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Counseling and Social Work

School counselors are trained to service the entire K to 12 school communities including students, families, staff and school leadership. School counselors work with school administrators in advocating for programs and services that positively impacts student academic success in alignment with New York State Learning Standards, social emotional development and higher education and career readiness. [UFT: About School Counseling]
At PS 204, we have school counselors to meet the various needs of our children. School guidance counselors collaborate with all members of the school community to develop and deliver a data driven program that supports every student’s academic, career and personal/social development.
*Our School Counselor is Ms. Barbara Rivera. She works with children in grades K-5, to meet specialized goals as outlined in students Individualized Education Programs (IEP). She also works with students "At-Risk", who may need additional social and behavioral supports in order to participate in school. She can be reached at [email protected]
*Our School Social Worker for Temporary Housing Students is Ms. Merlyn Pichardo. She works with children and families in grades K-5 who are experiencing transient housing or children and families residing in shelters. She can be reached at [email protected]