Municipal Alliance

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Hudson County Municipal Alliance is to combat Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in the county by working with each community to create an environment that nurtures youth and families by engaging the residents in a process of ongoing community prevention, education, and advocacy to prevent substance abuse.

What We Do:

The Municipal Alliance Grant provides funding to municipalities in Hudson County for the purpose of engaging residents and community-based organizations in efforts to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse in their community. The municipal alliances are required to plan for and develop evidence-based and community-level prevention strategies to target substance abuse in their communities. Each Alliance offers community-based drug and alcohol prevention programs. They work to educate the general public and public officials about alcoholism and drug abuse through the use of community partnerships and a multitude of social media and other communication efforts. These efforts have included numerous media campaigns, training events, and web-based/electronic outreach.

Who We Are:

The Hudson County Municipal Alliance was created by the larger Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA) with legislation passed in 1989, with the understanding that the cooperation and active participation of the communities is necessary to achieve the goal of reducing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD) abuse. The Municipal Alliance community-based prevention programs are developed based on the priorities identified through a local needs assessment and planning process. A total of 67 prevention programs are offered within the 11 Alliances of Hudson County.

 

Councils and Boards:

The Municipal Alliance has a County Alliance Steering Subcommittee (CASS) that consists of representatives from each alliance. The primary focus of the CASS is to develop and implement drug and alcohol prevention programs that will make a difference in the lives of Hudson County residents. The alliance meets quarterly. 

City of Bayonne

Coordinator Renea Bush- email RBush@bboed.org. Phone Number- 201-858-5905

Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute– This is a multi-day training in prevention methodology for students and adult advisors to gain information on youth alcohol access and a variety of problems related to underage drinking. The training includes prevention education workshops, networking groups, keynote presenters, action planning sessions, and a variety of other activities designed to teach High School Students effective prevention strategies in a culturally competent manner. Those who attend will work within their community to implement one of the following community-wide projects/campaigns they receive training on Sticker Shock, Parents Who Host, and Please ID Me. Each of these targets the reduction of youth alcohol use, such as access to alcohol from local vendors or family/friends in the home. For this program, “participants” will be identified as the number of youth trained at LMTI.

Project Graduation– The Bayonne Board of Education provides High School Graduating CLASS with a graduation night of drug-free alternative activities. The students will be provided a substance-free environment at an off-site location following high school graduation.

Peer Leadership– Peer Leadership is a combination of activities to improve decision-making, communication skills, and refusal skills. Additionally, students participating are involved in the coordination of other school-wide activities that pertain to healthy lifestyles.

Community Prevention Education– This is an educational curriculum about change, specifically changing the behaviors that lead to violence, drug abuse/dependency, criminal behavior, school, and social failure.

Volleyball clinic– The clinic will provide an alternative option for young teens to help avoid situations involving alcohol/drugs. Additionally, Cops in School will speak about the impact of alcohol/drug abuse and potential risks.

Town of Guttenberg

Coordinator- Marcello Gomez email- MGBestpractices@aol.com. Phone Number- 973-985-0171

Junior Police Academy Offers students an overview of the criminal justice system, teaches leadership, enhances self-esteem, builds positive relationships with police officers and peers. Each session includes instructional time, physical training, and practice exercises.

Community Awareness Campaign The media campaign will entail providing alcohol and drug prevention messages in the town newsletter since this is the only printed media form that will reach every house. This campaign will be supplemented by various police-community engagement events. These events are beneficial for the community as preventative education while providing for the opportunity to socialize and establish positive relations with neighbors. Follow-up activities will include Coffee with a Cops outreach events hosted by the Guttenberg Police department.

Peer Leadership Students in grades 5-8 will be selected to attend a peer leadership training program designed to impart critical thinking skill problem solving, team building, cooperation, accountability, and self-confidence.

City of Harrison/East Newark

Coordinator- Joan McNichol Email- Jeightisenough@aol.com. Phone Number- 973-482-5050 ext. 1519

BABES– A research-based, primary prevention program for children in grades Pre-K to 3. Through the use of puppetry and storytelling, participants learn coping and refusal skills, as well as decision-making and communication skills.

Project Graduation– The purpose of Project Graduation is to provide a safe and sober alternative to substance abuse on graduation night. Graduating seniors will learn through experience that it is possible to celebrate an important life milestone without using alcohol.

Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute– Is a multi-day training in prevention methodology for students and adult advisors to gain information on youth alcohol access and a variety of problems related to underage drinking. The training includes prevention education workshops, networking groups, keynote presenters, action planning sessions, and a variety of other activities designed to teach High School Students effective prevention strategies in a culturally competent manner. Those who attend will work within their community to implement one of the following community-wide projects/campaigns they receive training on: Sticker Shock, Parents Who Host and Please ID Me. Each of these targets the reduction of youth alcohol use, such as access to alcohol from local vendors or family/friends in the home. For this program, “participants” will be identified as the number of youth trained at LMTI.

Strengthening Families– Strengthening Families is an evidence-based program, cited by NIDA & CSAP, fostering protective factors that have been statistically linked to healthy families. Family units attend weekly sessions focusing upon individual & group skills that address knowledge of substance abuse risk factors and resources, effective skills for communication, and conflict resolution.

Drop-In Center– Free and confidential mental health services geared towards all sectors of the community. Services include substance abuse education, referrals, crisis intervention, mental health supports, and material and information dissemination.

City of Hoboken

Coordinator- Leo Pellegrini Email- Lpellegrini@hobokennj.org. Phone Number- 201-920-1815

Hopes CAP H.O.P.E.S., CAP offers a Youth Services Program to teenagers providing academic support through one on one tutoring, peer support, the use of state of the art technology and developmentally appropriate computer software. Topics include gang violence, teen pregnancy prevention, drug abuse, teen health, as well as effective communication between peers and adults.

Jubilee Center– The Jubilee Center, for Performing Arts, will provide a full semester of classes (8 weeks) to age group 5 to 16-years that promote self-expression.

NCADD Lifeskills This is a research-based primary prevention program that builds assets and teaches life skills. The goal is to help children build a strong foundation of life skills rooted in key social competencies. Planning and decision making, cultural competence, handling peer pressure and peaceful conflict resolution are assets identified as promoting positive attitudes and behaviors.

NCADD Footprints Footprints for Life is a research-based primary prevention program that builds assets and teachers important life skills to students in grades two and three. Through the use of puppets and stories that feature “real life” situations, the program offers many opportunities for students to practice the new skills they have learned in a fun and non-threatening way.

Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute– Is a multi-day training in prevention methodology for students and adult advisors to gain information on youth alcohol access and a variety of problems related to underage drinking. The training includes prevention education workshops, networking groups, keynote presenters, action planning sessions, and a variety of other activities designed to teach High School Students effective prevention strategies in a culturally competent manner. Those who attend will work within their community to implement one of the following community-wide projects/campaigns they receive training on: Sticker Shock, Parents Who Host and Please ID Me. Each of these targets the reduction of youth alcohol use, such as access to alcohol from local vendors or family/friends in the home. For this program, “participants” will be identified as the number of youth trained at LMTI.

Junior Police Academy– This program offers students an overview of the criminal justice system, teaches leadership, enhances self-esteem, builds positive relationship with police officers and peers. Each session includes instructional time, physical training, and practice exercises. There will also be criminal justice-related field trips.

Teen Task Force– The K-12 Substance Abuse Coordinator for the Hoboken Public Schools, has organized a series of substance abuse presentations, interactive assemblies and guest speakers. The programs support their mission to encourage students to make healthy decisions regarding drug and alcohol abuse. These programs will address such topics as healthy decision making, bullying, the consequences of underage drinking and drug use and other topics addressing high risk behavior.

NCADD High School Program– NCADD-Partners In Prevention, will be offering the Project Toward no Drug Abuse program to the entire Freshman Class at Hoboken High School for a total of 96 sessions.

City of Jersey City

Coordinator- Maryanne Kelleher Email- MKelleher@jcnj.org. Phone Number 201-547-5024

Educational Arts Team– 228 student workshops will be provided that utilize age-appropriate drama, writing, storytelling, puppetry, music, dance and visual art activities as strategies for educating Elementary School students. The main objective with respect to all content covered in each of these student workshops is to provide effective, quality substance abuse prevention and education services while decreasing the probability of problem drinking.

