• Welcome to the Student Assistance Coordinator's Corner


    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and acquaint you with the services and educational initiatives offered through The Student Assistance Program Grades K-8.  Student Assistance Counselors are a valuable resource for students and their families.  Here in Franklin, our broad-brush Student Assistance Program provides a wide range of prevention / education programs and services to address the common needs and concerns faced by our students today.  In an effort to provide our schools with an ideal integrated counseling and referral process, the Franklin Township Public Schools Student Assistance Department has partnered with a variety of community agencies to provide our students and their families with a full continuum of care to address the social and emotional developmental needs of our students.  Therefore, our SAC program includes promoting in-house behavioral health services, positive social emotional development, prevention/intervention, community referral, crisis management and both virtual and in-person supportive counseling services.

    I am available to meet with students and their families who may be experiencing a variety of social, psychological and familial concerns.  Working in conjunction with our district's Guidance Department and community agencies, we work to provide our students and their families with the necessary resources to assist them in developing to their highest potential.  I am also available as a resource to faculty and staff to assist with behavioral/social concerns they may be experiencing with students, as well as providing guidance to faculty and staff on depression and substance abuse concerns.  Our district operates in accordance with New Jersey's policies and regulations to ensure the safety of our students and has implemented comprehensive prevention and intervention programs.

    For anyone interested in obtaining more information about the programs or services offered to students and families grades K-8 please contact me at Franklin Middle School, Sampson G. Smith Campus (732) 873-2800 ext. 172 or jmorales@franklinboe.org.  Looking forward to a successful year!


    Jamie Morales MA, SAC