COVID-19 Resource Center

GUIDE • SUPPORT • RESPOND

Guiding Through Disruption

In order to improve care and support in the wake of this health crisis, NJPN has created this Resource Center as a guide to assist you with helpful resources for individuals, communities, statewide assistance and national policy changes.

 

This is a time of uncertainty and disruption, which will continue to evolve and change daily therefore; we will be adding new information and resources to this page to help you continue safe and effective practices. Please check back often.

Peer Resources

Finding a supportive community is essential to recovery. Resources on this page are comprised of virtual and on-line local, statewide and national meetings that support all forms of recovery.

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An NJPN Exclusive Supportive Space for NJ's Peer Workforce

Last Tuesday of Every Month: 2:00PM – 3:00PM

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My Recovery Link


WEBSITE Helps to facilitate all recovery meetings available to anyone in or seeking recovery from substance use and mental health disorders, as well as any other quality of life concerns in digital meetings that feel like you're together in person. Live Videos, All Recovery Meetings, Peer Support, Physical Activities




Alcoholics Anonymous


WEBSITE Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meeting Intergroup Directory




Cocaine Anonymous


WEBSITE Cocaine Anonymous Online Meeting Directory




A Global Recovery Community


WEBSITE In The Rooms — Global online community with over 500,000 members who share their strength and experience with one another daily. Through live meetings, discussion groups, and all the other tools.




Life Ring


WEBSITE LifeRing – An organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support based on the idea that there are many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people.




Narcotics Anonymous


WEBSITE Narcotics Anonymous Online Meeting Directory




Refugee Recovery


WEBSITE Grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction.




Smart Recovery


WEBSITE A global community of mutual-support groups offering online support and forums including a chat room and message board.




Sober Grid


WEBSITE Platform to help anyone get sober and stay sober. Some join to get support, others to give it. Each free download, post, and connection create an opportunity to stay sober while helping others do the same. Download theApp via Google Play, iTunes Store.




Weconnect and Unity Recovery


WEBSITE Online recovery support groups open to anyone who is dealing with substance use, mental health concerns, disordered eating, as well as any other quality of life concerns. Everyone is welcome no matter pathway to recovery or recovery status. Meetings are available daily.




NJ Coalition for Addiction Recovery Support


WEBSITE Weekly support meetings will also be availabkle with a focus on support and resource sharing for recovery support providers.




Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery CCAR


WEBSITE Facebook updates on trainings, telephone recovery support services and more.




The Phoenix: A Sober Active Community


WEBSITE Recovery Community Organization offering live stream Crossfit, Yoga and Meditation daily every two hours through the COVID Crisis.




Community in Crisis (NJ)


WEBSITE A virtual online hub for peer recovery support and various workshops.




Consumer Connections/Mental Health Association (NJ)


WEBSITE For ALL peer support practitioners and peer recovery specialists — Twice weekly virtual support group. Registration info is available at the link above OR by emailing: consumerconnections@mhanj.org.




Hope Sheds Light (NJ)


24/7 available support hotline 855-850-HOPE For anyone in need of immediate support, please know that Hope Sheds Light will continue to offer 24/7 Talk, Text and Chat on our helpline 855-850-HOPE.




Living Proof Recovery Center (NJ)


Telephone Support 856-216-7134 Living Proof Recovery Center will be offering telephone support beginning March 24, 2020. Telephone support will be available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12pm-7pm.




Prevention Is Key/CARES


Telephone Peer Recovery Support will be available 24/7 (973) 625-1143 Virtual Support Meetings Schedule CARES Recovery Center remains a click away. They have created a full schedule of Recovery Center virtual programming throughout the week on Zoom web conferencing platform.




Prevention Links (NJ)


EMAIL selefante@preventionlinks.org EMAIL ssabater@preventionlinks.org The Helping Hands 365 Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 855-825-3275 Zoom meeting dates/times. To get in touch with Recovery Support Services during this time, you can contact us through Facebook,




12 Step


WEBSITE The meetings for 12 step groups originally took place (and still do) in physical buildings like churches, hospitals, schools, mission houses or any place that freely allow such meetings. Over the years, with improving technology and especially with the advent of the internet, the meeting venues have expanded to also include online meetings or tele-meetings (meetings on a shared phone line). The online meetings may take place using different means of communications like text-only chat, voice or video (e.g., Skype).




Online Meetings


WEBSITE Like in person meetings, online meetings are headed by a chairperson who works to keep the meeting running smoothly. A topic is introduced and others take turns sharing on the topic. At some meetings, the chairperson will also present the opening and closing statements by copy-pasting text files. Meetings last approximately one hour. Online meetings, unlike online chat, introduce a topic and allow only one person at a time to share (or type their comments). Using “voice chat” participants can actually hear each other share on the meeting topics. With the use of a microphone and speakers, participants can talk and listen to others in the room. Those who do not have microphones can share by typing their messages on the screen.




Recorded Speakers Mutual Aid Meetings


WEBSITE




Sex Addicts Anonymous


WEBSITE They offer phone and virtual meetings nationwide.




Connect with Parent Specialists


1-855-DRUGFREE M-F 9a-12am ET Weekends 12p-5pET Parent to parent peer support.




