The Rutherford Student Assistance Program is a response to the many and varied personal problems that students bring with them to school. The sheer weight of some of these problems makes it impossible for students to concentrate on the emotional and developmental tasks they face. The services that the program provides is based on an educational premise: Students who receive help and support to deal with personal concerns will be able to focus their remaining energy more efficiently on their schoolwork.
Some of the services that are available are: short term counseling, group counseling, individual counseling, prevention services, referral services, intervention services, treatment support and aftercare support.
Confidentiality is the cornerstone of the program. Exceptions occur in cases where there is a danger to self or others, cases of child abuse or criminal action.
Student Assistance Counselors
Mr. Jeff Doorn – Rutherford High School
(201) 438-7675 ext. 2312
Mrs. Kim Huzzy – Pierrepont & Lincoln Schools
(201) 438-7675 ext. 4375
Ms. Emily Bregman – Union & Washington Schools
(201) 438-7675 ext. 3353