Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Click below to be taken to the Guidance Counselor's Virtual Offices

Mrs. Brown's
Virtual Office

Memorial Middle School

Mrs. Schindler's
Virtual Office

Margaret L. Vetter School

Ms. White's Virtual Office
Meadowbrook School

School Violence Resources for Students, Parents, and Educators

The resources below can be used by school community members to help provide support and information to those individuals struggling with feelings about school violence, crisis, or other traumatic events.

Talking to Children About School Shootings

Resources developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network to help children, families, educators, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together.

Talking to Children When Scary Things Happen

Resources to support educators in facilitating discussions when crisis occurs.

Talking to Teens About Violence

Resources to support educators in facilitating discussions when crisis occurs.

Helping Children Cope with Frightening News

Resource developed to assist adults in engaging in conversations with students around topics that may instill a sense of fear.

Children's System of Care

(877) 652-7624

Call this number to find out about services for children and teens with emotional and behavioral health care challenges.

Crisis Text Line

Text "HOME" to 741741

Connect with a crisis counselor to help defuse a “hot” moment or crisis.

NJ Hopeline

(855) 654-6735

Through the hotline, chat, email, and text services, the goal at the New Jersey Suicide Prevention Hopeline is to lessen the amount of distress you are currently experiencing and work collaboratively with you to develop a resolution to whatever stressors prompted you to contact the Hopeline.

2nd Floor

(888) 222-2228

2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults.

Traumatic Loss Coalition

The TLC provides support to communities affected by traumatic events such as homicide, illness and suicide.

School-Based Services

Eatontown Public Schools partners with local community health and wellness organizations to provide school-based services to the students of Eatontown. See below for more information about the programs and services available.


YMCA of Greater Monmouth County

School-Based Counseling Services
Growing up isn’t always easy, especially given the pressures that today’s kids face at home and school, like getting bullied on social media, navigating standardized testing and struggling with difficult family issues. YMCA of Greater Monmouth County's Young People’s Program empowers children and adolescents to cope with difficult situations through 1:1 therapeutic counseling sessions in the convenience of their school. The Y’s school-based Young People’s Program helps schools address the behavioral and emotional health needs of their students.

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VNA Health Group

Visiting Nurse Association Health Group

School-Based Nurse Practitioner Program
Nurse Practitioners provide primary health care services at the school for children in Pre-K to high school. Services may include diagnosis and treatment of common childhood health issues, medication prescriptions, health screenings, and management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes.

New Jersey State Youth Resources

State of New Jersey Parent Link - The Early Childhood, Parenting, and Professional Resource Center

The focus of NJ Parent Link is to meet the information and resource needs of expectant parents, families with young children (newborns to children entering kindergarten) and professional stakeholders vested in the health & well-being of New Jersey's children & families. Parenting and support resources for families with older children, school aged to young adulthood, are also available.

The goals of NJ Parent Link are to improve the accessibility, coordination and delivery of information and services to expectant parents and families with young children; to improve the communication capabilities between the public and private sectors; and to provide the IT foundation for interagency service collaborations and policy development.  

See below for specific resource pages or learn more at

State of New Jersey Department of Education

State of New Jersey Department of Education

Student Wellness

The NJDOE recognizes that healthy students are better learners and that many factors can impact a student’s academic attainment and overall health. The department supports wellness policies and practices that address the physical, social, and emotional needs of students.  Recognizing that education cannot achieve this alone, the department works with other state agencies to support the implementation of statutes and regulations designed to promote student and staff wellness.  In collaboration with field experts, the department identifies promising practices and research to support school health and wellness programming.

Please click here to visit the Student Wellness page on the NJDOE website.

NJ Children's System of Care - Contracted System Administrator - Performcare

1-877-652-7624 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Through the New Jersey Children's System of Care, PerformCare connects young people and their families statewide to the care they need to be well.

When your child is facing challenges to their functioning and well-being, finding the right services and support can be overwhelming.  If you have concerns about your child’s mental health and/or  are interested in learning more about what help is available, call Performcare 877-652-7624 or visit

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub

Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Young Adults

Returning to the classroom and regular activities after the disruptions of COVID-19 may cause stress and anxiety for students of any age. These feelings are normal and to be expected; everyone has tough days, but if children or adolescents are exhibiting unusual behavior for extended periods, they may be in need of additional support and care. We created this webpage to guide young people and their families to resources that promote student health and well-being, including mental health.

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Social Emotional Learning Information & Resources

Review the links and information below to find out more about Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and how these concepts are being implemented throughout the Eatontown Public Schools district.


What is SEL?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.


Benefits of SEL

More than two decades of research demonstrates that education promoting social and emotional learning (SEL) gets results. The findings come from multiple fields and sources, including student achievement, neuroscience, health, employment, psychology, classroom management, learning theory, economics, and the prevention of youth problem behaviors.


Responsive Classroom

Responsive Classroom

Responsive Classroom is a student-centered, social and emotional learning approach to teaching and discipline. It is comprised of a set of research, and evidence-based practices designed to create safe, joyful, and engaging classrooms and school communities for both students and teachers.


Leader in Me

Leader in Me

The Leader in Me Framework provides a unique approach to integrating highly effective practices throughout a school’s culture.

Instead of focusing on academic measures alone, Leader in Me embodies a holistic approach to education, redefining how schools measure success. This approach empowers educators with effective practices and tools to:

  • teach LEADERSHIP to every student,

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    create a CULTURE of student empowerment,

  • and align systems to drive results in ACADEMICS.

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Second Step

Second Step

For Kids, for Adults, for Everywhere!

Brought to you by Committee for Children, the Second Step® family of programs creates brighter futures for kids everywhere through a holistic approach to social-emotional learning.

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