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    Top 15 traits found in healthy families
    1.   Communicates and listens
    2.   Affirms and supports one another
    3.   Teaches respect for others
    4.   Develops a sense of trust
    5.   Has a sense of play and humor
    6.   Exhibits a sense of shared        responsibility
    7.   Teaches a sense of right and wrong
    8.   Has a strong sense of family in which rituals and traditions abound
    9.   Has a balance of interaction of members
    10.  Has a shared religious core
    11.   Respects the privacy of one another
    12.  Values service to others
    13.  Fosters family table time and    conversation
    14.  Shared leisure time
    15.  Admits to and seeks help with problems

    My name is Mrs. Helen Verity and I am the school counselor at the Upper Elementary School.This is my sixteenth year working in the North Hanover Township School District. I have a bachelors and masters degree in math and a masters degree in counseling. My husband and I are the proud parents of a daughter and two sons who attend Stockton University, Montclair State University, and The College of New Jersey. We also have a cat named Woowee. I enjoy running, reading, baking, skiing, traveling, spending time with my family and teaching 2nd  grade religious education at St. Andrew's Church in Jobstown
    The goal of the counseling program is to help students succeed and have a positive school experience.  This is done in partnership with the faculty, staff, parents and community.  I also serve as the school Anti-Bullying specialist.