Crisis Intervention Counseling Program
The Crisis Intervention Counseling Program is designed to provide prevention, intervention and support services for students and their families in the Ridgewood Public School District. Crisis intervention counselors work collaboratively with school administration, grade level advisors, guidance counselors, child study team, and teachers at the middle and secondary levels.
The program provides a safe place for students to discuss any issue(s) they may be experiencing. Discussions are confidential and will not become part of the student’s school record. Please note that all conversations with the Crisis Intervention Counselor are confidential EXCEPT if there is concern of immediate harm to self or others or there is suspected or reported abuse/neglect.
Students are encouraged to use the program for help with family problems, emotional concerns, alcohol or other drug abuse, feelings of depression, anxiety related issues, eating disorders or any type of personal problem. Similarly, parents are also encouraged to utilize the program for consultation, referral sources, and education as needed.
The following components are offered through the Crisis Intervention Program:
- Crisis, Intervention and Referral Services
- Supportive Counseling
- Policy and Staff Development
- Community Outreach
Please feel free to contact the Crisis Intervention Program at any time.
Crisis Intervention Contacts
Kevin Feeley, Crisis Intervention Counselor
Lauren DePinto, Crisis Intervention Counselor
This page provides useful phone numbers, agencies and websites for all types of counseling and help services.
Heroes & Cool Kids
Heroes & Cool Kids, which began operating during the 1998-99 school year, is a not-for-profit organization based in New Jersey. The program utilizes the services of current and former professional athletes whose personal life experiences enable them to train high school student leaders.
The athletes train high school students to mentor middle school students on important life skills, including sportsmanship, conflict resolution and positive lifestyle choices highlighting drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention.