• Lore Elementary School Counseling Department

     Dr. Jennifer Antoni       Director of Counseling Services & Assessment       X 2122

                                                          Mrs. 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


    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/









             Welcome to the Lore Elementary School Counseling Department! As the school counselor, I work with all students here at Lore. School counselors assist with academic, career, and personal and social development. According to the American School Counselor Association’s National Model, school counselors provide services in the following areas:

     School Counseling Components


             When you need information or assistance, I can help you get in touch with the appropriate school officials, learn about school policies on behavior, and stay connected with the school in many other ways. I can also help you locate resources in the community when you need them and get information on programs that can benefit your child. School counselors provide services not only to students in need, but to all students. If your child is having a problem at school, I will work with you to find solutions. In short, I am here for your child! I may not have all the answers, but I will help you find them.  


             If you have concerns about your child, I am always here to help!