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The Empowerment Advocacy Series

The empowerment advocacy seriesNJCTS is introducing five new interactive information sessions for parents and children that are designed to give families the knowledge and skills they need to advocate today, tomorrow and every day. The Empowerment Advocacy sessions will be held virtually on Saturday mornings and be led by talented professionals and some of our own youth advocates.

SESSIONS

Advocacy Works

September 12, 2020, 10:00 AM

Join this empowering session and hear a mother and son discuss the importance of advocacy, and how you can make advocating a part of your life every day. Learn first-hand, ways you can become a better advocate for yourself and the TS community.

Beating The Bully 

October 17 2020, 10:00 AM

The impact of bullying can have long-lasting affects. It can increase the risk of depression, anxiety and poor academic performance. Many kids are also susceptible to cyberbullying. Knowing what to do and how to manage situations when you are being bullied is crucial. This discussion offers some helpful guidance for parents and children.

The Power of Social Media      

November 21, 2020, 10:00 AM

In today’s digital age, there are so many ways to get your message out while maintaining social distancing. The social medium platforms available provide creative opportunities for engaging an audience and spreading awareness of Tourette Syndrome. From Instagram, to YouTube, Tik Tok or Facebook, learn the multiple ways you can use social media to advocate, fundraise and get the word out. This session features one of NJCTS’s young YouTube influencers.

Put Your Voice Into Action              

December 12, 2020, 10:00 AM

Public speaking has often been noted as one of the biggest fears people have. It is also one of the most important tools you will ever need. Public speaking is not just presenting in front of an audience of hundreds of people but it’s also being able to communicate effectively in the classroom, at a doctor’s visit, or when creating a video. Understanding how to craft a clear message is something we all can benefit from.

Ask the Legislator       

January 16, 2021, 10:00 AM

In this unique opportunity, you will meet one of New Jersey’s top legislators. Learn about their role in government and what you can do to make your voice heard by reaching out to local government officials. Come with your questions and find out about the many ways you can advocate for the TS community and engage your local mayor, senator or councilmember.