$30,000 DONATION FROM PADDLERS FOR HUMANITY

12.19.2017

Grant Supports the Community Behavioral Health Collaborative

Family Service League  is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $30,000 grant from Paddlers for Humanity to support its Community Behavioral Health Collaborative (CBHC).  This established program advances early recognition and identification of emotional disorders in children on Long Island’s South Fork through screening initiatives and follow-up services for families whose children have possible risk concerns. “Family Service League appreciates the support of Paddlers for Humanity”, said Karen Boorshtein, FSL President & CEO, “These behavioral health services are essential to the well-being of children and families who call Eastern Long Island home.”

The CBHC has created a continuum of services beginning with early identification of children with potential emotional disorders, interventions that rely on parent/family/school/community involvement through supportive and educational programs. The continuum also includes care coordination and treatment for those whose needs have progressed to more serious levels of emotional disturbance.  Other CBHC services include:  mental health social work services on-site in both East Hampton and Southampton high schools, Mental Health First Aid Training for a network of trained community members, and workshops for residents, school faculty, and community professionals that address children’s mental health issues.