Prevention Education

As part of the Prevention Services team, Prevention Education uses evidence-based educational programs to cultivate health and wellness within individuals, families, and the communities we serve. Each program is designed to provide the participant with information needed to feel confident when making healthy and well informed decisions We offer diverse programs for all ages, such as substance use and abuse, life skills, and interpersonal dynamics. Our educators engage the audience with developmentally appropriate lessons and activities that help build upon knowledge and decision making skills. Most of our programs can be offered virtually or in person. Adult programs are also …

15th Annual Fall Professional Conference

DAY-OF and POST-EVENT Registration …PLEASE NOTE: The above Registration link will CLOSE (October 30). If you would like to Register Day-Of or Post-Event (through November 30, 2020), use link http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vnbh489ab&oeidk=a07ehby4vnb1441b186

Family Support Center

If you are a parent who has a loved one with substance use disorder, we are here for you. Our family support center coordinator have lived experience and understands the heartache, confusion, anger and fear. We offer resources to families seeking information on substance use disorders and treatment. Resources include assessing information and navigating the confusing behavioral health system. We promote tools of self-care to cope with the negative emotions and address feelings of isolation. jdenlinger@njprevent.comRocky SchwartzFamily Support Outreach Coordinator for Somerset County Call at 908-782-3909, x 114Christine YanosoFamily Support Coordinator for Somerset County cyanoso@njprevent.comFrequently Asked QuestionsWho can use the …

Events – Family Success Center

This virtual event will also have a $100 gift card raffle for attendees who complete the Pre and Post test! As an added benefit, by the end of the conference you will have also obtained 4CEUs! Register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehc0ejlsd69278c4&llr=vnbh489abLunch & LearnsJoin us at noon for each of the following presentations to learn as you dig into your lunch! Each of these presentations will offer you valuable knowledge about critical topics affecting our communities. As an added bonus, you get CEUs with each webinar you attend, including the Parenting Conference, totaling to 11 CEUs by the end of the series! If you …

Agency Announcement

IMPORTANT: In response to the developments of the COVID-19, our offices are taking precautions to protect our community by temporarily closing our physical locations until FURTHER NOTICE. Our staff will be working remotely during this time and have made adjustments for ongoing functions – Call and/or email. Projects and some programs will continue online. Please read further for more information, or contact a staff member to find out more about these temporary changes. No walk-ins during this time. Please do not stop by the office. A follow-up announcement will be made on or before the above date. We appreciate your …

Overdose Awareness Day

August 31st, 2020 is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event that aims to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the stigma associated with drug-related death. Prevention Resources Inc., in partnership with Hunterdon and Somerset Municipal Alliances, Safe Community Coalition, Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP), Raritan Valley Community College, Partnership for Health Drug-Free Task Force, Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Positive YOUth, Hunterdon County’s Prosecutors Office, Hunterdon County Recovery Center, One Voice, Community in Crisis, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., Hope One and Parent to Parent Addiction Services, …

Drug-Free Task Force

If you would like to be part of the innovative work the Drug-Free Task Force is doing contact Meghan Moore mmoore@njprevent.com Drug Free Task-Force Monthly NewsletterSeptember 2020Love My LungsThe Love my Lungs Campaign works with Hunterdon County’s youth to stop vaping and smoking among young people.Sign the PledgeSign the pledge to live a vape and smoke free life!

Spring into Wellness

Virtual Art Show Break The Stigma #BreakTheStigmaHC All who submit will be entered into an Amazon gift card drawing Submission parameters: Express your feelings about the stigma that surrounds mental illness and substance misuse. You do not have to be personally affected to participate. Digitally submit any art form of your choice, including paintings, drawings, graphic designs, poetry, and photographs, music and short videos. Music and short videos should be 3 minutes or less. Your submission will not be accepted if it contains the following: derogatory, hateful, or inappropriate language/imagery, nudity, or extreme violence, political elements. Regarding suicide and self …

Fentanyl Testing Strip Pilot Program Approved

(SNJ Today) As part of a three to six month study, Camden County will attempt to distribute free fentanyl test strips to people who are homeless and struggling with substance abuse. The strips test for the presence of fentanyl and provide near instant results. Those who volunteered to take part in the study will be issued the strips as part of a “protect a life” kit, which also includes a dose of Narcan and a list of treatment options. The pilot program aims to determine whether helping the public make more informed decisions about the drugs they are taking can …