RWJ Barnabas Health All Recovery Meetings


All Recovery Meetings Via Zoom Mondays

  • 12pm-1pm ET — https://zoom.us/j/563540664
    Meeting ID: 563 540 664
    One tap mobile: +19292056099,, 563540664# US (New York)
  • 7pm-8pm ET— https://zoom.us/j/752228102
    Meeting ID: 752 228 102
    One tap mobile: +19292056099,,752228102#
Tuesdays
  • 12pm-1pm ET — https://zoom.us/j/115612901
    Meeting ID: 115 612 901
    One tap mobile: +19292056099,,115612901#
  • 6pm-7:30pm ET — https://zoom.us/j/708276700
    Meeting ID: 708 276 700
    One tap mobile: +19292056099,,708276700#
Wednesdays
  • 12pm-1pm ET https://zoom.us/j/804406743
    Meeting ID: 804 406 743
    One tap mobile: +19292056099,,804406743#
  • 7:45pm-8:45pm ET https://zoom.us/j/173540126
    Meeting ID: 173 540 126
    One tap mobile: +19292056099,,173540126#
Thursdays
  • 3pm-4pm ET https://zoom.us/j/770326034
    Meeting ID: 770 326 034
    One tap mobile: +19292056099,, 770326034#
  • 6pm-7:30pm ET https://zoom.us/j/498549489
    Meeting ID: 498 549 489
    One tap mobile: +19292056099,,498549489#
Fridays
  • 12pm-1pm ET https://zoom.us/j/722363460
    Meeting ID: 722 363 460
    One tap mobile: +19292056099,,722363460#
  • 7:30pm-8:30pm ET https://zoom.us/j/103816928
    Meeting ID: 103 816 928
    One tap mobile: +19292056099,,103816928#




Online LGBTQ 12 Step Recovery Meetings


ONLINE MEETING LIST




Partnership For Drug Free Kids


WEBSITE Online Support Community for Parents & Caregivers.




NJ Al-Anon and Alateen


WEBSITE All Al-Anon Family Group meetings welcome anyone who believes his/her life has been affected by someone else’s drinking, either today or in the past.




Overeaters Anonymous NJ


WEBSITE Online Meetings Available for Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a community of people who support each other in order to recover from compulsive eating and food behaviors. We welcome everyone who feels they have a problem with food.




Northern NJ Virtual AA Groups


SPREADSHEET Spreadsheet of virtual AA Meetings by day, time, Meeting Name, leader, etc.. Provides links to calendar and virtual platform.




Families Anonymous


WEBSITE Offers online meetings for 12-Step fellowship for the families and friends.




Marijuana Anonymous


WEBSITE Virtual online meetings.




New Jersey National Alliance on Mental Illness


WEBSITE Offers online virtual support groups.




NJCR and MHA


Zoom Meeting ID # 365-930-824 Virtual Call In # 1 646 558 8656 Mondays and Thursday 630p-730p Weekly Virtual Family Support Groups — open to anyone with a family member, friend or loved one who is in recovery or struggling with a substance use disorder.




NJ Connect for Recovery Helpline for Family and Friends


1-855-652-3737​​​​​​​




Wellbriety Online Meetings


Zoom Meeting ID 548-538-0164 PW: 488-123 Mon-Fri 11am PT, 12pm PT, 1pm PT, 2pm PT Native American Wellbriety 12 step meetings! During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to listen to others from around the world and share your experience, strength and hope. This unique meeting is held online at zoom.us.




NJ Peer Recovery


WEBSITE 1-833-422-2765 Telephone Peer Support Right from the comfort of your own home — 7 days a week 8a-10p




John Brooks Recovery Center


FACEBOOK Facebook.com/AllroadsRCC ZOOM https://zoom.us/j/2659470199 EMAIL Peer.support@jbrcnj.org For questions or to schedule a 1-on-1 session with a recovery coach, please email Peer.support@jbrcnj.org.




Children's Aid and Family Services


WEBSITE Free virtual recovery support programs for residents of Bergen County.




Confab — A Supportive Space for NJ's Peer Workforce (NJPN)


ZOOM MEETING LINK Learn More About Confab! Come Join The Confab Hosted by The New Jersey Prevention Network (NJPN) on the ZOOM platform!  This is an exclusive supportive space for all NJ Peer Workers. All are welcome no matter your pathway to recovery. Zoom Meeting Schedule:

  • Last Tuesday of Every Month, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Here's What's Expected:
  • Attending from a laptop maximizes the Zoom operability but you can also join via a smart phone. Video is optional.
  • If you wish to remain anonymous you may do so by calling in verses using video capabilities.
  • Audio can be muted and you are not required to share. Text chat option is also available.
  • Please be respectful of all participants just as you would in any other meeting or recovery space—we're all in this together!
Facilitated by: Jenna Reidy, NCPRSS, Peer Workforce Development Trainer




Recovery Dharma Online


WEBSITE Healing from Addiction with Buddhist Practice.




Adult Children of Alcoholics


WEBSITE Adult Children of Alcoholics online support meetings.




CoDependance Anonymous


WEBSITE CoDependance Anonymous provides meetings online or by phone both nationally and internationally.




Council on Complusive Gambling of NJ


WEBSITE This service provides 24 hour information to help complusive gamblers and self help groups.




Safe Project — Virtual Collegiate All-Recovery Meetings


For Information: https://www.safeproject.us/article/announcing-virtual-collegiate-recovery-meetings/ Collegiate All-Recovery Meetings: https://zoom.us/j/328951750 In an effort to support students in recovery during the impact of COVID-19, SAFE Campuses Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy students will be leading virtual Collegiate All-Recovery meetings three times a week starting on Monday, March 16th. Participation is open to all students and alumni in recovery.




