Services Available to Community Members:
Coping with Work and Family Stress (Achieving Personal Balance)
A research-validated substance abuse prevention program proven to reduce stress and the risks of alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse and violence. This comprehensive and exciting program provides adults with the skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations and to reduce stressors which can contribute to mental or physical health problems. For more information on this particular service, please call Prevention Plus at 609-261-0001.
Drug Trends Presentations
Prevention Plus provides topical and relevant information about the latest drug trends and statistics, at the county level as well as national trends. Appropriate for adults as well as youth, and can be customized. Register here!
Family Nights Out (Strengthening Families)
This program for families includes children in family skill training sessions. Both parents and children learn and practice new behaviors separately, followed by working together so that appropriate responses to various behaviors become easier to incorporate into family interpersonal relations. Click here for more detailed information. Contact Katie Patrick for dates and registration.
Fatal Vision Goggles Project
This project addresses the serious problem of drinking and driving in NJ. The goal is to educate people on the dangers of over-consumption and drunk driving. This project sends a clear message that alcohol should not be consumed by anyone under the age of 21. For more information on this particular service, please email Joseph Conlin.
Footprints for Life
A six-week prevention program for children in grades two and three that builds internal assets and teaches the important life skills students need to grow up healthy and drug-free. The program uses puppets and stories that feature ‘real life’ situations experienced by a children’s soccer team. For more information on this particular service, please call Prevention Plus at 609-261-0001 or email David Romano.
Life Skills Training (LST):
Each cycle of Life Skills Training (LST) consists of eight weekly sessions, each of which is one hour in length. LST has been shown to reduce future drug use and delay the age of first use, as well as increase coping and decision-making skills while reducing truancy and delinquency. LST consists of three major components that impact the critical domains found to be linked to drug use. It has been shown that students who develop skills in these areas are far less likely to engage in a wide range of high-risk behaviors, including illegal drug use. The three components are: 1) drug resistance skills, including refusal skills; 2) personal self-management skills, including decision-making skills, goal-setting and coping skills; and 3) general social skills, including communication skills and assertiveness skills. This highly interactive program uses discussion, hands-on activities, coaching and practice to enhance students’ self-esteem, feelings of self-efficacy, ability to make decisions, and ability to resist peer and media pressure. For more information, please contact Katie Patrick.
Tackling Opioids through Prevention for Athletes (TOP)
The TOP Toolkit is an amalgamation of best practices, evidence based programming, and media campaigns to address the growing threat of opioid misuse among school-age athletes. For more information or to receive a digital or physical copy of the toolkit, contact Joe Conlin.
Underage Drinking Prevention for Parents (Parents Who Host Lose the Most!)
Underage drinking is illegal – unacceptable and unhealthy! Parents Who Host Lose the Most! is a media campaign and parent pledge initiative. If you'd like materials, including yard signs and pledge cards, contact Libby Majewski.
We Check for 21!
An education and advocacy campaign for the hospitality industry and retailers designed to improve compliance with the state’s legal drinking age: Alcohol sellers pledge to check the IDs of young buyers.
We Check for 21, Too!
We Check for 21, Too! is an education and awareness campaign for adults (and in particular for parents) on the dangers of underage drinking whereby adults pledge to never serve alcoholic beverages to minors.
Youth Tobacco Action Group (YTAG)
The YTAG is a countywide youth-led action group that addresses tobacco use among youth including vaping and ENDS devices. Youth will become advocates for tobacco policies, participate in prevention activities, and carry out activities associated with educational awareness media campaigns. For more information or to get involved, contact Marc Romano.
Zelda's Forest Friends
A prevention program for children K-2 that uses a cast of lovable forest animals to teach children about conflict resolution and skill building techniques. For more information on this particular service, please call Prevention Plus at 609-261-0001.
Prevention Plus keeps an updated and relevant supply of educational materials for the community to utilize free of charge. If you or your organization is in need of materials or if you are looking for something specific, contact Libby Majewski for more information.