April Newsletter

High School Counseling Office

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Health Impacts of Child Abuse -(over 4 million reports each year are made on suspected abuse )

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention links adverse childhood experiences (which include other household dysfunctions along with abuse and neglect) with a range of long-term health impacts.

Individuals who reported six or more adverse childhood experiences had an average life expectancy two decades shorter than those who reported none.

Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Liver Disease and other health-related quality of life issues are tied to child abuse.

In one study, 80% of 21-year-olds who reported childhood abuse met the criteria for at least one psychological disorder.

Mental Health Disorders, Addictions and Related Issues

  • Risk for intimate partner violence
  • Alcoholism and alcohol abuse
  • Illicit drug abuse
  • Smoking & drinking at an early age
  • Depression
  • Suicide attempts

Sexual & Reproductive Health Issues and Risk Factors

  • Multiple sexual partners
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Unintended pregnancies
  • Early initiation of sexual activity
  • Adolescent pregnancy and Fetal death


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College Path for Seniors and Scholarship Links

Rolling Admissions Colleges for Seniors


Scholarships : Local and Regional

FCR Local Scholarships link For Seniors and Regional Scholarships

Local Scholarships : https://www.smore.com/gpyvt

See Mrs. Hamlyn or Mrs. Lionetti with any questions !


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College Bound in Fall 2022? Complete your FAFSA!


Call the EOC in Scranton for assistance with the FAFSA :


Tammy Marcinkevich (available Fridays in the library)



Career Assembly April 11th 10 AM---(10th -12th grades)

Careers in Demand in NEPA

We will have 2 presenters from Allied Services for medical careers and from NEPIRC -(the Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center) about manufacturing careers and opportunists.

Smart Futures

See Mrs. Erdmann (Senior Project Advisor) or Mrs. Lionetti for login and assistance with Smart Futures.


All High School students can now log in and plan your future career and start your career portfolio for Senior year! (Use the login with Google button)

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SAT School Day

SATs on Wednesday, April 13th here at Forest City Regional at 8:30 AM for Juniors .

Sign up in the Counseling Office with Mrs. Hamlyn.

SAT is available in the Spring and Summer on Saturday dates at other schools through:


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GED information and testing for Parents and Families

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Resource for Sexual Assaults and Teens

Open communication can be a challenge with teens, but it’s an important part of keeping them safe. As teens become more independent and spend more time with friends and other activities, it’s important to keep the lines of communication open and let your teen know they can trust you. Learn more about talking to kids and teens about sexual assault.

Remember, you are not alone. If you suspect sexual abuse you can talk to someone who is trained to help. Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) or chat online at online.rainn.org.

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High School Counseling Office

jlionetti@fcrsd.org --Mrs. Lionetti. M.A., NCC--School Counselor, 9-12th grades

fbresser@fcrsd.org, Fred Bresser, FCRSD Social Worker

dhamlyn@fcrsd.org Mrs. Hamlyn , Administrative Assistant/Homeless & Foster Liaison

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