ASAP-NJ March 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

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.

Annual ASAP Conference. Our First EVER Virtual Conference!

Registration for the 35th Annual ASAP-NJ State Conference.. Please stay tuned via RefSac for more information to follow, including registration, workshops, agenda, etc.

Please use the following link to register: Registration Closes March 2nd

Conference Registration Link:

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

Time: 9AM-1:30PM

3.5 PD hours

Payment: Members- FREE

Non-Members- $25

NJEA Conference Proposals open till March 31st

The 2022 NJEA Convention Presenter Proposal Portal is now open. Please use the link below to submit your proposal to present at the 2022 NJEA Convention.

We will continue with a hybrid event, in-person sessions in Atlantic City at the Convention Center and also virtual sessions.

Please note that the deadline is currently March 31, 2022. Should the deadline be extended, that information will be on the website.

Meet your Executive Board for the Association of Student Assistance Professionals

Meditation | Mindfulness Exercises

March Meditation is about Luck-

Feeling lucky can be a part of any experience. It’s a frame of mind that acknowledges the gift of each moment of each day, no matter the circumstance. It’s a path to feeling comfort, joy, gratitude, or resolve in what is.

New Professional Memberships and Publications

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

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

Suicide Prevention and Resources

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

Crisis Information and Hotlines

Click here to access many crisis and hotlines

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.

COVID 19 Resources and Information

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


Our New Jersey public Division of Children and Family offer 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 March Calendar is out CLICK HERE FOR THE DATES AND OPPORTUNITIES
New Jersey Overdose Statistics

Click Here for all the STATISTICS

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.

One Pill Can Kill

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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.

New Jersey School Districts Drug, Alcohol Cases

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

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.

SBRIT from NJCA Pilot Program

Click Here for the Counseling Information to Screen for Substance Abuse. What makes school-based SBIRT both effective and practical to implement is that it only requires the training of school staff to administer the screening, which would identify warning signs of mental health or substance abuse issues. Students exhibiting these signs would receive a brief intervention, and if deemed appropriate referred for proactive treatment.

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"

Marijuana, Drug and Alcohol Prevention & more

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

AAA offers a course for Driving "Blunt Truth About Marijuana and Driving

AAA Northeast has a wonderful E-learning Module for health and driver education teachers: Shifting Gears, the Blunt Truth about marijuana and driving. Click Here for more information

The Center for Drug and Alcohol Resources.

The Center offers a tool kit to understand the impact of the legalization of Marijuana. Please click here to get connected with the resources. The Center offers many evidence-based programs and evidence-informed programs for youth from Kindergarten to 12th grade and professionals that are recommended by several agencies, such as Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), evidenced-based registries, and the New Jersey Department of Education.

National Harm Prevention Website for Courses & Training

Harm reduction strategies and tools should be accessible to everyone – regardless of location, time and or experience. National Harm Reduction Coalition offers a series of self-paced online learning modules that groups and individuals can complete on their own schedule and terms – anytime, anywhere. Click Here

Smoking Pot May Lead to Stroke (Even if Young)

Click Here for the Article

Research has already linked heavy cannabis use with an increased risk of stroke, but this new study showed that risk remains high even after a first stroke, with pot users nearly 50% more likely to have a second stroke than non-users.

Click Here for a second article


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.

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.

Eating Disorder Resource List

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