Safe Project — Veterans Virtual All-Recovery Meetings


For Information: https://www.safeproject.us/article/announcing-veterans-all-recovery-meetings/ Use This Link to Access Each of the Upcoming Meetings: https://zoom.us/j/4696059639 In an effort to support veterans in recovery during the impact of COVID-19, our SAFE Veterans team will lead virtual Veterans Recovery meetings once a week on Thursdays starting April 2nd. The meetings will start at 6:00 pm EST. Participation is open to all veterans, service members, and military family members in recovery.





 

Prevention Resources

Prevention resources are essential for agencies and professionals to continue providing services to their communities during COVID-19. Below are resources regarding hosting digital meetings, running digital campaigns, and toolkits. There are also resources about identifying and working with risk factors that will become more frequent in the following months.

Looking For Local Resources?

Across New Jersey, 17 substance abuse prevention coalitions have formed to address local community needs related to 4 key statewide priorities: Underage drinking, Illegal drug use/misuse, Prescription drug abuse, and New and emerging drugs. Learn more about your local coalition by clicking the link below.

Advanced Zoom: Teach online with Zoom Screen Share and Remote Access


VIDEO Free video on zoom on sharing your screen (slightly more detailed/advanced) to help prevention practitioners consider how to present content or facilitate meetings using video conferencing.




Cherokee National Hand-washing Sign


INFOGRAPHIC Protect yourself and learn CWY!




Community Anti Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)


WEBSITE CADCA is a nonprofit organization that is committed to creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.




Coronavirus (COVID-19): Leadership Resources for Times of Crisis


WEBSITE




Developing a Social Media Plan to Support Substance Misuse Prevention Efforts


PDF CAPT-Developed tool on the steps to use social media in support of prevention.




Don't Let One Disaster Lead to Another


PDF Toolkit developed by prevention providers in Missouri following the Joplin Tornados of 2011. It provides a foundation of knowledge for preparing for, and responding to, future major disasters. We hope it will help you better understand the unique prevention needs a community faces following a disaster and how to collaborate in the community to address those needs, thus reducing the risk of substance abuse and violence-related consequences.




Empowering Teens: NIDA Toolkit for Out of School Time


WEBSITE This toolkit offers science-based activities and resources on drug use and addiction for educating teens during out of school time (OST). The OST setting—before and after school, in the summer, or any time teens attend a supervised program outside of the typical school time—offers a unique opportunity for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning. The activities in this toolkit inspire learning and empower teens with the information they need to make informed decisions about drug use and their health.




Interim Guidance for Community and Faith Leaders


WEBSITE This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.




Leadership Learning Community (LLC)


WEBSITE The COVID-19 pandemic presents the leadership field with the challenge of both responding to the crisis in our communities while learning to operate in fundamentally different ways. It also offers us the opportunity to reimagine how leadership in a Post-COVID-19 world could look. The “new” normal doesn’t have to just replicate the imperfect and inequitable old normal. It would be a missed opportunity, and a disservice to our communities to just go back to business as usual. There is a huge danger if we were to do so; just as many of us are seeing the opportunity to make the world more just and equitable, others are seizing the opportunity to make it far less so, as several contractions of democracy and liberty across the globe indicate.




Leadership Tools for Sustaining a Network: The Technology Behind the Scenes


WEBSITE Sustaining a network requires strategy and technology to leverage the full potential of a network is a critical 21st century leadership competency. With so many options, it can feel overwhelming to know what to use and how to use it. In this webinar, we will walk through some of the platforms we use to leverage the work around us for some of our consulting projects. This will be a technical walkthrough to inspire you to use these tools in your own leadership work. Our objective is to share how we create and sustain network structures in our work and introduce you to the possibilities available to you.




National Association of Counties (NACo)


WEBSITE NACo, together with iCivics, has created a full curriculum to educate students, grades 6 through 12, about the important role and functions of county government. The curriculum — along with the online game, "Counties Work" — assists teachers with preparing lessons on county government.




National Council for Behavioral Health


WEBSITE The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 3,326 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 2 million Americans have been trained.




National Indian Health Board: COVID-19 Tribal Resource Center


WEBSITE Has your Tribe, Tribal clinic or Tribal organization created a Tribal response plan, policies or resources related to COVID-19 that you are willing to share to help other organizations?

A key part of Tribal public health is sharing best practices and resources across Indian Country.

Submit them to Jennifer Vigario, NIHB Development Manager and Board Liaison at jvigario@nihb.org and we will post them here.




National Prevention Science Coalition


WEBSITE Guided by science, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives envisions a society that fosters nurturing environments and caring relationships for the well-being of all.




National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


WEBSITE Emotional Well-being During the COVID-19 Outbreak.




Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: COVID-19 Resources


WEBSITE This document contains a listing of funding opportunities for COVID-19 related work across the Northwest and the country.




Online Support Community for Parents and Caregivers who may have children experimenting with, or dependent on, substances


WEBSITE Staff clinicians and specially trained parent coaches will host a series of live online gatherings to share insight and ideas on managing teen and adult children during this unique time. These gatherings are an opportunity to find support and connection along with tangible guidance on topics such as accessing treatment and planning for an adequate supply of medication.




Prevention Solutions @ EDC


WEBSITE Explore the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics, brought to life with real-world examples, and meet your annual IC&RC prevention ethics requirement for prevention specialist certification.




Psychological First Aid


WEBSITE Psychological First Aid free online course - used by community level prevention practitioners in the past to work with their coalitions post disaster.




SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App


WEBSITE Access resources including tip sheets; guides for responders, teachers, parents, and caregivers; and a directory of behavioral health service providers in the impacted area; Download information on your phone before deployment in case of limited Internet connectivity in the field; Review key preparedness materials to help you provide the best support possible; Send information to colleagues and survivors via text message, email, or transfer to a computer for printing; Find interventions to help survivors of infectious disease epidemics.




