Wellspring’s ASSIST Program Addresses Vaping in Schools

Wellspring’s ASSIST Program Addresses Vaping in Schools

By: Jordan Indyk, Clinician for School Based Clinical Services In 2022, it was reported that 1 in 10 high school and middle school students have used e-cigarettes, among those youth more than 1 in 4 reported daily use. E-cigarette and vape usage is on the rise, students are starting at younger ages and frequency is…

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Wellspring Expands Into South Plainfield School District

Wellspring Expands Into South Plainfield School District

By: Jordan Indyk, Clinician for School Based Clinical Services This year Wellspring Center for Prevention was granted the opportunity to expand further into the South Plainfield School District. Clinicians entered both Grant School and South Plainfield Middle School to help provide services in lower grade levels, to try and address issues at a younger before…

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A Look at Girl Talk in December

A Look at Girl Talk in December

By: Aja Bradley, Clinician for Pathways School Based Clinical Services Girl Talk was started to provide a healthy outlet for girls to express themselves. It has also been a great way for girls to meet and connect on topics related to them. In addition to discussion-based meetings, Girl Talk incorporates artistic activities to challenge the…

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The Path Makes Wishes Come True

The Path Makes Wishes Come True

By Alejandra Lopez, Youth Development Specialist As the holiday season approached the 2022-2023 school year, The PATH wanted to make the holidays extra special. The holidays are a time filled with happiness and let’s not forget the presents! Although it is a cheerful time, it can be especially hard for others who are facing financial…

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New Mental Health Club, Magnify Wellness, Introduced at CHS

New Mental Health Club, Magnify Wellness, Introduced at CHS

By Aja Bradley, Clinician at Pathways SBYSP, Carteret High School At the beginning of the 22-23 school year, a senior, Maryam Ahmed, was contacted by Magnify Wellness (MW) to start a chapter at CHS. Their vision is to create a “strong, healthy, and inclusive school environment where students are not afraid to talk openly about…

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Carteret School District Hosts CPR Training

Carteret School District Hosts CPR Training

By: Crystal Mutilitis, Clinician What is CPR and why is it important? CPR, or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest. According to the American Heart Association, every year 475,000 people die from cardiac arrest in the…

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