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Jefferson Township Takes Stand Against Child Abuse


(Jefferson NJ) -- In recognition of Child Abuse Awareness, the Junior Woman's League of Jefferson Township (Morris County) is hosting a seminar on Friday, June 6th at 7 PM to help children protect themselves from potential predators. Speaker Rose Morrisroe is a first grade teacher with her Masters in the Art of Teaching, Author, and a child abuse survivor herself. She is experienced at teaching children about protecting their personal space. She is so passionate about defending children, she founded an advocacy organization called Soldiers Against Child Abuse in 2006.

Kudos to the Junior Woman's League for choosing to confront the epidemic of child abuse. In 2012, a nationally estimated 1,640 children died of abuse and neglect according to the Department of Health and Human Services. And because the American Psychological Association (APA) says that child sexual abuse is "not uncommon" and "a serious problem in the US", it's a problem educators cannot ignore.

Morrisroe's seminar will educate children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, and that will greatly benefit Jefferson Township's community and children because the younger the child is, the more vulnerable he or she is. Morrisroe will educate children on personal space, safe and unsafe touch, and who to ask for help if in need. Child sexual abuse occurs in children of all ages ethnicities, cultures, and economic backgrounds in rural, urban, and suburban areas, (according to the APA). Empowering children so that they feel in control of their own bodies is so important because research has shown that predators choose their victims among other children on the basis of how easily they can manipulate them.

As part of the seminar Morrisroe will present her book, "No Secrets Between Us". Already being purchased by parents nationwide, the book is a teaching tool on the topic of child sexual abuse awareness. It takes a gentle, non-scary, and practical approach to teaching. Endorsed by Michael Reagan (President Reagan's son), the book helps kids recognize when they are in an abusive situation. "Many take their kids to karate classes so they can defend their bodies," says Morrisroe. "My book and my seminars teach kids self defense for the mind." For interest in schools, a year-long educational curriculum is available for elementary students of all ages. Contact: Rose Morrisroe nosecretsbetweenus@gmail.com

The majority of published studies on prevention education have supported child-empowerment programs aimed at preventing sexual abuse. A majority of reviews have found that children at all ages do acquire the key concepts being taught in child sexual abuse awareness education programs. In fact, younger children show more learning than older children.

On the basis of a survey of 825 college students, researchers Gibson and Leitenberg concluded "adult women who had not participated in a school prevention program during childhood were about twice as likely to have experienced child sexual abuse as those who had participated in a program." Sexual abuse prevention programs work. How can we not try to protect the most innocent citizens of our society so they can hang on to that innocence a little longer? Well done, Junior Woman's League and Jefferson Township.



NJPAC Presents Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience
(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Psychic medium Theresa Caputo on Sunday, October 14th at 7:30pm.  Tthe star of TLC’s Long Island Medium conducts interactive readings, answers audience questions, and shares personal stories about her life and unique gifts at this spellbinding live event. Tickets range from $53.75 to $93.75.
MPAC Presents "Arts In The Community" - Events Throughout Morristown This Summer
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Imagine salsa dancing under the stars.or joining in on a poetry slam.or bringing your family out for a free movie or taking a break from your work day to enjoy a reggae band. Free events such as these are part of MPAC's exciting new initiative entitled "Arts in the Community" which brings free concerts, movies and more beyond the walls of the Theatre and out throughout Morristown.
The Price Is Right Live Comes To Asbury Park
(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Asbury Park Boardwalk presents The Price Is Right Live™ - the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to hear their names called and “Come On Down” to win. The show takes place on Saturday, October 20 at 8:00pm at The Paramount Theatre.  Registration will be held in the lobby from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  Tickets range from $47.50 to $67.50.


New Jersey Hall of Fame: Class of 2017 PERFORMING ARTS
The members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2017 were inducted on Sunday, May 6th in Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre.  The following is a look at the members inducted in the PERFORMING ARTS category: The Four Seasons, Steven Van Zandt, Gloria Gaynor, and Debbie Harry.
New Jersey Hall of Fame: Class of 2017 ARTS & LETTERS
The members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2017 were inducted on Sunday, May 6th in Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre.  The following is a look at the members inducted in the ARTS & LETTERS category: Harlan Coben and Anna Quindlen.
New Jersey Hall of Fame: Class of 2017 SPORTS
The members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2017 were inducted on Sunday, May 6th in Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre.  The following is a look at the members inducted in the SPORTS category: Al Leiter and Carli Lloyd.
New Jersey Hall of Fame: Class of 2017 PUBLIC SERVICE
The members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2017 were inducted on Sunday, May 6th in Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre.  The following is a look at the members inducted in the PUBLIC SERVICE category: Mark and Scott Kelly, Clara Maass, and Millicent Fenwick.
New Jersey Hall of Fame: Class of 2017 ENTERPRISE
The members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2017 were inducted on Sunday, May 6th in Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre.  The following is a look at the members inducted in the ENTERPRISE category: John Hanson, Steve Forbes, Joe Buckelew, and Buddy Valastro - "Cake Boss".






Event calendar
Monday, Aug 20, 2018


MUSIC

Asbury Park Industry Ball 2018 @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

FINDING FEEBAS @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Alex Laurenzi Quartet @ 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, Ewing - 8:00pm


FILM

Eighth Grade @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 7:00pm

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