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CMS Highlights Social Emotional Learning Over the Summer

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By Crystal Mutilitis, Clinician During the 2020-2021 school year, Carteret Middle School students' social interactions were at an all-time low. Whether they were participating in the full-time virtual learning or hybrid model, students had limited access to engage with their peers in person. Most interactions took place on screen or through Zoom ch...
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JUL
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Connecting to CMS Students Virtually During the Pandemic

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By Christina Lavigne, ClinicianOver the last year and a half, the pandemic has made us get creative with how to connect to others while remaining socially/physically distant. All schools had to make difficult decisions regarding reopening while thinking about the safety of their students and staff. Carteret Middle School utilized the hybrid mo...
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JUL
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New INCORRUPTIBLE US Chapter Founded at Carteret High School During the Pandemic

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By Jeanne Neuwirth, Pathways Clinician and Advisor for Incorruptible US, and SADD Club In October 2020, Pathways was holding outdoor meetings of our clubs; during a SADD Club (Students Against Destructive Decisions) meeting, member Jasmin Langomas approached the club Advisor about starting a virtual chapter of Incorruptible US. She was passionate a...
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JUL
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Teen’s Educational, Movie-Like Video Project Wins #Drivingskills101 PSA Contest

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In the minds of many teenagers, a driver's license equates to freedom, fun, and more time spent with friends. While getting a license can be all of those things and more, there are dangers that young drivers need to be educated about and fully prepared for before they hit the road. Organizations like SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) an...
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JUN
02
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My Doughnuts Are Better Than Yours! A Sweet Contest Story

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By Lauren Balkan, MSW, LCSW, Deputy Director They came with hands-full of boxes filled with the best donuts around. There were doughnuts in many varieties, different colors, and even a few that were gluten free and vegan (I am sure you are thinking – why bother?). All of this took place at the Pathways School-Based Youth Services program at Ca...
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APR
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Pathways Alumnus CONY Shares His Mental Health Journey and His Music at Live NBPAC Performance

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Byline: Lauren Balkan, LCSW, Director of the Pathways School Based Youth Services Program In celebration of National Poetry Month, the recently reopened New Brunswick Performing Arts Center held a free hybrid music event and mental health discussion on April 15, 2021 featuring young local artists. Headlining the event was hip-hop "artist on the ris...
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APR
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Carteret Middle School Students Take Part in Say Something Week

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By: Crystal Mutilitis, MSW, LSW, Clinician and Caroline Capriccio, Youth Development Specialist This March, Carteret Middle School participated in Say Something Week. The program, created by the Sandy Hook Promise, teaches students how to prevent school violence, shootings and other harmful acts. By following three essential steps — recognizing war...
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MAR
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BE the CHANGE Club Celebrates Self-Care

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By: Caroline Capriccio, Youth Development Specialist February is a time to reflect and celebrate our love for others. But what about for ourselves? Often, we overlook and push aside our mental health and emotional wellbeing - even more so during a pandemic. So, for the month of February, the PATH and BE the CHANGE club focused t...
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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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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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