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Summer Break: A Little Different This Year

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By: Heather Lynn Ward, MSW, LSW, CPS Usually summer means camps, family vacations, playing with friends all day long, and/or not thinking about school, teachers, or homework. Summer break is time off from school most youth look forward to all year long. Although COVID-19 has made 2020 a year like no other, youth have still been looking forward to t...
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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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MAY
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Celebrating Educators: Teacher Appreciation Week 2020

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By Heather Ward, MSW, LSW, CPS There 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 no...
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MAY
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South Brunswick High School Has First Ever Virtual Mental Health Fair

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By Nora Abdelfattah and Yashi Srivastava We'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.U...
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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 Programs Today'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. Antici...
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MAR
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The Benefits of Positive Affirmations

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By: Kimberly Hill, MSW, LCSW An 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 f...
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MAR
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SADD Club Leads Peers Towards Better Paths

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By Jeanne Neuwirth, LCSW Clinician and SADD Club Advisor School 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 orga...
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MAR
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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 ...
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MAR
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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 man...
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MAR
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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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