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Military Family Program

Registration is now open for the Spring Session of the Military Family program held in Newton on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7! Any family with military affiliation can register for the program. Through this in-person program, we will be providing family meals, sessions for parents & children, child care, family fun activities and a $300 gift card at the end of the program. Feel free to send to any families that you feel would benefit from this program.

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Parents as champions for healthy schools

The Center for Prevention and Counseling’s School Health Team is excited to invite all parents throughout the communities you serve to the 2022 Parents as Champions Training! The Center has provided this unique and engaging training to parents across Sussex, Warren, Essex, Bergen, Passaic, Morris, and Hudson county for over six years.

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What’s Your Anti-Drug Contest Winners!

This is the 21st Annual “What’s Your Anti-Drug” (WYAD) supplement that the New Jersey Herald and the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities, a program of the Center for Prevention and Counseling, have collaborated on. This year over 700 Sussex County students from 28 different schools, in grades K-12th submitted an entry to the Annual WYAD Contest or submitted an entry to “What Makes You Happy?” contest.

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What’s Your Anti-Drug Contest

Tell Sussex County how you stay drug-free! There are so many different things that keep you away from alcohol and other drugs… Singing, Sports, Scouts, Dancing, Drawing, Friends, Pets and more! If you’re in grades 4-12, we want your original story, artwork, poetry or photography, which tells the world: What’s your anti-drug? Send your entry with the completed form to us by Wednesday October 20th by 5pm.

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Alcohol Awareness Month

allows for 30 days of focus on increasing awareness and learning about the causes and treatments of one of our nation’s public health concerns: Alcohol Use Disorder. Established in 1987, alcohol awareness month has given communities the space to put an emphasis on spreading awareness and reducing stigma.

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Impact of Marijuana: Prevention Resources

Prevention is about delaying the onset of first use, whether alcohol, tobacco or marijuana – the most commonly used substances among teens – until the brain has fully matured. The early someone starts using substances, the greater their chances of developing a substance use disorder (SUD), and the more severe their illness is likely to be,” Addition Policy Forum

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