By Caitlin Summers Motta, LPC, Behavioral Health Treatment Services program supervisor, and Susan Goldman, MEd, director of community educational[...]
By Jay S. Cohen, M.Ed, Transitions Program Supervisor
Returning to school this fall will be exciting for many students, but some will be experiencing feelings of [...]
By Ellen D’Amato, PhD, School Psychologist, First Children School
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” I wrote this quote from Dr.[...]
By Matthew Hess, CEO, First Children Services
It is April 5, 2020 and we have been in our government ordered quarantine for going on three weeks. Schools have[...]
By Jay S. Cohen, M.Ed
Supervisor of Transitions/Balance Programs
Some students feign illness to skip going to school. Here, at First Children Service’s[...]
By Pam Radel, Director of Child Care
I am proud to say that for the last 20 years, I have been the director of an inclusive child care program. Some of you[...]
By Susan Goldman, MEd, Director, Community Educational Services
I totally missed it! If I knew then what I know now, what a different impact I would’ve[...]
What if I get lost?
Will I make new friends?
What if I don’t like my new teacher?
Will I have someone to sit with at lunch?
What if someone picks on[...]
By Michelle Critelli, OTR/L
Everyone knows a person or child who has at least some of the above issues. It may even be yourself and you never knew why[...]
BY ANGELA CLEVELAND, M.S.ED., M.ED., MA
Excerpt from NJEA REVIEW April 2016 Edition
It can start gradually with a pattern of requests from a student:[...]