ASAP-NJ April 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

Membership Information and Link

Click Here to Launch to the Membership Page of Asapnj.org

If you have any questions that pertain to membership, please contact our Membership Chair Andrea Saladino directly. asapnjmembership@gmail.com

Meet your Executive Board for the Association of Student Assistance Professionals

ASAP New Jersey Conference

The Conference Details and other ASAP Instagram information!

Crisis Information and Hotlines

Click here to access many crisis and hotlines

April 1st National Kick Butts Day!

On April 1, 2022, the Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action, youth activists, educators, parents, health advocates and concerned citizens come together to organize events that:

  • Raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their community
  • Encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry’s deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free
  • Urge elected officials to take action to protect kids from tobacco

Click Here to Take Down Tobacco is a project of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

National Day of Silence April 22nd

My Silence, My Story. Click Here to Connect with GLSEN and plan your day!

The GLSEN Day of Silence is a national student-led demonstration where LGBTQ students and allies all around the country—and the world—take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ people in schools.

Started in the mid 90’s by two college students, the Day of Silence has expanded to reach hundreds of thousands of students each year. Every April, students go through the school day without speaking, ending the day with Breaking the Silence rallies and events to share their experiences during the protest and bring attention to ways their schools and communities can become more inclusive.

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Grief Group Summer Program Camp

UPCOMING CAMP PROGRAMS in New JERSEY

  • April 22-24 at Camp Mason
  • for ages 7-17 (plus Optional Parent Program)
  • May 20-22 at Camp Johnsonburg in Partnership with A Little Hope Foundation
  • for Suicide Loss
  • for ages 7-25 (plus Optional Parent Program)
  • Sept 9-11 at Camp Mason
  • for ages 7-17
  • October 21-23 at Camp Mason

Talking to Children About War

Click Here to read the document prepared to help you talk about this and help children process world events. The attack on Ukraine has evoked many emotions including anger, fear, anxiety, worry, and confusion. It has also created safety concerns for the region that reaches into our own country.


Additionally, here are resources for teaching about the Ukraine crisis, and templates designed to help students feel more comfortable discussing scary or emotional events.

Our KYDS Journey
New Professional Memberships and Publications

All New BUTTON to push to join all kinds of educational and professional related memberships

This is my story- Contest for Mental Health from the National Institutes of Health Due April 30th.

Speaking Up About Mental Health! This Is My Story

How can society reduce mental health stigma and foster resilience among young people?

The challenge is soliciting essays to raise the awareness of mental health and provide students an opportunity for self-expression about mental health concerns.

Contest Details Click Here

New Jersey Community Services and Protective Factors to Share

Big Brothers and Big Sisters - Resource for Connecting Youth

Boys and Girls Club- Resources for Connecting Youth with Activities

Community YMCA- New Jersey Connecting Youth to Counseling and Programming

CSOC TRAININGS

Our New Jersey public Division of Children and Family offers a great deal of free monthly training. Many of them are related to SEL and self-care in addition to specific topics of abuse and neglect. or more...The April Calendar is out

Click Here for CSOC Training

Suicide Prevention and Resources

click here for a Padlet from the TLC and the AFSP NJ

Between the Bells

MILLIONS ARE SILENTLY STRUGGLING Click Here for the resources and website
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

We know that when a students’ struggles go unspoken, they will not get the help they need and deserve. It may surprise classmates, teachers, and parents to learn the state of mental health for many students and young people. We want you to know this important information:

Do you need support for families that have food insecurity?

This is a comprehensive listing of food resources and help.

https://hungerfreenj.org/help/ you will find a comprehensive list of resources for food and meals as organized by the group “Hunger Free New Jersey”. Note that the link for the 2-1-1 Directory has six options listed and these include “home-delivered meals” (see “Older Adults” and “Individuals with Disabilities”) and Formula/Baby Food (see “Immediate Food” and “Infants and Children” ).

Thank you for sharing this within your network of contacts as may be appropriate.

COVID 19 Resources and Information

click here for a padlet for Covid-19. Testing, Vaccine, and more.

Covid 19 and Drinking to Excess

Drinking Through the Pandemic Click Here for more information

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Americans have been consuming 14% more alcohol than normal, a statistic reported by the journal JAMA Network Open. Nielsen reports a 54% increase in national sales of alcohol in March 2020, and a 262% increase in online sales from 2019. While this is not altogether shocking when considering other times in history that alcohol consumption has increased (after September 11th, during large storms or bouts of inclement weather like hurricanes), this is particularly troubling because of the unique risk heightened by the pandemic.

New Jersey Overdose Statistics

Click Here for all the STATISTICS

Binge Drinking Information

What is Binge Drinking?

Binge drinking occurs when someone ingests a large quantity of alcohol in a short period of time, and it is also defined by the person’s blood alcohol content. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) defines .08 as the amount for this to happen, which translates to 5 standard drinks for men and 4 for women in a 2-hour window.


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College Drinking Myths

Click Here for the MYTHS

Did you know that there are a number of issues, deaths, and injuries from alcohol-related incidents at colleges each year? Understanding the consequences of drinking, learning different strategies for prevention and intervention, and knowing the policies at colleges can help you make safe and responsible decisions.

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.

Special Feature from Wall Township's Red Ribbon Week

Click Here for the Video for Red Ribbon Week!

Alysa Fornarotto-Regenye, MSW, LCADC, SAC, SSW

Wall HS Student Assistance Counselor/Coordinator

Twitter: @WallTwpSAC

DELTA Club Twitter: @WHSDeltaClub

DELTA Club Celebrates 7 years

Alcohol Treatment Resource Guide

Take the first step in recovery. Contact a treatment provider today to learn more about alcoholism treatment facilities nearby.

Click HERE for the Guide

Before starting the treatment process, a person must first recognize their condition and have a desire to quit drinking. Sometimes, an individual may acknowledge they have a drinking problem on their own. Other times, family members or friends may stage an alcohol intervention. This involves loved ones expressing their concerns about the person’s excessive drinking patterns. An intervention also helps to start the discussion about treatment and support options that are available.

New Jersey School Districts Drug, Alcohol Cases

Click Here for the List of all the NJ Districts with the most drug and alcohol cases.

Binge Drinking What You Need to Know

One of the dangerous forms of alcohol use is binge drinking, which is drinking a large amount in a brief period. If a person makes this a habit, this pattern of abuse can eventually result in a serious addiction.

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.

Marijuana, Drug and Alcohol Prevention & more

Information to discuss and share with students and families coping with marijuana use.

SAFE DISPOSAL

YEAR ROUND DRUG DISPOSAL Click Here for a location near you.

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.

Eating Disorder Resource List

Click this to find treatment, therapy, resources and residential treatment.

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