Posted on August 9, 2019
To provide continued support for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (“LCSW”) at their 21st Century Learning Center located at P.S./I.S. 191, a high-needs public school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Many students at P.S./I.S. 191 have severe behavioral problems and social-emotional challenges that noticeably impact their ability to focus on program activities, interact in a cooperative manner with their peers, and achieve academic success. The LCSW assesses middle school participants, implements planned curricula and groups, and provides case management, psycho-educational support, and individual and group counseling. Through these efforts, they seek to increase the effectiveness of the Learning Center by addressing these challenges and providing support that will better ensure the success of participants in school and beyond. Since the arrival of the LCSW, P.S./I.S 191 was removed from the NYS Education Department’s list of persistently dangerous schools. The concerted effort to address social-emotional challenges and developments, and the creation of a safe environment for students by the LCSW, contributed to this improvement. Hudson Guild’s mission is to create and sustain a strong, effective community that acknowledges and responds to the potential, achievements, and interdependence of its diverse members.