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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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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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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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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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The fight to save Pathways

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Over the past few days, we were alerted to the fact that the governor's new budget proposal featured a complete cut of the School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP.) While we understand that during these challenging times, we know that tough budgetary decisions need to be made. But we are asking our friends and partners and urge you to please hel...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 21, 2020

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The Effects of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on the Risk of Youth Substance UseThere is little doubt that coronavirus disease 2019 is wreaking havoc on the lives of people across the globe and straining the public's physical and mental health and social and financial security. Fighting Back against the Stigma of AddictionWhen health care pr...
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The Impact of Social Isolation on Seniors’ Health

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By Helen Varvi, Deputy Director Despite the significant portion of the older adult population that is affected, social isolation and loneliness are serious public health risks that are not taken seriously, especially during COVID-19. Even before the pandemic began, a 2020 report published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medi...
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Pathways Summer Program Goes Virtual!

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By Jeanne Neuwirth, LCSW Clinician When the world turned upside down, one of the things that threw us for a loop at Pathways School Based Youth Services Program was the gradual realization that we would not be able to hold our usual active summer program at Carteret High School, complete with field trips, basketball and volleyball, silly contests, ...
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 14, 2020

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Vaping linked with much higher risk of getting COVID-19Teen and young adult vapers were up to 7 times more likely to get COVID-19, compared with non-vapers, the study found. Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid AddictionGetting medication long meant seeing a licensed provider. Now a strategy for evading Covid-19 makes treatment available via the web....
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Showcases the Power of Youth

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By Yashi Srivastava, Middlesex County Youth Ambassador Campaign for Tobacco-Free KidsThe use of tobacco in the U.S. is the No. 1 cause of preventable death. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) is a non-profit organization that has dedicated more than 20 years to protecting children and saving lives from tobacco use, and is the leading ad...
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