The Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC)/Crisis Counselor Team at PCTVS is part of the School Counseling Department, and the primary focus is the "well-being" of the child. The SAC/Crisis Counselors offer prevention, education, intervention, referral services, and support to all students as well as their families. The SAC/Crisis Counselors interact with students in both individual and group settings.
If your child or you should be experiencing mental health distress or if you believe harm is imminent, please call 911 or your doctor immediately.
Please feel free to contact your child's School Counselor or a SAC/Crisis Counselor with any non-emergency concerns you may have.
PCTVS Student Support Program
The PCTVS School Counseling department is offering personal counseling, academic planning, and college/career planning for the 23-24 school year.
Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays
Times: 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Guidance Department (Across from C-Wing Media)
Teen Center - Supported by NJCDC & NJDCF
The Teen Center offers an array of services for any PCTVS student who wishes to participate. Participation is completely voluntary, and a parental consent form is required prior to accessing services.
Mental Health Resources
Listed below are website resources that provide information related to some, but certainly not all, issues that your child or you may be experiencing.
Dating Violence/Domestic Abuse
General Mental & Behavioral Health
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Prevention Life Line
- The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
- Partnership to End Addiction
- Above the Influence
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Dangers of Fentanyl (video)
- FDA For Schools: My Vaping Mistake, Mental Health (video)
PerformCare can connect you and your child to behavioral health services through the New Jersey Children’s System of Care. Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year at 1-877-652-7624. This can include Mobile Response, a 24/7 service where a specially trained behavioral health professional can come to someone's home within an hour of calling to diffuse a crisis and connect families and youth to needed services.
Confidential and anonymous 24 hour hotline if you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship - 973-267-4763 or 877-R-U-ABUSED
General Mental Health
The 2nd Floor is a confidential and anonymous hotline to find solutions to problems you face at home, at school, or socially - 888-222-2228 (can call or text)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Confidential and anonymous hotline to discuss problems you are facing and feelings of suicide - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)