Friend to the Tourette Syndrome Community Honored by the New Jersey Senate

Dr. Stuart Green is commended for his anti-bullying work

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS) congratulates Stuart Green, DMH, LCSW on being honored by the New Jersey State Senate. Dr. Green is an NJCTS Advisory Board member and has worked closely with the organization to develop its Tourette Syndrome Patient Centered Medical Education program in which young patients and their families team up with experts to deliver humanistic training to medical residents.

Dr. Green was honored along with his New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention in observance of National Bullying Prevention Month. The Coalition works to provide students, educators and other community members with the support necessary to address bullying. This includes explanations of school district policies and expectations, the law and reporting process and the legal consequences of bullying in all forms. Students are empowered to avoid being a bully, victim or bystander.

The resolution was presented by Senators Joseph Vitale (D-19), Loretta Weinberg (D-37) and Diane Allen (R-7) for Dr. Green and the Coalition’s “unwavering commitment to the eradication of all potential instances of bullying, intimidation and harassment.”

NJCTS Executive Director Faith W. Rice was in the statehouse to celebrate Dr. Green’s achievement. “Dr. Green is a frequent collaborator and the Tourette Syndrome community is fortunate to have him as a friend,” said Rice, “This honor is very fitting, Stuart is tireless in helping those who feel the stigma of Tourette Syndrome find a strong voice.”

Dr. Green is an associate director of Overlook Family Medicine Residency Program, the behavioral sciences director at Overlook Medical Center and a clinical instructor of medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He founded and directs the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Coalition which is a statewide network of groups addressing childhood bullying, chaired New Jersey’s Commission on Bullying in Schools and helped develop and obtain passage of the NJ Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights.

For more information about Dr. Green’s work with the Tourette Syndrome community, visit www.njcts.org or call 908-575-7350.