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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
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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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SEP
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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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AUG
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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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JUN
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Pathways Quarantine Activities

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What was virtual programming or remote learning like for the students who are involved in Pathways School Based Youth Services at Carteret High School? I can tell you there was a lot going on from the day we were sent home! In fact, during quarantine, Pathways SBYSP had over 850 student contacts, served 222 unduplicated students and provided more t...
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JUN
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Students from The PATH Practice an Attitude of Gratitude

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By: Caroline Capriccio, Youth Development Specialist, The PATH Since the start of COVID-19, it feels as though our lives have been turned upside down. The same holds true for the millions of students whose school lives have suddenly been disrupted. The stress of the pandemic – mixed with the academic pressures of virtual learning and the physical s...
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MAY
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Preparing for the Mental Health Crisis: Following COVID-19

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By: Kimberly Hill, MSW, LCSW Clinician, The PATH at Carteret Middle School According to the National Institute of Mental Health, "nearly one in five U.S adults live with a mental illness." Over the years, the numbers have not declined, and mental health professionals have discovered that more than 10 million adults have an unmet need for menta...
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