School Counseling Department

Welcome to our Online Community!

Manville Counseling Department Mission Statement:

To promote the personal/social development of students in a safe and inclusive learning environment.

This site is designed to provide you with information and resources from our district School Counselors, Social Worker and Student Assistance Counselor (SAC) during the virtual/hybrid learning module. We are prepared to communicate and support you as much as possible while providing a distance learning/hybrid/in person model for academic, emotional and social learning. The best method of communication is by email, however, we will be on site on varying days. We will be continue utilizing other platforms such as Remind 101, Zoom and Google Meets/Hangouts to communicate with families and students as needed.

The Counseling Staff will be checking their voicemails/email daily.

We encourage you to check back frequently for more information and/or updates!


Providing Support to Students and Parents: Anxiety, Covid-19, and Returning to school

Presenter: Maria Garcia, MSW, LSW, CCBHC Community & School Liaison Coordinator
Returning to school can be stressful to students and parents. Today, many children and adolescents experience anxiety that can affect their social and academic routines, especially after many months of learning from home. Parents and students might be overwhelmed with concerns about safety when returning to school or engaging in other activities. This workshop will allow parents to learn about anxiety and depression to help their children increase positive communication for a safer environment.
The workshop consists of:
  • Understanding anxiety and depression in students during pandemic
  • Coping techniques and strategies to help students
  • Returning back to school: supporting our students and parents
  • Helping parents access mental health services in the community
  • Richard Hall services
  • Q&A

Proporcionando Apoyo a Estudiantes y Padres: Ansiedad, el COVID-19, y Regresando a la Escuela

La presentadora: Maria Garcia, MSW, LSW, CCBHC La Coordinadora de Enlace De la Comunidad y la Escuela
El regresar a la escuela puede ser estresante para los estudiantes y padres. Hoy en día, muchos niños y adolescentes experimentan ansiedad que puede afectar sus rutinas sociales y académicas, especialmente después de muchos meses de aprender de la casa. Padres y estudiantes pueden estar abrumados con preocupaciones de seguridad cuando regresen a la escuela o participen en otras actividades. Este taller permitirá a los padres que aprendan sobre la ansiedad y depresión para ayudar a sus hijos a aumentar la comunicación positiva para un ambiente más seguro.
El taller consiste de:
  • Comprender la ansiedad y depresión en estudiantes durante esta pandemia.
  • Técnicas y estrategias de afrontamiento para ayudar a los estudiantes
  • Regresar a la escuela: apoyando a nuestros estudiantes y padres
  • Ayudar a los padres obtener acceso a servicios en la comunidad
  • Servicios a Richard Hall
  • Preguntas y Respuestas

In Case of an Emergency...

Please dial 911 or contact the Manville Police Department at 908-725-1900

Performcare: 877-652-7624

  • NJ State System of Care: 24/7 phone line for services that will come to your home, including MRSS (Mobile Response & Stabilization Services for Behavioral Crisis in home).

  • Mental Health Emergencies/Risk or Safety Assessments. Located in Somerville. Will Provide In-Home Assessment (a parent MUST be present).

  • The Crisis Text Line text TALK to 741741

2nd Floor Helpline: Call or Text 1-888-222-2228


  • Text TalkWithUs to 66746

For additional resources, please go to our Counselor Resource page.

At-Home Resources

On the top right corner of this web-page (left corner for mobile devices), you will find a separate section for each building (Elementary, Middle, High). Our district counselors will be updating these sections regularly with resources and other information that may be informative, beneficial or useful to you during these times.

To access these resources and other information, select one of the "Resource" tabs in the top right corner (left corner for mobile devices) for a list of both community and national resources in the event of a crisis and/or mental health emergency while you are at home.

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Visit our Virtual Zen Den!

During times of uncertainty and stress it is important to practice self care and relaxation techniques. Visit our Virtual Zen Den located in the top right corner for peace of mind and some tools to help you through any stress and uncertainty.