The Ocean City School District understands the importance of maintaining and supporting the mental health of our students. Sound mental health leads to better student attendance, engagement and academic performance. It also allows students to handle the natural ups and downs of life and to reach their full potential.
The District offers school-based counseling to assist students with stress management, coping and social skills, anger management, conflict resolution, and strategies to deal with grief and loss. When needed, the school counselor may also refer a student to outside professionals if school-based counseling is not sufficient to meet a student’s or a student’s family’s needs.
NJ Children’s System of Care
The NJ Children’s System of Care can offer many resources to families. DCF's Children's System of Care (CSOC) provides all children and adolescents – regardless of insurance status - with coordinated access to mental health supports, substance use treatment and services for intellectual and developmental disabilities.