Events

Events

The Life Skills Program provides engaging activities and assemblies/workshops for both students and parents in our township.  This ranges from Family Unity nights to substance abuse awareness seminars, and our township-wide efforts supporting Red Ribbon Week.  Here are the upcoming events: 



What is Red Ribbon Week?
Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign. Today, millions of people celebrate.  Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated in Hillsborough October 26th - October 30th.

Click HERE for more information about Red Ribbon Week in Hillsborough. 

 
How did Red Ribbon Week start?
Red Ribbon Week started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who in 1985 was brutally murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico. After his death, people wanted to honor his sacrifice. Local celebrations began in California – where Camarena grew up – in 1985, and in 1988 the National Family Partnership started the first National Red Ribbon Week.

Why the red ribbons?
As a tribute to Camarena during the initial local celebrations, high school friend Henry Lozano and Congressman Duncan Hunter, created “Camarena Clubs” and the wearing of a red ribbon to show their oppositions to drugs.

 


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FUN! - Family Unity Nights


Empower Somerset, Hillsborough/Millstone Municipal Alliance and Hillsborough Life Skills presents a FREE 7-week program for 10-14 year olds and their parent/caregivers. The program topics will include communication skills, stress management, self-esteem, problem solving and family bonding. 

The program is hosted virtually and a new session will begin in early 2021.
   Click HERE 
to see the flyer.

Contact Minda Maggio (mmaggio@htps.us) if you are interested to sign up!



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Join P.L.C. - Parent Learning Community

P.L.C. (Parent Learning Community) is a 5 week program to help parents and care givers have a meaningful conversation with your kids, provide up-to-date information about youth alcohol/drug trends and tech safety, and connect you with other parents who want to be involved and informed.

Contact Minda Maggio (mmaggio@htps.us) if you are interested to sign up!



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The Partnership For A Drug-Free New Jersey Presentation

The seminar, presented by the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey, is a FREE, one-hour interactive presentation that informs, encourages and empowers parents to listen and communicate effectively with their children in order to prevent substance use. 
Click HERE for the Partnership for a Drug Free New Jersey website. 

 


Night of Conversation

Night of Conversation

Presented by Empower Somerset, Empower Family Success Center, Hillsborough Township Public Schools, Hillsborough/Millstone Municipal Alliance, Hillsborough Youth Services Commission, Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, Safe Coalition Hunterdon/Somerset, and the YMCA.

The Night of Conversation is to support parents' efforts to prevent children from experimenting with alcohol and drugs. Parents and children (grades 7-12) are invited to attend the event to engage in conversations about alcohol and drugs, gain info on prevention and intervention resources, and learn more about the drug and alcohol problem in the county. 

The 4th annual Night of Conversation will be held in Winter 2021. 
Stay tuned for the exact date and the flyer.



Steered Straight
Steered Straight


Presented by Empower Somerset, Empower Family Success Center, Hillsborough Township Public Schools, Hillsborough/Millstone Municipal Alliance, Hillsborough Youth Services Commission, Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, Safe Coalition Hunterdon/Somerset, and the YMCA.

The Steered Straight website has great information for parents, teens and educators.  To check out the Steered Straight website, click HERE

DeLeon's "TABLE TALK" book, has an easy "starter kit of topics" to open up
the lines of communication with young adults.

Check back for upcoming date
in the Winter 2021.

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Approximately every 12 minutes, someone overdoses on opioids.  Are you prepared?

NARCAN® Nasal Spray counteracts the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose.  Since most accidental overdoses occur in a home setting, it was developed for first responders, as well as family, friends, and caregivers—with no medical training required.
Presented by TOPAC (The Overdose Prevention Act Consortium), Narcan training is offered on a regular basis.

If an individual needs immediate training, please contact Minda Maggio at mmaggio@htps.us, who can put you in contact with local resources.

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