North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District
Student Assistance Program
North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District

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It is that time of year again that Alive at 25 is being offered.  Here are the dates that Alive at 25 is being offered at North and Voorhees:

  • Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at North Hunterdon at 7pm in the Theatre,
  • Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 at North Hunterdon at 7pm in the Theatre
  • Monday, May 18th, 2015 at North Hunterdon at 7pm in the Theatre
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Voorhees at 2:45pm in the Auditorium
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Voorhees at 7pm in the Auditorium
  • Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Voorhees at 7pm in the Auditorium

There is no need to preregister, just show up and sign in at the event. Please remember this is mandatory for parents to attend in order for students to get a parking permit senior year.



The Student Assistance Program  (SAP) for the North Hunterdon-Voorhees regional school district is an adaptive program that is based on demand driven elements.  The  SAP  is a comprehensive curriculum  that includes counseling, curriculum development for health classes, school wide prevention for faculty and students, parent and student information.

Adaptive counseling program/Demand driven elements

 Individual counseling–meet with students individually on a variety of topics.

  • Group Counseling–including but not limited to drug/alcohol, crisis, stress, etc. (see website for details). Developed in response to  student-driven demand, e.g. Children of Alcoholics, Divorced Parents, Adoption issues, Sexual Orientation issues, Diversity .

  • Crisis Counseling and Management

  • Family Counseling and intervention/referral

    • Provide parents with information on counseling, treatment, and support services available in the community.

 

Curriculum Elements

  • Substance Abuse Prevention-help to develop appropriate health curriculum on drugs and alcohol.

    • 9th-age appropriate education on a variety of drug, alcohol and social issues.

    • 10th-age appropriate education on a variety of drug, alcohol and social issues.

    • 11th-age appropriate education on a variety of drug, alcohol and social issues.

    • 12th- age appropriate education on a variety of drug, alcohol and social issues.

    • Outside agencies, Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program or Hunterdon Prevention Program, come in to provide additional lessons on drugs and alcohol.

  • Lifelines Curriculum–taught in the 9th grade health; review classes offered in subsequent years.

  • Safe Dates–taught in 9th grade health (North)

  • Alive at 25–taught in 11th grade health and mandatory parent program offered in the evenings.

  • Peer Mediation–students or staff mediating student conflicts

  • Anti-Bullying Curriculum–taught in the 9th grade health classes (North)

  • Program Promotion–via school TV station, web sites, email, and announcements.

 

Other Educational Elements

  • Staff Information Memos–Information sent to staff on a regular basis on a variety of student issues, e.g.: Referral process, recent adolescent trends, substance abuse developments, general health issues, etc.

  • Parent Information mailings–Information sent to parents on a regular basis on a variety of student issues via periodic emails, school messenger system.

  • Websites–information on a variety of student issues, information for parents, staff, community.

  • School Wide Assemblies–Include but not limited to:

    • Improbable Players

    • STOP

    • PRIDE

    • John Halligan

    • Katie Koestner

    • Rachel’s Challenge/Legacy

    • Rutgers sober living students

Additional SAP Elements

  • Maintain relationships with community organizations such as

    • Municipal Alliance

    • ASAP

    • Safe Communities Coalition

    • Safe in Hunterdon

    • Law enforcement

    • County SACS

  • Random and Suspicion Based Drug Testing–receive and record results, engage students with positive results in mandated counseling, advise staff and administration on issues related to procedure and protocols.
  • Graduate Counseling Internships–supervise graduate level school counseling and Student Assistance candidates from Rutgers, TCNJ, others

 

Information on Role of the SAC from state organization:  http://asapnj.org/aboutus.html

 

For more detailed  information about the North or Voorhees Student Assistance Programs, go to either:

http://webdev.nhvweb.net/NHHS/SAC/home  or http://webdev.nhvweb.net/vhs/Guidance/JHunt/