Bronx Schools Recognized for Focus on Students’ Behavioral Health Needs

New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera recently joined us to shine a light on our work with the 100 Schools Project, which trains NYC teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators to identify the early signs of mental illness and substance use among students.

We were proud to honor three schools that have made exceptional progress with integrating the 100 Schools Project in their schools. They are:  Bronx Career and College Preparatory High School, E.S.M.T. / IS 190, and Eximius College Preparatory Academy.

“It is exciting to be working across sectors to bring our important DSRIP work to Bronx schools,” says Irene Kaufmann, BPHC Executive Director. “We are very grateful to our honorees for embracing the 100 Schools Project and for their commitment to understanding and addressing their students’ behavioral health needs.”

The 100 Schools Project is a five-year project, launched in fall 2016, in consultation with the NYC Department of Education and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In the Bronx, the 100 Schools Project is sponsored by three DSRIP Performing Provider Systems: Bronx Partners for Healthy Communities, Bronx Health Access, and OneCity Health. The program is implemented by the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. Astor Services for Children and Families provides the coaching in the schools.

For more information, e-mail Rebekah Epstein.