MAY
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Celebrating Educators: Teacher Appreciation Week 2020

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By Heather Ward, MSW, LSW, CPSThere are many adults that can shape a child's life as they grow up, but few impact academic and emotional growth like a great teacher. In New Jersey alone there are more than 100,000 teachers working with 1M+ students across the state, and it goes without saying that their work is worthy of gratitude. It does not...
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MAY
07
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South Brunswick High School Has First Ever Virtual Mental Health Fair

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By Nora Abdelfattah and Yashi SrivastavaWe've all heard of the terrible effects vaping can have on a person's physical well being: popcorn lung, cancer, and addiction being only a handful of the side effects vaping can have on the body. What isn't discussed as much, however, is the impact vaping has on one's mental health.Our Incorruptible.US ...
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APR
03
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Compassion in a Time of Uncertainty

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By Heather Lynn Ward, MSW, LSW, CPS, Coordinator of School and Family ProgramsToday's students deal with more protocols than students in the past. It's not just fire drills and bus evacuations anymore. Today, there are drills for things like lock-downs and active shooters, preparing the youth and teachers for worst-case scenarios. Anticip...
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MAR
31
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The Benefits of Positive Affirmations

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By: Kimberly Hill, MSW, LCSWAn affirmation or "positive affirmation" can be defined as using a phrase or quote to say to yourself in order to help with challenging thoughts. Many people say positive affirmations or read quotes to help change their current mindset or to motivate them to accomplish a task. According to Positive Psychology, "If you fr...
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MAR
30
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SADD Club Leads Peers Towards Better Paths

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By Jeanne Neuwirth, LCSW Clinician and SADD Club AdvisorSchool closings are definitely a challenge but they do give us a chance to reflect on the significant work our dedicated SADD Club students have done throughout this school year to lead peers towards better choices. SADD stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, it is a national organ...
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MAR
25
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Carteret Middle School’s Girls Group Practice’s Self-Love

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By Karolyn Estevez, Youth development Specialist,The PATH program at Carteret Middle School developed a Girls Group in order to spread positivity, promote healthy coping skills, and increase self-esteem within the young girls in Carteret Middle School. Self-esteem building begins with self-love. During the fourth and fifth week of girls group, we f...
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MAR
21
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Need for Social Media's "Digital Detox"

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By: Kimberly Hill, MSW, LCSW Mental Health Clinician Have you ever walked into an establishment and noticed everyone is on their phone? Have you ever noticed how long it takes a young adult to put their phone away? In today's society, cellphones and media is a part of our daily lives. With cellphone use comes social media.Social media comes in many...
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MAR
05
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Pathways SBYSP Brings Cinderella's Closet to Carteret High School

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On Wednesday February 26th Pathways SBYSP worked with the Turnpike Authority to bring Cinderella's Closet to Carteret High School. Through the hard work of the team at the Turnpike Authority, there were over 200 dresses brought to the high school as well as, several suits, shoes, accessories and make up. The Turnpike Authority held this event ...
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MAR
04
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P.A.L.S Students are Real Life Heavens Helpers

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By Monisha Rey, Clinician IOn Tuesday February 4th, the students of the P.A.L.S community service club visited Heavens Helpers Food Pantry in Woodbridge. Heavens Helpers offers dry goods, meats, fresh fruits, veggies, and dairy when available on the first Tuesday of every month to families in need. The students were tasked with sorting and pac...
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FEB
11
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About COA Awareness Week

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By Helen Varvi, Deputy DirectorCOA (Children of Addiction, formerly Children of Alcoholics) Awareness Week is recognized each year world-wide during the week in which Valentine's Day occurs. It is an opportunity for schools, agencies and communities to recognize the challenges that children and teens impacted by a family member's struggle with addi...
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