Hunterdon Prevention Resources (HPR) is proud to announce that it will now be hosting the Hunterdon County CAP Project. The CAP Project is part of the NJ Child Assault Prevention program whose goal is to “empower children to be safe, strong and free,” which complements the mission of HPR.
Deborah Wilson will remain the CAP County Coordinator. Ms. Wilson can be reached at 908-310-6583 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will have office space to meet with clients at the Hunterdon County Family Success Center (FSC), which is now located at 87 Park Avenue in Flemington.
New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (NJ CAP) is a statewide community based prevention program. With a motto “All Children Deserve to be Safe, Strong and Free” ®, the CAP program seeks to reduce children’s vulnerability to abuse, neglect and bullying by providing comprehensive prevention workshops for children, parent and school staff. NJ CAP supervises 21 county CAP offices and over 200 program facilitators. The project is sponsored by the NJ Department of Children and Families and supported by school districts across the State. NJ CAP is one of 35 CAP Regional Training Centers of the International Center for Assault Prevention.
This 13-minute documentary was created as a catalyst for discussion and actions that will have a more meaningful impact on the choice young adults make regarding alcohol and drugs. These are real stories about people who made bad choices and how their lives changed in a split second.
Although the Internet can be a wonderful tool for learning, social networking, playing games, listening to music, and much more, it can also present certain risks to the user. Since technology is such a huge influence on the lives of youth, it is important to teach responsible online behavior and safety strategies. Through the use of interactive PowerPoint, youth will learn how to avoid the hidden dangers on Internet usage and how to prevent and react to cyber bullying.
In response to the trend of "Club Drugs," which began their popularity at dance clubs and raves and are now found at local parties, this program educates youth about these deadly drutgs and their effects.
This session provides a comprehensive overview of drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, heroin, club drugs, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and others. It provides factual information in an interactive way through the use of clicker technology, as well as addressing healthy decision-making skills.
This interactive fact-based session utilizes clicker technology while providing a wide overview of the "gateway" drugs adolescents experiment with. Tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, cough medicine, inhalants, bath crystals, prescription drugs, heroin, etc. are discussed in depth. Students are given facts about the adolescent brain and learn the reasons behind addiction and why it's easier for teens to become addicted to subsances.
This evidence-based, interactive program is designed to make middle school students aware of the dangers and consequences of cyber bullying and sexting. Students will learn how to respond if they are being cyber bullied and what could happen to them if they are caught sending harassing messages or inappropriate pictures. The program utilizes "clicker" technology to anonymously poll students regarding their online behavior and their experiences with this problem. Students will be informed about where to go for help when they encounter this form of harassment, as well as the serious consequences for those who engage in this type of behavior.
When people hear the phrase "underage drinking," they often think of teenagers using alcohol. However, by the time youth reach the 8th grade, 41% of that population admits to having had at least one drink, and nearly 20% reports to having them intoxicated. Therefore, it is not too soon to start talking about illegal alcohol use in the 5th and 6th grades. Reach Out is an evidence-based curriculum by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration. Youth will learn how potentially damaging underage drinking is to their health, as well as how to resist the temptation and pressure to drink alcohol.