Society for Prevention Research (SPR)


WEBSITE The Board of the Society for Prevention Research has focused on the monitoring of the well-being of children and adolescents as one of its strategic goals. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health that is coordinated through the National Science Foundation, SPR has been conducting a CMS project, led by Anthony Biglan, along with Patricia Mrazek and David Hawkins.




Strengthening Families Program — Home Use course (DVD or online)


WEBSITE Dr. Karol Kumpfer, creator of the Strengthening Families Program, and Jaynie Brown teamed up to create a new 11-session SFP7-17 Years Home-Use video (DVD or view Online). This new SFP universal prevention version is an entertaining series of parenting and family-life skills for parents and children to watch together at home. It has 11 thirty-minute lessons including an Introductory Lesson that discusses the benefits of SFP to promote positive brain development and resiliency, and a Mindfulness segment to promote better emotional regulation. It comes with an optional Spanish audio track.




Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)


WEBSITE The only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.




Ten Steps for Developing a Social Marketing Campaign


PDF CAPT-Developed tool on the steps to create a social marketing campaign.




The Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ Community — On Demand Webinar


WEBINAR Highlight the COVID-19 response of LGBTQ+ community groups and health centers as they support LGBTQ+ communities through crisis.




The Messenger Matters: Using Social Media Influencers and Content Champions to Promote Prevention Efforts


PDF CAPT-Developed tool covering additional information when using social media to support prevention.




The University of Washington Center for Communities That Care (CTC)


WEBSITE CTC is a prevention-science framework that helps communities promote healthy youth development, improve youth outcomes, and reduce problem behaviors. We help communities learn about CTC and offer personalized support in its implementation. The CTC system consists of web workshops filled with instructional videos, materials, and our latest research, along with ongoing strategic consultation and coaching support to communities and states.




UNODC/WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention


WEBSITE UNODC's work covers some of today's most pressing concerns: from drug abuse prevention, drug dependence treatment and criminal justice reform; to tackling organized crime and terrorism; through to addressing corruption and economic crime. However, responding to ever-growing needs in assisting countries across the globe to counter these threats requires stable resources.




Virtual Native Talking Circle: Staying Connected in Challenging Times


WEBSITE Please join us together for a special virtual talking circle event to be held bi-weekly starting April 9, 2020. This group will be facilitated by a Native guest each week and will focus on concerns about yourself, your family, your work, and/or your tribal community that you may be experiencing during these uncertain times. There is no fee or expectation to participate in this event. This is a respectful meeting space. Come share your concerns, offer support, and respect the group’s privacy.





 
 

Clinical Resources

Clinical resources found on this page provide public information for safe and clinical practice guidelines during COVID-19.

Day 1 - Westport, Mayo


Our guide will meet you at Westport train station and bring you to your accommodation. Once settled you will have a guided walk of the beautiful Heritage town of Westport (voted Best Place to live in Ireland) and a visit to the iconic Westport House, before returning for a delicious dinner in the hotel restaurant & an opportunity to discuss your exciting week in the West.




Day 2 - Croagh Patrick


Croagh Patrick is considered the most holy mountain in Ireland. It is said St Patrick spent 40 days and 40 nights on its summit in the 5th Century. However the traditional pilgrimage to its summit stretches over 5,000 years with thousands climbing the heather covered hills and rough stone paths to the small chapel at the summit. Today we will climb the 764 metres (2,500 feet) to the summit (known locally as the Reek) and take in the magnificient views over Clew Bay before descending to enjoy a pint of the Black stuff in the cosy pub at the foot of the mountain.




Day 3 - Achill Island


Today we’ll visit Achill Island, one of Mayo's many offshore islands and the largest off the coast of Ireland. Here you’ll experience a landscape shaped by the force of the Atlantic. The location for today's walk is the tip of Achill Island - one of the most westerly points in Europe. Our walk involves a dramatic cliff top trail above the beautiful white sandy, horseshoe shaped Keem bay. We'll have spectacular and every changing views of the magnificient cliffs of Achill Head and the valley below, views that will remain long in your memory. This evening you can relax and enjoy some traditional Irish music in the vibrant town of Westport.




Day 4 - King of Connaught


Leaving Westport behind we head futher south on the Atlantic Coast. At 814 metres (2,670ft), Mweelrea is not only the highest mountain in County Mayo but also the province of Connaught. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, rising up from the golden shores of the Atlantic and overlooking Ireland's only fjord, Killary, this is arguably the finest mountain in the west of Ireland. With a fantastic day of hiking done, we will head to the quaint coastal town of Clifden, our base for the rest of the week.




Day 5 - Omey Island


This morning we’ll take the famous Sky Road route, up among the hills overlooking Clifden Bay, to the magical Omey island, only 600 metres offshore, it is accessible on foot at low water. The island, although only covering one square mile, is rich in archaeological remains, early Christian sites and the partially buried ruin of a medieval church, with the rolling Atlantic surf and the Twelve Bens of Connemara forming a magnificent backdrop. Heading back to the mainland for lunch, we’ll spend the afternoon exploring Connemara national park before returning to Clifden, where you can sample some of the local produce and seafood in one of the many pubs and restaurants.




Day 6 - Roundstone, Connemara


This morning we’ll head into the heart of Connemara, for a walk filled with wonderful views of sandy turquoise beaches and the quartzite peaks of the Twelve Bens Mountain Range. We’ll stop for lunch in the beautiful fishing village of Roundstone, eating at a traditional family run pub that specialises in fresh seafood. After lunch we’ll enjoy a walk around the rugged and wild landscape where the world’s first transatlantic flight-landed in 1919, close to the Guglielmo Marconi wireless station. We’ll head back to Clifden to enjoy our final night together with dinner and music.




