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How Does Footprints for Life Set Your Child Up for Success?

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Even the youngest children will have to deal with conflicts — with family, peers, and online. How they react matters, and forming healthy solutions takes skills kids may not figure out on their own. With this in mind, Wellspring Center for Prevention developed Footprints for Life, a research-based prevention education program that gives elementary ...
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OCT
12
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National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month

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By Laurie Herrick, Preventionist October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month. It is observed annually to raise awareness of the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse. One of the goals is to educate parents and youth about the potential dangers associated with prescription and OTC medicine abuse. About one in 25 yo...
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OCT
12
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Your Guide to Safety for Your Teenage Children

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The teenage years can be some of the most challenging and overwhelming years of your child's life. While you might assume your child is safer while at home with you, the freedom from school and other responsibilities can lead to increased peer pressure and experimentation. Here's your go-to guide to safety for your teens. Lock up any dangerous...
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OCT
07
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Pathways Students Recognize National Suicide Prevention Month

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By Lauren Balkan, Deputy Director September was National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall, and the 2nd 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%. Although NJ has one of the...
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OCT
05
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A Complete Guide to CADC Certifications

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If you've always wanted to help others, consider the growing field of addiction services. Addiction treatment and prevention agencies across New Jersey employ thousands of dedicated individuals working hard to make a difference in the lives of the people they serve. And more are needed. So if you are trying to obtain a Certified Alcohol and Drug (C...
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SEP
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Why Developing Decision-Making Skills at a Young Age Is Important

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Decision-making affects everyday life. We learn these skills over time — from the people around us. Kids, who begin life acting on impulse, need help from adults to develop healthy decision-making habits. Here's why it's important to help kids develop decision-making skills at an early age. What are decision-making skills? Decision-making is more t...
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SEP
07
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5 Studying Tips to Help You Prepare for the Prevention Specialists Certification Exam

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Are you interested in becoming a certified prevention specialist? It's an admirable line of work where you can make a huge impact on youth and the local community, but passing the certification exam isn't easy. Here are five study tips to help you prepare for the certification exam.   1. Space out your study sessions While you may retain some ...
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SEP
03
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Wellspring Summer Programs

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By Heather Ward and Laurie Herrick Summer 2021, one that will definitely go down in history as one to remember. Youth in Carteret and Long Branch were able to have some normalcy in their return to "normal" summer days, after spending summer 2020 in lock down. This year marked a return to camp, outdoor sports clubs, and other summer a...
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SEP
02
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How to Help Your Child Handle Peer Pressure

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Peer pressure is a common issue in childhood, and it starts earlier than many parents realize. Though there are both positive and negative types of peer pressure, it's important children learn strategies to help them navigate uncomfortable or unfamiliar situations. Here are five ways to help your child handle peer pressure. 1. Focus on developing t...
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Why You Should Help Your Child Develop Interpersonal Skill

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As soon as children begin interacting with others, they learn about communication, listening, and decision-making. As a parent or guardian, it's important to guide your children through these skills to support healthy development. Here are some reasons why you should help your child develop interpersonal skills. Healthy relationships As children ma...
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