Resilience & Mental Wellness

Exercising Healthy Control over Stress & Anxiety

3/26/20 UPDATE

Due to Covid-19, this event has been postponed. We intend to hold this event virtually on a date: To Be Announced.

Franklin Lakes Public Schools Parent Academy featuring: Dr. Jolene Arasz, Psy. D.

Feelings of stress and anxiety are NORMAL biological responses to a range of human experiences. Recognizing this, we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE parents and guardians to join us for an informative evening focused on healthy and appropriate ways to equip our children to handle modern day stress and anxiety.


Parents/ Guardians will learn about:


  • The role of anxiety in overall mental health, and that no one is immune to anxiety.
  • The impact of adult anxiety on children.
  • The impact of anxiety on behavior (including but not limited to: risky, impulsive, aggressive, and/ or avoidant behaviors).
  • Signs/ symptoms indicative of the need for professional support in anxiety management.
  • Dr. Arasz's work with FLPS educators and staff.
  • A preventative approach to stress and anxiety emphasizing communication and accountability in service of children's':

  1. Emotional regulation
  2. Interpersonal skills
  3. Stress Tolerance
  4. Solution-focused work



*FLPS will observe a homework-/ project-/ assessment-free night on 3/30/2021 to encourage parent/ guardian attendance!


**FLPS students whose parents/ guardians who attend will receive a Principal's Prize!

Dr. Jolene Arasz, Psy.D.

Dr. Arasz is a practicing psychologist in North Haledon, NJ who works with adolescents, adults, and families. She specializes in anxiety management as it is at the root of any mental health issue. She also collaborates with local schools, providing professional development training to teachers and school personnel, and speaks publicly with parents to help them understand anxiety and mental health. She is a strong advocate for mental health education becoming a requirement in school curriculum for all ages.

Franklin Avenue Middle School

Monday, March 30th, 7-9pm

755 Franklin Avenue

Franklin Lakes, NJ

Location: Multi-Purpose Room

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Parent Academy On-Site Childcare

To encourage attendance among full sets of parents/ guardians, on-site childcare will be available via online registration on a first-come, first-served basis with Wyckoff YMCA caregivers. Childcare will be available for potty-trained children ages 3 years and up. The maximum capacity for children is 18 (1 adult: 6 children).


If interested, please complete the linked reservation form by 3/16/2020 or ASAP!