Classified - Prevention Educator position

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Mercer Council is looking to hire a full time Prevention Educator.   Prevention Educator will offer a variety of prevention curricula in Mercer County schools and community organizations. Bachelor's degree required. Social service field preferred. We are also looking for team members who have the ability to split their time betw...
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Resources to Stay Safe and Sober this Labor Day 2021

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Labor Day is Monday, September 6, 2021. This holiday (which has been nationally celebrated in the U.S. since 1894) recognizes the American Labor Movement and celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. The day signifies the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, and the anticipation of a new school year ahead. On this day, many in...
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2021 Team at ASYSST is Ready For The First Day of School

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Our ASYSST (Available School Youth Support Services Team) has changed and is ready to assist the students at Ewing High this school year. We welcome our new Program Director, Dan Winter, our new Mental Health Clinician, Carly Scanlon, and our returning Developmental Specialist, Shakita Johnson. They are excited and have a lot of great things planne...
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So proud of you, team!
Monday, 30 August 2021 12:56
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NHTSA revs up for their Labor Day Impaired Driving High-Visibility Enforcement Campaigns

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From the choices below, can you guess the type of driver (based on vehicle type) responsible for the highest percentage of alcohol-related fatal crashes in 2019? Is it A.) bus driver, B.) car driver, C.) motorcycle driver, or D.) truck driver?  The correct answer is C.) motorcycle driver. Among the alcohol-impaired drivers involved in fatal cr...
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National Grief Awareness Day 2021

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4 Types of Grief Nobody Told You About | Psychology Today And why it’s important that we call them grief. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/between-the-generations/201904/4-types-grief-nobody-told-you-about#:~:text=%204%20Types%20of%20Grief%20Nobody%20Told%20You,one%E2%80%99s%20own%20life%20and%20affairs.%0AExamples%20include%3A%0AA...%20More...
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Guest — Barbara Sprechman
Very interesting that Grief Awareness Day is the day before International Overdose Awareness Day when so many are grieving loved o... Read More
Friday, 13 August 2021 14:08
Guest — DAVID DECAMP
The correspondence of Trauma, Grief, SUD, and Overdose is no coincidence. Very interesting blog with an amazing number of brillia... Read More
Friday, 13 August 2021 14:37
Guest — Justine Frank, CADC Intern, CPRS
We are all too familiar with an incomprehensible degree of loss in our Mercer County & NJ communities due to the opioid & other SU... Read More
Friday, 13 August 2021 22:11
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Mercer County's National Night Out Events

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  The Mercer Council and Prevention Coalition of Mercer County were proud to be represented at 5 different National Night Out (NNO) locations throughout Mercer County on August 3rd. National Night Out is an important event that seeks to foster and enhance relationships between neighborhoods/communities and various law enforcement agencies. Sta...
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PCMC Partners with the PDFNJ to Promote Important Public Health Messages Around Youth and Marijuana Use

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The Prevention Coalition of Mercer County is teaming up with The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey to promote the 2021 public health campaign that focuses on raising awareness of the risks associated with adolescent use of marijuana.  "The recent legislation passed in New Jersey making retail cannabis legal for those 21 yea...
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When you Need a Hand to Hold, ASYSST will be there

On July 20, 2021 the students of ASYSST Summer Camp demonstrated an act of goodwill by providing their time and services to the community. During this day of summer camp, the students put together grief bags for the Hand to Hold organization that is housed at Ewing High School (EHS). These bags are given out to students and staff in need, but mainl...
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What a wonderful idea and it will definitely help a lot of individuals!
Monday, 26 July 2021 13:43
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Mercer Council and the PCMC Present Senator Linda Greenstein with Excellence in Prevention Award

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On Monday, July 19th, Barbara Sprechman hand delivered the 2021 Excellence in Prevention Award to Senator Greenstein at her office in Cranbury.  After holding the virtual Excellence in Prevention Awards event in June, it was wonderful to have a face-to-face encounter! "Given the pandemic's toll on mental health, making sure that the ...
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She has always been a champion for prevention and recovery! Well deserved!
Thursday, 22 July 2021 12:59
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Did You Know July is Disability Pride Month?

