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First United Methodist Church of Moorestown
446 E Camden Ave, Moorestown, New Jersey 08057
Columbine, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, Orlando, Parkland…these tragedies have become all too familiar. As divided as we may be at times, it’s easy to agree that a safe community is a priority. Violence, bullying, as well as mental and social health concerns in general can and should be addressed. To that end, MooreUnity is partnering with Sandy Hook Promise to deliver a series of learning opportunities for supporting safe and healthy environments for our families and neighbors.
In this first program we will be joined by Dr. Alex Strauss*, a psychiatrist with direct expertise working with youth, specifically as subjects of and aggressors to violence. Dr. Strauss will address youth violence, risk assessment and ways to decrease risk with community, school and mental health involvement.
The event is open to adults, and free childcare will be provided on premise. Please use the comments section to identify how many children you'll be bringing.
A second event that will include training for children, teens and adults is currently being planned for July 17th (details to follow).
*Dr. Alex Strauss is a consulting psychiatrist at two local alternative schools. At the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s 64th Annual Meeting in 2017 he chaired the clinical case conference on violent youth titled “We Can See it Coming! Clinical Management of Violent Youth in the World of Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.” He and his family live in Moorestown, NJ.
Dr. Strauss is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in both Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his Adult, Child and Adolescent residency and fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) a part of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. There he served as the chief resident for education and the chair of the academic, administrative, clinical educator track. He is a partner at Centra and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.