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How to Become a CADC in New Jersey: Your Step-by-Step Guide

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If you're an aspiring substance abuse counselor in the state of New Jersey, you can obtain either a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification or Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) licensing. A CADC works with individuals struggling with substance use disorders and their families to put them on the path to recovery....
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DEC
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Senior Depression: Do You Recognize These 12 Common Signs?

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Detecting depression in older adults can be difficult because symptoms may manifest differently than in younger people. For example, some seniors who are experiencing depression may not display sadness as a major symptom, but rather appear to feel tired more regularly or seem more irritable and grumpier than usual. What makes diagnosing depression ...
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NOV
27
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National Family Caregiver Month

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National Family Caregivers Month – celebrated each November – is a time to recognize the more than 40 million people in the United States who serve as unpaid family caregivers. Each day in homes throughout our nation, Americans with chronic or terminal illnesses, functional impairment, or disabilities receive compassionate care and support from fam...
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NOV
12
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Fall Festival Fun With the PATH

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By Caroline Capriccio, Youth Development Specialist This October, Carteret Middle School hosted its first Fall Festival. All middle school students had the opportunity to attend. The festival was held over the course of two days. Students who opted into hybrid learning participated throughout the school day. Alternatively, students who remained vir...
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OCT
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How to Combat “Zoom Fatigue” as an Online Counselor

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Article contributed by Best Counseling Degrees, https://www.bestcounselingdegrees.net In 2019, the term "Zoom fatigue" probably would have sounded like nonsense. In 2020, it's a very real issue for working professionals.The COVID-19 pandemic forced many individuals to work or study from home to adhere to social distancing guidelines. For counseling...
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OCT
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Pathways Programs During Suicide Prevention Month

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September was National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall, and the second leading cause of death for children, teens and young adults ages 10-34. Rates of suicide have been on the rise for years. From 2000 to 2018, the rate has increased by 35%. The pandemic has also influenced an increase in suicide rates ...
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SEP
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September Is Healthy Aging Month

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By Helen Varvi, Deputy Director Among other observations, September is also recognized as Healthy Aging Month. It is a national observance created by the Healthy Aging organization designed to bring attention to the importance of healthy lifestyles for all adults, not just senior citizens – whoever they are! The observance began over 25 y...
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SEP
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How the Census Impacts Local Nonprofits Like Wellspring

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By Wellspring Staff 2020 is a Census year, and if you haven't already completed the U.S. Census, you should consider doing so. It's not just for federal records — the Census has a very real and tangible impact on state, county, and local programs, including nonprofits, that could benefit you and your family. Learn how completing the Census can posi...
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SEP
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7 Tips for Effectively Communicating With Your Child

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By Laurie Herrick, Preventionist Ask any parent what usually happens when their child starts asking them questions and they will probably tell you that it leads to more questions. They want to know more, they want to understand and they want to hear it from you. I have a 10-year-old daughter who asks me more questions than I can keep track of....
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SEP
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Virtual Parent Groups: Different but not Mundane

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By: Heather Ward, MSW, LSW, CPS 2020 has been a year unlike any other in recent history. The COVID-19 pandemic threw many of us off our usual schedules and changed the way families, agencies and businesses conduct daily activities. This was most definitely the case here at Wellspring Center for Prevention! We are used to holding in-person activitie...
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