With school starting, BronxTalk featured a panel discussion on vital mental health support services provided for students. Todd Karlin, Psy.D, Chief Program Officer for Astor Services for Children & Families and others talk about best practices and policies on how the city’s DOE can serve Bronx children best. #Bronx #bronxtalk #childrensmentalhealth#backtoschool... See MoreSee Less
Astor Services for Children & Families is proud to be attending Recovery Fest – a day of fun and support, honoring the journey of recovery from substance use and opioid use disorders. There will be information tables, speakers who are in recovery, wellness practitioners, and Narcan training, as well as a free BBQ, music, drumming, face painting and bounce house for children. Town of New Paltz #RecoveryFest ... See MoreSee Less
Young people are often uncomfortable asking for help. Now imagine there is a language barrier as well. Children, teens, and young adults are currently battling social isolation, loneliness, and mental illness in increasing numbers." by Yvette Bairan, Chief Executive Officer at Astor Services for Children & Families.
Students at school (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) Young people are often uncomfortable asking for help. Now imagine there is a language barrier as well. Children, teens, and youn...
Immediate Job Openings for Direct Care Workers, Teaching Assistants, Registered Nurse, Social Workers, Kitchen worker & More! View full list online. Great benefits for full time positions: 4 weeks vacation, 13 paid holidays, and so much more! Apply today! ... See MoreSee Less
What a sweet way to start the school year! Thank you to Enterprise Fleet Management for bringing smiles and scoops to the kids at the Residence yesterday. It was much appreciated! @newyorkefm @astorservices.org ... See MoreSee Less
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Even with friends and family around, someone experiencing emotional pain or suicidal thoughts can feel isolated. You may sense something is wrong, but not realize how serious it is. Trust your instincts and reach out, especially if the behavior is new, has increased or is related to a painful event, loss or change. The warning signs for suicide include sudden mood changes, withdrawal, changes in sleep, feelings of hopelessness, talking about wanting to die, putting affairs in order, feeling trapped, reckless behavior, and increased drug and alcohol use. Learn more warning signs at www.suicideispreventable.org #SuicidePrevention#worldsuicidepreventionday... See MoreSee Less
"I don’t think there is anything more important that we could be doing as a community than serving these children."
—Kate Kortbus, Board Chair The Children’s Foundation of Astor
"...We feel like we have a neurologist, therapist and soon a psychiatrist who can help us across the continuum. Thank you for working diligently to provide services during this difficult time to so many in need.
"With the help of Daphna, Stephanie, Liz B., Liz R., and the caring receptionists, we’ve watched our child regain confidence, motivation and joy."
"We truly thank you for helping us find our child again! God Bless You."
—Jane Smith, Parent
"Ms. McFarlane has been amazing! She has worked very well with my scholar and has helped him learn of ways to cope with his emotions. He looks forward to her visits and enjoys having her in the classroom."
"Isabelle is an excellent therapist. [She] has been able to bring to light issues in our family dynamic and offer solutions that I hope we can continue working on effectively after her time with us is done."