The Vernon Township School District SEPAG and VTSD Office of Special Services will host a presentation titled, “Stress & Anxiety Management for our Youth” on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lounsberry Library located at Lounsberry Hollow School, 30 Sammis Road,Vernon.
In today's hyper-stimulated society, more children than ever are suffering from the inability to process stress, anxiety, trauma- and even daily life with ease. This has led to a sharp increase in anxiety related conditions which will be reviewed as well as beneficial coping strategies, techniques and therapies to minimize the impact.
Guest presenter, Tracy Klingener of the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Inc., also servicing Sussex County, is a licensed Associate Counselor, working towards her LPC. Tracy has her Masters in Community Counseling from Montclair State University. Tracy is also a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor in both the Adult and Youth Modules.
Klingener has been working in the mental health field for the last 17 years. Her background also includes working with sexual assault survivors, at risk youth and evaluating adolescents for learning disabilities. She currently has been working at the Mental Health Association for 12 years as the Assistant Director of Self-Help, Advocacy and Education. Any interested parents, caregivers and professionals are urged to attend.
This event is also opened to interested neighboring district areas.