DEC
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Carteret High School PAL Students Volunteer Their Time in Meaningful Ways

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By Crystal Mutilitis, ClinicianPathways' community service and leadership club, known as PALS, has been busy with meaningful volunteer projects since the start of this school year. Students have been busy over the past month dedicating their time to volunteer and to develop their leadership skills. In November, students focused on helping...
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NOV
29
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The Benefits of Positive Affirmations

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By: Kimberly Hill, MSW, LCSW Most people, at one time or another, have struggled with negative thoughts about themselves or the world around them. While there are a number of ways to deal with such thoughts, one of the easiest and most effective methods to do so is by using positive affirmations. There are many different affirmations that you ...
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NOV
22
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Why The Holidays Put Extra Pressure On Recovery

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By the time you read this, the last remnants of your Thanksgiving meal would have been eaten. The craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just behind us. And now we start to look forward to the remaining holidays. You know, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. And of course, New Year’s. From festive parties to the stress of family get-togethers, to the ever-present question “what do I get for him/her?” The holidays are already an overwhelming time. But they can be especially difficult for those dealing with addiction, or those who may be just “starting out.” The problem with the holidays is that almost every event involves alcohol in some way; it's simply part of the culture. The temptation to drink or to get high can be hard to avoid. For others, the holidays are a particularly lonely time, especially if their past problems with substance use left them estranged from...
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NOV
05
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AIR Therapy Dogs Visit Carteret High School

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By: Crystal Mutilitis, Clinician On Friday, October 15th, 2021, Tricia Baker, Attitudes in Reverse (AIR) Co-Founder, visited Pathways at Carteret High School with her two adorable therapy dogs. Attitudes in Reverse is a 100% volunteer-driven 501c3 non-profit organization, and its mission is to save lives through mental health and suicide prevention...
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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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AUG
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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
07
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Teen’s Educational, Movie-Like Video Project Wins #Drivingskills101 PSA Contest

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Update October 2021: The premiere of the PSA that CHS SADD students worked on with SADD National, the National Road Safety Foundation, and award winning producers has been released!! There's also a sneak peek behind the scenes of our SADD club members giving feedback to producers and actors as the PSA is put together. Congratulations to Sabih ...
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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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