Emotional wellness, social skills, and life skills are important tools for children to develop. They affect how children view themselves, interact with others, evaluate challenges, and explore choices. This includes handling stress, negative feelings, and difficult situations positively.
Children who are well-developed socially and emotionally tend to be happier, get along better with others, and accomplish more. The following district-wide programs are utilized to teach students about the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating and physical activity habits, and character education in order to enable them to responsibly and responsively make informed decisions that influence lifelong healthy behaviors within the context of self, family, school and the local and global communities:
- Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
- Social Studies
- School Counseling Program
- School Health Services Program
- Individual School Programs
In addition to district-wide programs, building-based initiatives are also utilized to promote the health and well-being of the whole child where positive character development and making good choices are recognized and reinforced.
The NJ Department of Education provides the following link on Student Health:
Click the link below to review an Emotional Wellness Toolkit from the National Institute of Health:
PerformCare provides services for youth facing behavioral, mental health or substance abuse challenges: call 1-877-652-7624
If Child Abuse or Neglect is suspected call the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP): call 1-877-652-2837