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The “Harm Reduction Gap” 

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The “Harm Reduction Gap” 

By: Megan Souter, Preventionist Prevention is Key was excited to host “The Harm Reduction Gap: Helping Individuals Left Behind” on April 17th in Morristown. Dr. Sheila P. Vakharia, Dr. Stephanie Sarabia, and Ms. Emily Monks discussed the importance of seeing

The Good in Grief 

By: Stefanie Williams, Preventionist On March 27th 2024 The Mental Health Association hosted the agency Good Grief whom provided an extensive and informative, four-hour training to staff members. Good Grief is an organization started in 2004 that provides direct programming to

Special Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury 

By: Megan Souter, Preventionist “Approximately one in five American adults have sustained a traumatic brain injury severe enough to result in some loss of consciousness” (Lemsky, 2021)  AND  “At least one out of five people presenting for treatment of a

COVID-19 April 2024 Newsletter

By: Matt McGovern, MPH, CHES, LINCS COVID-19 Epidemiologist/Data Manager Welcome to March! We are heading toward the end of the fall and winter virus season. As a result, the CDC is changing guidance pertaining to COVID-19 due to recent findings

The Trevor Project and Active Allyship 

By: Stefanie Williams, Preventionist  Active allyship is an essential element to supporting those in the LGBTQ+ community. I’ve always considered myself an ally. However on February 27th at The Mental Health Association in Parsippany – while being trained on how to

Black History Month- PIK’s Acknowledgement

By: Nissim Hayes, Preventionist With Black history month ending, it’s a perfect time to reflect on how PIK has paid homage to this topic. During this time last year, PIK took time to acknowledge Black figures who contributed and fought

Innovative Policing Model Offers Hope to Phillipsburg Residents

The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General is collaborating with Prevention is Key to bring Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) to New Jersey By: TAP into Phillipsburg Staff Phillipsburg, NJ  – The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General

Drug Trend Update: 2023

Knowledge is trending… stay up-to-date regarding substances, safety practices and upcoming concerns. Our Preventionist hosted a Drug Trend Update with more than 100 attendees joining the conversation. Highlighting various community supports (like Naloxone365), access to information (Prevention Hub) and proactive

Prevention Reach 2023

By: Megan Souter, Preventionist Our Prevention Team provided five different programs equating to almost 1,000hours of prevention program services in 2023! These hours do not include additional efforts with community coalitions – such as Community Coalition for a Safe and