Welcome to the
STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM!
(…but it’s not really just for kids!)
General Description of the Student Assistance Program – Click here
Student Assistance-related Policies, Laws, & Related Resources –Click here
Substance abuse information, Share the Keys, depression, suicide prevention, mental health and much much more
New resource during the Coronavirus emergency:
Share the KeysRe
Replaces the Alive at 25 Program
In the past, attendance at Share the Keys (formerly ALive at 25) was mandatory for parents who wanted a child to have parking privileges. Under the present circumstance, the Administration will make a decision regarding this and will inform parents at a later date to be announced.
Hunterdon Prevention Resources and the Safe Communities Coalition have produced the short documentary entitled Pills to Heroin, the Domino Effect. I urge you to watch it. Its only fifteen minutes and is well worth the investment in time. The link follows:
Suicide Prevention PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
AS SEEN ON “THE VHSTV MORNING SHOW”
One of our most important initiatives since 2009, the Lifelines Suicide Prevention program, produced by the Hazelden Foundation in conjunction with the NJ Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, has been a mainstay of the Student Assistance Program. More information in this website in Parents Resources, and in Program Description.
In order to promote the program’s philosophy and to promote affirmative student action, we have produced the following Public Service Announcements over the years.
ALI & MEREDITH BOBBY DAN
DANA KACEY NICK MILLER
NICOLE & TIANA SAM & LEAH
CLASS PRESIDENTS ’11-’12
STEPH & PHIL (Students > Parents)
Ms. Ballard & Mr. Scalera (Parents>Parents)
Ms. Koller & Mr. Collins (Parent/Staff>Parents & Staff)
Class Presidents ’14-’15
Kim Scheper – Lifelines.mp4
Newest Parent to Parent: Chad Rodgers & Kim Garison
Mikayla & Caroline
Foreign Language Series:
Newest: Yachine (Portuguese)
MADELEINE & SIYABONGA (Afrikaans & Zulu – South Africa)
ALEX (Dutch) ALEX (French)
CAROLINE (Spanish) Daniella (Portugese) DANIL (Russian)
FELIX (German) GIULIA (Italian) JOHN (Canadian French )
Franciso (Spanish) Alainna (ASL)
MARCEL (Polish) SIM (Filipino) TAN (Vietnamese)
TIANA ((Swedish)dish USMAN (Urdu) USMAN (Japanese) VALERIA (Italian) XUEER (Mandarin)
More to follow…
Not sure how to start that awkward conversation
with a friend who you’re worried about?
Check this out: https://seizetheawkward.org/
(From the Jed Foundation)
Please watch this video:
Recent NJ Case:
Sexting and Suicide
The Student Assistance Program newsletter, once on paper, is now an e-Page, just for VHS parents! Look for your e-Pages each month in your email.
From a recent issue:
VHS STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
If you’re a Stephen King fan, as I am, you may have read the Mercedes Man series in which the evil protagonist develops an internet-based “game” for kids which encourages them to engage in increasingly dangerous activities ultimately culminating in suicide. Lest you think this just a fictional fantasy created by our most notable horror genre author, it may have been more eerily prescient than you might think. The information below came to me from the Maureen A. Brogan, the Program Manager of the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth (TLC). It is important to the wellbeing of the children in our lives that we understand their world.
“Recently the TLC has received inquiries from schools, providers and concerned parents about the “MoMo Challenge”. The game requires players to complete escalating tasks that are usually dangerous and involve self-harm. But, given the challenge’s mysterious origins and the unreliability of news reports linking it to actual harm, some question whether it’s simply another one of the many hoaxes that breed on the Internet.” I have found the following two articles which assert that this is simply a hoax:
“Hoax or not, it’s still alarming and upsetting, and we want to be sure we are not promoting these troubling things on our social channels or in the media – and instead talking proactively about how we can support young people with positive, helpful conversation and resources. parents-should-know/
Momo Is As Real As We’ve Made Her: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/style/momo-mania-hoax.html?fbclid=IwAR2iHS7dcwx8YV3P3HVxw3MBmHsFIac2AICefGNo3ovePh_FLTyFdRqUM68
We wanted to keep you informed to educate parents about the importance of monitoring your child’s use of social media and the importance of connectedness to a trusted adult.
Texting and driving is now the leading cause
of fatal automobile crashes for 16-24 year
Good Drivers Just Drive!!
BTW, Watch this!!>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7911kgJJZc