Resources: March 30, 2021

Dear Community Partners,

We hope you are staying safe and healthy, during this unprecedented time. Below you will find our weekly resource post. Be sure to check out upcoming events, resources and important announcements here:  Resource Tuesday

If you would like to post any upcoming events, resources, programs, etc. on the next blog, please e-mail Julia Revoredo at [email protected]amilyconnectionsnj.org

Thank You!

 


ADAPT ANNOUNCEMENTS

We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing the hard work to support our Coalition Family and Essex County residents.

Don’t forget that Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition continues efforts to reduce underage drinking, prescription medication abuse/misuse, and youth tobacco use.

Become a member of ADAPT by filling out a member application: https://bit.ly/ADAPTMemberApp​​

Find out about future ADAPT programs by visiting:
 https://bit.ly/ADAPTEvents

 

 

ESSEX COUNTY LGBTQ+ SURVEY

Help ADAPT bring resources to the LGBTQ+ communities in Essex County. The survey is available and will be open through April 26, 2021. The survey is open to all Essex County LGBTQ+ residents over 18 years old.

LINK TO SURVEY: https://www.RESEARCH.NET/R/SNPVWZS

 

LUNCH & LEARN SERIES

Join Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition & Leading to Change for a FREE 30-minute professional development workshop to help you grow in your profession as we shift to a new, post-pandemic work environment.

Registration is REQUIRED for this FREE event. The Zoom Meeting information will be provided upon registration.

 

SBIRT VIRTUAL TRAINING

Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition is collaborating with NJCRI, and the Newark Pride Center to host a training for staff members and management from organizations who serve LGBTQ+ clients and school staff/administrators.

This 3 hour training will be split into two (2) sessions:

* In order to attend this training, you MUST be available for both sessions.

About SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders.

Featured trainer: Paul Warren, Deputy Executive Director NDRI-USA, Inc.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The Zoom link for the event will be provided to you once you register for the event.

For more information, please contact Julia Revoredo at [email protected]

 

INTERFAITH ROUNDTABLE TRAINING

Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition invites faith-based leaders and community members to join us in a virtual roundtable discussion regarding online gaming and gambling addiction.

Daniel Trolero, Assistant Executive Director of The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, will discuss problematic gaming and gambling use, the impact of COVID-19, warning signs, signs and symptoms of addiction, protective and risk factors, and preventative strategies.

During our table talk discussion, share your thoughts and concerns with like-minded community partners and leave with actionable items to implement in your organization.

Please register to receive the Zoom link. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Delgado at [email protected]

 

 

 

K-5 VIRTUAL TEACHING TOOLS TRAINING SERIES

Join Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition and Leading to Change for four FREE Virtual Teaching Tools Training Series with FREE resources and tools that can be used by Essex County educators, counselors, support staff, etc. as we return from a yearlong remote environment!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. A Zoom link will be provided to all registrants once you register.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Emelyn Falcon at [email protected]

6-12 VIRTUAL TEACHING TOOLS TRAINING SERIES

Join Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition and Leading to Change for four FREE Virtual Teaching Tools Training Series with FREE resources and tools that can be used by Essex County educators, counselors, support staff, etc. as we return from a yearlong remote environment!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. A Zoom link will be provided to all registrants once you register.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Emelyn Falcon at [email protected]

YOUTUBE WATCH PARTY SERIES

Join Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition, William Paterson University student Tiana Mitchell, and Yisel Alaoui from the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 7:00 pm for this FREE webinar titled “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for Young Expectant Mothers.”

The presentation will be pre-recorded and then it will premiere on ADAPT’s YouTube page at the scheduled time. You will have an opportunity to interact with ADAPT in the YouTube comments section by commenting on the presentation and asking any other questions you would like us to answer.

Watch LIVE on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. here: https://youtu.be/_ZWdRhAs53E

 

ADAPTING THRU PODCAST

This week, we are joined by our Platinum Coalition Member, Retired Educator, and Retired Director of MHANJ’s NJ Mental Health Players, Mr. John Rogers.

Make sure you are subscribed to Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition’s
“ADAPTing Thru” Podcast wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Listen in for a great interview!

 

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Resources: March 23, 2021

Dear Community Partners,

We hope you are staying safe and healthy, during this unprecedented time. Below you will find our weekly resource post. Be sure to check out upcoming events, resources and important announcements here:  Resource Tuesday

If you would like to post any upcoming events, resources, programs, etc. on the next blog, please e-mail Julia Revoredo at [email protected]

Thank You!

