Family Strengthening Program

“Community Based Crisis Intervention”

The Family Strengthening Program is a crisis intervention program that provides parents with the tools and skills needed to address their children’s behavior issues and mental health needs.  Families learn constructive strategies to help children handle conflict and improve their coping skills.  The program also aims to improve overall family communication and interaction and utilizes trauma focused therapeutic techniques and interventions.

Family Strengthening  provides free,  confidential services at home and at the child’s school.   Offerings include:

  • The social worker provides parents strategies to foster positive emotional development in their children.
  • Children are offered academic and social support in school.
  • Families work with FSW staff to access continuing support services upon completion of the program.

The Family Strengthening Program serves families with children ages three to eight throughout Westchester County .   Referrals are received through the Crisis Prevention Response Teams at St. Vincent’s/St. Joseph’s Hospital Centers.  Families are seen within 24-48 hours of referral and an initial assessment is then conducted.  The Family Strengthening staff meets with the family weekly for up to three months.

Diana Cohen, Program Director

Darnyell Eveillard, Program Social Worker
(914) 610-6975

Kayleigh Kohnke, LMSW, Social Worker/Clinician
(914) 708-0523