6 Tips for Communicating With Relatives in Recovery

6 Tips for Communicating With Relatives in Recovery

Related Articles Whether family members are forthcoming regarding their recovery process or not, if you have a loved one recovering from substance misuse, it’s important to understand how deeply your interaction and communication with them play a role. Discover some helpful tips for effectively communicating with family members recovering from addiction.  Learn about their history…

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Bullying in Schools: What Is It and How to Prevent It

Bullying in Schools: What Is It and How to Prevent It

Jessica Kaado, Preventionist As a parent, sending a child to school comes with a unique set of worries: Will my child make friends? Are they struggling academically? Are they being challenged? Are they being bullied? There is no doubt about the drastic differences in curriculum and school environment across the decades, but one thing always…

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Having Effective Conversations With Your Teen About Substance Misuse

Having Effective Conversations With Your Teen About Substance Misuse

Related Articles Ensuring the health and well-being of teenagers is a multifaceted endeavor that extends beyond physical health to include safeguarding them from the risks associated with alcohol and substance misuse. Understanding the delicate nature of this issue requires a comprehensive exploration of the various factors that contribute to it. The developing adolescent brain is…

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5 Mindful Self-Care Practices For Teens

5 Mindful Self-Care Practices For Teens

By Colleen Sharlow, Preventionist Being a teenager in today’s world can be tough — constantly being surrounded by new social media trends, worrying about the future, and facing pressures at home, school, and amongst peers can certainly take a toll on one’s mental health. Although there is not a singular solution to fix these stressors,…

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What’s New in Schools?

What’s New in Schools?

By: Rikki Siegel, Preventionist As a Preventionist at Wellspring Center for Prevention, I get the opportunity to go to several different schools, meet so many eager students, and work with wonderful teachers. One of my favorite programs to teach during the school year is Footprints for Life. Footprints for Life is a research-based primary prevention…

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Five Places to De-Stress in Monmouth/Middlesex Counties

Five Places to De-Stress in Monmouth/Middlesex Counties

By Lizz Dinnigan, Preventionist Since the Pandemic, it feels as if our collective baselines have shifted toward a consistent state of feeling overwhelmed, over-stimulated, and over-extended. This, in turn, can make us overreactive, over-emotional, and over-sensitive.  Releasing some of that tension and pressure is essential to our well-being. It’s important to find an outlet to…

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Engaging Parents in School-Based Prevention Programs

Engaging Parents in School-Based Prevention Programs

Parental engagement is a cornerstone of successful education and plays a crucial role in the effectiveness of school-based prevention programs. These initiatives, aimed at addressing issues like substance abuse, bullying, and mental health, benefit significantly from the active involvement of parents.  Engaging parents not only enhances student outcomes but also strengthens the bond between families…

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Staying Active as We Age

Staying Active as We Age

By Jess Kaado, Preventionist Every single adult has been made aware of the health benefits of exercise, both for our physical and mental health, over the years. But, I’m sure most would agree that staying active as we age is easier said than done. Our days are busy, our lives are emotionally complex — add…

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