 


ADAPT ANNOUNCEMENTS

We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing the hard work to support our Coalition Family and Essex County residents.

Don’t forget that Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition continues efforts to reduce underage drinking, prescription medication abuse/misuse, and youth tobacco use.

Become a member of ADAPT by filling out a member application: https://bit.ly/ADAPTMemberApp​​

Find out about future ADAPT programs by visiting:
 https://bit.ly/ADAPTEvents

 

 

ESSEX COUNTY LGBTQ+ SURVEY

Help ADAPT bring resources to the LGBTQ+ communities in Essex County. The survey is available and will be open through April 26, 2021. The survey is open to all Essex County LGBTQ+ residents over 18 years old.

LINK TO SURVEY: https://www.RESEARCH.NET/R/SNPVWZS

 

STUDENT ATHLETE TOWN HALL

Join Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition as we collaborate with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Essex County Division of Community Health Services, and East Orange Public Schools in our next Student Athlete Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 6:00 pm.

REGISTER NOW: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Helpinghands324221

The event is a part of the Prosecutor’s Office’s Operation Helping Hand initiative to reduce opioid misuse/abuse in our local communities.

 

YOUTH TOBACCO ACTION GROUP (YTAG)

Do you know of teens that want to make a difference in the community, meet like-minded peers and earn community service hours as well? Then share this event with them!

Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition is hosting our Incorruptible.Essex Spring Meet and Greet Virtual Event for youth ages 13 to 18 living or attending school in Essex County. We’re kicking off spring with a fun, virtual evening of games and prizes! Teens will meet our Incorruptible.Essex Youth Group and learn about activities they can do to live a substance-free lifestyle and become a youth advocate.

Join us on Zoom Friday, March 26 from 5 to 6:30pm.
Sign up at https://bit.ly/ADAPTEvents

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jessica Delgado at [email protected] or Emelyn Falcon at [email protected]

 

 

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Resources: March 16, 2021

Dear Community Partners,

As we continue staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important that we reach out to our peers, and our community partners to communicate our moral care and support.
Below you will find our weekly resource post. Be sure to check out upcoming events, resources and announcements here:  Resource Tuesday

If you would like to post any upcoming events, resources, programs, etc. on the next blog, please e-mail Julia Revoredo at [email protected]

Thank You!

 


ADAPT ANNOUNCEMENTS

We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing the hard work to support our Coalition Family and Essex County residents.

Don’t forget that Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition continues efforts to reduce underage drinking, prescription medication abuse/misuse, and youth tobacco use.

Become a member of ADAPT by filling out a member application: https://bit.ly/ADAPTMemberApp​​

Find out about future ADAPT programs by visiting:
 https://bit.ly/ADAPTEvents

 

ESSEX COUNTY COMMUNITY SURVEY

Our team is working to collect data that will help us understand some substance use trends occurring in Essex County during the pandemic. The survey is completely confidential and anonymous and is available in an electronic format. Any Essex County resident can complete the BRIEF survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.research.net/r/YKBHGPV

We will be keeping the survey open through March 19, 2021. We are asking all of our coalition members and partners who live in Essex County to complete this survey. Once completed, kindly share the survey with your network!

 

ESSEX COUNTY LGBTQ+ SURVEY

Help ADAPT bring resources to the LGBTQ+ communities in Essex County. The survey is available and will be open through April 26, 2021. The survey is open to all Essex County LGBTQ+ residents over 18 years old.

LINK TO SURVEY: https://www.RESEARCH.NET/R/SNPVWZS

 

YOUTH TOBACCO ACTION GROUP (YTAG)

The Incorruptible.Essex Youth Tobacco Action Group (YTAG) Program is for Essex County youth ages 13-18 who are interested in improving their community and saving lives. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the U.S. 90% of daily cigarette smokers first tried cigarettes by age 18. 99% tried smoking by age 26. Recent increases in the use of e-cigarettes is driving increases in tobacco product use among youth. By preventing youth tobacco initiation, millions of lives can be saved. Teens will create social media campaigns, educate the community, and advocate for policy changes. Youth can win gift cards, earn community hours, learn valuable skills, participate in free leadership events, and boost college applications and resumes.

For more information, please contact Jessica Delgado at [email protected]

 


YOUTUBE WATCH PARTY SERIES

The National Institute of Health recently presented findings from research in Molecular Psychiatry highlighting the impact COVID-19 and its complications have on individuals with a substance use disorder. This means that we have an immediate need to work together to support individuals suffering from substance use disorder and their families and prevent substance use during the current pandemic.
Join Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition and CarePlus NJ’s Family Support Center for this FREE webinar titled “Assisting Families with Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services,” which was released on Monday, March 15, 2021. ADAPT Senior Manager Joel Torres facilitated a presentation from Family Coordinator Ratna Joshi-Nelson, M.S., DCAR, CJ, HeD.

