School-Based Youth Services Program
Students at Perth Amboy High School get help dealing with the causes of stress that could jeopardize their ability to graduate. The program is available to all students, from freshman to senior. It also helps students find their way toward further education or post-high school employment.
Mental Health Counseling
- Physical/Sexual Abuse
- Family Conflicts
- Peer Pressure
- Eating Disorders
- Violence Prevention
Students trained in problem-solving serve as mediators who help peers resolve issues safely and confidentially, often preventing physical altercations.
SBYSP educators teach pregnancy prevention in ninth-grade health classes. They also offer one-on-one sessions on risk reduction and healthy decisions.
Recreation and enrichment programs promote good health and positive self–esteem. Example of past programs include ski trips and holiday parties.
Students who have identified a particular academic difficulty can tap into a one-on-one peer tutoring program. Academic counseling and planning also are offered.
SBYSP can provide referrals for immigration services, intensive mental health counseling, employment counseling, child care, transportation and more.
Any Perth Amboy High School student, age 14 to 19
Contact: Director Tracey Fernandez at (732) 376-6030, x23511, or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Jersey Department of Children & Families, Division of Youth and Family Services