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Title and Contact Education and Certifications
School Counselor Quinnipiac University BA
Student Assistance Counselor Monmouth University MSEd School Counseling
Head Coach Girls Soccer Monmouth University Post Graduate Endorsement
Peer Leadership Advisor Student Assistance Counselor (SAC)
732-652-7950 x 3586 Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC)
firstname.lastname@example.org Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
What is a Student Assistance Coordinator?
The Student Assistance Counselor (SAC) maintains an important and effective place in the public schools. The SAC is uniquely positioned to provide both individual and school-wide services that directly impact on classroom instruction, behavior management, student safety, family support, and community relations.
Direct services include individual student assessment, counseling and referral, and student-specific input and collaboration with other faculty during Intervention and Referral Services, Child Study Team and “504” meetings, as well as individual case conferencing with teachers, parents, guidance counselors, child study team members, and administrators.
School-wide services include development and adherence of policies (and facilitation of in-service trainings) on state-mandated topics (substance abuse, suicide, physical/sexual abuse, and sexual harassment policies). The SAC is equipped to develop and implement school crisis response plans in the event of catastrophic emotional events that impact multiple students. The SAC acts as a liaison with community agencies as a regular participant in Municipal Alliance meetings and on-going communication with local law enforcement officials.
The New Jersey Administrative Code (§18A:40) requires policies for suspicion of substance use among students. This policy is predicated on a knowledgeable staff—both in terms of familiarity with common drugs of abuse and their related symptoms, as well as response procedures. The SAC is specifically trained in all mandated subcomponents of these statutes, including staff training on current trends, signs and symptoms of abuse, knowledge of local and community organizations that are available for the prevention, early intervention, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals who show symptoms of substance abuse, legal guidelines for the implementation of substance abuse policies, and the ability to interview students suspected of abuse in order to assess a student’s current level of drug/alcohol involvement.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: Text "GO" to 741-741
2nd Floor Youth Helpline: 888-222-2228
NJ 24/7 Peer Support & Suicide Prevention Hopeline- 1-855-654-6735
Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU)- 908-526-4100
Child Abuse- (877) NJABUSE
SAC Campaigns at Bound Brook High School
Week of Respect October 3rd - October 7th
The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (P.L.2010, c.122) requires that the week
beginning with the first Monday in October of each year (October 3-7 in 2016) be designated as
the Week of Respect in New Jersey. To recognize the importance of character education, school
districts, charter schools and Renaissance school projects are required to observe the week by
providing age-appropriate instruction focusing on preventing HIB. Approved private schools for
students with disabilities are encouraged, but not required, to observe this week.
School Violence Awareness Week October 17th - October 21st
N.J.S.A. 18A:36-5.1 requires that the week beginning with
the third Monday in October of each year (October 17-21 in 2016) be designated as School
Violence Awareness Week in New Jersey. To help school districts, charter schools, Renaissance
School projects and approved private schools for students with disabilities comply with the
requirements for School Violence Awareness Week, please refer to the attached guidance.
The New Jersey Legislature has set aside both weeks to highlight these very important issues.
However, it is your clear, consistent message throughout the school year about positive school
climate and student behavioral expectations that will help to reduce violence and create safe and
supportive learning environments for all of our students and staff.
Red Ribbon Week October 23rd - October 21st