 

 

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LIKE us on Facebook

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Resources: March 9, 2021

Dear Community Partners,

As we continue staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important that we reach out to our peers, and our community partners to communicate our moral care and support.
Below you will find our weekly resource post. Be sure to check out upcoming events, resources and announcements here:  Resource Tuesday

If you would like to post any upcoming events, resources, programs, etc. on the next blog, please e-mail Julia Revoredo at [email protected]

Thank You!

 


ADAPT ANNOUNCEMENTS

We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing the hard work to support our Coalition Family and Essex County residents.

Don’t forget that Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition continues efforts to reduce underage drinking, prescription medication abuse/misuse, and youth tobacco use.

Become a member of ADAPT by filling out a member application: https://bit.ly/ADAPTMemberApp​​

Find out about future ADAPT programs by visiting:
 https://bit.ly/ADAPTEvents

 

ESSEX COUNTY COMMUNITY SURVEY

Our team is working to collect data that will help us understand some substance use trends occurring in Essex County during the pandemic. The survey is completely confidential and anonymous and is available in an electronic format. Any Essex County resident can complete the BRIEF survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.research.net/r/YKBHGPV

We will be keeping the survey open through March 19, 2021. We are asking all of our coalition members and partners who live in Essex County to complete this survey. Once completed, kindly share the survey with your network!

 

ESSEX COUNTY LGBTQ+ SURVEY

Help ADAPT bring resources to the LGBTQ+ communities in Essex County. The survey is available and will be open through April 26, 2021. The survey is open to all Essex County LGBTQ+ residents over 18 years old.

LINK TO SURVEY: https://www.RESEARCH.NET/R/SNPVWZS

 

YOUTH TOBACCO ACTION GROUP (YTAG)

The Incorruptible.Essex Youth Tobacco Action Group (YTAG) Program is for Essex County youth ages 13-18 who are interested in improving their community and saving lives. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the U.S. 90% of daily cigarette smokers first tried cigarettes by age 18. 99% tried smoking by age 26. Recent increases in the use of e-cigarettes is driving increases in tobacco product use among youth. By preventing youth tobacco initiation, millions of lives can be saved. Teens will create social media campaigns, educate the community, and advocate for policy changes. Youth can win gift cards, earn community hours, learn valuable skills, participate in free leadership events, and boost college applications and resumes.

For more information, please contact Jessica Delgado at [email protected]

 

 

WELLNESS INITIATIVE FOR SENIOR EDUCATION (WISE)

Family Connection Inc.’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) Coalition is a group of people who care about and work together on different substance abuse prevention initiatives throughout Essex County. One of ADAPT’s initiatives is the Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) Program, a curriculum-based health promotion program that aims to help older adults and caregivers to increase their knowledge and awareness of issues related to health and the aging process, including prescription medication misuse and abuse. Sign up for our FREE virtual classes for older adults and caregivers in Essex County. Classes start March 16 and end April 20 from 5pm-6pm.
Registration required:

English: https://bit.ly/ADAPT-VirtualWISE

      Spanish: https://bit.ly/ADAPT-ProgramaWISE

For more information, please contact Julia Revoredo at [email protected]

YOUTUBE WATCH PARTY SERIES

The National Institute of Health recently presented findings from research in Molecular Psychiatry highlighting the impact COVID-19 and its complications have on individuals with a substance use disorder. This means that we have an immediate need to work together to support individuals suffering from substance use disorder and their families and prevent substance use during the current pandemic.
Join Family Connections’ ADAPT Coalition and CarePlus NJ’s Family Support Center for this FREE webinar titled “Assisting Families with Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services,” which was released on Monday, March 15, 2021. ADAPT Senior Manager Joel Torres facilitated a presentation from Family Coordinator Ratna Joshi-Nelson, M.S., DCAR, CJ, HeD.

 

 

Connect with us on Social Media:

SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube Channel

LIKE us on Facebook

FOLLOW us on Instagram

FOLLOW us on Twitter

FOLLOW our Youth Leaders from Incorruptible.Essex

 


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Resources: September 22, 2020

As we continue staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important that we reach out to our peers, and our community partners to communicate our moral care and support.
Below you will find our weekly resource post. Be sure to check out upcoming events, resources and announcements here: Resource Tuesday