October, 2015
Issue No. 4
Burlington Township Schools
Community Resource
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Special Resource Newsletters

Tonight to too important to miss.  You do NOT have to pre-register to attend.  Please come out tonight! 
We have just been informed that in addition to Maureen Underwood speaking, Scott Fritz, who is a  parent of a child who committed suicide in New Jersey, will be attending tonight.  Scott is also the founder of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide.  

Parents have asked whether it is appropriate to bring their children (12 and older).  As a parent you know the maturity level of your child.  We all know that any child with a cell phone has unlimited uncensored information at their finger tips. This is an opportunity for you to share a common experience with your child  that will later assist in future conversations.  Use your judgement based on your child.  We will offer child care for those who need it.

Immediately following the program, we will have counselors from T.L.C. and members of our faith based community available to talk with you privately.

It takes a village to raise a child.  Come out tonight! Join the nearly 200 people who have already pre-registered. 

Raising Children During Challenging Times
October 6, 2015
Burlington Township School District's Family Learning Series is teaming up with our community partners and The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide to provide a special evening for parents.  This night is too important to ignore.  We will provide babysitting services to our families as well for this night.  Hear directly from a parent of a child who committed suicide.

October 6, 2015
 6:30 P.M.
Performing Arts Center

We are committed to working together as a community to prevent suicide.  Come out and hear Maureen Underwood a nationally recognized expert on youth suicide prevention, with focus on schools and best-practice programs that enhance overall student outcomes.
Knowledge is power! Come out and learn all that you can so we can battle against suicide.  It has happened too many times in our community.  It's time for us to come together to address the issue. 
It takes a village.  Don't miss this!

You do not have to pre-register unless you need childcare.

Counselors will be available immediately following the program, along with members of our faith based organizations to provide support.
Traumatic Loss Coalition

TLC is one of our partners and they asked that we share the following resources with our entire community.  Suicide is the 13th leading cause of death overall in New Jersey.  It is the 3rd leading cause of death for people ages 15-34 in our state.  On average, one person dies by suicide every 12 hours in New Jersey.  An estimated 4.8 million Americans are survivors of suicide by a friend, family member, or loved one.

Please join the Traumatic Loss Coalition in supporting suicide prevention.  Together the number of lives who have been tragically touched by suicide can be reduced.
Below please find resources that may be helpful to you or someone you know.  We encourage you to share these with friends and colleagues.