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Resources for Parents

•  School Emergency Information Guide (English)
•  School Emergency Information Guide (Spanish)
•  How to Report Child Abuse or Maltreatment    
•  Helping Children Cope with Terrorism and Other World Events      
•  Talking to children About Tragedies and Other News Events
•  "Helping Children Cope With Tragedy" Report to Parents
•  Talking to Children About Violence:  Tips for Parents and Educators    
•  Helping Children Cope With Frightening News
•  Discussing Hate and Violence with Children


•  Grief Interventions for Children with ADHD
•  The Bereavement Center of Westchester     
•  Addressing Grief   
•  When Grief/Loss Hits Close to Home:  Tips for Caregivers 

Natural Disaster

•  Parent Tips for Helping School-Age Children After Disasters
•  Parent Tips for Helping Adolescents

Safety and Crisis Care for Caregivers

•  Care for Caregivers:  Tips for Families and Educators

Contact Information: School Counselors and School Psychologists

•  Daniel Warren
    Michelle Bowman, School Psychologist - 777-4710 or 777-4236
    Laura Finkelson, School Psychologist - 777-4236 or 777-4710

•  F.E. Bellows
    Vanessa DioGuardi, School Psychologist - 777-4639

•  Middle School
    Elisa Barilli, School Psychologist - 777-4867
    Meegan Lawlor, School Counselor - 777-4733
    Samantha Chu, School Counselor - 777-4732

•  High School
    Amanda Mahncke, School Counselor - 777-4875
    Susan Hannon, School Counselor - 777-4873
    Evan Miller, School Counselor - 777-4820
    Dr. Valerie Feit, Co-Director of School Counseling - 777-4832
     Dr. Nicole Crispinelli, School Psychologist - 777-4876

Community Resources

Bereavement Center of Westchester
670 White Plains Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 787-6158

Community Counseling Center
234 Stanley Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
(914) 698-7549

National Suicide Prevention 24-Hour Hotline
(800) 273-8255

National Alliance on Mental Illness
(914) 592-5458





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