All of us at Matheny grieve with the families of the children and adults whose lives were lost as the result of the senseless violence in Newtown, CT.
We want to assure all Matheny families that the safety of our students, patients, residents and staff is our highest priority. We have established safety and security procedures in place, in coordination with the Peapack-Gladstone Police Department; and we regularly practice, review and revise these policies when needed.
We are also, of course, aware that this tragedy may have an emotional impact on some of our students, patients and residents. Our Social Services and Psychological Services staff members are closely monitoring this situation and are available at any time to address these concerns.