Counseling Services

Positive Behavior Support Program Brochure

Counseling services are available for students at LDW and AMS. Mrs. Mary McIsaac, the guidance counselor at AMS, is joined by Mrs. Susan Carothers, who is the guidance counselor and school psychologist at LDW.   Mrs. McIsaac and Mrs. Carothers provide individual and small group counseling and classroom lessons. 

Mrs. McIsaac and Mrs. Carothers coordinate building level Intervention and Referral Services that support students struggling academically, behaviorally, or emotionally, through the district's Behavior Support Team and Academic Assistance Team.

The goals of the guidance program are to support the 21st Century Life & Careers Curriculum. The guidance program supports the academic mission of our district and concentrates on social and emotional learning, teaching about diversity, career exploration, anger management, problem solving and critical thinking skills. The goals will be covered throughout the school year in the classroom through  lessons and activities. Mrs. Carothers and Mrs. McIsaac have been trained to become anti-bullying specialists.  They investigate all reported incidents of bullying and serve on our School Safety Team.

Individual Counseling

Counseling is developmental and is designed to help students develop an understanding of themselves or others, define goals, and resolve conflict.

Small Group Counseling

Sometimes students who share a common concern find it helpful to meet together to share ideas and support. Possible group topics are Grief, Divorce or Family Change, Social Skills, Friendship, Drugs / Alcohol Prevention, Violence Prevention, Problem-Solving, Anger, Study Skills, Career Exploration, and Classroom Issues. Mrs. Carothers and Mrs. McIsaac work together to implement a school wide program aimed at building positive social relationships while reducing bullying.

Classroom Lessons

Classroom lessons are designed to instruct students on character development, resolving conflicts and problems, feelings, and how to stay calm. Students learn through stories, questions and answers, role-playing, cooperative learning, short video-clips, and the Smartboard.

Parent University

Parent University is an opportunity for parents to gather at school to learn about a variety of parenting topics. The goal of the Parent University is to partner with families to offer information that supports positive development and relationships. During the school year, classes are held on topics of interest to parents. Mrs. McIsaac and Mrs. Carothers conduct the classes and may also invite local guests.

Helpful Links:

Character Development

www.cfchildren.org

www.connectwithkids.com

Study Skills

http://teachersandfamilies.com/index.html

Parents & Families

www.parent.com

www.teachsecd.com

www.raisingourkids.com

www.tnpc.com

xparents.html/PTA

Stress, Anxiety, & Depression

Hunterdon Prevention Resources 

Careers

http://www.bls.gov/OCO

http://www.kids.gov/6_8/6_8_careers.shtml

Mrs. McIssac can be reached at 996-6811 ext. 235 or mcisaac@alexandriaschools.org

Mrs. Carothers can be reached at 996-6812 ext 227 or carothers@alexandriaschools.org 

School & Community Resources

New Jersey Addictions Hotline

1-800-238-2333

http://addictionshotlineofnj.org

Career and Life Planning Center for Displaced Homemakers

908-788-1453

http://www.norwescap.org/programdetails.asp?ID=16

Catholic Charities

908-782-7905

http://www.ccdom.org

Division of Youth and Family Services

908-782-8784 1-877-NJABUSE (652-2873)

http://www.state.nj.us/dcf

Hunterdon County Adult Continuing and Community Education and Parent Education

908-788-1405

http://www.hcesc.com

Hunterdon County Library System

908-788-1444

http://www.hclibrary.us

Hunterdon Drug Awareness

908-788-1900

http://www.hdap.org

Safe Communities Coalition

www.hunterdonsafehomes.org

Hunterdon County Helpline

1-800-272-4630, 908-735-4357, 211

http://www.helplinehc.org

Hunterdon Hospice

908-788-6600

http://www.hunterdonhealthcare.org

Norwescap Child&Family Resources Services

908-782-8183

http://www.norwescap.org

NJ Mental Health Cares

866-202-4357

www.njmentalhealthcares.org

Rutgers Cooperative Extension-4H

908-788-1341

http://nj4h.rutgers.edu

Safe in Hunterdon – Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assualt Services

908-788-7666

http://www.safeinhunterdon.org

New Jersey Department of Education Website: www.state.nj.us/education

HUNTERDON COUNTY RESOURCES

24 HOUR CRISIS NUMBERS

Child Abuse Hotline .....................................(800) 792-8610

Crisis Intervention ........................................(908) 788-6400

Helpline ......................................................(800) 272-4630 (908) 735-HELP (4357)

Parent’s Anonymous....................................(800) 843-5437

Runaway Hotline..........................................(800) 231-6946

Safe in Hunterdon ........................................(908) 788-4044

Women’s Referral Center...............................(800) 322-8092

GENERAL SERVICES

Big Brothers/Big Sisters................................(908) 730-7773

79 Beaver Ave

Clinton, NJ 08809

http://mentorforbbbs.com

Hunterdon Behavioral Health...........................(908) 788-6401

2100 Wescott Drive

Flemington, NJ 08822

http://www.hunterdonhealthcare.org/services/mental_health/behavioral_health.asp

Hunterdon Prevention Resources.....................(908) 782-3909

10 Walter Foran Boulevard

Flemington, NJ 08822

http://www.hunterdonprevention.com

Parents Anonymous.......................................(609) 585-7666

127 Route 206 Suite 10

Hamilton, NJ 08610

http://www.pa-of-nj.org