Youth Development

Julie Mchedlishvil Director of Student Services


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.

Support and Advocacy Links

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NYC Get Food NYC

Use the interactive map to find locations that offer free food (food pantries and Grab & Go meals at NYC schools), as well as grocery stores and farmers' markets.

WESTERN QUEENS COMUNIDAD CONTIGO: Available free services for individuals without medical insurance


Western Queens Prevention Services: Active Parenting!  6 Weeks Series in Spanish

Western Queens Prevention Services

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NYC WELL We’re here to listen and help