Programs for Students
Forest Friends: A 6-session puppet program designed to teach and reinforce life skills shown to have with future impact in the ability to resist substance misuse. The audience of K-2nd grade students addresses the need to begin prevention in early stages of education.
Life Skills Training Program: Substance misuse prevention program for elementary and middle school students based on more than 20 years of research. APR life facilitators have been trained and certified through BOTVIN.
Peer Leadership/Natural Helpers Training: 8-10 session program to educate a core group of natural leaders about the consequences of unhealthy risks and choices and teach them the communication, decision making, and stress reduction tools proven to reduce incidence of substance abuse.
Victory over Violence: A 3-session program designed to have participants explore the nature of their human emotions and the tools to express these feelings in healthy ways. The program is appropriate for middle school and high school students and is also an excellent workshop for parents, teachers, and other professionals
OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program: A comprehensive, school-wide program designed for use in elementary, middle, or junior high schools. The program has been found to reduce bullying among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and reduce related behaviors; such as vandalism, truancy, and substance misuse.
Programs for Families and the Larger Community
Strengthening Families Program: An outcome based program proven to be effective in preventing and reducing substance misuse and other unhealthy behaviors. SFP provides families with dinner, instruction, and activities that improve the communication and coping skills that result in better family management and stronger family bonds.
Military Family Nights: family communication and structure are strained with each deployment. The Military Family Nights series is based on the Strengthening Families Program, in which families practice communication skills, family meetings, effective discipline, therapeutic child play, reinforcing positive behaviors in each other, and jointly planning family activities.
Achieving Personal Balance: Military men and women serving multiple tours experience life as a revolving door of war, home, and then back to combat. Achieving Personal Balance (APB) is a gender-specific program designed to develop and apply effective coping strategies to deal with stress at work and home, specifically for men and women who are serving, or have served in the military.
Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey: TFHNJ is the Office of Tobacco Control’s statewide tobacco control effort. The goals are to increase the number of smoke-free policies, decrease smoking prevalence rates in New Jersey and reduce the exposure to second and third hand smoke.
Programs for Seniors and Caretakers
W.I.S.E- Wellness Initiative for Senior Education: A 6-week program designed to celebrate healthy aging and educate older adults so they are less likely to experience problems associated with alcohol and medications and more likely to make positive lifestyle choices as they age.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: A program designed to give participants self-management tools to take care of their health conditions, carry out normal activities, and manage emotional changes. CDSMP is a 6-week, 2 hour per week program facilitated by certified, trained, peer-leaders in the curriculum. The program targets older adults, caregivers, and/or people with disabilities.