SUPPORTING YOUTH
STRENGTHENING FAMILIES

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What We Do - An Overview

Specialized school support services.
Drug prevention education and intervention programs for youth and parents.
Services are offered in the public and private Pittsford school systems and the PYS offices.
Provide confidential and affordable individual and family counseling and social work services.
Short-term, solution-focused counseling with eventual referral to outside service providers.
Specialized programming at the middle and high school levels.
Skill building social-emotional groups at the elementary level.
Parent education programs and information.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

One-on-one counseling sessions with a PYS social worker, based on referral by a teacher, counselor, psychologist or administrator.


GROUP COUNSELING

PYS social workers identify an issue, in collaboration with the school counselors and administrators, and facilitate a group of students dealing with a common issue. Groups sessions are usually held once per week for several weeks.

Groups have included:

  • Grief and loss
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Social Skills
  • Personal space
  • Problem Solving
  • Friendship and Kindness

CLASSROOM TEACHER PRESENTATIONS

PYS social workers in collaboration with the school counselors and administrators, identify a broader student issue, such as bullying, and schedule one or more classroom presentations. Topics have included:

  • Stress mangement
  • Eating disorders
  • Self mutilation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Bullying
  • Sportsmanship

CRISIS INTERVENTION / CRISIS TEAM

PYS social workers are contacted by PCSD Administration to address a crisis situation at a particular school, or within the district.


HOME VISITS

When necessary as part of a child’s treatment plan, PYS social workers visit the home of a student to more fully meet the needs of the family. For more information or to make an appointment please call the Executive Clinical Director at 248-6203.

Individual Counseling

PYS social worker meets with the individual child outside of the school day when additional counseling is requested/needed, time is not available during the school day or seeing a child in school may not be in their best interest. Assessments are done by the PYS Clinical Director and the PYS school/community social worker.

Family Counseling

A PYS social worker meets with all / part of a family for counseling. It is solution-focused, short-term counseling with eventual referral. An intake form is completed during the first visit. Co-payments apply.

CHOICES: A Substance Misuse/Abuse Education Program for Students and Parents

CHOICES is a program offered by PYS to educate students and their parents about issues related to tobacco, alcohol, prescription and other drug use. Two one-hour sessions are facilitated by a licensed, masters-level social worker (LMSW) with expertise in substance abuse issues. Both the student and the parents/guardians are encouraged and expected to attend. A monetary fee of $75 per session is required at the time of each appointment.

Visiting the Office

PYS is centrally located in the town of Pittsford. Our offices are in Suite 208 on the second floor of the Spiegel Center on Lincoln Avenue in the village. The office is staffed Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Social workers will see clients at the office, with after school and evening hours as needed.


Pittsford Youth Services Service Model

COUNSELING FEES

To see the current fee schedule please click the document image (PDF).

SCHEDULING

For more information or to make an appointment please call:
Executive Clinical Director at
248-6203.

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