About the SAC
Dover School District has established a comprehensive Student Assistance Program to help students. The Student Assistance Program provides education, prevention, early identification, referrals, and intervention as well as individual and group support. Our Student Assistance Counselor is here to help you and your child.
What is a Student Assistance Counselor?
A Student Assistance Counselor (SAC) assists students with any personal issue that negatively impacts their learning or emotional development. The SAC meets with students on an individual or small group basis to help them develop coping skills and solve problems.
Parents sometimes seek the assistance of the SAC for information, intervention and referral services. Faculty members often request the support of the SAC in order to identify individual students in need of help. The SAC may also provide training to staff on a wide range of issues that may impact student behavior and functioning in the classroom.
All conversations between students and the SAC are confidential. However, issues related to suicidal or homicidal intent or child abuse are not protected by the federal confidentiality laws.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to your child’s SAC:
Mrs. Victoria Szabo, MA, LPC
Where Can I Get More Information?
Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
Stop Bullying https://www.stopbullying.gov/index.html
Bystander Revolution http://www.bystanderrevolution.org
Stomp Out Bullying http://stompoutbullying.org
Drugs and Alcohol
National Institute on Drug Abuse https://www.drugabuse.gov
Just Think Twice https://www.justthinktwice.gov
Partnership for Drug Free Kids https://drugfree.org
The Cool Spot https://www.thecoolspot.gov
Partnership for Drug Free New Jersey http://www.drugfreenj.org
2nd Floor Youth Helpline https://www.2ndfloor.org
NJ Mental Health Cares http://www.njmentalhealthcares.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness https://www.nami.org
Erika’s Lighthouse https://www.erikaslighthouse.org
Suicide Prevention Lifeline https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention https://afsp.org
The Jason Foundation http://jasonfoundation.com
Jed Foundation https://www.jedfoundation.org
Morris County Resources
Morris County Human Services https://hs.morriscountynj.gov
Morris/Sussex Resource Net http://www.morrissussexresourcenet.org
Important Telephone Numbers
National Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-TALK
2nd Floor Youth Helpline 888-222-2228
NJ Mental Health Cares 866-202-HELP
NJ Addiction Services Hotline 1-844-276-2777