Nativity of Our Lord School

4414 South Buffalo St
Orchard Park, NY 14127
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Behavioral Health Realities Kids Face Today

Is Your Child going off to High School or College in the Fall or Next Year?

-This is a “Parent Must Know” Session You Cannot Miss-

Monday May 22, at 7pm
Nativity of Our Lord Church
Presented by Thomas P. McNulty, MS

Meet TJ and Kim Burch – two loving parents who saw their son, Nolan go off to West Virginia University from Western New York beaming with pride, enthusiasm, and hope. Like many incoming freshmen, Nolan wanted to get involved and make new friends, so he thought about joining a fraternity. He checked a few out and gravitated to one where he was assigned a “brother” to show him around and to meet the other guys. The role of the “brother” is to look out for you, as Nolan believed would be the case.

Then came Pledge Week – a week filled with heavy drinking, humiliation, control by older members, embarrassing activities, blindfolding, and a total disregard for safety and well-being. The drinking was extraordinarily excessive and Nolan was forced to participate as part of the membership ritual.

Maybe you think you know enough to help your children as they move further away from your eyes. Most parents do not. Are you a bad parent? No, but this session with TJ and Kim will make you more informed and proactive. Kim and TJ have dedicated their lives to saving others through blunt, candid, and very real conversations with high school and college students and their parents.

Kim and TJ have dedicated their lives to saving others through blunt, candid, and very real conversations with high school and college students and their parents. This podcast is about their story, needed changes regarding fraternities and sororities, responsibility, and accountability for others. It’s actually a message of love and kindness to others. Usually, Tom’s sessions are meant for adults, but in this session, we encourage parents to bring their 7th and 8th graders and, of course, anyone currently in high school or college. Did you know 45% of high school students are hazed in high school? Many of these same victims are hazed in college, too. The outcomes are less than any “right of passage”. The outcomes can be fatal and traumatizing for family and friends for a lifetime.

Please share this event information with other parents. This is open and free to the WNY community. No children younger than 7th grade will be admitted due to the content of the issue. Index cards will be available to submit questions confidentially.

The presenter, Tom McNulty, M.S. has 45+ years in behavioral health and is the co-creator of The Episodes Project – a three-part program focused on behavioral health including Episodes (a full-length feature film), Spotlight on the Community (an “interactive learning” training/coaching program for frontline community stakeholders), and “the EPISODES (50 shows written for a streaming service such as Netflix, Amazon, Paramount or other such venues). The Episodes Project has been endorsed by the Erie County Department of Mental Health. The film’s Executive Producers include Joe DiLeo of Mass Mutual/Vision Financial Group and attorney, Linda Joseph, Esq. of Schroder, Joseph & Associates.

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