Resource Guide

September 2022

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Welcome Back!



Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope this Newsletter can provide you and your children will valuable resources as we navigate through a new school year together.


Sincerely,

Jennifer Schino MA, LPC, NCC

Student Assistance Coordinator

Resources for Wellness

Performcare

"When a child is facing challenges to their functioning and well-being, finding the right services and support can be overwhelming. We are committed to helping you access the right services for your child.


https://www.performcarenj.org/pdf/careers/system-of-care-english.pdf

https://www.performcarenj.org/pdf/careers/system-of-care-spanish.pdf

MOBILE RESPONSE AND STABILIZATION SERVICES

If your child is having a mental health crisis in the home, we can provide help within the hour.


REQUEST SERVICES FOR YOUR CHILD
CALL 877-652-7624


Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS) provides immediate support for families with children up to the age of 21 who are experiencing escalating emotional or behavioral issues. Call toll free 877-652-7624 and ask for “Mobile Response Services”. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Crisis interventions include de-escalation, service linkage, and short term stabilization management.


https://acendahealth.org/programs/mobile-response/


988 Mental Health Hotline Now Live

988 is now active across the United States. This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, call or text 988 to be connected to trained crisis counselors who will listen to your concerns, provide support, and get you additional help if needed.

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.

Mindfulness Activites

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Jennifer Schino MA, LPC, NCC

Student Assistance Coordinator

Upper PITTSGROVE SCHOOL DISTRICT