School Programs

  Programs in our schools

Engaging students and faculty as they create an environment supporting healthy decisions.

Prevention is a pro-active, evidence-based process that utilizes programs and strategies that have shown effectiveness in preventing or reducing substance use and problem gambling. Both research and experience in the field have shown that substance abuse is inter-related with a host of other social problems and high risk youth behaviors such as violence, early sexual involvement, smoking and dropping out of school.


SCHOOL-BASED PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE PREVENTION TEAM

Programs in the Elementary Grades

   Protecting You Protecting Me

   Second Step

   Prevention/intervention services

Programs in Middle and High School 

All Stars

Toward No Drug Abuse (TND)

Reconnecting Youth

Teen Intervene

Family Matters

Prevention/intervention services


OTHER SCHOOL-BASED PREVENTION TEAM SERVICES:

Staff Training

Generally provided at the request of district administration in response to identified issues or concerns. Recently we developed an “Inhalant Awareness” presentation for staff, which was also made available to the public. We have done similar work in the past with underage drinking, building student resiliency, etc. We have also helped district administration, staff and parents interpret the results of Essex County’s bi-annual student survey.

Bridges Out of Poverty 

Girl Strong program for upper elementary girls which focuses on healthy diet, exercise and positive self-image.