Student Assistance Counselor

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

973-989-2058

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

 

Mental Health

 

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

 

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