WelcomeFisher Middle School Counseling DepartmentPHONE: 609.538.9800 X 3110 FAX: 609.771.0738
Dr. Jennifer Antoni Director of Counseling Services & Assessment X 2122Deborah 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
How to Talk with a Child about Grief
Movement Activities for Grieving Children
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.
Center for Counseling Services
Fee for Service - sliding scale option
850 Bear Tavern Rd, Trenton, NJ
101 Oakland St, Trenton, NJ
Emily Anne Matteck
Fee for service - sliding scale option
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.
Website- https://clinic.tcnj.edu/School Counselor AssignmentsAll 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 3145SECRETARIAL STAFF TBA Secretary X 3110 Jennifer Nicolaou Secretary X 3111New Jersey Student Learning Assesment