Welcome to the Monmouth County Prevention Hub
Please read below to access all of our suggested resources for Monmouth County residents.
For youth and families to thrive in a safe and healthy environment, communities must address the numerous risk factors that lead to the early use of alcohol and other drugs, often the first step on a path to addiction. The statewide system of Prevention Hubs provides evidence-based prevention education, interventions, strategies, and programs to support all sectors of our community, including youth, parents, schools, law enforcement, faith-based organizations, etc.
The Prevention Hub of Monmouth County is hosted by the Prevention Coalition of Monmouth County, an affiliate of Prevention First, and connects residents and professionals with prevention resources and services to build resilience in our local communities.
The Monmouth County Prevention Warm Line
The Monmouth County Prevention Warm Line is a clear connection point to access both evidence-based prevention programs for youth and families, as well as information and referral for those in need of assistance with navigating local and state family support services being offered by the Prevention Hub and beyond.
Trained coalition staff are available on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to connect callers to local and state-level resources and other supportive services.
To speak with a resource coalition staff member call 732-663-1800 x 2710.
If a coalition staff member is not available, all callers will be directed to the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County’s Substance Use Referral and Education (SURE) hotline.
The Prevention Hub offers educational resources, programs, and technical assistance to schools and community organizations that serve youth, parents and other adults.
Utilizes personality targeted interventions to promote mental health and skill development and delay youth substance use in at-risk youth ages 12-17. The curriculum is designed to increase coping skills, set long term goals, and channel participants’ personality towards achieving them.
Community, parent, and youth education on topics such as the New Law and how it will impact youth, perception of harm, brain development, increased availability of marijuana products and on best practices in public health policies which may include distributing resources that will help guide communities, schools and others related to marijuana policies.
SFP is a family-focused program that provides skill-building sessions and fun activities that will help with the toughest job in existence: Being a Parent/Guardian! Families attend weekly SFP sessions where they are given an opportunity to practice new skills to help overcome personal and family challenges such as miscommunication, stress, and peer pressure and begin the process of building stronger relationships.
Over-the-counter (OTC) medication education presentations to youth, parents, older adults and the community providing information on responsible use and storage of these medications, and the dangers of not doing so.
Changing Systems to Promote Youth Wellness
The Prevention Hub promotes the importance of systemic changes that build community resiliency and support youth wellness. Policy updates and new practices, such as implementing universal youth screening, creating policies that ensure a supportive response to youth at risk, and creating environments that support youth wellness, are key to reducing youth substance use. The Prevention Hub agencies around the state provide technical assistance and resources to schools and municipalities that guide public health policy updates to impact the environmental systems experienced by all community members.
Municipal Toolkit: Marijuana/Cannabis Policy Guidance
This project was supported by SABG Covid Supplement Grant TI083538 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Monmouth County Resources for Mental Health, Substance Use, Prevention, Data and Education
Click here to visit Monmouth Resource Net who provides a wide range of information about support, resources, and services for the residents of Monmouth County, NJ
Prevention of Substance Use and Mental Disorders
A Guide to SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework
Monmouth County Youth Services Commission
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