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Warren County 8th Annual Teen Summit to be held at Centenary University on March 1

Initiative focused on mental health for Warren County youth to be held at Centenary University on March 1

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – Centenary University has been the chosen venue for the Warren County 8th Annual Teen Summit, sponsored by Prevention Connections, a Program of the Center for Family Services.

The Teen Summit will meet in the Lackland Center at Centenary University, located at 715 Grand Avenue, in Hackettstown on Friday, March 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

“The Annual Teen Summit is such an important part of helping NJ youth… we’re thrilled to be able to contribute to the initiative. We’re expecting hundreds of students from grades 8-12 from Warren County, NJ, to participate at the Centenary University campus,” Vice President of Campus Life and Dean of Students Kerry Mullins said.

Opening remarks are expected from Senator Douglas J. Steinhardt (R), and the keynote speaker will be Kristen Harootunian from Minding Your Mind, an organization dedicated to ending stigma and destructive behaviors associated with mental health issues, moving away from a crisis-based response to prevention through education. The day will also include 4 breakout sessions and lunchtime tabling sessions.

“Talking about mental health and wellbeing is a natural fit for Centenary University since our we prioritize students’ wellness and offer our students comprehensive and holistic support, as well as an end-to-end degree paths with our Bachelor of Science in Psychology, MA in Clinical Counseling, MA in School Counseling, and our exclusive MA in Happiness Studies (which focuses on positive psychology),” Mullins said.

The teen summit is made possible with help from community partners in prevention: Center for Prevention, Centenary University Counseling, DASACC, Hackettstown Stigma Free Task Force, Lead Coalition, Operation Helping Hand -Warren County Prosecutors Office, NJ4S, Parent 2 Parent, Star Community Health, Teen FX Health, Tri County CMO, Warren County Department Of Human Services, and Zufall Health Center.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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