The Character Trait for February and March is…
We encourage you to discuss the meaning of the character trait with your child as often as possible during the month(s).
Responsibility Definition: the state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation
What is Responsibility?
Personal Responsibility means:
*Doing what needs to be done.
*Being accountable for your actions.
*Not making excuses or blaming others.
*Following through on your commitments.
Social Responsibility means:
*Doing your part for the common good.
*Volunteering in your school or community.
*Participating in community service.
*Helping to take care of the environment.
The Barnegat C.A.R.E.S. student of the month would be a child who has demonstrated exemplary personal/social responsibility during the month(s) of February and March.
See Below for School Counseling Resources
2nd Floor is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults. We are here to help you find solutions to the problems that you face at home, at school and in your social life.
CONTACT of Ocean/Monmouth County
P: 732-240-6100 or 609-639-5834
CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties, a non-profit, charitable organization, provides trained telephone listeners who respond to human needs 24 hours every day. This volunteer based organization offers free confidential crisis intervention, information on available resources, and referral to community services.
Family Crisis Intervention UnitP: 732-240-3638
The Family Crisis Intervention Unit is a county funded program within Harbor House, offering free counseling and case management services to Ocean County residents. Our counselors are trained and qualified to intervene in family crises, working with juveniles ages 10 to 18 years old and their families. At the Family Crisis Intervention Unit we aim to divert cases involving juvenile family crises from the courts by providing our families with the counseling, case management, and referral assistance needed to stabilize the immediate family crisis. Our counselors work to maintain a network of services and county agencies including police, schools, physicians, substance abuse services, and other juvenile agencies to coordinate services for our families.
Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (CMRSS) is a state program that is available in every county. In Ocean County, CMRSS is administered by Preferred Children's Services. CMRSS is an outreach service for families with children who are experiencing urgent behavioral health issues that threaten their stability in the community. CMRSS responds to the family within 1 hour of the call for help to provide immediate de-escalation and assessment. CMRSS can remain involved for up to eight weeks to provide direct support services and linkage to other needed resources.
NJ Hopeline is the first New Jersey SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE. It is committed to providing assistance 24/7/365 to any caller.
For help receiving adolescent services for all issues (including substance abuse) Perform Care 24/7.To access services/resources The Adolescent Resource Guide issued by the Ocean County Health Dept. can be downloaded from their website; http://www.ochd.org and click on Resources TabFor a very comprehensive agency list, visit http://OceanResourceNet.Org and click on the "Resources" tab.
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide -Important information for parents: http://www.sptsusa.org/parents/
For psychiatric emergencies, you may:
Call PESS (866-904-4474);
or go to the nearest hospital.