Category

    Peer support

  1. CHAI: Counselors Helping (South) Asians/Indians, Inc.

    Counselors Helping (South) Asians/Indians, Inc. (CHAI) takes a holistic approach to providing proactive, culturally competent information and referrals on mental health and wellness to the South Asian population. They work collaboratively with communities and service organizations to end stigma and increase access to mental health services.
  2. Promotoras: Bilingual Peer Specialists for Community Outreach and Assistance

    Objective: To assist Latinos, including individuals who are monolingual or Limited English Proficient (LEP), in enrollment and retention in programs and services, such as substance abuse and mental health treatment. Description: This profile highlights promotoras models from two Latino-serving organizations.  The New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addictions Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA)...
  3. Trevor Lifeguard Workshop for Suicide Prevention in LGBTQ Youth

    Trevor Lifeguard Workshop is a 1-hour interactive workshop for high school and college-age youth that describes the mental health, suicide, and self-care resources provided by The Trevor Project. There are two versions of the workshop: one for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and one for general youth...
  4. Hamilton Knights Alternative Football Program

    Background: Many youth benefit greatly from sports, physically and mentally. There are strict requirements of organized sports including: weight limits, financial obligations and behavioral/conduct expectations. There are times when youth with behavioral health needs, although are talented, have difficulty managing their behaviors in practice and in school and therefore, cannot...
  5. Building Youth Resiliency through Peer Assistance and Leadership

    Background: PAL began in 1980, combining peer assistance and peer leadership strategies originally developed in the late 1970s. Over the past 15 years, these basic prevention strategies have been expanded, evolving the peer helping program from an informal, extracurricular activity in a single school district to a formally structured, curriculum-based program...
  6. Christians in Recovery: Peer Support Program

    Objective: To link those in recovery with their peers, while providing a Christian foundation. Description: Christians in Recovery, offered through the Second Baptist Church of Atlantic City, works to assist individuals struggling with addiction to better access health insurance and formal outpatient and inpatient drug and alcohol programs. Because it is...
  7. Aslan Youth Ministries Third World Extreme: Community Service Program for At-Risk Youth

    Objective: To provide relationship-driven programs that permanently impact the bodies, minds and spirits of at-risk urban children. Description: Aslan Youth Ministries is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Red Bank, New Jersey. For the past 37 years, they have provided community outreach programs to impoverished areas in Monmouth County. Aslan’s programs include...
  8. Service Outreach and Recovery

    Objective: Reduce drug and alcohol use and increase participation in formal substance abuse treatment programs and 12-step self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Description: Service Outreach and Recovery (SOAR), a multicomponent program for indigent and residentially unstable clients, targets individuals at soup kitchens who acknowledge current or...
  9. Feria de Salud: Behavioral Health Fair on the Affordable Care Act & Health Exchanges

    Objective: To support, connect and assist consumers to live healthy and improve their quality of life through community resources or services; to help consumers understand the Affordable Care Act Description: Albuquerque Center for Hope & Recovery (ACHR) organized and hosted the first Feria de Salud (behavioral health fair) in New...