Day 7 - Cong


After a hearty breakfast on our final day we will take a lakeside journey via the quaint village of Cong – home of the “The Quiet Man” and Ashford Castle, arriving in Westport in plenty of time for your return train.





NJ Community Resources

Community resources are essential during a time of need.  Following are resources that individuals can seek assistance with housing, utility support, domestic violence, financial aid, food pantries, toolkits, fact sheets and other resources covering a variety of topics that will provide support during COVID-19.

NJ’s Drug Monitoring Initiative (DMI) COVID-19 Resource Guide

In response to the pandemic, NJ's DMI is providing a downloadable "New Jersey Resource Guide" including a comprehensive directory and information to relevant resources for a variety of topics. The Guide is available to download in two different file formats in English and Spanish.

ENGLISH

ESPAÑOL

Advanced Zoom: Teach online with Zoom Screen Share and Remote Access


VIDEO Free video on zoom on sharing your screen (slightly more detailed/advanced) to help prevention practitioners consider how to present content or facilitate meetings using video conferencing.




Cherokee National Hand-washing Sign


INFOGRAPHIC Protect yourself and learn CWY!




Community Anti Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)


WEBSITE CADCA is a nonprofit organization that is committed to creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.




Coronavirus (COVID-19): Leadership Resources for Times of Crisis


WEBSITE




Developing a Social Media Plan to Support Substance Misuse Prevention Efforts


PDF CAPT-Developed tool on the steps to use social media in support of prevention.




Don't Let One Disaster Lead to Another


PDF Toolkit developed by prevention providers in Missouri following the Joplin Tornados of 2011. It provides a foundation of knowledge for preparing for, and responding to, future major disasters. We hope it will help you better understand the unique prevention needs a community faces following a disaster and how to collaborate in the community to address those needs, thus reducing the risk of substance abuse and violence-related consequences.




Empowering Teens: NIDA Toolkit for Out of School Time


WEBSITE This toolkit offers science-based activities and resources on drug use and addiction for educating teens during out of school time (OST). The OST setting—before and after school, in the summer, or any time teens attend a supervised program outside of the typical school time—offers a unique opportunity for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning. The activities in this toolkit inspire learning and empower teens with the information they need to make informed decisions about drug use and their health.




Interim Guidance for Community and Faith Leaders


WEBSITE This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.




Leadership Learning Community (LLC)


WEBSITE The COVID-19 pandemic presents the leadership field with the challenge of both responding to the crisis in our communities while learning to operate in fundamentally different ways. It also offers us the opportunity to reimagine how leadership in a Post-COVID-19 world could look. The “new” normal doesn’t have to just replicate the imperfect and inequitable old normal. It would be a missed opportunity, and a disservice to our communities to just go back to business as usual. There is a huge danger if we were to do so; just as many of us are seeing the opportunity to make the world more just and equitable, others are seizing the opportunity to make it far less so, as several contractions of democracy and liberty across the globe indicate.




Leadership Tools for Sustaining a Network: The Technology Behind the Scenes


WEBSITE Sustaining a network requires strategy and technology to leverage the full potential of a network is a critical 21st century leadership competency. With so many options, it can feel overwhelming to know what to use and how to use it. In this webinar, we will walk through some of the platforms we use to leverage the work around us for some of our consulting projects. This will be a technical walkthrough to inspire you to use these tools in your own leadership work. Our objective is to share how we create and sustain network structures in our work and introduce you to the possibilities available to you.




National Association of Counties (NACo)


WEBSITE NACo, together with iCivics, has created a full curriculum to educate students, grades 6 through 12, about the important role and functions of county government. The curriculum — along with the online game, "Counties Work" — assists teachers with preparing lessons on county government.




National Council for Behavioral Health


WEBSITE The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 3,326 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 2 million Americans have been trained.




National Indian Health Board: COVID-19 Tribal Resource Center


WEBSITE Has your Tribe, Tribal clinic or Tribal organization created a Tribal response plan, policies or resources related to COVID-19 that you are willing to share to help other organizations?

A key part of Tribal public health is sharing best practices and resources across Indian Country.

Submit them to Jennifer Vigario, NIHB Development Manager and Board Liaison at jvigario@nihb.org and we will post them here.




National Prevention Science Coalition


WEBSITE Guided by science, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives envisions a society that fosters nurturing environments and caring relationships for the well-being of all.




National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


WEBSITE Emotional Well-being During the COVID-19 Outbreak.




Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: COVID-19 Resources


WEBSITE This document contains a listing of funding opportunities for COVID-19 related work across the Northwest and the country.




Online Support Community for Parents and Caregivers who may have children experimenting with, or dependent on, substances


WEBSITE Staff clinicians and specially trained parent coaches will host a series of live online gatherings to share insight and ideas on managing teen and adult children during this unique time. These gatherings are an opportunity to find support and connection along with tangible guidance on topics such as accessing treatment and planning for an adequate supply of medication.




Prevention Solutions @ EDC


WEBSITE Explore the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics, brought to life with real-world examples, and meet your annual IC&RC prevention ethics requirement for prevention specialist certification.




Psychological First Aid


WEBSITE Psychological First Aid free online course - used by community level prevention practitioners in the past to work with their coalitions post disaster.




SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App


WEBSITE Access resources including tip sheets; guides for responders, teachers, parents, and caregivers; and a directory of behavioral health service providers in the impacted area; Download information on your phone before deployment in case of limited Internet connectivity in the field; Review key preparedness materials to help you provide the best support possible; Send information to colleagues and survivors via text message, email, or transfer to a computer for printing; Find interventions to help survivors of infectious disease epidemics.




Society for Prevention Research (SPR)


WEBSITE The Board of the Society for Prevention Research has focused on the monitoring of the well-being of children and adolescents as one of its strategic goals. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health that is coordinated through the National Science Foundation, SPR has been conducting a CMS project, led by Anthony Biglan, along with Patricia Mrazek and David Hawkins.




Strengthening Families Program — Home Use course (DVD or online)


WEBSITE Dr. Karol Kumpfer, creator of the Strengthening Families Program, and Jaynie Brown teamed up to create a new 11-session SFP7-17 Years Home-Use video (DVD or view Online). This new SFP universal prevention version is an entertaining series of parenting and family-life skills for parents and children to watch together at home. It has 11 thirty-minute lessons including an Introductory Lesson that discusses the benefits of SFP to promote positive brain development and resiliency, and a Mindfulness segment to promote better emotional regulation. It comes with an optional Spanish audio track.




Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)


WEBSITE The only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.




Ten Steps for Developing a Social Marketing Campaign


PDF CAPT-Developed tool on the steps to create a social marketing campaign.




The Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ Community — On Demand Webinar


WEBINAR Highlight the COVID-19 response of LGBTQ+ community groups and health centers as they support LGBTQ+ communities through crisis.




The Messenger Matters: Using Social Media Influencers and Content Champions to Promote Prevention Efforts


PDF CAPT-Developed tool covering additional information when using social media to support prevention.




The University of Washington Center for Communities That Care (CTC)


WEBSITE CTC is a prevention-science framework that helps communities promote healthy youth development, improve youth outcomes, and reduce problem behaviors. We help communities learn about CTC and offer personalized support in its implementation. The CTC system consists of web workshops filled with instructional videos, materials, and our latest research, along with ongoing strategic consultation and coaching support to communities and states.




UNODC/WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention


WEBSITE UNODC's work covers some of today's most pressing concerns: from drug abuse prevention, drug dependence treatment and criminal justice reform; to tackling organized crime and terrorism; through to addressing corruption and economic crime. However, responding to ever-growing needs in assisting countries across the globe to counter these threats requires stable resources.




Virtual Native Talking Circle: Staying Connected in Challenging Times


WEBSITE Please join us together for a special virtual talking circle event to be held bi-weekly starting April 9, 2020. This group will be facilitated by a Native guest each week and will focus on concerns about yourself, your family, your work, and/or your tribal community that you may be experiencing during these uncertain times. There is no fee or expectation to participate in this event. This is a respectful meeting space. Come share your concerns, offer support, and respect the group’s privacy.





 

National Resources

The national resource directory provides information and links to many nationally vetted resources pertaining to addiction, recovery, mental health, and healthcare such as Medicare and Medicaid services.

Advanced Zoom: Teach online with Zoom Screen Share and Remote Access


VIDEO Free video on zoom on sharing your screen (slightly more detailed/advanced) to help prevention practitioners consider how to present content or facilitate meetings using video conferencing.




Cherokee National Hand-washing Sign


INFOGRAPHIC Protect yourself and learn CWY!




Community Anti Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)


WEBSITE CADCA is a nonprofit organization that is committed to creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.




Coronavirus (COVID-19): Leadership Resources for Times of Crisis


WEBSITE




Developing a Social Media Plan to Support Substance Misuse Prevention Efforts


PDF CAPT-Developed tool on the steps to use social media in support of prevention.




Don't Let One Disaster Lead to Another


PDF Toolkit developed by prevention providers in Missouri following the Joplin Tornados of 2011. It provides a foundation of knowledge for preparing for, and responding to, future major disasters. We hope it will help you better understand the unique prevention needs a community faces following a disaster and how to collaborate in the community to address those needs, thus reducing the risk of substance abuse and violence-related consequences.




Empowering Teens: NIDA Toolkit for Out of School Time


WEBSITE This toolkit offers science-based activities and resources on drug use and addiction for educating teens during out of school time (OST). The OST setting—before and after school, in the summer, or any time teens attend a supervised program outside of the typical school time—offers a unique opportunity for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning. The activities in this toolkit inspire learning and empower teens with the information they need to make informed decisions about drug use and their health.




Interim Guidance for Community and Faith Leaders


WEBSITE This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.




Leadership Learning Community (LLC)


WEBSITE The COVID-19 pandemic presents the leadership field with the challenge of both responding to the crisis in our communities while learning to operate in fundamentally different ways. It also offers us the opportunity to reimagine how leadership in a Post-COVID-19 world could look. The “new” normal doesn’t have to just replicate the imperfect and inequitable old normal. It would be a missed opportunity, and a disservice to our communities to just go back to business as usual. There is a huge danger if we were to do so; just as many of us are seeing the opportunity to make the world more just and equitable, others are seizing the opportunity to make it far less so, as several contractions of democracy and liberty across the globe indicate.




Leadership Tools for Sustaining a Network: The Technology Behind the Scenes


WEBSITE Sustaining a network requires strategy and technology to leverage the full potential of a network is a critical 21st century leadership competency. With so many options, it can feel overwhelming to know what to use and how to use it. In this webinar, we will walk through some of the platforms we use to leverage the work around us for some of our consulting projects. This will be a technical walkthrough to inspire you to use these tools in your own leadership work. Our objective is to share how we create and sustain network structures in our work and introduce you to the possibilities available to you.




