Social Work Support Services

Our role as social workers at Gray New Gloucester High School is to provide social, emotional and mental health support to students grades 9-12. We can work with students on issues related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, peer conflict, substance use, and stress management. We collaborate with our Student Services Team to provide a multi-disciplinary approach with students, their families, teachers and administration.  Through this approach we are able to assist students with academic, social, emotional or behavioral functioning that may be hindering  their ability to benefit from the learning environment. 

In addition, we can provide information and referrals for community based resources.There are many ways that we connect with students: referrals from  school counselors, administration, teachers, family or friends, and often the students themselves. 

Please contact the Social Work Department by calling the high school at (207) 657-3323 if you have any questions.

Jeff Duquette, LCSW
Special Education Social Worker

Michelle (Murley) Van Curan, LCSW, CADC
General Education/ Special Education Social Worker

Sarah Charette, LCSW
General Education Social Worker

Mental Health Resources:

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

The Yellow Tulip Project 

Yellow Tulip Community Resources

Dartmouth Student Wellness Center Resources: Guided Audio Recordings  

ADDitude Magazine: An ADHD Resource 

Trevor Project/LGBTQ Resources

If you are in need of more immediate assistance or have safety concerns, please call one of the agencies below. ALL NUMBERS BELOW are FREE and available to all ages 24/7:

  •  Life-threatening emergency – dial or text 911
  • Mental health emergency – State-wide Crisis –1(888)-568-1112
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1(800)-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text option – Text home or hello to 741741
  • Sexual Assault Response Services 1(800)-871-7741
  • Child Abuse Reporting – DHHS – 1(800)-452-1999
  • Information and referral service – State-wide – Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211
  • The Trevor Project – 1(866) 488 – 7386/ Text “Start” to 678-678


Updated June 21, 2024