Author Archives: Louie Lavin

Red Ribbon Week

begins Friday, October 23rd and this year’s theme is “Be Happy, Be Brave, Be Drug Free.” As we prepare for Red Ribbon Week, we are sharing ideas for daily activities, as well as social media posts to utilize within your school community. Don’t forget to send us pictures of what your students are doing for Red Ribbon Week, we will be sending out emails to highlight your activities.

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The Intersection of Substance Use & LGBTQIA+ Community Workshop

Friday, October 16th, 2020 9am-10:30am – This virtual workshop will provide an opportunity to: Define the basic LGBTQIA+ terminology including: gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Discuss best practices for increasing inclusiveness within health encounters in the substance use space for LGBTQIA+ youth. Understand the risk factors related to the increased prevalence for substance use disorders and dependence in the LGBTQIA+ community

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FAMILY FUN NIGHT

FAMILY FUN NIGHT Brought to you by the Strengthening Families Program This FREE virtual program for the entire family helps families grow together and become stronger Parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to build on their own unique set of strengths in showing love and guidance to their children Youth have an opportunity to develop skills for building a positive future Everyone will have an opportunity to gain support and resources FAMILY ACTIVITIES AND INCENTIVES!

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Week of Respect – October 5th-9th

With New Challenges Come New Opportunities: Covid-19 has revealed new challenges that students face, and while we are socially distant, we are closer than before. Week of Respect is an opportunity for New Jersey schools to focus on building and supporting positive school climates for students, both in person and virtually! The week of respect is an excellent opportunity to kick-start year-long campaigns and initiatives. Center for Prevention and Counseling has provided daily themes, social media posts and projects that are easy for Sussex County schools to replicate during Week of Respect.

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Fall Conference – Creating a Trauma informed Community

A look into how Adverse Childhood Experiences intersect with behavioral health & substance use. Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning journalist and internationally recognized speaker whose work explores the intersection of neuroscience, immunology, and human emotion. Her mission is to translate emerging science in a way that helps those with chronic conditions find healing.

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