Hope House Family-strengthening activities and groups that will respond to the support needs of homeless families are offered. The skills development will focus on identifying and teaching meaningful stress management in order to enhance coping mechanisms for the whole family; parent support and strategies to address the needs of their children in the current situation and beyond; strategies to strengthen family relationships despite the current stressors, and prevention-oriented sessions to help parents know how to talk with their children about drugs and alcohol, as well as the other things that parents worry about.

Hudson Pride Connections Center– A total of 165 interventions will be provided that includes; their in-house programs directly targeting LGBT population and their families, community workshops, street outreach and school based programs. The main objective with respect to all content covered in each of these program activities is to provide effective, quality substance abuse prevention and education services while decreasing the probability of problem drinking. This program will be specifically designed for the benefit of LGBTQ-identified residents of the City of Jersey City and Hudson County.

New Jersey City University – Peers Educating Peers Program– A total of 395 programs hours will be provided consisting of workshops and interventions, that will include; their in-house activity directly targeting the college-age population and their families with community workshops, street outreach and school based programs. The three components shall be: Alcohol Abuse and Prevention Workshops designed to educate college students in the reduction of alcohol and alcohol-related risky behaviors; Professional Didactic Lectures (during National Collegiate Alcohol Week and Alcohol Awareness Week) on a variety of substance abuse prevention-related topics; and an Information Dissemination Campaign designed to increase the awareness of the perils of alcohol abuse and to help students make more informed decisions.

NCADD- Community Prevention Education– Program staff will provide 120 workshop sessions of substance abuse prevention and education consultant services; namely, evidence-based youth prevention education classes that demonstrated effectiveness in reducing underage drinking for the benefit of Elementary School Students and their parents and/or significant others.

Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center– Young men and women involved in the proposed empowerment and mentoring program will be identified by credible messengers as possessing strong influences among youth at the center of community violence and substance abuse including problem drinking. These young people will be trained in substance abuse prevention, conflict de-escalation and community empowerment techniques – transforming the way other youth view these leaders and allowing young leaders to see themselves as leaders for positive change in their communities. The outreach staff will work with the youth residing at the Booker T. Washington Housing Development on an individual and small group setting to create a specific alcohol and drug prevention strategy that will best meet their individual needs.

Covenant House Community Outreach Program– The Covenant House outreach team will provide the identified program participants with health-promoting education and then connect them to needed social services to reduce harmful behaviors and/or promote healthy behaviors. The team will primarily conduct street outreach efforts in locations where they are likely to encounter homeless and runaway youth who are at risk of alcohol and substance abuse.

Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute– Is a multi-day training in prevention methodology for students and adult advisors to gain information on youth alcohol access and a variety of problems related to underage drinking. The training includes prevention education workshops, networking groups, keynote presenters, action planning sessions, and a variety of other activities designed to teach High School Students effective prevention strategies in a culturally competent manner. Those who attend will work within their community to implement one of the following community-wide projects/campaigns they receive training on: Sticker Shock, Parents Who Host and Please ID Me. Each of these targets the reduction of youth alcohol use, such as access to alcohol from local vendors or family/friends in the home. For this program, “participants” will be identified as the number of youth trained at LMTI.

City of Kearny

Coordinator Carol Jean Doyle- email Caroljean.doyle@yahoo.com. Phone Number- 201-991-4425

Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) First, third, fifth, and eighth graders will be taught at least eight lessons on ATOD education. This will be taught by an officially trained LEAD mentor. The purpose of the program will be to teach peer resistance skills and to enable all students to practice those skills.

Middle School Peer Leadership– Provision of ten, 2 hour leadership training sessions, and 1 weekend retreat for a minimum of fifteen 7th and 8th grade students. The training will be conducted by in-house counselors and will focus on such topics as identifying signs and symptoms of use, effective intervention and referral techniques, decision-making and conflict resolution skills, non-judgmental communication skills.

Junior Police Academy– This program offers students an overview of the criminal justice system, teaches leadership, enhances self-esteem, builds positive relationship with police officers and peers. Each session includes instructional time, physical training, and practice exercises. There will also be criminal justice related field trips.

High School Peer Leadership– Provision of ten, 2 hour leadership training sessions, and 1 weekend retreat for a minimum of fifteen 10th and 11th grade students. The training will be conducted by in-house counselors and will focus on such topics as identifying signs and symptoms of use, effective intervention and referral techniques, decision-making and conflict resolution skills, non-judgmental communication skills.

