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 About Support Services


Welcome to the support services web page 

Family Resources from National Association of School Psychologists 

Social Media and Supports for Parents

Preventing and Supporting Youth Suicide

Supporting Your Child in A Tragedy- Monitoring Social Media


This site offers a collection of resources for educators, parents and adminstrators to best meet the learning and social/ emotional developmental needs of middle school students.

For a variety of well researched tools, we encourage you to utilize the Web Links provided.

The Social Support Services Team serves as a resource for families, educators and peers; and we encourage you to call or email if we can further assist your needs.  We are composed of three helping professionals who work in conjunction with the Gudiance team.

Kristy Fuller

Certified School Psychologist

401-247-3160 x 1421

Hrs: Tuesday, Wednesday afternoons, and Thursdays


Courtney Frye Canario, MSW, LICSW

Certified Clinical School Social Worker

401-247-3160 X 1421

Hrs: Monday, Tuesday mornings, and Fridays


Katie Hamel

Student Assistance Counselor 

401-247-3160 X 1219

Hrs:  Tuesdays, through Fridays




 About Emergency Services


Emergency Supports 

Throughout middle school development, students are expereincing a lot of changes.  It is not uncommon for peer groups to change, for social conflict to arise, or for symptoms of stress and anxiety to manifest.  Many of these developmental challenges and stressors can be supported by coordination with the school, pediatricians or other community resources.

The school support team is here to serve as a resource during school hours; however, in the event of an emergency after school or on weekends we have provided the following resources within our community to assist you in accessing emergency services when urgen help is needed:

East Bay Center 24 hour crisis line: 401-246-0700

911- This number is dedicated for psychiatric as well as medical emergencies.

This is the fastest and easiest way to get information when you need it. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
One call gives you access to resources across your community, whether you need to get help - for you, for a family member or for a friend - or want to help. No more wrong numbers, no more wasted time trying to find the right person to call.
Someone at 2-1-1 will help connect you to the services or information you need. Confidentially, for free, in your language.


Rhode Island Hospital Psychiatric Unit:  401-444-4000


 Web Links


What Is Social and Emotional Learning?
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Our Mission

NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

Our Goals
1. Educate children on how to recognize potential Internet risks
2. Engage children and adults in a two-way conversation about on- and offline risks
3. Empower children to help prevent themselves from being exploited and to report victimization to a trusted adult
Digital Citizenship, online safety and civility
Pop quiz: What is Voxer? If you're scratching your head, it's time to read up on the trendy new social media apps kids are using. Friending your child on Facebook is now just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online safety. Click through to see some of the sites and apps tweens and teens are flocking to these days, and get useful tips for protecting your child from cyberbullying and other online safety hazards.


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