Hi There!! My name is Dara Jarosz and I am the new Student Assistance Counselor at Monmouth Regional High School. I have 11 years of work related experience in the field and I bring with me a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm!
A strikingly large percentage of school-aged children in the United States are in crisis. Drug and alcohol abuse, violence, bullying, depression, suicide, stress and anxiety disorders, gambling, eating disorders, gang involvement, and other social/emotional issues threaten the well-being of all students, their families, and society as a whole. As the problems have escalated in recent years, so have the demands on schools throughout the country to address them.
Student assistance programs are designed to help students and their families with problems affecting their personal lives and academic performance. The Student Assistance Counselor’s (SAC) role is to enhance and support students’ success in the school environment. There are a range of school-based prevention and intervention services offered to assist students with personal problems and encourage them to build upon their strengths.