Senior Citizen Picnic– The one sector of people that the Municipal Alliance does not reach is the Kearny senior population. Many of the seniors that attend the picnic do not attend senior meetings or any other drug prevention program. The focus of this initiative will be to reach these senior citizens by bringing a guest speaker as part of the picnic activities. Topics such as, accidental drug overdose, prescription drug abuse and alcohol abuse will be discussed. Drug prevention literature and pill box dispensers will also be given to the senior citizens.

Project Graduation The Kearny Board of Education will provide the Kearny High School Graduation Class with a graduation night of a drug free alternative activities.

Dimensions of Domestic Violence– Members of the Kearny Police Department, in conjunction with the local governing body and volunteers will give informational materials and assistance to victims of domestic violence. The goal is to educate the public concerning the problem of domestic violence in Kearny to facilitate counseling to both batterers and victims. An emphasis will be on the relationship between drug and alcohol abuse and domestic violence.

Kearny Voices– Kearny Veterans Outreach Information Community Education (VOICE) is a program that will address the growing need of drug and alcohol abuse within the Veteran population. Adding to this program is that the suicide rate among returning Veterans is three times higher than the general population. Partnering with Kearny American Legion who offers a Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training Suicide Prevention program.

Boys and Girls Club The Boys and Girls Club of Kearny conducts juvenile “canteen-like” activities which are primarily recreational in nature. Approximately 250 individuals participate during the year. The Municipal Alliance will provide an overview of the Alliance Program and will conduct a brief interactive substance abuse prevention discussion. Other topics presented at the Club will include a discussion on the drug ecstasy, AIDS, the physical effects of various substances, etc.

Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute– Is a multi-day training in prevention methodology for students and adult advisors to gain information on youth alcohol access and a variety of problems related to underage drinking. The training includes prevention education workshops, networking groups, keynote presenters, action planning sessions, and a variety of other activities designed to teach High School Students effective prevention strategies in a culturally competent manner. Those who attend will work within their community to implement one of the following community-wide projects/campaigns they receive training on: Sticker Shock, Parents Who Host and Please ID Me. Each of these targets the reduction of youth alcohol use, such as access to alcohol from local vendors or family/friends in the home. For this program, “participants” will be identified as the number of youth trained at LMTI.

Township of North Bergen

Coordinator Nick Biamonte- email Nickbiamonet@yahoo.com. Phone Number- 201-410-5864

Tutorial Program– After school program for Grades K through 12 students of North Bergen will be provided tutorial and enrichment activities as well as prevention education. Tutors will be selected from the North Bergen Key Club, and Honor Roll and will be supervised by teachers from within the school system.

Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) First, third, fifth, and eighth graders will be taught at least eight lessons on ATOD education. This will be taught by an officially trained LEAD mentor. The purpose of the program will be to teach peer resistance skills and to enable all students to practice those skills.

Peer Group Moderator Program– Moderator will work with high school peer groups to develop critical thinking, refusal skills, dealing with peer pressure and teaching students to think for themselves.

Young Adults Persons Drug Awareness/Prevention– A program designed to provide challenged adults and their families with prevention/intervention education. A developmental psychologist will be contracted to work with these individuals and their families. He/she will meet with them both individually and in groups, and with their families to educate them about chemical abuse.

Community Prevention Education– Is an educational curriculum about change, specifically changing the behaviors that lead to violence, drug abuse/dependency, criminal behavior, school, and social failure.

Project Graduation– Project Graduation is a final ATOD prevention activity offered to students in the High School graduating class. The North Bergen Municipal Alliance is a member of the Project Graduation Planning Committee, which works with Senior Class members to plan Project Graduation throughout the year. The students work with other students, counselors, parents, school officials, and business community members to plan an event that will meet the needs of the entire class, and not just a select few.

Safe Spot Marketing Campaign– The SAFE SPOT Program provides a safe haven for youth of the community to seek out if they are in immediate danger by gangs, peers or other forces. The businesses in the community have cooperated with the Alliance by agreeing to place a sign in their window. These signs will also market the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and will promote themselves as a smoke, drug and alcohol free place. Information for drug and alcohol services will be provided.

