Posted on August 9, 2019
To provide continued support for a part-time, Licensed Clinician who is part of the Strong Mothers Program interdisciplinary team that helps more than 100 mothers each year become better parents through intensive case management, peer support, and mentoring. The Clinician provides behavioral health interventions for approximately 20 program participants who exhibit a history of trauma, helping to address their deeper mental health and emotional regulation needs. The Clinician will continue and expand the programming including individual and group trauma-informed therapy and domestic violence and anger management psycho-educational workshops to help young pregnant and parenting women overcome trauma and become better and more effective parents. They will add a new component to build communication and attachment between parent survivors and their children who have witnessed the violence to promote the regulation of emotions and the healing of trauma so that this violence can be averted in the future. Forestdale is a child welfare agency headquartered in Queens, which supports family members in meeting life’s challenges through its foster care and preventive services.