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VMAC and the GCADA Present Worskshop for Verona Families


VERONA,NJ - On Monday, May 1,Verona parents are invited to this important workshop specially created for parents of teens and tweens.  Facilitated by Certified Life Coach Fern Weis, the program will enlighten parents as to the real reason why families of teens end up fighting instead of talking. Ms. Weis will guide participants on communication methods which will help parents build trust and conversation with their teens and tweens.

The workshop called "From Eye-Rolling to I Love  You"  will be held on Monday, May 1st at 7p in the Verona High School Learning Commons. The workshop will give parents the right tools to help put to use immediately. The end result for participants will be as the program description describes, "less attitude and eye rolling and an easier relationship with your teen."

This event is free to all Verona Families and brought to you by the generous support of the Verona Municipal Alliance Committee and the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drugs.  Download event flyer here. 

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Fern Weis is a Certified Life Coach. She helps parents break down the walls their teens put up, so they can have a great relationship and better results preparing their kids for college and beyond. To find out how Fern can help you with your parenting concerns through classes and private and group coaching:,

Verona Municipal Alliance Commitee (VMAC) : VMAC's Mission is to provide information on alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention, as well as healthy lifestyle choices to all members of the Verona community. The Committee welcomes suggestions and requests from individuals and partnerships with other civic organizations that share our mission. The Committee will review any program funding requests that fall within our grant requirements. Together we can make a difference in the safety and health of our community.

Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse :( GCADA) was established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:2BB from which the Council executes three core functions:  policy and planning; public awareness and education; and, the administration of the Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program. The Council is an active and collaborative participant in the planning and coordination of New Jersey's addiction prevention, treatment, prevention policy and services, both through the development of a Comprehensive State Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Master Plan, submitted annually to the Governor and State Legislature, and its Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Program, the largest network of community-based anti-drug coalitions in the nation.

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