• ANTHEIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
     
     Nicole Fadell
    (609) 538-9800  x 4110    nfadell@ewingboe.org 
     
     
     Amanda Brower
    (609) 538-9800  x 4478    abrower@ewingboe.org 
     
     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

    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/