May 2021 -May is Mental Health Awareness Month and every year, the first full week is celebrated as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Schools in New York State are required to include mental health instruction in the K-12 health education curriculum. Mental health education aligns with existing health standards and focuses on three key areas: Self-Management, Relationships, and Resource Management. What occurs in schools, forms, and influences children for a lifetime. It is crucial we provide a safe and nurturing school climate and put children on a positive trajectory towards attendance, learning, and social skills development… What’s Great in our State 2021 – Children’s Mental Health
St. Dominic’s School is certified by the New York State Education Department to serve students with primary disabilities such as Emotionally Disturbed (ED), Multiple Disabilities (MD), Other Health Impairment (OHI) and autism and speech and language impairment.
Our school provides a therapeutic milieu that emphasizes safety, structure, and clarity of behavioral expectations. Our staff employs a pro-active approach to anticipate and plan for our student’s overall needs.
Listen to Mouhamed, one of our K-12 students, provide feedback about the impact St. Dominic’s School has had on him and his peers as he talks with Ms. Heather Cahill, Principal – St. Dominic’s School (Center), and Dr. Diane Aquino, President/CEO – Saint Dominic’s Family Services (Right)