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For the kids

To the Editor:

“This is for the kids” was overheard many times in the Woodstock Square on Dec. 27 while participating in the candlelight vigil for safe schools and honoring the Connecticut community who lost so many.

The Regional Office of Education, headed by Superintendent Leslie Schermerhorn, gathered a group of educators, legislators, mental health experts, police and the public in an effort to spearhead a movement for improving safety in the schools.

As part of this movement, Families Empowered to Change would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all who identify and take the time to help children be safe at home and in school. As a nonprofit agency, we offer free resources and referrals for children with mental health needs in McHenry County.

Early intervention is a key part in assisting children to live healthy and productive lives, despite challenges they may encounter. Mental illness is curable. If you have a loved one, student or friend who needs to find a light in the darkness, please consider calling us at 815-308-0861. This is for the kids.

Deborah Dillon Peters

Project Success, Families ETC, Crystal Lake

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