Supporting Families, Parents & Guardians
Services for the broad school community
As an adult family member or guardian, your role in the life of a thriving school community is vital.
You may need support navigating the complexity of city, state and federal education policies, or simply need a consistently accessible point of contact.
Counseling in Schools helps bridge this gap and strengthen your role in your student’s learning life and community.
Collaboration & Consideration
Our staff of mental health professionals and youth development specialists listen to learn and familiarize ourselves with the community’s experiences. Then we collaboratively create and implement plans to reach mutually agreed upon goals.
Services & Learning
Our network of community partners and relationships throughout New York City help address family members’ needs, including:
- English as a Second Language classes (ESL)
- Assistance with Immigration, including legal advice
- Financial Planning workshops
- Laundry facilities
- Food Pantries
- Computers and Technology Support
Building trust and listening skills that open lines of communication between family members.
The goal of restorative practices is to build strong relationships that lead to healthy communities. These practices provide structures that can strengthen connections across a wide range of experiences, including the celebration of life cycle events, the integration of new or returning community members, the resolution of conflicts, and the reparation of harm.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Counseling In Schools…
Provided trauma-oriented resiliency training and self-care tools for school staff and family members
Launched new programs to get food and computers to students and families in need
Became engaged with Project Hope, an initiative that helps New Yorkers understand their reactions and emotions during the pandemic
Launched Partners in Healing, a resource center born from our years of experience supporting school personnel and families with the language and tools to be trauma-informed and healing-centered in their relationships with their children
We’re Here To Help You
Our staff is here to support your needs and those of your child. Let’s have a conversation today about helping your student and family awaken possibilities.