Springs School to Host Family Service League’s “Parent Resource Center” This Fall

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A “Parent Resource Center” will be held at Springs School this fall. The Center will be hosted by Family Service League and will be a point of contact between parents and teachers and will help Family Service League to identify areas of behavioral and social need.  The Center is based on a model developed by the Children's Aid Society in New York City known as The Community School. “We have been using this model in the Brentwood school district for the past four years and will be starting a similar program in the William Floyd school district in September,” said Dr. Larry P. Weiss, the Senior Vice President for Programs at Family Service League. “The philosophy that drives the model is that children need an environment that nurtures academic, social and emotional needs and that this is a parent and community effort.”

The purpose of the program is to build the relationship between home and school. The Resource Center will provide support for parents and families in the community. The League plans to provide complimentary services including: relief and/or welfare services to needy families, social/emotional workshops for parents and parenting skills, and to assist in the early identification process of students in need of mental health services. The Center will also assist with nutrition needs such as working with the local food pantry

The Parent Resource Center plans to be up-and-running in September and will be staffed by parent volunteers and Family Service League. More information about Family Service League can be found at their website: www.fsl-li.org.