Youth Development

Julie Mchedlishvil Director of Student Services

JMchedlishvili@schools.nyc.gov

Social-Emotional Learning

  • Teaching social-emotional skills is as important as teaching academic skills. Providing students with instruction in social-emotional skills serves as both an overarching prevention strategy and as a primary intervention strategy, especially for children who will benefit significantly from an expanded “toolkit” of responses that includes appropriate, pro-social strategies for effectively interacting with others.

Understanding Trauma and Trauma Responsive Educational Practices

  • This course was collaboratively developed between the New York City DOE and the TREP Project at the University of Chicago.

Bridge to School Plan

  • Strengthening community and fostering resilience.

NAMI NYC Metro

National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Respect for All Week

February 5 and 8-11, 2021

Our schools use the opportunity to highlight and build upon ongoing diversity programs and to embark upon new initiatives that promote respect for diversity and focus on preventing bullying, intimidation, and bias-based harassment. Queens North schools are also encouraged to promote acceptance and understanding through theme-based lessons and activities. The full list of available activities is available here.

We want to highlight P.S. 234 who on February 5th will celebrate NO ONE EATS ALONE! Students will share food from their culture through different recipes. During breakfast, the conversation cards will be provided that students can use among themselves. I.S. 230 engages students in synchronous and asynchronous discussions about community projects and will engage in the poetry reading analysis through the work of a poetry laureate Amanda Gorman.

The theme and activities for this year’s Respect for All Week at PS186 have been inspired by the book, "The World Needs More Purple People" by Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart: “PURPLE people love to ask questions. They are kind and hardworking, and they laugh a lot! PURPLE person is an everyday superhero! How do you become one? That is the fun part!” PS 94 will hold "Color Our World with Kindness" assembly, and MS74 celebrates Respect for All week and Black History Month with the Student Equity team Twitter take over. Check them out @TEAM74Q.


Congratulations to PS/IS 266 who kicked off Respect for All Week with a virtual assembly in recognition of No One Eats Alone Day and invited Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and "Fresh Off the Boat" star Hudson Yang to participate. Please read further about the event here.

Parental Resources - Posted 1.25.2021

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