The North Hunterdon-Voorhees district is continuing to offer educational programs focused on the emotional and physical well-being of the families it serves. This Fall, two presentations will be held on topics that pertain to the health and wellness of young people today. These presentations are free and open to anyone who’d like to attend. See details below. Both presentations will be held in Voorhees High School Cafeteria. Additional presentations will be scheduled for the Spring.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018—7:00-8:30pm – Voorhees Cafeteria
Raising Resilient Teens in Challenging Times
Presented by Phyllis Alongi, MS, NCC, LPC, ACS, Clinical Director of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
This presentation focuses on building strength and resilience in children and teens with emphasis on the following: how to talk to your teens about difficult topics, empowering parents/guardians through education and awareness, understanding warning signs and risk factors particularly for teen suicide, and cultivating an independent and resilient mindset in your child. Ms. Alongi will also provide data and statistics on teen suicide as well as share local resources that are available if you or your child need assistance.
Ms. Alongi is a licensed professional counselor and has numerous years of experience in education and clinical practice with children and adolescents. She conducts suicide prevention and risk assessment training to schools, agencies and community organizations across the nation.
This presentation is free of charge, courtesy of The Provident Bank Foundation.
Thursday, November 15, 2018—7:00-8:30pm – Voorhees Cafeteria
Current Trends: Underage Drinking and Its Effects on the Brain
Presented by Jean Ciullo, Director of Prevention Programs for Prevention Resources, Inc.
Underage drinking continues to be an alarming problem in the United States. In fact, adolescents consume 11% of the alcohol consumed across the country. Jean Ciullo will share current statistics on underage drinking and the behaviors and poor decisions that can result. She will provide guidance on how to talk with your teen about drinking, its consequences, managing stress and peer pressure. Lastly, she will discuss how to guide your teen to make healthy choices.
Prevention Resources Inc. is dedicated to promoting health and wellness and preventing substance abuse and violence in the community.