STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The Student Assistance Counselors (SAC’s) provide confidential in-school support to students who are struggling with issues that negatively impact school performance. The SAC works with students to develop healthy coping skills, reduce risk factors, and make positive lifestyle choices. Services include assessment, crisis intervention, psycho-education, short-term counseling and referrals to community resources. Students are encouraged to utilize these services for concerns about themselves or others.
Students can seek assistance on their own or be referred by any member of our school community. Referrals and services are confidential, and will not become part of the student’s school record.
If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know, please contact one of the SAC’s listed below.
Student Last Names A-L Student Last Names M-Z
Julie Kumpf, MSW, LSW Gwendolyn Blake, MA, Ed.S
908-647-4800 ext 7963 908-647-4800 ext 6866
Some common issues include:
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
In an emergency, call 911!
CRISIS / PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES - 24-hour emergency mental health care, including risk assessments, screenings, crisis intervention and stabilization, psychiatric emergency services and access to mental health resources; mobile outreach also available
Somerset County residents -
RWJ Medical Center - Somerset
Psychiatric Evaluation Screening Services (PESS)
110 Rehill Ave., Somerville, NJ
Morris County residents -
Saint Clare’s Hospital
Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)
25 Pocono Rd., Denville, NJ
973-625-0280 - after-hours hotline
Morristown Memorial Hospital/Atlantic Behavioral Health
Psychiatric Emergency Services and Screening Center
Newton Medical Center
175 High St., Newton, NJ
24-hour Crisis Hotline 973-540-0100
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline : http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
NJ Teen Helpline: http://www.2ndfloor.org/ 1-888-222-2228
The Trevor Project: www.thetrevorproject.org 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
NJ Addiction Services Hotline 1-844276-2777
NJ Mental Health Cares http://www.njmentalhealthcares.org/ 866-202-4357
In addition, the NJ Dept. of Children and Families has an extensive list of hotline and helplines available on their website:
FAMILY SERVICES -
Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU), Somerset County -
Crisis intervention and stabilization for children and families; short-term counseling; link to services.
27 Warren, St., Somerville, NJ
Richard Hall Mental Health Center (RHMHC), Somerset County -
Wide range of mental health services for individuals and families, provided on a sliding scale for Somerset county residents.
500 North Bridge St., Bridgewater, NJ
Family Intervention Services, Morris County -
Family Crisis Intervention Unit, Family Outreach Program, CP&P contracted programs, Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Program, Child Outpatient Program (Medicaid Accepted and Fee for Service). Serves all families and youth who are Morris county residents.
20 Vanderhoof Ave., Rockaway, NJ
NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) -
All reports of child abuse and neglect must be reported to the State Central Registry (SCR), a 24 hour hotline; when a report indicates a child may be at risk, a representative from DCPP will promptly investigate the safety of the child.SCR Hotline - 1-877-NJ-ABUSE (1-877-652-2873)
WEBSITES FOR WELLNESS
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