Adult Treatment and Recovery High School Therapist
Coastal Preparatory High School
Nikki Nichols is the Adult Treatment and Recovery High School Therapist for Coastal Preparatory High School in Cape May County, NJ through Cape Assist. Nikki is a 2012 graduate of Stockton University’s Master of Social Work program and is a Licensed Social Worker through the state of New Jersey, as well as Certified School Social Worker and Certified Trauma Professional. Nikki has extensive experience in the Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking field and understands the deep-rooted connection on how trauma and Substance misuse are connected. Working with youth has been a passion of Nikki’s throughout her career, and she has worked with youth through the Children’s System of Care, Residential Treatment, and Outpatient treatment as well as the recovery high school.
Coastal Preparatory High School is the Recovery High School that services the eight southern counties in New Jersey. As the Recovery High School therapist Nikki, along with the Transition Coordinator, facilitates daily groups focusing on the needs and skills of the students. Nikki also engages in Individual therapeutic sessions for students daily. As part of the counseling program, Nikki, and her colleagues, focus on addressing issues related to childhood and current trauma, and focuses on building resiliency in each of the students so they can reach their highest potential.
Collegiate Recovery Programs and Recovery High School Panel Discussion
People in recovery from addiction face many challenges as they re-construct their lives and create a life-long recovery focus. This is not always supported by society and is less supported in the realm of the education experience. There is much focus on maintaining and mitigating the damages of the high school and college experience, which leaves little focus on creating a place within the education system for this people in recovery. While other groups of classically marginalized populations have begun to find a foothold and support within educational settings (e.g., LGBTQ, gender equality, ethnic identities), those in recovery have largely been left out in due to the fact that their needs run counter to the dominant narrative of the high school and college world.
Join us for a Panel Discussion with leaders in the High School and Collegiate Recovery Movement and within New Jersey and beyond. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about these valuable resources, the impact on communities and interact with the panelists.