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    Nurtured Heart: Catch a Child Being Good


    An introduction to Howard Glasser’s “Nurtured Heart Approach,” a philosophy and technique that “focuses on energizing success and de-energizing failure.” Teachers will learn classroom techniques to help shape and support positive classroom behavior among students struggling with emotional and behavioral challenges.

    Joyce Clark-Addison

    Joyce Clark-Addison, MSW, LCSW is the founder and clinical director of JECA Clinical Services (private practice). She has over 30 years of expertise as a clinical Social Worker, providing psychotherapy, supervision, consultation, professional coaching, program development and workshop presentations. She currently is an academic instructor (Part Time Lecturer) at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work. She spent the majority of professional career providing direct clinical management, oversight, and development of, several youth and family serving programs at Rutgers-University Behavior Health Care. She is an Advanced Nurtured Heart Approach trainer, as well as a presenter/ trainer for Effective School Solutions (ESS). She also provides clinical services/consultation at the Cathedral International Counseling center. Ms. Clark-Addison counts it a privilege to use her professional expertise as an opportunity to Help others Uncover their Greatness!


    • Staff presentation entitled “Nurtured Heart: Catch a Child Being Good” which was scheduled on February 14 , 2019.   Click here for video of the presentation.



     We are pleased to announce two presentations by George Scott EdS, LMFT.  

    George Scott, is a Family Therapist at the Center for Counseling Services in Mercer County, NJ.  He is the former Director of Student Services in South Brunswick Schools, former County Coordinator of the Traumatic Loss Coalition (TLC) in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, and former adjunct instructor in the Counselor Education Department, Graduate School of Education, at the College of New Jersey.

    George currently continues his work with the TLC as a State-wide Coordinator through Rutgers UBHC, supporting the work of County Coalitions throughout NJ.  He is well known as a presenter at numerous state-wide conferences, professional development programs, and parent presentations, focusing on the effects of trauma and stress on children at home and in the classroom.

    With a strong belief in the ability of children and families to heal from emotional hurt, George is an advocate for helping parents, professional educators and other caring adults understand their work in that healing.

    • Staff presentation entitled “Suicide Awareness for Educators” which was scheduled on November 7, 2017.  Click here for the PowerPoint presentation.  Click here for video of the presentation.
    • Parent presentation entitled “Raising Healthy Children which was scheduled for November 7, 2017.  Click here for the PowerPoint presentation.  Click here for video of the presenation.