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Pathways’ PALS2PALS Leadership & Mentoring Initiative Fall & Winter Fun

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By Monisha Rey, Clinician @ PathwaysPALS2PALS Leadership & Mentoring Initiative was recently created as a subsection of the P.A.L.S community service club at The Pathways program, at Carteret High School. This initiative aims to provide high school mentors and their middle school mentees with monthly collaborative activities that build and sust...
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OCT
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North Brunswick Township High School Celebrates Red Ribbon Week 2019

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By: Gina-Marie Miraglia, PreventionistRed Ribbon Week is one of America's oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaigns. The 2019 National Red Ribbon Week theme is: Send a Message. Stay Drug Free. ™ "The theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. The theme is also a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sen...
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OCT
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Pathways – GSA : Ally Week

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By Dylan Goodwin, ClinicianAlly week 2019 took place from September 23rd through the 27th.According to GLSEN, "(b)eing an ally means taking action in solidarity with LGBTQ students and responding to their self-determined requests, for example, using the correct pronouns when referring to classmates or signing petitions demanding LGBTQ inclusion or ...
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JAN
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About Cool Down Book Bags

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Written by: Nicole Silva and Ashley GasparroYou’re right in the middle of a lesson and you have the students’ attention; you feel like they are actually understanding the concept! Students are raising their hands, contributing to the discussion ...when suddenly one of your students gets angry, frustrated, or just needs a break. It interrupts the flow of the class as you try to redirect that student and get him or her refocused. You lose momentum and the class loses attention.This is what commonly happens when students have not yet acquired the skills to help them gain control of their emotions. However, when given the right tools, students can start identifying exactly how they are feeling and begin to understand how to self regulate.The cool down book bag started out as the cool down center. It was an area of the room we designated for students to go to calm down and...
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AUG
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Pathways Freshman Transition Program Successfully Implemented

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By Jelysa Hernandez, Clinician IThe first-ever Pathways Freshman Transition Program was definitely a hit!The program consisted of 32 incoming CHS freshman and 10 mentors. Our mentors were chosen based on their attitude, positive behavior, and willingness to help others. These mentors will assist the freshman as needed during the school year and create a sense of encouragement.All campers participated team building activities including human knot, Coke and Pepsi, and hit the deck. They also enjoyed playing sports together during the week.On Tuesday, all campers went to the NJ State Theatre to see the movie Wonder. Students were able to learn the effects of bullying and understand the importance of kind gestures towards others.Everyone participated in a communication workshop led by Jelysa Hernandez to highlight how unclear communication can lead to confusing interpretations, emphasize the need for clarity when communicating, and understand the various types of communication.Students created vision boards with Jeanne...
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AUG
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 3, 2018

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Relaxing patient privacy protections will harm people with addictionThe nation is in the midst of a staggering opioid epidemic. Over 115 people die from an overdose each day – and all signs indicate that the problem is getting worse.Learn More Addiction builds in the brain over time, new research showsThere are certain risk factors that can contribute to a person’s struggle with addiction, including genetic predispositions, environmental influences, poor coping methods, and behavioral issues.Learn More  Now Hiring: A Company Offers Drug Treatment And A Job To Addicted ApplicantsIt's hard enough for employers to find workers to fill open jobs these days, but on top of it, many prospective hires are failing drug tests. Learn More Opioid Use Hasn't Declined In The Last Decade Despite Addiction CrisisAddiction to prescription opioids like oxycodone has risen so rapidly in the last decade that now an average of 40 people die of overdoses in the U.S. each...
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MAR
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PALS Students Volunteer at Children’s Specialized Hospital

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By Jelysa Hernandez, MSW Clinician and PALS AdvisorOn Friday March 9th, 2018, 10 selected PALS students took a trip to visit the Children’s Specialized Hospital for the third time. This time was just as meaningful as the rest. Children’s Specialized Hospital offers a monthly recreational program called Friday night fever for teens with disabilities.The program provides opportunities for teens to make friends, socialize, participate in activities and have an opportunity to hang out. All volunteers arrived on time at Pathways after school and were eager to spend time together. Pathways provided transportation to and from the event. Our volunteers played video and board games, all while allowing each individual to discuss whatever he or she felt comfortable sharing. Everyone had a great time and bonded at the end after playing a game which resulted in all participants laughing on the floor.According to Courier Post online, nearly 15 percent of children in...
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