ASAP-NJ Feb 2022
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
If you have any questions that pertain to membership, please contact our Membership Chair Andrea Saladino directly. email@example.com
Annual ASAP Virtual Conference Save the Date! "What's in Your Toolkit?"
Please mark your calendars for our 35th Annual ASAP-NJ State Conference to be held Virtually this year. The date is set for March 4, 2022. Please stay tuned via RefSac for more information to follow, including registration, workshops, agenda, etc. Many of you need to let your districts know in a timely fashion.
Title: ASAP-NJ 35th Annual Conference: What’s in Your Toolkit?
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
3.5 PD hours
Payment: Members- FREE
Meet your Executive Board for the Association of Student Assistance Professionals
- Meeting updates
- Links to County Websites
- Website Resources
Click this to find treatment, therapy, resources and residential treatment.
A special for Eating Disorder Awareness Week from LAUREN SACS FROM RARITAN HS in Monmouth County
Love your Body Week ideas which encompass body positivity, self-esteem, and self-image as well as healthy eating habits.
Mirrorless Monday - I cover all of the mirrors in the school with a laminated poster with a positive body image quote.
Rebound Tuesday - "Rebound Rule" Rebounding gives us a second chance, regardless of what our first effort consisted of. Rebound Tuesday allows students to rebound negative comments, self-talk, etc. said about them & write down the negative, shred it using a shredder borrowed from the main office and replace it with a positive quote with EDAW resources attached to a lollipop.
Weightless Wednesday - I've done body image trivia, asked students to write their favorite characteristic about themself (that's not a body part), etc. I've always wanted to collect some old Scales and smash them or write all over them to take the power back.
Love Your Body Thursday - info table with free giveaways
Eating Disorder Awareness Week February 21-27th
Meditation | Mindfulness Exercises
180 Turning Lives Around
180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. is a private, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in our community. 180 is committed to providing services to individuals and families affected by domestic and sexual violence. In addition, 180 works to mobilize concerned individuals, organizations, and civic and religious groups to join our effort to end violence and abuse through public education, public policy reforms, and training of allied professionals.
Resources for Getting HELP for Abusive Relationships at 180 Turning Lives Around
TEEN DATING VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH IS FEBRUARY
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, a national effort in the United States to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it. Because everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship.
DID YOU KNOW:
Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average
One Pill Can Kill
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.
Random Acts of Kindness Day February 27th
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. Click Here for the Guide regarding Covid-19 and risk.
February is a time to BOOST your self esteem
click here for a padlet for 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
SBRIT from NJCA Pilot Program
Nell Geiger, LPC Bordentown SAC Counselor: “SBIRT is simply asking direct substance abuse and Mental health questions to an adolescent who wants to talk, it's pure, honest conversation starters that allow our youth to share confidentially, let's just ask, their voices need to be heard"
FREE CEU for Social Workers and SACs
- Teen Dating Feb 16th 10am -1pm
- Children & Teen's Domestic Violence Mar 24 10am-1pm
- Teen Dating and Abuse April 26th 10am- 1pm
Robert Wood Johnson Helps you quit tobacco for good! NO INSURANCE REQUIRED
Click Here to Register or call us at 833-795-QUIT to learn more.
Our Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists continue to provide services while practicing safe social distancing. Treatment sessions are currently being conducted via phone and web, with virtual group/individual counseling and delivery of nicotine replacement therapies via mail.
AAA offers a course for Driving "Blunt Truth About Marijuana and Driving
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.
Youth Substance Use Prevention Toolkit.
The National Council for Mental Wellbeing provides a message guide and toolkit that equips youth-serving providers and organizations with the tools and resources necessary to support meaningful prevention messaging. In the toolkit you can access messaging on youth substance use prevention, tip sheets, social media graphics and shareables, videos, webinars, interactive worksheets, and educational courses.
Click Here for the Toolkit (Click on the Message Guide) when you arrive at the site.
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.
The Center for Drug and Alcohol Resources.
Tobacco-Free for a Healthy NJ,
Just Think Twice
This is a United States Government, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website.
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.
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.
Click Here for the List of all the NJ Districts with the most drug and alcohol cases.