FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Township officials know busy schedules can overwhelm parents, guardians, and children. 

On March 15, at 6:30 p.m. the Franklin Township Public Schools Student Assistance Program (PBIS) and the Franklin Township Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse will host a workshop at Franklin Middle School geared towards helping families raise "a child in the age of overwhelm."

"Mindful parenting is about tuning in to how we feel so we can make a thoughtful choice about how to respond to our children, rather than mindlessly reacting to them," reads a flier promoting the event. 

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Deborah Cyb, MA will be the guest presenter at the event and will provide attendees with tips on how to build stronger relationships, better connect with self, develop a more positive perspective, decrease stress, and increase productivity. 

To pre-register for the event email

Click here for flier. 

On March 21, at 7 p.m. the Township of Franklin Council, BOE, Franklin Township Police department and other township leaders will host a panel discussion on safety issues at Franklin Middle School. 

“The evening will be an opportunity for our community members, whether they are parents, business owners, religious organization members or residents to voice their concerns about safety issues in our Township,” Mayor Phil Kramer said in a statement last month.

According to a release from the township, in addition to the mayor, other leaders invited to attend the event include, Franklin Township Public School Superintendent John A. Ravally; school district Director of School Management, Orvyl Wilson, Franklin Township Chief of  Police, Richard A. Grammar, St. Mathias School Principal Ms. Eileen Brett, Rutgers Prep Headmaster Steven Loy, Cedar Hill Prep Principal Donald Seeley,  Central Jersey College Prep CEO, Dr. Namik Sercan, Thomas Edison Energysmart School School Leader,  Mr. Oguz Yildiz, Franklin Township Board of Education President Nancy LaCorte and other members of the township council and BOE.

For more information about the event contact the Franklin Township Police Department Lieutenant Philip J. Rizzo at 732-873-7229.

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