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Home Instruction:
Social Worker

Our Social Worker focuses on assist with community outreach, parental engagement, transition to affiliated schools, referrals to community resources. Additionally, I work with early prevention, identification and crisis de-escalation for students who might require outside referrals to Mental Health services and community resources.     

Transition Information

The NYC DOE Office of Transition ensures students transition throughout school and post exiting  / graduation with adequate support.  Third party agencies are available to design support(s) and systems to provide students with the transitional assistance they need to maximize academic, social and general success. 

Front Door meetings help parents and students understand this process.  Meetings are held across the city at specific dates and times.   The links below provide meeting schedules by each borough.  Please reach out to our guidance office, your HI teacher or the school your student is affiliated with for further information. 

Student Safety Information 

Bullying is a national problem that affects thousands of children and youths each day.  Research indicates that children who are bullied are more likely to be: school phobic, anxious, suicidal, depressed, suffer from low self-esteem, poor health and feel isolated and hopeless.  Bystanders to bullying are also effected by a climate of fear and danger which negatively impacts learning.  Contrary to folk wisdom, bullies do not "grow out of it" but rather continue to engage in anti-social behaviors if there is no intervention.  Children who bully are four times more likely to have one or more criminal convictions by the time they reach adulthood.  

The Internet and Your Student 

From the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: The Internet has drastically changed the way that children interact with the world. They have access to in-depth knowledge, tools to express their creativity, and people from all over the world. Yet along with offering a fascinating, new way to connect with the world, the Internet also offers new risks.

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