EHS PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

 

 

Dr. Michelle Greenwald

914-725-1500 ext. 1507

Dr. Mitch Shapiro

914-725-1500 ext. 1585

Ms. Jenny Storck

914-725-1500 ext. 1543

         

Various psychological services and resources are available to Edgemont Jr./Sr. High School students. Psychologists are available to support students' social and emotional needs through individual and group counseling, assessment, consultation with teachers or parents, and crisis intervention.

Dr. Greenwald and Ms. Storck coordinate the Teen TALK program for eighth grade students.

Dr. Shapiro coordinates the Peer Leadership and Peer Advocacy programs for students in the senior high school. He also offers the Wii De-Stress program on Wednesdays (8th graders) and Fridays (7th graders) during fifth period lunch.

The psychologists, along with the school counselors, also coordinate the 7th Grade Mentorship program, which provides 7th graders with 10th and/or 11th grade student mentors. 

 

 

Hotline Phone Numbers

National Suicide Hotline:

  1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

 

Suicide Hotline:

  1-800-273-TALK (8255)

 

CPS Reporting:

   1-800-635-1522

 

CPS Public Hotline:

  1-800-342-3720

 

Mobile Crisis Team:

   1-914-493-7187

 

 

Drug and Alcohol Awareness/Prevention

Websites for parents/guardians, educators, and students about drugs ad alcohol, including: information/facts about drug and alcohol use, laws pertaining to drug and alcohol use, tips for keeping students safe, and details regarding community events.

 

http://powertotheparent.org 

 

http://erowid.com 

 

http://drugs.com 

 

http://drugfree.com 

COPING WITH SEPTEMBER 11TH

 

   Tips for Educators

 

   Tips for Parents

 

   Tips for Youth

Resources

A Parents' Guide to Facebook        

 A detailed guide that provides information about how to use Facebook safely

 and how parents can communicate effectively with their children who use it.

What Parents Should Know About Instagram

 Common Sense Media's guide for parents about Instagram.

Being 13: The Inside Secret World of Teens     

 Produced by CNN, Being 13 is a documentary about the social media use of 

 Teenagers. Over 200 8th grade students across the country participated in a 

 study, in which their social media feeds were analyzed to see what kids are 

 saying to each other, and why it is so important to them. The documentary

 also includes interviews with parents and teenagers, providing further

 understanding of social media usage among adolescents.

Coping with Crisis: Tips for Parents and Educators 

 Tips for parents and educators to help students cope during national tragedies

 and crisis situations.

Helpful Hints for Conversations about Risky Situations 

 Includes suggestions for speaking with your students about how to handle risky 

 and challenging situations.

Helping Chidren Cope with Unsettling Times - The Economic Crisis

 Tips for parents and teachers on helping their children and adolescents cope

 during these difficult economic times.

Helping Children Cope with Loss, Death, and Grief

 Tips for teachers and parents to help children cope with a loss.

How to Speak with Someone Who is Grieving

 This handout includes helpful (and not so helpful) comments to say to someone 

 who has lost a loved one and is grieving.

Preventing Youth Suicide

 Information on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide, and tips for

 parents and educators on how to help.

Promoting Compassion and Acceptance in Crisis

 A document created by the National Association of School Psychologists

 that includes helpful advice and tips for parents and educators on promoting

 compassion, kindness, and acceptance during times of national crisis situations.

Save a Friend - Tips for Teens to Prevent Suicide

 Information on the warning signs of suicide and what students can do to 

 help a friend.

Inside Lineman's Helmet: Doubts and Depression

 An article about a professional football player's struggle with depression.  

 

How Cliques Make Kids Feel Left Out

 

 Information about friendship groups and cliques, and what parents, educators, and peers can do to help.

 

X-Plan: Giving Your Kids A Way Out

 

 Information about a way to create a communication strategy with your child that will help him or her to extract themselves from peer social situations that are potentially unsafe.