Supporting Our Students through Grief and Loss

    During times of grief, adults often struggle with what to say to a child who may be struggling with grief. Younger students may have more difficulty understanding death and may experience misinterpretations when death is explained.  Older students may experience feelings of guilt or blame.  Providing a safe and non-judgemental environment to talk about any feelings of anxiety, regret, guilt, sadness or anger can be very helpful in supporting grieving children of all ages (National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement, 2022).

    Here are some additional resources for parents and guardians supporting students who have experienced grief and loss:

    Dismantling Three Grief Myths

    ​ (dougy.org)

    How to Talk with a Child about Grief

    ​​Additional Resources - Coalition to Support Grieving Students

    Movement Activities for Grieving Children

    ​​ (dougy.org)

    Additional Counseling Resources

    Perform Care: PerformCare partners with the New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) to coordinate the care of your child. We are committed to helping children with behavioral, mental health, or emotional challenges gain access to the services they need.

    Phone- 1-877-652-7627

    Website- http://performcarenj.org/index.aspx


    Center for Counseling Services

    George Scott

    Fee for Service - sliding scale option


    850 Bear Tavern Rd, Trenton, NJ




    101 Oakland St, Trenton, NJ

    Restoring Spirit

    Emily Anne Matteck

    Fee for service - sliding scale option


    Pennington, NJ

    TCNJ Counseling Clinic: The College of New Jersey offers a counseling clinic for community members to address a variety of mental health and behavior challenges. Couples, family and individual counseling is available for a short or long term basis.

    Phone- 609-771-2700

    Website- https://clinic.tcnj.edu/






     PHONE:  609-538-9800 X2111                               FAX:  609- 771-9132                      CEEB CODE: 311-480

    Dr. Jennifer Antoni       Director of Counseling Services & Assessment      (609) 538-9800 x2121

            Debbie Beck                                         Supervising Secretary to the Director                                        (609) 538-9800 x2121 





    COUNSELOR Assigned Group Extension
    Trish Kradjunus A - B ; U - Z X 2114
    Ken Stokum/Stephanie Lippincott C - F X 2118
    Ine Collins G - K  
    Michelle Signore L - O X 2115
    Leena Fadel P - T X 2119
    Kellie Tonnelli SAC X 2117
    Ellen Everett  Secretary X 2112
    Toni Stewart Secretary X 2111


    ** Please contact Mrs Everett for all transcript related questions and/or requests **


    Early College Experience @ TCNJ