Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in New Jersey, and the opioid epidemic is impacting families across the state. To address this growing issue, the New Jersey School Boards Association on Friday, April 13 will host a conference designed to encourage schools and communities to collaborate on projects of prevention as well as intervention and treatment.

The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) at The Conference Center at Mercer, 1200 Old Trenton Road West Windsor, NJ 08550.

Presentations include:

  • New Jersey Recovery High School
  • Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) 360 Prevention Program
  • Hope 1/Morris County Sherriff Intervention/Recovery Program
  • Social Services Before Complaints: Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline, presented by the Middlesex County Prosecutor
  • Teaching Students to Make Healthy Choices through Mindfulness & Yoga – presented by the Asbury Park High School

Cost/Registration Information The cost is $99 per person, and the program offers 4 Board Member Academy credits. Registration of school board members and other district staff that have been reported to NJSBA through the completion of the district census form may be completed online, but only by the school business administrator, who must attach a scanned copy of the purchase order with the registration.

Other School Staff Additional district staff members may attend the program at the member rate and can register online through Eventbrite using a credit card. (Staff should check with the school business administrator as to local district policy regarding reimbursement.)

For questions regarding this program, please email Vincent DeLucia, NJSBA director of training & professional development/educator in residence.