Student Assistance Counselor
What is a Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC)?
Student Assistance Coordinators address the needs of students and families in education, prevention, intervention, and referral services. SAC’s promote healthy lifestyles, student achievement, and academic success.
” The Student Assistance Coordinator is a trained certified intervention specialist. Academic and attendance problems are often due to underlying issues. Student Assistance Counseling is a process in which students meet with a professional counselor to discuss problems they may be experiencing.” (ASAP) Including but not limited : Family problems, School problems, Drugs/Alcohol issues, Vaping/Smoking, Depression, Anxiety, Emotional problems, Relationship issues, and High Risk behaviors.
What Does A Student Assistance Coordinator Do?
Student Assistance Counselors provide a variety of services within the school based on the needs of the district. Direct services include confidential individual counseling and intervention/referral services with students, maintaining a safe school environment by involvement in program and/or curriculum development, working as an advocate for students and families and coordinating prevention and education activities while assisting in the development and maintenance of district policy. In addition, SAC’s provide staff professional development and training.
Ms. Roland is available to all students and families at Brick Township High School who have questions or concerns regarding social/emotional/behavioral development.
Please click the link below to visit Ms. Roland’s virtual office for useful resources.
How To Make Referral To Ms. Roland:
Students may be referred for various concerns, including but not limited to: Social/Emotional problems, Drug and Alcohol concerns,
Vaping/Smoking, Stress/Anxiety, Divorce, Loss, Depression, LGBTQ issues or any other concern that is impacting the health and well being of the individual.
Ms. Roland is available to all BTHS students and their families.
All inquiries, referrals and contact with Ms. Roland remain confidential. (U.S. code 42 CFR)
Referrals can be made through direct contact:
732.785.3000 x 2048
Google Class Code- p666rbo
Students may also be referred through parents, family, friends,
administration, teaching staff and peers.
Child & Adolescent Behavior
“Mental health is an important part of overall health for children as well as adults. For many adults who have mental disorders, symptoms were present—but often not recognized or addressed—in childhood and adolescence. For a young person with symptoms of a mental disorder, the earlier treatment is started, the more effective it can be. Early treatment can help prevent more severe, lasting problems as a child grows up.” NIMH
Click link for more information https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health/index.shtml#part_152582