Town of Secaucus

Coordinator Dave Bratton- Email Coalition@Secaucus.net. Phone Number- 201-330-2000 ext. 3164

Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS)– Program staff will provide 30 hours of substance abuse prevention and education consultant services by coordinating TIPS training in the Town of Secaucus. The training will be designed to educate alcohol licensees on properly checking ID, responsibly serving patrons, and other risk management tools that are utilized in the day-to-day operations of the business.

Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD)– First, third, fifth, and eighth-graders will be taught at least eight lessons on ATOD education. This will be taught by an officially trained LEAD mentor. The purpose of the program will be to teach peer resistance skills and to enable all students to practice those skills.

Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute– Is a multi-day training in prevention methodology for students and adult advisors to gain information on youth alcohol access and a variety of problems related to underage drinking. The training includes prevention education workshops, networking groups, keynote presenters, action planning sessions, and a variety of other activities designed to teach High School Students effective prevention strategies in a culturally competent manner. Those who attend will work within their community to implement one of the following community-wide projects/campaigns they receive training on: Sticker Shock, Parents Who Host and Please ID Me. Each of these targets the reduction of youth alcohol use, such as access to alcohol from local vendors or family/friends in the home. For this program, “participants” will be identified as the number of youth trained at LMTI.

Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute Workshop Series The Lindsey Meyer Workshop Series is comprised of three workshops that target a specific area of drug and alcohol abuse for the High School Students with two being conducted by Matt Bellace. Matt will speak about (and give practical examples of) achieving Natural Highs and explain how they are a better high, a safer high, than chemical highs. The remaining two workshops are Action Planning 101 (which will incorporate the SPF process, as well) and then a follow up Natural Highs workshop. Students will be taught what the differences between synthetic and natural highs are. Students will learn LMTI’s 4 rules to achieve natural highs and play different games and activities that demonstrate each rule.

City of Union City

Coordinator Paul Steffens- email Paulsteffens@comcast.net. Phone Number- 732-675-5464

Student Workshop– The Union City Board of Education will organize and implement a Student Workshop (Safe-Haven) Program for the benefit of Elementary School students enrolled in the Union City School District. The staff will provide a series of didactic workshops and drug-free alternative activities for the students.

Police Role Model Program– The Union City Police Department DARE Officers will provide the approved national recognized DARE Program curriculum to every fifth grader enrolled in the Union City School System (public and private). Alliance funding will be used to purchase the supplies to augment said program. These supplies will be related to the students’ graduation ceremonies that take place after the completion of a DARE educational cycle.

Peer Leadership Program– The Union City Board of Education will organize and implement an after-school tutorial program for the benefit of Elementary School students enrolled in the Union City School District.

Junior Police Academy– The Junior Police Academy will be organized and implemented by the Union City Police Department for the benefit of 40 youth between the ages of 12 and 15 years of age. The program will simulate a real police academy by having the participants interact with several different law enforcement agencies from surrounding areas, as well as participate in physical fitness training, live police drills and a closing ceremony.

Police Mentoring Sports Program– The Union City Department of Recreation in cooperation with the Union City Police Department, and the Union City Board of Education will provide a basketball “open gym” for the benefit of at-risk youth residents of the City of Union City.

NCADD of Hudson County – Community Prevention Education– NCADD Hudson will coordinate 2 separate prevention education components targeting the reduction of youth alcohol use, and specifically access to alcohol in the home. 1. Evidence-based youth prevention education classes that demonstrated effectiveness in reducing underage drinking; and 2. Parent Workshops designed to educate parents on how to keep alcohol out of the hands of their youth.

Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute– Is a multi-day training in prevention methodology for students and adult advisors to gain information on youth alcohol access and a variety of problems related to underage drinking. The training includes prevention education workshops, networking groups, keynote presenters, action planning sessions, and a variety of other activities designed to teach High School Students effective prevention strategies in a culturally competent manner. Those who attend will work within their community to implement one of the following community-wide projects/campaigns they receive training on: Sticker Shock, Parents Who Host and Please ID Me. Each of these targets the reduction of youth alcohol use, such as access to alcohol from local vendors or family/friends in the home. For this program, “participants” will be identified as the number of youth trained at LMTI.

