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Supporting Children and Youth with Transitions During COVID-19

Date(s) - 09/23/2021
5:30 pm

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Participants will reflect on lessons learned during the Covid-19 pandemic.  They will work to re-imagine our healing and wellness efforts moving forward to ensure every child has access to appropriate school-based social and emotional support. Participants will also deepen their awareness around equitable, healing-centered roadmaps for school re-openings that center our youth’s full experiences and strengths.  Presenters will advance strategies to support clients and their families, as well as self-care for clinicians.

Presented by:

Stephanie Stolzenbach, LCSW, has focused her career on providing and supervising direct mental health services to children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings, including family legal aid services, adolescent residential settings, psychiatric hospital settings, and public schools. As the Director of Clinical Services for P2L: Pathways to Leadership, Stephanie works with a dynamic team to cultivate social work programming in schools that is grounded in trauma-informed, healing centered, and anti-oppressive practices. Stephanie currently oversees all of P2L’s mentoring and counseling services, manages a superb team of social workers, and coordinates the social work intern program. She is also responsible for facilitating professional development workshops for staff of the NYC Department of Education on topics such as trauma-informed care, implicit bias, culturally responsive and sustaining education, and self-care. In addition, Stephanie provides individual and family psychotherapy in a group private practice where she supports adolescents who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Stephanie also has a strong passion for teaching and is currently an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work.  She received her MSW from New York University and holds two post-master’s certifications in Advanced Clinical Practice and Clinical Practice with Children.

Milagros Reyes-Luciano, LCSW, has worked for 16 years at the NYC Department of Education as a school social worker at a high school. She is a first-generation American of Dominican heritage with roots in the Bronx. Milagros prides herself in being a product of the public education system. She’s a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and has received her MSW from Fordham University. Milagros has also worked in various clinics as a bilingual psychotherapist/ LCSW. She’s the mother of four boys, two of which were Covid babies.

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Registration for this event closes on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time.