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Community Schools Facilitate a “Soft Landing” for New Arrivals

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Powerful Partnerships: Brokering Legal Assistance for Immigrant Families

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Dutch Treat: Netherlands Community Schools Welcome Newcomers

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New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program

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New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program

A program for parents who are separating from their spouse or partner, or going through a divorce, teaching them how the breakup affects their children, and how to make their new family life easier for them and their children. Judges may refer or order parents to the certified programs, and parents can self-refer. This program is an initiative of the Chief Judge of the State of New York.

Long Term PINS Preventive Programs

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The Children’s Aid Society’s Long-Term PINS (Persons in Need of Supervision) Preventive programs in Brooklyn and Manhattan provide families access to ongoing family counseling and case management services. These programs focus on helping families develop the skills needed to cope with the stresses — including poverty, substance use, domestic violence and other intractable problems — that many PINS children and their families face. These programs also seek to reduce the number of PINS youngsters placed in foster care.

PINS (Persons in Need of Supervision)

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The PINS DAS Program (Persons in Need of Supervision – Designated Assessment Services) is a diversion program for youths 9-18 who engage in status offenses such as truancy, underage drinking or running away from home. The program intervenes in the lives of these children and families before court action and possible foster care placement or detention is necessary.

WORKLINC Program

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The Children’s Aid Society’s WORKLINC Program (NYEP) helps disconnected adolescents find stability and self-worth through a solid introduction to the world of work.

NYEP serves approximately 70 youth each year in two, 16-week cycles. Participants are drawn from Children’s Aid’s Foster Care Independent Living Unit, Therapeutic Foster Home Program, Medical Foster Care, PINS (Persons in Need of Supervision) Preventive Unit, City Challenge Aftercare Collaboration, Community Re-entry Program and Literacy and GED Preparation programs for system-involved youth.

Family Wellness Group Counseling & Education

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Women's Groups

Individual Counseling and Case Management

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Individual Counseling

One-to-one counseling with a Family Wellness Program therapist who specializes in abusive relationships is offered to survivors of abuse, and to children and teens who have witnessed abuse. In addition, play and art therapies help children heal from the trauma of abuse. Therapists also help parents understand how the violence has affected their children and how to help their children heal from the trauma.

Carmel Hill Block Renewal Project

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Through The Children's Aid Society/Carmel Hill Project, one block on West 118th Street has been physically and socially transformed from a blight-ridden area to a thriving neighborhood.

How was this accomplished?

The Carmel Hill Project uses a variety of strategies that focus on the individual residents, their families and the community, including:

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