellspring, Monmouth Cares, YMCA, CPC, FBSA, DCPP, MHA, CCIS and so much more! Registration closes on 10/8. The meeting link will be sent on 10/12. https://events.co.monmouth.nj.us?agency=ciacc
Panorama Free Training and Information
Join the COSSAP RESOURCE Newsletter
Public safety, public health, and behavioral health stakeholders giving access to timely and accurate information about the drug environment at the community level & prioritize outreach efforts, assess the impact of local strategies, and monitor the evolving nature of the drug environment.
Need Help Adjusting to Coming Back to School?
Workshops available with these topics: Contact
Current trends of substance use & effects on developing brains
Stress management & coping skills to decrease risky behaviors
Mindful self-compassion & self-care
Any topic related to addictions tailored to meet your needs
College Applications and Scholarships with a drug crime. What is the story?
It’s just one question that can have a big impact on your future if you’ve been convicted of a drug crime. Students may ineligible, but may be able to regain eligibility for student aid after a waiting period or by successfully completing a drug rehabilitation program.
The Center for Drug and Alcohol Resources.
Wellspring Center for Prevention Newsletter Signup!
DEA Family and Education Website Sign Up
CLICK HERE for the link.
Join the Newsletter for Every Brain Matters!
Every Brain Matters is a community of support, advocacy, and science. Join us, as we call for a cultural change with the widespread use of our logo, which unites us and symbolizes both “freedom from marijuana” and optimal brain and environmental health.
List of all the NJ Districts with the most drug and alcohol cases.