Psychological well being ideas for teenagers: About 400 college students joined the twenty eighth annual Peer Management Convention final week hosted by Cape Help and the Cape Could County Wholesome Neighborhood Coalition.
This occasion provided center and highschool college students actions associated to psychological well being, prevention, citizenship and management. The convention targeted on the theme “Defending Our Psychological Well being within the Digital Age,” with collaborative workshops organized by Cape Help and the coalition.
Keynote speaker Rikki Barton, founding father of Onward Consulting, targeted on the impression of social media on youth’s psychological well being.
“Using social media has skyrocketed for years, and youth are beginning to perceive the impact it will possibly have on their psychological well being; good and dangerous,” coalition coordinator Natalia Leusner mentioned.
Workshops lined matters akin to vaping, managing stress, saying no to see strain, social media and self-care.
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“We attempt to remain forward of the curve in the case of psychological well being, substance misuse prevention and total, simply being a very good citizen. It’s a domino impact. Our younger leaders can implement the methods they study right here amongst their friends,” mentioned Cape Help Govt Director and CEO Katie Faldetta. “Each a part of this convention demonstrates that they’ve energy to advocate for themselves and remind them that they’ve a community of individuals to assist them.”
Soroptomist presents cheer most cancers sufferers: Girls present process remedy on the Brodesser Most cancers Heart at Cape Regional Medical Heart have been handled to a present from Soroptomist Worldwide on Dec. 8.
Marge Wetherill, chair of Soroptimist Worldwide of Cape Could County’s Reward Bag Committee, delivered reward baggage as a approach to raise spirits.
Soroptimist Worldwide is a worldwide volunteer group devoted to enhancing the lives of girls and ladies by initiatives targeted on fostering social and financial empowerment.
“As we rejoice the vacation season, we needed to succeed in out to encourage ladies who’re dwelling with a analysis of most cancers. It’s our honor to assist every lady with these reward baggage, and it’s our hope that they brighten and encourage every recipient on their journey of therapeutic,” Wetherill mentioned.
Center Township principal goes cell: The phrase “going to the principal’s workplace” normally carries a damaging connotation. Sharon Rementer, principal of Center Township Excessive Faculty, is attempting to alter that notion.
Rementer has created a cell workplace to construct nearer relationships with college students and permit her to be extra lively.
She carries her laptop computer, important every day paperwork and her cellphone for emergencies. She makes impromptu visits to lecture rooms, utilizing her laptop computer to look at classes and providing rapid suggestions to instructors.
“I can actually be in two locations directly,” mentioned Rementer. “My purpose for that is to actually be current within the lives of our college students and employees. I’m not caught behind a desk.”
Previous to assuming her function as principal in 2022, Rementer held positions because the district’s athletic director and assistant vice principal at Center Township Excessive Faculty. Her profession in Center Township started in 2006 as a kindergarten trainer’s aide.
“She’s introduced lots of nice concepts and initiatives to our crew, and we’re grateful for her means to not solely foster creativity, but in addition implement new concepts that profit our college students and employees,” Superintendent Dave Salvo mentioned.
Shore honors Guardian Angels: Shore Medical Heart hosted its yearly Guardian Angel pinning ceremony Dec. 7, recognizing 88 employees members for his or her distinctive care and dedication to sufferers.
The Guardian Angel initiative permits sufferers and households to honor a Shore caregiver by making a donation to the hospital of their identify.
Through the 12 months, Shore’s Guardian Angels are acknowledged of their departmental gatherings. In December, all of the 12 months’s “angels” collect with family members, colleagues and nominating sufferers to obtain their pins.
The Guardian Angel program was based in 2007. Presents from sufferers and household assist “shine a highlight on the distinctive caregivers at Shore, making them an instance for his or her friends and emphasizing our dedication to patient-centered care,” mentioned Mary McGuckin, supervisor of Shore’s Lightkeeper’s Society and the Guardian Angel program.
Oakcrest senior works towards Eagle Scout: Breanna Ehrlich, 17, of Mays Touchdown, has devoted the previous few months to renovating the headquarters of the Township of Hamilton Rescue Squad on Route 50.
As a Life Scout affiliated with Scouts BSA Troop 452, chartered by the Presbyterian Church of Mays Touchdown, Ehrlich is working towards attaining the highest rank of Eagle Scout. If profitable, she would be the fourth feminine throughout the troop, Atlantic County and the Southern NJ area to achieve the rank because the troop’s institution in February 2019.
Ehrlich sought to create a serene and rejuvenating area the place rescue squad members can unwind following prolonged shifts or difficult incidents. Her venture addressed the rescue squad’s want for a coaching space and devoted wellness area. The second-floor rooms have been remodeled with recent paint, up to date lighting and new flooring. The outside space was revitalized with a brand new picnic desk and Adirondack chairs.
Contributions got here from the rescue squad, 84 Lumber, Atlantic Masonry Merchandise, the House Depot and Lowe’s, in addition to 28 volunteers, together with 60 hours of labor from Breanna. The venture was accomplished inside price range in about two months.
Upon submitting her Eagle Scout rank utility to the Jersey Shore Council, Breanna anticipates a Board of Assessment date, the ultimate step towards persevering with her household’s legacy of 4 generations of Eagle Scouts.