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?
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 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: 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
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 www.njeacovention.org website.
March Mental Health Awareness
The Month of March is...
The Weeks in March are...
National Careers Week (Mar. 7-12)
Sleep Awareness Week (Mar. 13-19)
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (Mar. 21-27)
World Autism Awareness Week (Mar. 29-Apr. 3)
The Day in March is...
Self-Injury Awareness Day (Mar. 1)
Zero Discrimination Day (Mar. 1)
International Women’s Day (Mar. 8)
World Sleep Day (Mar. 18)
World Down Syndrome Day (Mar. 21)
World Bipolar Day (Mar. 30)
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.
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.
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
CSOC TRAININGS March
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
Pills Purchased Outside of a Licensed Pharmacy are Illegal, Dangerous, and Potentially Deadly
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
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"
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
The Center for Drug and Alcohol Resources.
National Harm Prevention Website for Courses & Training
Smoking Pot May Lead to Stroke (Even if Young)
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.
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
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.