SUMMIT, NJ - The consortium consisting of the Superintendents and Student Assistance Counselors (SAC) from the Summit, Chatham, Millburn, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence School District will once again -- for the fifth consecutive year -- offer programs to families that focus on student needs as part of a 'Parent Wellness Series'.

During the 2019-20 school year, each district will again host an awareness forum at their respective high school and invite members of all participating communities to attend.  

The first event, 'Supporting Teens in Reducing Their Stress (and ours) in the Pursuit of Success' will take place on October 15, beginning at 7 p.m., at Summit High School.   

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Matt Bellace, PhD. a clinical psychologist and stand-up comedian will use humor to convey his message that "we need to support young people in both words and actions if we want them to make healthy choices for themselves." The program will focus on how parents can help foster skills in a supportive environment without arguing. The goal is to help improve the quality of life for both parents and their teens. 

For more information about the free event, contact Summit High School Student Assistance Counselor Amy Herber at or Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School Student Assistance Counselor Sasha Hicks at

Summit High School is located at 125 Kent Place Boulevard.