Celebrating over 40 years of service to individuals, families, and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Individuals of all ages, cultures and backgrounds experience a crisis at some point in their lives. Crisis can be brought on by a variety of situations, and inevitably, the youth our New Perspective's Marin team serves are affected by such a tragedy in some way. When this occurs, staff and interns from the NP counseling team are recruited by school administration to provide crisis intervention services for students, families and staff on various school campuses.

Most recently, the NP team provided crisis support at a local high school after a car accident involving the death of a 15-year-old boy. Carin Grove, Clinical Director of the NP Marin Program, was contacted by school administrators over the weekend to coordinate a first response support team for students and staff grieving the unexpected loss. Carin and her staff arrived at the high school early Monday morning to assess the school's current need and began coordinating interventions services immediately. A drop-in grief support room was designated for counseling in an easily accessible location, and Carin's team spent the next week counseling individuals and facilitating grief groups to help individuals process their feelings related to the death of their classmate/student. Many students and staff members were seen by the counseling staff that week, and referrals for additional support were provided to students and their families when needed.

Carin and her team have had numerous experiences offering this type of crisis support to school communities over the past several years, including communities where deaths were related to teenage drinking and suicide. The New Perspectives program has provided school-based services for schools throughout Marin for over 25 years and the program continues to grow, with over 18 schools being served throughout Marin.

  • Since I've been blessed with the chance to have a good education and many opportunities, I feel obligated to give back and to use the education and the experiences I've had to make an impact.

    Chris McCoy
    AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Seeing the kids' growth through the years, despite the odds being against a lot of them, for whatever reason, is what inspires me to stay here.

    Kevin Lacy
    Before & After School Site Coordinator - San Francisco
  • I feel energized by my work and the teenagers inspire me with their candor and honesty. I’m always learning from them!

    Mary Jane Landolina
    School Counselor - Tamalpais High School, Marin County
  • I am motivated by all the great people that work for BACR and the wonderful things they do. My great reward is knowing that I can help them in their work to support communities all over the Bay.

    Collin Brown
    Web Develop and IT Support
  • Helping other people is what inspires me to work here. Being able to change people's lives, by helping them understand their problems with alcohol, is a huge contribution to my inspiration here.

    Maria Vega
    Office Coordinator - Marin County DUI Program
  • I know that, if I am able to overcome hard struggles in my life and do my best at achieving success, I can encourage the young people that I advocate to do their best as well.

    Court Advocate

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