ASAP-NJ Jan 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.
Annual ASAP Virtual Conference Registration "What's in Your Toolkit?"
The 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.
Please use the following link to register:
Conference Registration Link: https://asapnj.refsec.com/web/conferenceregistration.aspx
NOTE: After registering, an email is immediately sent out to you. We recommend you check your junk or spam folder for that email from RefSec.
Title: ASAP-NJ 35th Annual Conference: What’s in Your Toolkit?
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
3.5 PD hours
Payment: Members- FREE
20 Ways to Welcome in 2022~!
Just like that, another year has come and gone. January 2022 is more than just the first month of a new year—it’s a chance to start fresh, rethink your approach to wellness, and imbue your life with a new sense of purpose.
Inspirational Quote Cathy Lane from Center for Discovery gave the SACs this quote that exemplifies how people are feeling!
"You're juggling glass balls and plastic balls. What you choose to drop changes everything." Nora Roberts
Click Here to learn more about the Center for Discovery
Officials Preview New Three-Digit Suicide Prevention 'Lifeline'
The Federal Government will spend $282 million to get "988" hotline ready by July
WASHINGTON -- The Biden administration will spend $282 million to get a "988" national suicide prevention lifeline up and running by July, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said Monday.
Click Here to read more about the new "Lifeline"
One Pill Can Kill Information from the Red Ribbon Collaboration
Pills Purchased Outside of a Licensed Pharmacy are Illegal, Dangerous, and Potentially Deadly
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.
Tobacco-Free for a Healthy NJ,
Tobacco Free Seminar Free Webinar on 1/18 10am
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.
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
Robert Wood Johnson Helps you quit tobacco for good! NO INSURANCE REQUIRED
On average, people are four times more likely to quit smoking or vaping when participating in a structured program than attempting to quit on their own. It’s important to have a plan and some help. The RWJBarnabas Health Institute for Prevention and Recovery offers FREE tobacco and nicotine treatment services, which include working with a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and free nicotine replacement therapies including patches, gum, and lozenges (no insurance required).
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.
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?
COSSAP Training on Methamphetamine and Cocaine January 12 (2-330pm)
Updates On New Methamphetamines and Cocaine Health Risks—Improved Screening and Action To Save Lives
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) leadership in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) team and Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) invites you to this no-cost webinar on January 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., ET.
Please register to reserve your spot!
About the Webinar
Much higher purity, longer-term use, and growing contamination of methamphetamine and cocaine with synthetic opioids, primarily fentanyl, resulted in record-high overdose deaths in the United States during the last year.
AAA offers a course for Driving "Blunt Truth About Marijuana and Driving
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"
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
Union County best practices for Prevention Programing:
Union County is Doing Amazing Programming!
Community Resource Fair for Students - Berkeley Heights
Community Resource Fair for a Professional Development - Scotch Plains-Fanwood
Raiders Don't’ Risk It - Distracted and Drunk Driving simulation for the Senior Class - Scotch Plains-Fanwood
Multi-Community Parenting Group 4 Virtual Parenting programs in Elizabeth, Hillside, Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Springfield, Union, and Westfield Communities.
You Are Not Alone Campaign, Kindness Campaign- Summit
Anti Vaping Campaign, Union
Minding Your Mind-Stories Above Sigma for students, Summit
Minding Your Mind & Just Talk About It Parent Program Summit-Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Millburn, Chatham
Attitudes in Reverse, In Their Shoes, Suicide Prevention Program- Summit
Sobriety Speaks- Union
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.
Is 'Big Pharma' To Blame For the Opioid Crisis?
Last month, the CDC announced a horrific milestone: more than 100,000 people in the U.S. died of an overdose during the 12 month period ending in April 2021. This is nearly a 30% increase from the prior year and a glaring sign that the country's efforts to address overdose death are failing.
Recovery Center Free Training
Please join Pocono Mountain Recovery Center and Huntington Creek Recovery Center on Friday, December 17th for this FREE, accredited training opportunity! During this training, our facilitator will discuss trauma and its impact, help our guests to understand the cycle of trauma, and review a 3-stage clinical map to post-traumatic growth.
CLICK HERE or on the image above to register today!
Questions? Contact Julia.Latimer@acadiahealthcare.com
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.
Just Think Twice
This is a United States Government, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website.
January 25th Dangers of Teens Vaping Seminar
• The components and the basic structure of an e-cigarette (vaping device).
• The harmful health effects vaping and secondhand vaping have on the respiratory system and the rest of the body.
• How to best help your teen quit if already vaping.
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.