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2022 Rx Summit

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2022 Rx Summit

The week of April 18 – 21, our team attended the Rx Summit in Atlanta, Georgia. This yearly conference showcases the great work being done across the country in relation to substance use (specifically prescription use and abuse). It also

COVID-10 Newsletter – 3/7/22

By: Matt McGovern (LINCS COVID-19 Epidemiologist/Data Manager)  The COVID-19 omicron wave is steadily waning, as cases, hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and deaths continue to decline and stabilize. According to the most recent COVID-19 Variant Surveillance Report on February 19th, the original omicron

Jefferson Two School District first in Morris County to be trained in The Attuned School Approach!

The Jefferson Township Youth Coalition is excited to announce, this month, the Jefferson Township School District will be participating in The Institute of the Center for Great Expectations’, The Attuned School Approach Training! “The Attuned School Approach (ASA) creates a culture wherein positive

Students Love Footprints for Life

At Prevention is Key, one of our evidence based programs is Footprints. This is a 6-week program brought to classrooms through the story telling of puppets. The students learn about how to talk about emotions, making decisions, coping skills, and

PEER Mentoring Update

By: Megan Souter, PEER Program Coordinator The PEER Mentoring Team had the pleasure of joining the National Mentoring Summit, on January 26th through to the 28th! The Mentoring Summit was a fantastic opportunity to see, learn, and visualize practices beneficial to

JTYC teamed up with the Jefferson Township Police Department for Hidden in Plain Sight!

On January 26th the Jefferson Township Youth Coalition, a project of Prevention is Key, teamed up with the Jefferson Township Police Department to offer the Hidden in Plain Sight program at the township’s municipal building. Hidden in Plain Sight is designed

COVID-19 Update- February 2022

By: B Teed, Preventionist / LINCS COVID Social Support Coordinator COVID-19 cases having significantly decreased in New Jersey and the community transmission report dropped us from category Very High (Red) to High (Orange) for the week ending January 22, 2022.  I’m also happy to report

PIK Peer Recovery Specialist Kelly LaBar Awarded 2021 Heroes Designation for Her Inspiring Work During the Pandemic

Prevention Is Key (PIK), a north Jersey-based non-profit community-based health organization, announced today that its own Kelly LaBar, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, was nominated into Representative Mikie Sherrill’s 2021 Heroes Recognition program. LaBar was selected for her lifesaving work on

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

By Kelsey O’Connor Starting in November, one of our programs called 7 Habits of Highly Effective teens began in a Morris Plains school. This program involved the seventh graders participation in various activities and discussions. Each week built upon the