• 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.

    HIB

    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.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Therapeutic List
      

    Hunterdon Behavioral Health (24-hours)

    Hunterdon Medical Center

    908-788-6401

     

    Hunterdon Helpline (24-hours)

    908-735-HELP (4357)

    908-782-HELP (4357)

    1-800-272-INFO (4630)

     

    Child and Teen Success Centers

    Mountainside, NJ 07092

    908-232-6432

    www.childrensuccess.com

     

    SAFE in Hunterdon

    Flemington, NJ 08822

    908-788-7666
    888-988-4033 (24-hour service)

     

    Hunterdon Prevention Resources

    Flemington, NJ 08822

    908-782-3909

     

    GSAAP - Anxiety Disorders Clinic

    Piscataway, NJ
    732-445-5384

     

    Dr. Steven Gordon

    Behavior Therapy Associates

    Somerset, NJ 08873

    732-873-1212

     

    Dr. Hubsher, Medical Director
    ADHD Center of Northern New Jersey

    Morristown, NJ 07960
    973-605-5000

     

    Catholic Charities

    Barbara Rouskas

    Flemington, NJ 08822

    908-782-7905 

     

    Sharon Rausenberger

    Bloomsbury, NJ 08804

    908-388-3500 extension 3

     

    Dee Wright, MSW, LSW, LCADC

    Flemington, NJ 08822

    908-328-4307

     

    Verna M. Hegstrom

    Clinton, NJ 08809

    908-730-8138

     

    Kit Riley, Ph.D., MSW

    Karen Steifel, CSW

    Martha McDougal, LCSW

    Flemington, NJ 08822

    908-788-9401

     

    Oldwick Associates

    Oldwick, NJ 08858

    908-439-3456

     

    Lori Rayner-Grossi

    Clinton, NJ 08809

    908-730-7608

    908-246-2008

     

    Sarah Marvin

    Clinton, NJ 08809

    201-925-2106

     

    Raymond Terranova

    Clinton, NJ 08809

    908-894-3191

     

    Carrie Genovisi

    Flemington, NJ 08822

    908-616-1182

     

    Karin Gruss, MSW, LCSW

    Clinton, NJ 08809

    908-343-0073

    908-364-5552


    Douglas Haymaker, PhD

    Stephanie Haymaker, PhD

    Bridgewater, NJ 08807

    908-429-9300 extension 1

     

    Anne Picardo, LCSW

    Pottersville, NJ 07979

    908-439-3340

     

    Jeffrey Harrison

    Nancy Hickey Harrison, PsyD

    Flemington, NJ 08822

    908-788-4048

     

    Victoria Width

    Clinton, Phillipsburgh, NJ

    908-454-7244

     

    Michael Prezioso

    Clinton, NJ 08809

    908-735-0097

     

    David Krauss

    Metuchen, NJ

    08840

    609-466-5662

     

    Affiliates in Clinical Services

    Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

    908-454-7244

     

    Kimberly Leatherdale, LPC, ATR

    Somerset Area

    908-256-4479

     

    Carol Fischbach, LCSW

    Clinton, NJ 08809

    908-638-6625

     

    Jed Baker Social Skills Training

    Somerset, NJ

    732-214-1200

     

    Nicci Spinazzola, Eds, LMFT, LPC, BCETS

    Trauma Specialist

    Morristown, NJ

    973-292-0682 x 7

    908-253-3160  Bridgewater Office

     

    Katharine Bergacs, LCSW

    Flemington, NJ 08822

    908-310-8101

    http://www.myplaceforpeace.com

     

    Kristin Kuehner Ravo, LCSW

    Long Valley, NJ 07853

    908-876-8764

     

    Lauren Ordner, MS, LPC
    Lebanon, NJ 08833
    908-210-3086

    LaurenOrdner@volitionwellness.com

    www.LaurenOrdnerLPC.com 

     

    Gina Kassel

    Bridgewater, NJ

    908-658-3167 

     

    SOCIAL SKILLS INFORMATION

     

    Clinton Public School does not endorse one Social Skills professional over another. Please contact the Social Skills professional and choose who you are the most comfortable with and who you feel will help you the most.

      

    Behavior Therapy Associates

    Somerset, NJ 08873

    (732) 873-1212

     

    Hi Step Summer Social Skills Program

    (732) 873-1212

    www.BehaviorTherapyAssociates.com

    histep@comcast.net

     

    Dr. Jed Baker

    Somerset, NJ 08873

    (732) 214-1200

    (973) 313-1803  (Bev - partner)

     

    Ms. Megan Deuel

    Hunterdon Medical Center

    Hunterdon Behavioral Health

    Flemington, NJ 08822

    (908) 788-6401 ext. 3230

     

    The Friendship Connection

    Eileen Wotanowski

    (973) 441-9116

    merton1275@gmail.com

     

    D&M Counseling

    Michele D’Amico and David Moscowitz

    Flemington, NJ 08822

    (908) 284-4790

     

    Cheryl Santos, Director

    Chid’s Play Social Skills Center

    Warren, NJ 07059

    (908) 647-4433

     

     
     
     
    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.
     
     
     
     
     
                  
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    Great resources include:
    Grief
    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.good-grief.org
    www.comfortzonecamp.org  Free weekend camp for bereaved children ages 7-17
    www.dougy.org
    www.journeyofhearts.org
    http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/death.html
     
    Character Ed:
    www.randomactsofkindness.org
    www.goodcharacter.com
    www.character.org
    www.charactercounts.org
     
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    NJ Hope Line 
    (suicide prevention) 1- (855)-654-6735
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    Call 1- (855) 652-3737
    (click here for more information)
     
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    NJ Mental Health Cares 
    1-866-202-HELP (4357) or TTY:  1-877-294-4356 
    or E-mail:
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    Call 1-800-GAMBLER or visitwww.800gambler.org
    This service provides 24 hour information to help compulsive gamblers and referrals to self-help groups and counseling services.
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    CALL 1 866-COP-2COP (267-2267)
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    CALL 1-877-914-MOM2 (6662)
    2nd Floor Youth Helpline
    CALL OR TEXT 1-888-222-2228
     
     
     
     

     
     



     

     
     
     
     
     
     
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