Town of Weehawken

Coordinator Raul Gonzalez Email- RGonzalez@tow-nj.net. Phone- 201-319-6006

Drop In Center- The Drop-In Center offers interception of drug/alcohol abuse, answers questions and provides information to all residents on the education, awareness, and prevention of such abuse as well as offer referrals for substance abuse to hospitals, clinics, and hotlines offering inpatient services.  The center also provides residents with information on other issues such as domestic violence, child abuse, crime prevention and alternative community involvement and provides awareness and availability of prevention programs.

D.A.R.E –Weehawken offers a D.A.R.E. program that focuses on teaching middle school aged students peer resistance skills. Two officers participate in all sessions and the students are questioned informally on their awareness and attitudes towards ATODs. Once defined, the officers assess those who are at risk for substance abuse or other problems and employ D.A.R.E. decision-making models to provide skills to students to use in developing and accessing choices they make in life.

Project Graduation– Project Graduation is a culmination of years of programs ranging from drug education, awareness and prevention via a variety of activities from classroom activities, lectures to social events.  As a result of many education/prevention activities and teachings, these students have been empowered to make critical life and social decisions to establish lifestyles as responsible contributing adults in their community without misusing or abusing ATODs.  Immediately following graduation, students participate in an ATOD structured evening of fun and recognition.

Peer Leadership– Facilitator works with High School peer groups weekly during the school year. Peer Leaders Program focuses on providing decision making skills, critical analysis, systemic judgment abilities and promotion of healthy activities which culminate in a social action festival focusing on ATOD issues for the entire student body.  Among the projects they will be involved in are Peer Presentations- Teen Mentoring Teens Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, NJ Elks Walk-Out Drugs, and work with the police to crack down on parents and local stores who supply alcohol to underage drinkers, affecting change in policies and consequences of those who display these behaviors. Participants will also embark on a ” Parents who host the most will lose the most” campaign to warn parents of the dangers of hosting house.

City of West New York

Coordinator Paul Steffens- email Paulsteffens@comcast.net. Phone Number- 732-675-5464

Project Graduation The West New York Board of Education, in partnership with the local business community will work with the members of the Project Graduation Planning Committee throughout the year to plan and implement Project Graduation. The event will provide the Memorial High School Graduation Class with a graduation night full of drug-free alternative activity.

NCADD – Community Prevention Education– NCADD of Hudson County will provide substance abuse prevention and education consultant services namely, evidence-based youth prevention education classes that demonstrated effectiveness in reducing underage drinking for the benefit of Elementary School students and their parents and/or significant others.

Cops in Shops The program will allow undercover law enforcement officers, trained in identification of underage persons and false IDs, to join forces with local liquor retailers to deter the sale of alcohol to underage individuals and to stop adults from attempting to purchase alcohol for people under the legal age. Law enforcement officials (who will work in pairs during a 4-hour operation) will pose as store employees or be positioned outside the establishment to apprehend adults who attempt to purchase alcohol for underage drinkers.

Junior Police Academy– The WNY Police Department, in cooperation with NCADD of Hudson County will be organized and implemented the Junior Police Academy for the benefit of (40) youth between the ages of 12 and 15 years of age. This drug-free alternative activity will simulate a real police academy by having the attendees: interact with several local law enforcement agencies, participate in physical fitness training and live police drills, and attend substance abuse prevention and education didactic lectures provided by the staff of NCADD.

Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) Program The Implementation of the 13-lesson Middle School curriculum will give the student participants the skills necessary to: identify the relationship among crime, violence, drug abuse, and gangs; analyze information sources and identify realistic, normative beliefs about gangs and violence; define their roles and responsibilities in the family, school, and community; write realistic and achievable goals; practice decision-making skills; practice effective communication skills; identify active-listening skills, how to recognize the emotional state of others, and how to demonstrate empathy toward victims of crime and violence; practice effective refusal skills; practice anger-management skills; identify how anger-management skills help prevent violence and conflicts; practice conflict-resolution techniques; and develop a feeling of commitment and ownership of their school and their community.

Contact Information
Derron Palmer, Coordinator
T: 201-369-5280 ext. 4245
E: dpalmer@hcnj.us
Directory of Alcoholism Drug Abuse Services

Links: New Jersey Governors’ Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse: http://gcada.nj.gov/home/

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