Supporting Teens in Reducing Their Stress (and Ours)!
Posted: February 25, 2019
Matt Bellace, speaker, psychologist, comedian and author of “A Better High,” will be speaking to middle schoolers during the day on March 20, 2019, providing students with information that can empower them to seek out positive friendships, express their feelings in productive ways, and pursue healthy, natural highs.
All parents and caregivers of children in the school district are invited to Matt’s evening program on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Randolph Middle School auditorium to learn how to empower children and effectively communicate.
“A Better High” is a powerful tool that can change attitudes about alcohol and drugs. It offers students, teachers and parents a positive way to talk about alcohol and drugs—and many wholesome ways to get high every day.
Matt Bellace holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has been involved in youth drug and alcohol prevention efforts since high school. Most importantly, Matt is a passionate and effective speaker who presents his message with humor and lots of audience interaction.
This program will take place Saturday, March 23 and Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthew the Apostle Parish, 335 Dover Chester Road in Randolph. Participants must be able to attend both sessions.
Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an eight-hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, explains the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. This course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, provide help, and connect young people to appropriate care. The program also teaches risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder.
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, mental health first aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents (teachers, school staff, coaches, youth group leaders, parents, etc.).
South Pacific at the Playhouse
Posted: February 15, 2019
Brundage Park Playhouse is proud to present “South Pacific,” adapted from the book by Oscar Hammerstein & Joshua Logan and directed by Mark Carovale.
Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking and thought-provoking.
Performances will be at the playhouse on February 15, 16, 22 & 23 and March 1 & 2 at 8:00 p.m. and February 17 and 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Randolph Arts in the Park, sponsored by Artworks Studio, will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Applications are being accepted from now until March 15, 2019. Applications may be downloaded below and are also available at the community center, library and municipal building.
Application for Literary Arts Participation
Entries are limited to literary works including but not limited to fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama and spoken word. It is not mandatory that literary works be published.
Application for Visual Arts Participation
Entries are limited to fine art which includes but is not limited to the following mediums: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, collage, mixed media, clay, fiber, etc.
Randolph Arts in the Park is made possible by a grant from Morris Arts, in partnership with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as the support from Randolph Township and generous local sponsors.