Counseling & Guidance Services
School counselors are available to students and parents via email and teleconference during Remote Learning. Please visit the directories (in the sidebar navigation) for counselor contact information.
If you have COVID-19 questions or concerns:
Below you'll find community resources available for families:
Community Resources for Families
|2nd Floor Youth Helpline||888-222-2228|
|Alcoholics Anonymous-Central Jersey Intergroup||609-298-7795|
|Anchor House Youth Shelter||609-396-8329|
|Crisis Ministry (Food & Housing)||609-921-2135|
|Disaster Distress Helpline||800-985-5990 or text 66746|
|Division of Child Protection & Permanency||877-652-2873|
|HiTops (Health Center & Support Groups)||609-683-5155|
|Mercer County Board of Social Services||609-989-4320|
|Mercer County Family Support Organization||609-586-1200|
|National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI)||609-799-8994|
|National Eating Disorders Association||800-931-2237|
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline||800-273-8255|
|RISE-Community Services Partnership||609-443-4464|
|Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services 24/7 Referrals||800-662-4357|
|Womanspace (Domestic Violence)||
|Mercer County Homeless Emergency Hotline||
Mobile Response and Crisis Screening
The Department of Children and Families provides Mobile Response and Stabilization Services which are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help children and youth experiencing emotional or behavioral crises. Services are designed to defuse an immediate crisis, keep children and their families safe, and help stabilize children in their own homes or current living situation (such as a resource foster home, treatment home or group home).
To access services call:
Intervention Referral Services (I&RS)
The Intervention Referral Services (I&RS) Committee is a multidisciplinary school-based committee that assists educators to plan, deliver and monitor interventions to assist students who are experiencing learning, behavioral and/or health difficulties. Each school coordinates a system for planning and delivery of intervention and referral services designed to address the student’s needs. Parents or teachers can make referrals to the I&RS Committee.
The I&RS Committee discusses specific concerns, the implementation of prior interventions or modifications, and ways to further help the student. The committee develops an Action Plan that identifies the problem, determines objectives, outlines strategies to be implemented and sets a future date to review the effectiveness and outcome of the recommended interventions or modifications. The committee provides support and guidance to school staff who identify learning, behavioral and health difficulties. For further information, please contact your school counselor.