Warren Glen Academy Newsletter
The Bull Horn
January 2020 Newsletter
From Executive Director – Dr. Pratt
We are excited that as of January 1, 2020 the Stepping Stone School is now the Warren Glen Academy. Providing more than 40 years of distinctive special education programs and moving forward. Our outstanding services and instruction remain central to our focus for students with special needs.
Our new website is: www.warrenglenacademy.com We offer state accredited programs from age 5 up to the age of 21.
The New Jersey Department of Education has established School Security and Preparedness trainings for school personnel throughout the year. The latest training attended in December was specific to Mental Health First Aid in our schools. The following information is provided from the training and presentations which you may find helpful as interventions for mental health problems. The Warren Glen Academy staff is ready to assist students who are unable to function in your public-school setting.
- Treatment and supports are most beneficial when early intervention is applied to prevent problems from becoming more serious and to reduce destructive behaviors. The longer the delay in receiving professional help, the more difficult recovery can be.
- Medical treatments include various types of medications and other treatments prescribed by a qualified physician. Primary Care Physician, Mental Health Professionals, Certified Peer Specialists and Psychiatrists are a few that can assist.
- Psychological treatments involve providing a supportive relationship and changing the way a person thinks or behaves. This can be face-to-face with a mental heath professional or in a group setting.
- Peer support groups bring people together who have common or alike problems to share experiences and help each other. This can help reduce feelings of stress, isolation, increase knowledge and coping skills. This can improve self-esteem and self-worth. Family, friends, school, and faith-based organizations can be a supportive source.
- Rehabilitation programs can help individuals regain skills and confidence to live, work and contribute successfully in their community.
Having a mental illness is a personal journey needing goals and hope in leading to a productive and rewarding life. This is a process, not a “quick fix”. Contact us if you have a student who may benefit from our therapeutic program with individual attention, small class sizes, and an academic emphasis. 908-995-1999