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Engaging in a partnership with the entire school community

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Our Mission is to promote the emotional and social growth of children so that they can thrive in school and succeed in life.

Our approach involves assessing each child’s developmental, social, emotional, and cultural experiences from multiple perspectives. Our programs serve to promote healing, awaken possibilities and inspire hope for a bright future.

Building on the strengths of school communities to inspire hope and promote healing.

Our staff includes over 100 mental health professionals and youth development specialists, all dedicated to anti-racist, anti-oppressive, healing-centered practices. Our counselors are embedded in schools for the entire school year, becoming an essential part of the fabric of learning and support.

Counseling In Schools currently provides New York City schools support for 7,000 students in 94 programs and community shelters.

Professional development services include peer support to affirm the strengths of teachers and administrators in their commitment to education.

Since 1986, Counseling in Schools has been making a difference, supporting the emotional and social well-being of New York City school communities.

Hope, purpose and determination can flourish.

Together, let’s work toward a bright, resilient future for New York City’s children, families and schools.

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