The middle school years deal with a stage of adolescence when individuals learn to be socially responsible for themselves and their actions. During their middle school years adolescents experience physical, emotional, and social changes.Our counseling services also recognize and acknowledge the influence of cultural differences in a diverse community.
________________________________________________________________________________________If you have an emergency or feel that your or someone else is in danger, please call or text 9-1-1. If you suspect that there is a possibility that a child is being abused or neglected, please call (877) NJ ABUSE.If you have a psychiatric emergency, please call Psychiatric Emergency Screening Services at (908) 526-4100.
Upcoming Workshops and EventsThank you to everyone who attended the workshop entitled "Suicide: Statistics, Warning Signs, and Prevention," hosted by the Non-traditional School Mental Health Professionals from Somerville School District. Here are some resources that were provided: Suicide Prevention Resource for Parents, Suicide Prevention Resource en Espanol, Parent Resources for a Child in Crisis.Don't miss these great videos from one of our previous presenters, Robert Rivest!
Laugh Along with Robert Videos: http://www.robertrivest.com/laughteryoga/laughalongpractice/
Robert Rivest Stress Relief, Mindfulness & Tai-Chi Videos: http://www.robertrivest.com/video/mindfulnessvideos/Updated - Community workshop information is available on the Community Workshops page.Supporting Youth Following Community/Mass Violence and Threats, Acts of Terror, and Natural DisastersYouth can be negatively affected by violence and traumatic events in both our communities and other communities. With media and internet exposure, our students may be much more aware of events in other communities and even across the world. Unfortunately, there have been a number of recent negative events that may have an impact on our students. Please visit the Resources page of the Counseling Services website to access materials that may support your response to your student and help them cope with community trauma, tragedy, terrorism, threats and acts of violence. There are also resources available on this page for coping with a natural disaster.2019-2020 Counseling GroupsSpring Groups will be starting soon! If you would like to recommend a group for the future or request that your student be included in a group, please contact Dr. Ellie Sroczynski at (908) 243-1527. Please check the Counseling Groups page for group descriptions and updates.
Parent Resources from Previous WorkshopsThese resources can be found on the Resources page and include presentations and handouts related to Organization, Study Skills, Cyberbullying and Internet Safety, and Adolescent Development.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Ellie Sroczynski at (908) 243-1527.