Are the Kids Alright?


Join the Florence Twp. School District in an engaging 3 part series on addressing mental illness that affects our youth!

Mental illness is not only an adult concern. About half of mental illnesses reveal themselves during childhood and it can no longer be an afterthought. We owe it to our youth to give them a fighting chance for a promising & productive life both in school & at home!

With our newly formed Mental Health Committee comprised of administrators, teachers, counselors, staff and parents, we are committed to identifying needs of the educational and mental health issues that affect the youth in our district.

De-Stigmatizing Mental Health

Thursday, February 20, 2020

7:00 to 8:00 pm

FHS Media Center

Stigma can cause people to hide their conditions, not seek treatment, and even engage in harmful behaviors and negative thoughts. People wind up feeling hopeless about the future and their place in it. During the past 5 years, severe youth depression rates have increased, and teen suicides are at an all-time high. As we become more aware of the impact of mental health issues, there is hope for youth who face mental health challenges. This session will help you learn a few ways families can promote mental health at home.

Presented by Melissa A. Callen, MA, LPC, ACS

Regional Director/Senior Director of Professional Development

Effective School Solutions

De-Stressing Your Young Student

Monday, March 16, 2020

6:30 to 7:30 pm

Roebling School All Purpose Room

Elementary School Stress

Stress means different things at different ages. How can we better manage elementary school stress at home?

Presented by Sarah Trombly & Rachel Fruman, Roebling Elementary School Staff

Parent & Child Yoga

Designed specifically for children, yoga postures, breathing and relaxation exercises will be introduced to help reduce stress in your child.

Presented by Lisa Fillipine, RYT200

Parent's Approach to Mental Health

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

6:30 to 7:30 pm

Riverfront School Auditorium

Learn how to approach your child and more adequately navigate resources for the challenges your child faces. Gain information about the different types of services and supports available to families who have a child with a mental illness and how to access them. Understand best practices and the rights of children and their families in the clinical treatment setting as well as the school.

Presented by Bobbie Downs, Director of the Educational Services Unit (ESU) for Burlington County Special Services

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