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Community Education & Awareness

Our programs are available throughout Union County. Programs can be presented at schools, community centers, senior centers, police departments, municipal alliance meetings and any other community or school setting. For more information about any of our Community Education and Awareness programs or to inquire about implementing a program in your community, please reach out to Division Director, Kelley Ryan at kryan@preventionlinks.org

Senior Program

Take Control of Your Health encourages a positive approach to self-management of chronic health conditions. Participants learn strategies for managing symptoms, working with health care professionals, setting weekly goals, problem-solving, relaxing, handling difficult emotions, eating well, and exercising safely and easily. This program is intended to complement, not replace, professional health care services.

Senior Medication Storage and Disposal Program

An informative presentation about how to responsibly store and dispose of prescription and non-prescription medications.

TIPS Training

TIPS is a responsible beverage server training program that provides alcohol awareness for participants. It teaches participants the skills and confidence they need in order to serve alcohol responsibly, including how not to overserve and how to prevent alcohol service to underage youth.

Current Drug Trends

An informative presentation about current and emerging drug trends being seen in Union County, New Jersey and across the nation, Current Drug trends covers a broad spectrum of topics from underage drinking, opioids, and vaping to juuling and youth tobacco and the effects that substance use has on the individual and community. The presentation is geared towards adults in the community; a similar presentation is also available for youth.

This is Your Brain on Phones: Social Media and Smartphone Overuse

An informative presentation about overuse of social media & smartphone applications. How we are engaging in a manner of behavior modification, how smartphones are designed to keep us hooked, impacts our memory and how and why it has increased psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety.

Don’t Get Vaped In

An informative presentation that provides a learning opportunity for school personnel, parents, and youth to address the vaping epidemic in New Jersey. Students will learn about the newest trends in youth tobacco use and vaping.

Opioids and Athletes

An informative presentation raising awareness of opioid use and abuse among young student athletes and to provide evidence-based recommendations and information that will encourage and promote policy and practice changes that will strengthen schools, athletic departments and community based athletic programs. Complemented by the toolkit Tackling Opioids Through Prevention for Athletes.

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Prevention Links
121-125 Chestnut Street Suite 301,
3rd Floor Roselle, New Jersey 07203
phone: 732-381-4100
TTY: 732.381.4192
Fax: 732.381.0140

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