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Laurie M.Zila, MA, LPC

CARES Coordinator, Newtown Middle School

Council RockSchool District



Hello! My name is Laurie Zila and I am the Newtown Middle School CARES (Children at Risk in the Educational System) Coordinator. I am a Certified School Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor with over twenty years of experience supporting youth and their families, both in educational and community settings.

In Pennsylvania, every middle and high school has a Student Assistance Program (SAP) Team comprised of trained school and community agency staff, who assist students and their families in accessing school and community services. CARES is Council Rock's SAP. Our NMS CARES Team is here to help and ensure the safety and well-being of our students. 


Mobile Crisis 1-877-435-7709

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

National Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741

Safe2Say Something Anonymous Tip Line 1-844-723-2729

Check out the NMS Online Calming Resources by following the link at the bottom of the page!

NMS Online Calming Resources

NMS Online Calming Resources