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Events in CT Raise Questions

Dear Editor,

I cannot express in words how deeply saddened I am for the families who are suffering the loss of their children, the loss of a Principal, school psychologist, teachers and staff who sacrificed themselves to protect the young students at The Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT.  This sadness extends to the remaining students who will indelibly suffer, and the despair that will continue to shake the community.

I think about my own children, their teachers, their Principal, and the entire school staff that supports them at McGinn elementary school in Scotch Plains, NJ. People that we rely upon to educate, nurture and provide feedback on our children's school experience. I have much gratitude for their devotion towards educating our children year after year, building the fabric of generations to come.

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Hopefully, we can all give our best selves to our own families.  But, what if – in the busy course of daily survival -we lose sight over our children’s cries for help?  Worse yet, what if we’re incapable – financially or otherwise – of providing the right kind of outside assistance?

The person who did this was once a child – and over time grew into an adult who was capable of turning into a monster.  I’m sure there were signs along the way.

How do you recognize when something potentially more sinister is brewing?   How do you help a parent who’s torn between protecting and advocating for their child and living in fear of them?

The following links may provide some answers and assistance to families with troubled children.

http://imaginenj.org/

www.collierhighschool.com

http://factnj.org/

www.casaofnj.org

If you have had a positive experience with a local agency or organization that is involved in assisting troubled children or youth, please write a letter to the editor and share your experience.

 

Regards,

 

Providence Manning

Fanwood, NJ

 

 

 

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