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  • 2021 Alcohol Awareness Contest - The Sussex County Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities is hosting its 21st annual Alcohol Awareness Month Public Service Announcement, to encourage students to make healthy choices and abstain from underage drinking. Students in grades 4-12 are invited to create a poster, essay or video highlighting their best message that tells friends and classmates “A Healthy Me is.. Alcohol Free.”
  • Winter Social Series - For Adults ages 55 years and older looking to meet people in the community and learn how to stay healthy. Participants who attend 5 our of 6 program sessions will receive a $25 visa gift card plus a $25 gift certificate toward a healthy breakfast or lunch.
  • School Health NJ Virtual Summit - The 2nd Annual School Health NJ Virtual Summit will be held on February 23rd (9am-12pm) featuring LEGAL ONE. This free blended learning event will include completion of 2 hours of online courses and a live, virtual training via Zoom.
  • 2019 PRIDE Survey Youth Data - Since 2006, the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities, a Program of the Center for Prevention & Counseling, in Collaboration with participating Sussex County School Districts, conducted a biannual survey of students in grades 6th-12th on their attitudes and behaviors regarding mental health, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Marijuana Legalization – 3-Part Series - What We Need To Know To Keep Our Communities Healthy & Safe. Part One: Varied Forms & Potency of Today's Marijuana, Part 2: Marijuana and its impact on Youth, Part 3: Marijuana and it's impact on the Community
  • 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.
  • Whats 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 between the ages of 5-18, we want your original story.
  • International Overdose Awareness Day - Luminaries and photos framed walkways of the Newton Town Square, representing love for all who have lost someone to drug overdose and hope for those still struggling with substance use.