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

by PIK

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...Learn More

PEER Mentoring Update

by PIK

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...Learn More

Prevention Update

by Barbara Kauffman

PIK’s Prevention Team  is happy to continue its collaboration with The Institute of the Center for Great Expectations to offer more valuable seminars, with the goal of fostering resilient...Learn More

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

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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...Learn More

Take the Action 4 Aces Pledge

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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