Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd-31st is a nationally recognized initiative each fall with an emphasis on prevention education and commitment to living a safe, healthy and drug-free life. Plant the Promise is a wonderful way to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Students plant red flower bulbs during Red Ribbon Week in the Fall which bloom in the Spring, and serve as a reminder of the importance and the beauty of living a drug-free life.
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There are so many different things that keep you away from alcohol and other drugs… singing, sports, scouts, friends, pets and more! If you’re in grade 4-12 we want your original story, artwork, poetry, or photo to tell Sussex County How YOU Stay Drug-Free!
Presented by: Kim Vindler LCSW, MSW, M.S. Certified School Social Worker, Certified School Counselor. Restorative Practices for School Counselors – This presentation will provide a brief introduction…
The workshop featuring David Nash, NJPSA LEGAL ONE will review the major revisions to NJ’s HIB law that go into effect as of July 2022. Participants will also learn about other recent changes in state law addressing hazing, student discipline, equality and more! Date: Tuesday, October 4th 8:30am-10:30am.
The DEA’s national medication take-back day is over, but their dropboxes have not disappeared! Permanent dropboxes can be found at local police stations throughout Sussex County and are accessible 24/7. Properly disposing of your unneeded and expired medications can protect you, your family, and the environment. Expired medicines can lose their efficacy or turn toxic and cause harm if taken by accident.
Receiving medications through the mail is convenient and can be invaluable to those with low to no mobility or transportation. However, ordering medications online can pose risks such as falling prey to scams or sites stealing your personal information. To ensure you are ordering through a reputable source follow these simple steps; make sure the website you are ordering from is directly through your local pharmacy or your health insurance company.
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.
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.
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.