NJPN Conference

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Preventionist (among many other PIK employees) attended the New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN) conference in Atlantic City on May 17, 2024. This was NJPN’s 24th annual conference - and the first...Learn More

“Your Health/ Your Relationships”- A 3 Week Series

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By: Stefanie Williams, Preventionist For three consecutive weeks Prevention is Key Hosted our partner Agency Mental Health Association for a 3 Part Series entitled “Your Health Your...Learn More

The “Harm Reduction Gap” 

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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....Learn More

The Good in Grief 

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By: Stefanie Williams, Preventionist On March 27th2024 The Mental Health Association hosted the agency Good Grief whom provided an extensive and informative, four-hour training to staff...Learn More

Special Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury 

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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,...Learn More

Drug Trend Update: 2023

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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...Learn More

Prevention Reach 2023

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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...Learn More

History of IOAD & PIK’s Butterfly Memorial

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In 2001, Sally J Finn at The Salvation Army in St. Kilda, Melbourne recognized the need for International Overdose Awareness Day (IODAD) to commemorate those who have been lost to a drug overdose....Learn More

Considering the Causes of Youth Aggression

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This month, PEER Mentors attended Rutgers - Juvenile Justice and Youth Development, The Causes of Youth Aggression course. Presented by Randy Chadwick, MPH, this training emphasized the aspects of...Learn More

Impact of the Opioid Epidemic

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The impact of the opioid epidemic has been measured in numbers. Sometimes, though, some overdoses and/or deaths aren’t reported, causing a misunderstanding of the real and severe impact of the...Learn More

Overdose Fatality Review Team (OFRT): What it is and How it Works

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By: B Teed, Overdose Fatality Review Team Coordinator/COVID-19 Social Support Coordinator/Preventionist The Morris County Overdose Fatality Review Team (OFRT) was established in late 2020 to...Learn More

Why Mentoring Works

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By: Nissim Hayes, Youth Mentor Mentoring is way more important than people realize. Most positions in...Learn More