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"Only the Best is Done Here!"
COUNSELING SERVICES

Robert Wilson, School Social Worker
Fresh Start Academy, in accordance with the Educatiional Support Services and Parent Relations Department, is responsible for providing comprehensive counseling services. These counseling services include short-term individual and small group counseling. †These areas of counseling include but are not limited to:
  • crisis and trauma management
  • self-esteem
  • bereavement
  • anger-management
  • gang and violence prevention
  • behavior modification
Counseling staff also conduct large group sessions or classroom presentations that adddress the following areas:
  • interpersonal skills development
  • conflict resolution
  • career orientation
  • achievement motivation
  • other effective support services
Counseling services are available:
  • to support classroom management
  • for scheduling and assessment to assist students in developing an awareness of the many career choices available to them.
Counseling staff is responsible for coordinating special projects which may include:
  • Career Day
  • Character Education Initiatives
  • Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Grandparent/Family Appreciation Celebrations
  • Peace Mediation Programs
  • Substance Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month
Counseling staff focus on alleviating any student, family, and community factors which negatively impact on the academic, social, and emotional development of students. †Counseling services in the East Orange School District are designed to address the needs and services mandated by the New Jersey Statues.