Student Assistance Counselor
(845)497-4000 Ext. 21554
The Student Assistance Program provides support to students whose ability to be successful academically is interrupted by family, social or other behavioral issues. Students may be referred for services through the following methods:
1. Self-referral *
2. Parent referral
3. Faculty, staff or administrative referral
4. Peer referral *
All students have access to the Student Assistance Program unless otherwise notified by the parent.
Students who are a member of the Student Assistance Program may receive individual counseling, and may also participate in a support group. Support group topics range from how to cope with family changes due to divorce or separation, social skill development and peer relations, as well as alcohol and other drug counseling. After meeting with each child, the Student Assistance Counselor determines where each child will be placed based on that child's needs.
** To assure confidentiality, parents are not always contacted directly by the Student Assistance Counselor. Students are always encouraged to share with their parents/guardians when they are self or peer referred. Significant information is always communicated to parents.