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October 2020

Burlington Recovery Center Meet & Greet

October 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Burlington Recovery Center, 795 Woodlane Road
Westamton, NJ 08060 United States
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Fall into your new recovery community! Join us for outdoor festivities and fun as we introduce you to the Prevention is Key/CARES team and Burlington County Human Services staff. Preregistration is required. You will be assigned a time slot at the time of registration. We ask that all attendees honor current social distancing guidelines. Masks are required at this event. To register, contact Casarah Morales at cmorales@mcpik.org.  

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November 2020

How Portugal is Solving its Opioid Problem: Takeaways for NJ Communities

November 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us to hear from Stephanie Elias Sarabia, PhD, LCSW, LCADC, on Portugal’s National Drug Control Policy and its perspectives and approaches to addressing substance use. By focusing on public health instead of incarceration, Portugal has stopped an opioid epidemic. According to a New York Times analysis, the number of heroin users in Portugal has dropped from about 100,000 before the law to just 25,000 today. Portugal now has the lowest drug-related death rate in Western Europe, with a…

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January 2021

Virtual Volunteer Training

January 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on January 13, 2021 at 9:00 am

Have you ever thought about volunteering? If so, consider joining our CARES family as a valued volunteer! We are looking for caring individuals who want to volunteer their time with us. We have 5 locations that all need your helping hand! We have centers in Rockaway, Dover, Jefferson, Westampton, and West Milford. Trainings will take place via Zoom. This is a 6 hour required training, both sessions must be completed before you begin your volunteering. The 6 hours will be…

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February 2021

Mindful Movement

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

CARES is partnering up with The Phoenix to bring you a morning of tranquility with Mindful Movement. Mindful Movement is a seated class that can be done from any location. This event is a unique combination of yoga and meditation designed to bring one into a more mindful state. We’ll start and finish with a short meditation and some gentle movements in-between. This mindfulness session will be followed by an All Recovery Meeting. To learn more about The Phoenix, visit…

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March 2021

Becoming Trauma Attuned- Session 1

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ten Things Everyone Needs to Know About Trauma Presented by Dr. Debra Ruisard Trauma is more prevalent than we know, and everyone benefits from having a basic understanding of it.  This webinar will educate individuals on an expanded definition of trauma, the impact it has on individuals, and how to respond effectively to those who have experienced traumatic events. Register

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Marijuana is Legal- Now What?

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Now that New Jersey has legalized marijuana, how can we help protect our community- especially our youth- from the marijuana industry? Join us as we partner with Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) an alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy, to learn how to gain “local control.” Learn how to bring the community together to stop the marijuana industry from opening local marijuana stores that sell high potency products, advertise to our young people…

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Becoming Trauma Attuned- Session 2

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

How Trauma Affects the Brain Presented by Frank Picone When we are exposed to highly stressful situations that overwhelm our ability to cope, or chronic stress over a long period of time,  our brain physiology and our perceptions are impacted.  This webinar will focus on the most common impact trauma has on the brain and our perceptions and reactions to the world. Register

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Becoming Trauma Attuned- Session 3

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Effects of Trauma on Children Presented by Dr. Debra Ruisard When young children experience trauma, normal development is interrupted. Through the lens of Developmental Trauma Disorder, this webinar will explore the impact of trauma on children and how to mitigate it through somatic interventions. Register

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Becoming Trauma Attuned- Session 4

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Emotional Regulation Plans Presented by Frank Picone When we are highly stressed, there are a variety of strategies to help us reset ourselves and regulate our emotions.  This webinar will help participants create a strategic plan for themselves and for their children or children they work with. Register

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April 2021

Journey Through Song

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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CARES and Life Center Stage Present Journey Through Song; a live-streamed music event where featured performers share their experiences through music, art, and personal story. The concert is followed by an invitation for people to share their music, experience, strength, and hope. All are welcome to attend. Meeting ID: 835 3565 9513 Contact Timothy Gulick at TGulick@mcpik.org for more information.

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Becoming Trauma Attuned- Session 5

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

De-escalation skills Presented by Frank Picone When you are working with adults or youth who have difficulty regulating their emotions, it is very helpful to know how to approach and interact with them in ways that help them de-escalate.  This webinar will share 12 de-escalation strategies for children and adults. Register

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NJ Botanical Garden Trip

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Prevention is Key and Prevention Links are collaborating for an outdoor activity to start the spring off right. Meet us for a lovely stroll through New Jersey’s lush botanical garden. Visit njbg.org to learn more about this NJ Historic Site. There is no entry fee for the botanical garden. Due to COVID-19, we cannot provide transportation. We will be following social distancing and mask guidelines as described by the CDC. For details contact Tim Gulick at TGulick@mcpik.org or 862-254-5099

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