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Teen and Young Adult Services

School Based Youth Services

Program Requires a Referral

Program Director: Thomas Hyland LPC, ACS


The School Based Youth Services Program  (SBYSP) provides these programs on the school campus for students enrolled in Brick Township High School, Brick Memorial High School, Veterans Memorial Middle School, Lakewood High School, and their families. SBYSP programs are provided during the school day, after-school hours, and during summer sessions.

Comprehensive Youth Services

Prevention and Support for Positive Growth

The adolescent years are littered with stumbling blocks that cause youths to veer off track and lose sight of their goals. SBYSP is committed and optimistic about providing meaningful programs that are comprehensive, multifaceted, and build on the strengths of young people and assist them in achieving their educational and life goals.

Our School Based Youth Services In NJ offer an array of programs to promote healthy youth development and resilience, emotional intelligence, and social connections. This program includes services that provide:

Get The Help You Need

How To Get Help

If you would like to get more information about SBYSP or make a referral on behalf of your child to receive service in one of the participating schools, please contact your children's guidance counselor or vice principal for more information. You may also contact Thomas Hyland, Program Director at 732-785-3000 x3066 or thyland@brickschools.org.

What Happens Next?

You will be contacted by a School-Based Program staff member regarding your referral and electronic consent to receive services will be obtained.

Supportive School Environment

Collaborating for a Better Tomorrow

School Based Youth Services in NJ have existed in select schools throughout the state since 1987. Students aged 16 and over are eligible to provide self-consent. Students under the age of 16 will require parent/guardian consent.  All SBYSP services are free to students and families.  Funding for this program is made available by a grant monitored by the State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families, with no cost to the school districts served.  SBYSP is conveniently located within the school setting. This allows the students to feel comfortable accessing a variety of behavioral health, recreational, and social services at no cost to their families.

We're Here To Help

Preferred Behavioral Health Group provides multiple youth and adult services to address emotional, mental, and behavioral health issues. However, some situations require different services. If your child is experiencing life-threatening danger or the immediate risk of harming themselves, you must take them to the nearest emergency room or dial 911 for immediate assistance.