ASAP-NJ Sept 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?

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Role and Responsibility with specific regard for the federal laws of confidentiality. Click Here

2022- 2023 Membership Information and Link

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

Meet your Executive Board for the Association of Student Assistance Professionals

Welcome Back

We'd like to take this time to welcome you back to the 2022-2023 School Year! We hope and trust that you all had an amazing time off. Time to Relax, Retreat, and Rejuvenate in order to come back to not only do the business of ASAP-NJ, but most importantly be present for our students, parents, staff, and communities.

Our very first State Meeting is scheduled for next Thursday, September 15th at 4:30 pm. We also realize that some of you may have BTSN obligations. Please let us know. This meeting will be held virtually. We will discuss future meetings, updates, concerns, suggestions, etc.

We look forward to seeing you all next week,

Pam and the Executive Board

Pamela L. Felder

President, ASAP-NJ

Tweets by @ASAPNJ_SAC

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Suicide Prevention Annual Conference Oct12th 9-2:30

See the Flyer for the event with the Keynote Speaker and the events from 9-2:30pm

Register for the event

Crisis Information and Hotlines

Click here to access many crisis and hotlines

Info shared from New Jersey Citizen Action

Key Facts About 988 (Established through the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act)

· 988 is the first nationwide number to offer 24/7 behavioral health crisis call services.

· Scheduled to go live July 16, 2022.

New Professional Memberships and Publications

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

Between the Bells

Register your school and get signed up to receive a Between the Bells program kit that helps you spark conversations on your campus and spread a message of hope and help. Teachers and advisors are given access to a week-long guide of unique activities and resources to lead the conversation on campus. This includes instructions on how to get your pack(s), participate in our daily action steps, and share the Between the Bells video. Click Here for the Program Kit.


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 September Calendar is out!

Click Here for CSOC Training

Suicide Prevention and Resources

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

Do you need support for families that have food insecurity?

This is a comprehensive listing of food resources and 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.


Director of NJ 211, “we're committed to making it easy to get help when it’s needed most”.

More information on the partnership, income limits, and applications is online. While some individuals and families may not be eligible for some utility assistance programs, community resource specialists can help explore other local resources.

COVID 19 Resources and Information

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

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New Jersey Overdose Statistics

Click Here for all the STATISTICS

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.

NJ Quit Line for Quitting Tobacco


Call the NJ Quitline at 1-866-NJ-STOPS
(1-866-657-8677) to talk to a Quit Coach.

A trained Quit Coach who has years of counseling experience will listen – without judgment – and help you to create a plan for quitting, including how to cope with cravings and ways to avoid slips and relapse.

Quit Coach Hours:

Monday-Friday 8 AM-9 PM

Saturday 8 AM-7 PM

Sunday 9 AM- 5 PM

Web-enrollment is available 24/7 and someone will reach out.

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.


These guides do a great job of addressing this key issue for people of color *and* their allies:

  • Live Another Day - Extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for people of color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources. They have guides for black, Latinx, Asian, and native people.
  • Detox Local - A great resource with information on safely quitting drugs and alcohol. They have an extensive list of mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.
New Jersey School Districts Drug, Alcohol Cases

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

Share with Parents ways to Prepare to Take Action if You Suspect Teen or Young Adult Drug Use

Seven Steps to Take if you Suspect- Click Here for the Steps

If you’ve just discovered or have reason to believe your child is using nicotine, alcohol or drugs, the first thing to do is sit down and take a deep breath. We know this is scary, but you’re in the right place. Take a beat and prepare for the important conversation ahead. Some brief preparation now can lay a foundation for more positive outcomes ahead.

Marijuana, Drug and Alcohol Prevention & more

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

Every Brain Matters

Every Brain Matters is a community of support, advocacy, and science. Click Here for their website and a valuable resource page for the negative effects of Marijuana on the body. Join us, as we call for a cultural change by encouraging the use of EBM merchandise. Our logo unites us and symbolizes both “freedom from marijuana and the drug culture expansion” and optimal brain and environmental health. The public has been deceived and misled regarding marijuana products and their effects, which has led to a public health crisis. No matter what decisions are made or how much the drug culture expands, we will “Keep On Keepin On”, because we wholeheartedly know that Every Brain Matters.


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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Job Corner

Visit NJ School Jobs or the School's Website for deadlines and updates.