• Welcome to the C.P.S. Guidance Department

    Name: Angela McVerry
    Email Address: amcverry@cpsnj.org
    Phone number: 735-0950, ext 251

    Welcome!  If there is anything I can do to help you and your child, please don't hesitate to call or email me. 

    The Clinton Public School Guidance program is designed to help students develop positive self-concepts and effective decision-making skills. The guidance counselor works with students individually and in groups, assisting with school-related and personal concerns. Counseling services may concern career and academic planning, personal or crisis counseling. The counselor is available to any student or parent who wishes to address concerns, gain information or discuss alternative plans of action to get the best for each student. Assistance is available for students for high school placement and with the preparation of their freshman high school schedules.


    The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act, signed into law on January 2011, went into effect with the 2011-2012 school year.  A copy of the law and our corresponding new Code of Conduct are available on the CPS website.  If you have any questions, contact Jenine Kastner, Anti-Bullying Coordinator @ 735-8512 or Angela McVerry, Anti-Bullying Specialist @ 735-0950, ext 251.
    Resources for Parents: 
    Helping Children Deal with Scary News       http://pbskids.org/rogers//parentsteachers/special/scarynews-thoughts.html
    NAMI  (National Alliance on Mental Illness)-naminj.org   non-profit organization seeking to improve the lives of all individuals affected by mental illness.
    DCP&P (Division of Child Protection and Permanency-formerly DYFS)    1-877-652-2873   to report suspected physical, mental, or sexual abuse or neglect.
    Children's Mobile Response & Stabilization Services  1-877-652-7624   intervention services dispatched to site of crisis within one hour of call.  For children ages 5-18 with the purpose of stabilizing the behavior.
    FCIU  (Family Crisis Intervention)  908-788-6401  Free service aiding families with truancy issues.
    Great resources include:
    GOOD GRIEF:  Morristown, NJ free year round grief support for children ages 3-18 who have lost a parent, sibling or other significant person through death.  Parent/guardian group meets same time.  
    www.comfortzonecamp.org  Free weekend camp for bereaved children ages 7-17
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