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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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SEP
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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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AUG
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5 Mental Health Tips for Battling COVID Fatigue

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Humans are wired to adapt to their environment. Earlier this year, it took only a matter of days for the world to transition into a lockdown, forced to quarantine due to a global pandemic. However, despite our ability to adjust to our new "normal," many — if not all — of us have been emotionally impacted by the current health crisis in some way. Wh...
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Prevention Embraces Technology

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By: Hugh Anthony Wallace, PreventionistSince COVID-19, most of us have been forced to wear many different hats in our chosen fields of work. For some that has been rather simple, but for others it has been a nightmare that has them being dragged kicking and screaming into the new millennium of technology. Fortunately, I have been in a position wher...
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Statement on Re-opening School Buildings from the School-Based Health Alliance

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"Not Just Face Masks and Hand Sanitizer, but Counseling and Care" While school district leaders across the country urgently seek protective gear and cleaning supplies, redesign classrooms and bus schedules to enable social distancing, and take other preventative safety measures, they must also place an equally high priority on protecting the mental...
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JUL
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Wellspring’s Commitment to Empowering Girls

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By ShaRonda Amon, Preventionist "If we succeed in empowering girls, we will succeed in everything else" — Desmund Tutu There are many risks that women face because of their gender. Relationship and sexual violence, social media exposure, unrealistic and unhealthy body expectations are only a few problems that disproportionately affect gir...
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JUN
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Our Position on Racism

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It is time for things to change; it has taken way too long and the tragic loss of life is devastating. Wellspring Center for Prevention has always been deeply committed to serving the diverse populations of Middlesex and Monmouth County, New Jersey and we are proud of our diverse, engaged staff and Board of Trustees, all of whom are working toward ...
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MAY
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COVID-19: Adapting to a New Normal

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By Monisha Rey, Clinician, Pathways "I want things to go back to normal" is something most people have either thought or said since we have been instructed to stay at home. The world is a scary place right now, and we aren't sure what's in store for the future. Have you thought about what "normal" might look like once the world is "open" again? Acc...
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MAY
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How to Calm Your Anxiety With Grounding Techniques

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By Karolyn Estevez, BA Youth development Specialist, The PATH at Carteret Middle School Anxiety is one of the scariest and overwhelming feelings we can experience. People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) usually experience high levels of anxiety that cause them to disassociate and feel like they're back in the traumatic incident...
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Using Social Media to Connect During This Difficult Time

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By Nicki Francis, Coordinator of Program and Professional Development Because of the coronavirus pandemic, it's easy in this time of isolation and social distancing to find things to make you smile and feel happy. Social media is proving to be a ray of hope for isolated individuals. Many amazing movements are happening across our towns, state and c...
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