•   Welcome
    Fisher Middle School Counseling Department
                   PHONE: 609.538.9800 X 3110            FAX: 609.771.0738               
    Dr. Jennifer Antoni       Director of Counseling Services & Assessment       X 2122
                                                          Deborah Beck       Secretary to the Director           X 2121 

    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

    609-771-0444

    850 Bear Tavern Rd, Trenton, NJ

    Millhill

    Medicaid

    609-989-7333

    101 Oakland St, Trenton, NJ


    Restoring Spirit

    Emily Anne Matteck

    Fee for service - sliding scale option

    609-468-6676

    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/

     

     

    School Counselor Assignments
    All counselor assignments are by grade level
     
    COUNSELOR Grade Extension
    Jennifer Citarella Grade 6 X 3114
    Grace Maldonado Grade 7 X 3113
    Joseph Zuccarello Grade 8 X 3112
    Lori Amison  Student Assistance Counselor  X 3145
    SECRETARIAL STAFF
       
    TBA Secretary X 3110
    Jennifer Nicolaou Secretary X 3111
         

     

     New Jersey Student Learning Assesment

     FMS Counselors