Have a great day!
    Name: Tressa Reid
    Grade: 6
    Phone Ext: 8420
    Room #: Guidance Office
    School Counselor

         As we are facing uncertain times, please know that I am available through email and the Haines Google Classroom as a support to all of our families.  Please check this website from time to time for updates regarding resources online and throughout the community.


    Tressa Reid


    Parent Resources



    Comcast is providing free Wi-Fi to low-income families: Get to know Internet Essentials from Comcast

    Home Energy Assistance - Burlington Community Action Partnership is a federally funded program
    established to assist households with heating, cooling, and energy costs. NJ SHARES administers an
    energy assistance program that may be able to help you.

    PSE&G - Assistance to pay your bill

    Local Food Resources


    Faith Presbyterian Church  318 Stokes Road, Medford NJ 08055   609-654-5148


    Fellowship Alliance Chapel  199 Church Road, Medford NJ 08055  609-953-7333


    Food Banks of NJ

    Crisis Services
    Legacy Treatment Services
    National Alliance on Mental Illness

    New Jersey Health Behavior Access Line
    "Provides families with a virtual single point of contact that registers, tracks, and coordinates care for
    children who are screened, at any level, into its Children Behavioral Health Service System of Care. To
    provide this simplified access, Division of Children and Families contracts with Perform Care, which is a
    private entity that administers this service system. For questions about, or to access services for
    children and youth, call the 24-hour, toll-free Access Line.
    The following services are available:
    Mobile Response and Stabilization Services, Care Management Organizations, Youth Case Management
    Services, Family Support Organization."
    Contact New Jersey Health Behavior Access Line at 1-877-652-7624.

    Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization System

    The Mobile Response and Stabilization System is operated by the Lester A. Drenk Behavioral Health
    Center. It provides time-limited crisis intervention to children and youth exhibiting emotional or behavioral
    disturbances that threaten to disrupt their current living arrangements. Persons requesting response
    intervention can call a statewide toll-free hotline to access the system. Response intervention is available
    24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
    Contact Children's Mobile Response and Stabilization System at 1-877-NJCSOCI or 1-877-652-7624.

    SCIP Mobile Outreach

    Mobile Outreach Services are an extension of the Screening Crisis Intervention Program (SCIP).
    Mobile Outreach provides crisis evaluations to Burlington County residents at the crisis site. This
    service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is conducted by a New Jersey State Certified
    Screener. Any person who is in Burlington County and is experiencing a psychiatric crisis or poses a
    danger to self, others, or property can contact SCIP at 609-835-6180.

    Crisis Helplines:

    Anxious about coronavirus? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. We’re here to help.

    Crisis Text Hotline: Text CONNECT to 741741 2nd Floor Youth Helpline
    "2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults. We are
    here to help you find solutions to the problems that you face at home, at school, or at play. If you are
    between the age of 10 and 24, live in New Jersey, and need to talk about an issue or problem that you
    are facing, call 2ND FLOOR at (888)222-2228."

    Family Helpline
    "If you're feeling stressed out, call to speak to a trained volunteer of Parents Anonymous who can
    provide and refer you to resources in your community." Please call the 24-hour hotline: 1-800-THE-KIDS

    How to talk to your children and reduce stress/anxiety about Coronavirus - Articles/Resources:

    Anxiety and Depression Association of America - “How to Talk to Your Anxious Child or Teen About Coronavirus”


    Child Mind Institute - “Talking with Kids About the Coronavirus”


    Michigan Health -  “How To Talk To Your Child About Covid 19”


    The Clay Center For Healthy Young Minds - “7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic”


    The Conversation - “How to Talk to your kids about COVID-19”


    The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: “The Pandemic Flu Fact Sheet”


    Establishing a Routine at Home

    Time - “The Secret to Keeping Your Kids Happy, Busy and Learning if Their School Closes Due to Coronavirus”


    Your Morning Basket - “Best Tips for Creating a Daily Schedule”


    School Counselors’ Sample Schedule 

    Before 9:00 AM

    Morning Routine

    Make beds, eat breakfast, brush teeth & get dressed

    9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    Outdoor Time;  Movement Break; Mindfulness

    Family walk; outdoor play; bear walks; wall push ups; jumping jacks; Yoga; Deep breathing

    9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

    Academic Time

    MTPS Curriculum

    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

    Outdoor Time; Movement Break; Mindfulness

    Family walk; outdoor play; bear walks; wall push ups; jumping jacks; Yoga; Deep breathing

    12:15 PM - 1:15 PM



    1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

    Academic Time

    MTPS Curriculum

    3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

    Quiet Time


    3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

    Outdoor Time;  Movement Break; Mindfulness

    Family walk; outdoor play; bear walks; wall push ups; jumping jacks; Yoga; Deep breathing