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Carmel High School Social Worker

Biography

School Social Workers are mental health professionals specially trained to provide clinical services to schools and are members of several professional organizations.

In my role as a school social worker I assist students and families in managing challenging life circumstances.
School issues may include: crisis intervention, attendance, school avoidance, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, relationships with peers and conflict resolution. I provide individual and group counseling to students and support/training to teachers, staff and administrators.

I deal with family concerns in situations like serious illness, separation, divorce, trauma, abuse, neglect, parenting issues and family support.

In my community outreach I can help with violence in the home, substance abuse, homelessness, referral to local community services and contact with mental health agencies in the region.

My Education:

Master in Social Work, 2004, Adelphi University
New York State Certification in Bilingual Social Work (Spanish)
Adelphi University

Doctorate in Social and Behavioral Science, 1992, Eberhard Karls University, Tubingen, Germany

Master in Developmental Psychology, 1984, Columbia University

Bachelor in Psychology,1982, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Certifications and Memberships:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Permanent Certification in School Social Work
Trained by the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Member of the Putnam/Northern Westchester Regional Crisis Team (RCT), National Association of Social Workers (NASW),
the New York State School Social Worker Association (NYSSSWA) and the School Social Work Association of America ( SSWAA).

Recent Awards;
The Ruth Efron Schwartz Award - 2013-2014 by the New York State School Social Workers Association ( NYSSSWA).
Certificate of Recognition by the Mental Health Services in Putnam County - May, 2015.

Calendar of Events

  • 6pm, CHS Dance Team's Best Dance Crew, GFMS

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  • Carmel Fire House

    Walk To Fight Suicide

    Putnam County Out Of The Darkness Community Walk

    CHS Social Worker
  • CHS Underclassmen School Pictures

    (Rescheduled from Sept. 18)

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  • CHS Cafeteria

    Putnam Northern Westchester Women's Resource Center

    Women's Resource Center will be at CHS in the cafe all day with information for students and resources.

    CHS Social Worker
  • Department of Health

    Free Vaccines

    121 Main Street from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    CHS Social Worker
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Dr. Karin Brenner
kbrenner@carmelschools.org
(845) 225-8441 extension 446