National Association of Counties (NACo)


WEBSITE NACo, together with iCivics, has created a full curriculum to educate students, grades 6 through 12, about the important role and functions of county government. The curriculum — along with the online game, "Counties Work" — assists teachers with preparing lessons on county government.




National Council for Behavioral Health


WEBSITE The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 3,326 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 2 million Americans have been trained.




National Indian Health Board: COVID-19 Tribal Resource Center


WEBSITE Has your Tribe, Tribal clinic or Tribal organization created a Tribal response plan, policies or resources related to COVID-19 that you are willing to share to help other organizations?

A key part of Tribal public health is sharing best practices and resources across Indian Country.

Submit them to Jennifer Vigario, NIHB Development Manager and Board Liaison at jvigario@nihb.org and we will post them here.




National Prevention Science Coalition


WEBSITE Guided by science, the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives envisions a society that fosters nurturing environments and caring relationships for the well-being of all.




National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


WEBSITE Emotional Well-being During the COVID-19 Outbreak.




Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: COVID-19 Resources


WEBSITE This document contains a listing of funding opportunities for COVID-19 related work across the Northwest and the country.




Online Support Community for Parents and Caregivers who may have children experimenting with, or dependent on, substances


WEBSITE Staff clinicians and specially trained parent coaches will host a series of live online gatherings to share insight and ideas on managing teen and adult children during this unique time. These gatherings are an opportunity to find support and connection along with tangible guidance on topics such as accessing treatment and planning for an adequate supply of medication.




Prevention Solutions @ EDC


WEBSITE Explore the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics, brought to life with real-world examples, and meet your annual IC&RC prevention ethics requirement for prevention specialist certification.




Psychological First Aid


WEBSITE Psychological First Aid free online course - used by community level prevention practitioners in the past to work with their coalitions post disaster.




SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App


WEBSITE Access resources including tip sheets; guides for responders, teachers, parents, and caregivers; and a directory of behavioral health service providers in the impacted area; Download information on your phone before deployment in case of limited Internet connectivity in the field; Review key preparedness materials to help you provide the best support possible; Send information to colleagues and survivors via text message, email, or transfer to a computer for printing; Find interventions to help survivors of infectious disease epidemics.




Society for Prevention Research (SPR)


WEBSITE The Board of the Society for Prevention Research has focused on the monitoring of the well-being of children and adolescents as one of its strategic goals. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Institutes of Health that is coordinated through the National Science Foundation, SPR has been conducting a CMS project, led by Anthony Biglan, along with Patricia Mrazek and David Hawkins.




Strengthening Families Program — Home Use course (DVD or online)


WEBSITE Dr. Karol Kumpfer, creator of the Strengthening Families Program, and Jaynie Brown teamed up to create a new 11-session SFP7-17 Years Home-Use video (DVD or view Online). This new SFP universal prevention version is an entertaining series of parenting and family-life skills for parents and children to watch together at home. It has 11 thirty-minute lessons including an Introductory Lesson that discusses the benefits of SFP to promote positive brain development and resiliency, and a Mindfulness segment to promote better emotional regulation. It comes with an optional Spanish audio track.




Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)


WEBSITE The only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.




Ten Steps for Developing a Social Marketing Campaign


PDF CAPT-Developed tool on the steps to create a social marketing campaign.




The Impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ+ Community — On Demand Webinar


WEBINAR Highlight the COVID-19 response of LGBTQ+ community groups and health centers as they support LGBTQ+ communities through crisis.




The Messenger Matters: Using Social Media Influencers and Content Champions to Promote Prevention Efforts


PDF CAPT-Developed tool covering additional information when using social media to support prevention.




The University of Washington Center for Communities That Care (CTC)


WEBSITE CTC is a prevention-science framework that helps communities promote healthy youth development, improve youth outcomes, and reduce problem behaviors. We help communities learn about CTC and offer personalized support in its implementation. The CTC system consists of web workshops filled with instructional videos, materials, and our latest research, along with ongoing strategic consultation and coaching support to communities and states.




UNODC/WHO International Standards on Drug Use Prevention


WEBSITE UNODC's work covers some of today's most pressing concerns: from drug abuse prevention, drug dependence treatment and criminal justice reform; to tackling organized crime and terrorism; through to addressing corruption and economic crime. However, responding to ever-growing needs in assisting countries across the globe to counter these threats requires stable resources.




Virtual Native Talking Circle: Staying Connected in Challenging Times


WEBSITE Please join us together for a special virtual talking circle event to be held bi-weekly starting April 9, 2020. This group will be facilitated by a Native guest each week and will focus on concerns about yourself, your family, your work, and/or your tribal community that you may be experiencing during these uncertain times. There is no fee or expectation to participate in this event. This is a respectful meeting space. Come share your concerns, offer support, and respect the group’s privacy.





 

Policies

Learn about the most up to date strategies and specific policies in addition to the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization recommendations to preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Centers for Medicare & Medicade Emergency Services


WEBSITE This is an announcement from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesThe U.S. Government is working tirelessly to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has noted that people with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) may be particularly vulnerable. We want to make sure providers, including Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs), who treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) are aware of the options to use telehealth to prescribe medication for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and other support services during the COVID-19 national health emergency.




Certificate of Waiver: Medical Director Qualification for SUD Facilities


PDF DOCUMENT Marcela Ospina Maziarz, MPA, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health (DOH), provided the following waiver and attestation forms, which you can link to below and will soon be posted on the DOH website.




