Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth Program (TLC)

Jessica Large, Coordinator of Outpatient Services, is the coordinator of the TLC for Sussex County, New Jersey, which includes hosting quarterly coalition meetings, providing training and consultation, and responding to onsite traumatic losses for youth serving organizations.

The TLC is based out of RBHS-University Behavioral HealthCare and is New Jersey’s primary youth suicide prevention program and is funded by the Department of Children and Families, Children’s System of Care. The TLC is an interactive, statewide network that offers education, collaboration, and support to professionals working with school-age youth.

The mission of the TLC is excellence in suicide prevention and trauma response assistance to schools following unfortunate losses due to suicide, homicide, accident and illness. This is accomplished through county, regional and statewide conferences, training, consultation, and technical assistance. The purpose is to ensure that those working with youth from a variety of disciplines and programs have up-to-date knowledge about mental health issues, suicide prevention, trauma response, and resiliency enhancement.

For more information on the TLC, please contact