School and Family

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

All children need life skills to manage the stressors they experience in school, at home and in the community. We help children and families develop skills to help strengthen their relationships and support systems to decrease the likelihood of using alcohol and other drugs. On average, over 5,000 individuals are helped by our school and family programs.

School Programs

Our programs for youth are interactive lessons and activities that create positive learning experiences, giving youth the tools they need to make responsible, healthy decisions. Below is a listing of our school-based programs.  For more information on any of these programs, please contact Marigrace Flynn at 201-740-7098 or mflynn@cafsnj.org or visit www.tcadr.org.

Elementary School

Alcohol, Nicotine and Other Drug Presentations

Footprints for Life

Forest Friends

My Generation Rx

Steps to Respect
Too Smart to Start

Middle School

My Generation Rx

Second Step Bullying and Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Steps to Respect

Too Smart to Start

Teen Education Series

High School

My Generation Rx

Keys to Innervisions (KIV)

Teen Education Series

Programs for Professionals

Our school-based programs for professionals are interactive presentations around topics such as what school professionals need to know about substance misuse and work-life balance. For more information on any of these programs, please contact Mike Silverman at 201-740-7095/ msilverman@cafsnj.org or visit www.tcadr.org.

Topics include:

  • Rising Over the Vapor: A training for stakeholders
  • Life of a Middle Schooler: A program for teachers, school personnel, and community members
  • Hidden in the Desk
  • Emerging Drug Trends
  • Tackling Opioids through Prevention for Athletes (TOP)
  • Rising Over the Vapor: A training for stakeholders
  • Life of a Middle Schooler: A program for teachers, school personnel, and community members
  • Hidden in the Desk
  • Emerging Drug Trends
  • Tackling Opioids through Prevention for Athletes (TOP)

Individual and Family Programs

We provide programs across the whole lifespan: from youth, to families and to older adults.

Early Intervention:  Creating Health Attitudes in Teens (CHAT) is a program for teens whose use of drugs or alcohol is beginning to create problems in their lives.

Parent and Family: Our parent and family programs build on the existing strengths of families so they become even stronger. Below is a listing of our family programs. For more information on any of these programs, please contact Devlynn Ferguson at 201-740-7069 or dferguson@cafsnj.org.

Older Adult Programs

Our Senior Services programs aim to improve positive health behaviors related to lifestyle choices, healthcare empowerment, and proper use of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. For more information, please contact Shyra Aultmon at 201-740-7148.

  • Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE)
  • Alternative Approaches to Pain Management