H.R. 6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act Summary


PDF DOCUMENT The legislation provides paid leave, establishes free testing, protects public health workers, and provides important benefits to children and families.




The CARES Act


ACT TEXT




US Department of Labor: Employer Paid Leave Requirements


WEBSITE The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.[1] The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.




NJ Department of Human Services – COVID-19 Full Updates and Resource List


WEBSITE COVID-19 Telehealth Guidance Policy PDF Novel Coronavirus Information — Policies and Resources Links




NJ Evictions and Foreclosures COVID19 Related Information


Website Executive Order 106 was signed on March 19, placing a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures through May 19, 2020.




NJ Motor Vechile Commission's COVID19 Response and Frequently Asked Questions


Website




DEA — Lifts 3 Requirements for Hospitals and Clinics


One exception: https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/AHA_MCHF/attach/2020/April/0413/Hospital_Clinic_Registration_Exception.pdf

Second exception: https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/AHA_MCHF/attach/2020/April/0413/DEA_Dist_MNF_Narcotics_Shipments.pdf

Temporary exception: https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/AHA_MCHF/attach/2020/April/0413/DEA_5_percent_practitioner_exception.pdf

DEA lifts three requirements for hospitals/clinics during pandemic. To facilitate continuous patient care during quickly changing scenarios during the pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration has issued three exceptions to regulations for DEA-registered hospitals and clinics effective from April 10 until the public health emergency ends. One exception allows DEA-registered hospitals and clinics, under their existing DEA registration, to handle controlled substances at their satellite hospital/clinic locations as long as certain conditions are met. DEA is also providing flexibility to allow distributors to ship controlled substances directly to these satellite hospitals/clinics under certain conditions. A second exception allows narcotic treatment programs to accept deliveries of narcotics without providing an authorized signature at the time of delivery in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Finally, DEA today issued another temporary exception to allow DEA-registered dispensers, such as hospitals, pharmacies, and physicians, to distribute controlled substances beyond 5% of the total number of dosage units of controlled substances distributed and dispensed during the same calendar year without being required to register as a distributor.




IC&RC Updates to Certifications — COVID19


WEBSITE

  • Motion Passed: Immediately delay the requirement for the IC&RC Peer Recovery written exam until at least January 2021 for all CPRS applicants.
  • Should the regulations change prior to January 2021, the Board will make announcements on our home page.
  • This means that all CPRS applicants from October 1, 2019 on will not be required to take the IC&RC Peer Recovery exam. Completed applications, lacking the exam, will be sent late this week or next week when we expect the delayed (COVID Related) delivery of certificates to our office to be printed.




Certificate of Waiver: Medication Assisted Treatment


PDF DOCUMENT Marcela Ospina Maziarz, MPA, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health (DOH), provided the following waiver and attestation forms, which you can link to below and will soon be posted on the DOH website.




Certificate of Waiver: Medication Monitoring in Mental Health Facilities


PDF DOCUMENT Marcela Ospina Maziarz, MPA, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health (DOH), provided the following waiver and attestation forms, which you can link to below and will soon be posted on the DOH website.




NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development — Division of Unemployment Insurance


WEBSITE COVID19- related unemployment insurance claims information




Office of National Drug Control Policy — SUD and PPE Letter


PDF DOCUMENT Read the letter from the Executive Offic of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy regarding Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) and personal protective equipment (PPE).





 

Training Updates

Staying current and informed on best practices during COVID is essential to the quality of care. Following are links to nationally recognized organizations that will provide you with the most up to date information and education through webinars, virtual and online trainings. Many of these trainings are at no cost.

NJ Medication-Assisted Treatment Centers of Excellence


MAT Provider Hotline: 866-221-2611 (Monday to Friday - 8am to 8pm) Northern COE: coe@njms.rutgers.edu Southern COE: southernnjcoe@rowan.edu The New Jersey Medication-Assisted Treatment Centers of Excellence recmmends that medication-assisted treatment (MAT) providers follow these best practices during the COVID-pandemic to maintain patient safety and continuity of care.




Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


WEBSITE CMS Announces Relief for Clinicians, Providers, Hospitals and Facilities Participating in Quality Reporting Programs in Response to COVID-19.




US Department Health & Human Services / Health Information Privacy


WEBSITE Notification of Enforcement Discretion for telehealth remote communications during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.




Telehealth Learning Series


WEBSITE Telehealth Learning & Discussion Series for SUD Tx and Recovery Support Providers from the ATTC Network & partners.




National Council for Behavioral Health


WEBSITE

Calling all medical directors – we are hosting a series of COVID-19 discussion calls to foster peer engagement, resource sharing and conversation around navigating the pandemic.

During this time of uncertainty, patients may be experiencing heightened emotional distress due to the effects of COVID-19 on their families and communities. How can you maximize your impact?

Designed with you in mind, our calls will connect you with like-minded peers and facilitate the exchange of tools, resources and information to help you, your organization and your patients navigate this challenging time.

Join us for our next call on Thursday, April 2, at 11 a.m. ET, to receive the latest updates on a variety of COVID-19 issues, while engaging colleagues in an interactive setting.

Our calls are presented by the National Council Medical Director Institute (MDI) and facilitated by Joe Parks, M.D., an MDI co-chair and the National Council’s vice president of practice improvement and medical director.




DEA and SAMHSA Buprenorphine and Telemedicine COVID-19 Guidance


PDF DOCUMENT In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has partnered with SAMHSA to ensure authorized practitioners may admit and treat new patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) during the public health emergency.





Check back soon for updates and more resources.

 
 
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