ACEs – Prevention is Key


Take the Action 4 Aces Pledge

by PIK

Taking the Actions 4 ACESs Pledge is a simple step towards reducing the impact of childhood trauma. Find out how your organization or community can help build supportive relationships with children...Learn More

ACEs Action Team Member Highlight: Hear How the 16 Strong Project is Addressing ACEs

by PIK

16 Strong Project is a national organization that engages youth in adverse childhood experience (ACEs) awareness and recognition. We are dedicated to empowering resilience to ACEs through youth-led...Learn More

“What Happened to You” Book Club

by Barbara Kauffman

By: Barbara Kauffman, Director of Prevention Services As always, I’m excited about the Prevention Team’s ongoing programs and events that you’ll learn more about later in this newsletter....Learn More

How Becoming a Youth Mentor Changed My Life

by PIK

I could not have asked for a better first professional fulltime job. At the beginning of 2021, I was a fresh-faced...Learn More

The Connections between Alcohol, Sexual Assault, and Consent

by PIK

CW: sexual assault, victim blaming Why is it important to discuss alcohol consumption and consent? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “97,000 students between the ages...Learn More

What is the Partnership for Success?

by PIK

By Carly Sinnott The Partnership For Success (PFS) from SAMHSA is focused on reducing prescription drug and heroin abuse among 12 – 25 year old youth. It is meant to strengthen prevention...Learn More

The Impact of COVID-19 & Young Athletes

by PIK

How to Keep Our Young Athletes Healthy & Safe By Ashley Brown As new sports season begin, it is important to start slow & build gradually. The pandemic has undoubtedly challenged the...Learn More

What Marijuana Legalization Means for New Jersey Youth

by Barbara Kauffman

After making marijuana legal to use for medical reasons in 2010, New Jersey has now made it legal to use for any reason. More than three months after New Jerseyans voted to legalize...Learn More

Recognizing and Dealing with Stress and Anxiety!

by PIK

By Nissim Hayes, Youth Mentor Life constantly comes with its stressors and anxiety inducing problems and the current state of the world certainly does not help! It’s important to figure out...Learn More