Guidance

  • Mrs. Jacqueline Espenhorst
    Guidance Counselor
    p: (609) 631 - 4171 ext 2955
    e: jespenhorst@hamilton.k12.nj.us


    The philosophy of the Guidance and Counseling Program in Hamilton Township Schools, is to focus upon the individual student. All students are accepted individuals of worth, having unique educational, social and personal needs.

    The emphasis of the guidance and counseling program is to maximize the potential of all students through a comprehensive developmental approach.  The counselor words with all students within the educational framework of the school district.

    The school counselor works to assist the students in becoming healthy and effective members of society.  This is achieved through small and large group counseling sessions and additional individual counseling when appropriate.  Also, the guidance counselor provides consultation and coordination of community  services and resources  with the students' family.

  • GUIDANCE LESSONS 

    Self-concept 
    Social interaction 
    Study skills 
    Decision making

    CONFLICT RESOLUTION 

    Win-Win Guidelines 
    Peacemaking Skills 
    Second Step

    SPECIAL PROGRAMS

    "KIDS on the BLOCK" 
    "CAP" - Child Abuse 
    Forest Friends 
    Campfire

  • SMALL GROUPS 

    "KIDS" - Kids Issues in Divorce and Separation 
    Special Needs

     

    SERVICES 

    Short term individual counseling 
    Consultations (teachers, Child Study teams, outside agencies) 
    Resource information 
    Referrals for continued counseling