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:
CPS Public Hotline:
Mobile Crisis Team:
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.
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES INFORMATION
A detailed guide that provides information about how to use Facebook safely
and how parents can communicate effectively with their children who use it.
Common Sense Media's guide for parents about Instagram.
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.
Tips for parents and educators to help students cope during national tragedies
and crisis situations.
Includes suggestions for speaking with your students about how to handle risky
and challenging situations.
Tips for parents and teachers on helping their children and adolescents cope
during these difficult economic times.
Tips for teachers and parents to help children cope with a loss.
This handout includes helpful (and not so helpful) comments to say to someone
who has lost a loved one and is grieving.
Information on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide, and tips for
parents and educators on how to help.
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.
Information on the warning signs of suicide and what students can do to
help a friend.
|An article about a professional football player's struggle with depression.|
||Information about friendship groups and cliques, and what parents, educators, and peers can do to help.|
||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.|