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July 26, 1990, was a date many people in the United States celebrated due to the passing of The Americans with Disabilities Act. This law, signed by President George H.W. Bush, prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. It is not nationally recognized, but due to the historic nature of such an event, it is celebrated in the United S...
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These have been so helpful!!! Thanks Ruth
Tuesday, 20 July 2021 14:41
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Mercer Council Staff Meetings

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Mercer Council has held virtual staff meetings since the beginning of the pandemic last year, so it was great to finally get back together for some face to face interaction outside our building in the parking lot area this past week.   We welcome two new members to our School Based Youth Services Program ASYSST:  Carly...
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June is National Safety Month

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In honor of June being National Safety Month, an important safety topic I would like to discuss in this blog pertains to the dangers of drunk driving, drugged driving, and underage drinking. With the official start of summer looming coupled with the anticipation that comes with social isolation lockdown restrictions being eased, people are gearing ...
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ASYSST Summer Camp

Summer Camp is back at Ewing High School.  It is a first come first served, up to 15 students can attend. Students will enjoy a variety of activities, games, and 3 field trips throughout the summer. Please see the attached flier for further information and to sign up.
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I am so glad to see that this valuable resource is back for the wonderful EHS students!
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 18:39
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Mercer Council and the PCMC sponsor 5 Law Enforcement Officers to Attend Street Cop Training with Sgt. Scott Kivet

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Mercer Council and the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County were pleased to sponsor 5 county law enforcement officers to attend Sgt. Scott Kivet's Street Cop Training Class:  Drug Identification, Paraphernalia and the Motor Vehicle Stop on Monday, May 24th.  This course gives police officers the skills they need to formulate effective an...
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June Is Pride Month (And So Much More) - Let’s Talk About It!

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As June is Pride Month, as well as Canadian National Indigenous History month there is a recognized need to provide services in areas that may seem more unreachable. To provide resources to a population that may not have otherwise been given access to information is an important part of prevention education. This gives the opportunity to educators ...
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Shattering the Stigma Events

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. A huge part of being aware, and hopefully moving on to acceptance, is removing the stigma associated with mental health, and getting help for mental health challenges. Mercer Council and Prevention Coalition of Mercer County is proud to have been a part of several events calling to shatter the stigma ...
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How Can We ASYSST You? Your Mental Health is Important!

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Be good to yourself and make sure you are mentally okay.  If not, then seek help. Please enjoy the PSA that ASYSST along with Ewing High School(EHS) Student Council created. This is a message for their fellow students and those in the community.  Please share below, a tip to r...
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Checking In With Our GA Scholarship Awardees

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Asia Panzino,  first GA Scholarship Awardee, 2018 Taylor Escher, 2019 GA Scholarship Awardee Gianna Anselmo, 2020 GA Schcolarship Awardee Four years ago, Geetha Arulmohan, Executive Director and leader of Mercer Council passed away.  In her memory, a scholarship fund was created to support individuals pursuing their education in...
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Talking Points For Teens

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Virtual Learning, Covid-19 pandemic and isolation from friends are just some of the struggles our teens have been facing since March 2020. In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, Talking Points for Teens will focus on how teens can manage their emotions when life doesn't seem to be going their way. Please click the link below to access...
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Look who was featured on NJ.com... Mercer Council OORP's very own, Stacey Ross!

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So many faces and voices of recovery have paved the way for countless others to reach their goals with the hope and healing that is generated through connections, support and a shared peer recovery experience.  One of the faces and voices making a huge impact in the recovery community is Mercer Council's own, Stacey Ross, a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with our Opioid Overdose Reco...
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