Helping Community Youth Navigate School Year Stress

October 3, 2022

The start of a new school year brings both excitement and increased stress levels for students and parents, alike. Balancing academics, after school activities, maintaining and forging new friendships, and anything else life throws in our direction can be a recipe for an emotional meltdown.

Time management is often a key to success and reducing stress but it can be challenging for youth to learn and master those skills. Preventing and decreasing stress through emotional management skills can change the trajectory of a school year, and future endeavors, establishing paths to conflict resolution and self-care, and ultimately, improving a young person’s experience in school, among peers, and across family relationships.

Expertise in Serving At-Risk Youth

As a therapeutic and recreational resource to families with young children, adolescents, and transitioning youth, Green Chimneys Community-Based Services (CBS) offers a wide array of services that support positive youth development, skill building, and mental health. Serving hundreds of families across Putnam County and areas just over the borders of Westchester and Dutchess Counties, Green Chimneys is the only nonprofit provider of support services exclusively for youth.

No-Cost Youth Programs & Support

A staff of experienced counselors and clinical professionals oversee a comprehensive program of youth development and mental health services, including psycho-educational groups, individual mental health assessments, therapy for youth and families, case management, respite services, and a range of social and peer supports. Students and families can get ready-access to CBS services and support, free of charge.

To reach students directly, CBS staff regularly partner with schools to provide interactive presentations to teachers, guidance counselors, and parents about Green Chimneys services available to teens and their families, as well as ways school staff can refer or help youth to access these services themselves.

Learn more about Green Chimneys’ services for Putnam youth and families

Interested in a presentation at your school?

Contact Clare Rigano at [email protected]