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Panel to Examine the ‘Role of the Student's Family in Schools’


Helen Saffran,Associate Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Brooklyn, N.Y. – A panel discussion at LIU Brooklyn on Nov. 28 will explore the role of the student’s family in the academic, social and emotional growth of school children. The free event will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building, Room 121. Immediately following the panel, there will be information on degrees in counseling and networking.

“Role of the Student’s Family in Schools,” is presented by the Counseling Program, Department of Counseling and School Psychology, in LIU Brooklyn’s School of Education.

The topic, working with students and their families toward the academic and socio-emotional development of the whole child, focuses on the role of the school counselor as school leader. A special feature is that it is a multi-perspective conversation.

Panelists include:

  • Carrie Nathaniel, a school counselor at Purvis J. Behan Elementary School, PS 11.
  • Jolene Trimm, a school psychologist for three schools in East New York, Brooklyn, with the New York City Department of Education.
  • Brian Favors, an educator/activist at Bushwick Community School.
  • Andrew Matrir, a school counselor at Bushwick Community School.
  • Nadia Lopez, principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy.

LIU Brooklyn’s School of Education prepares teachers, administrators, counselors and school psychologists for the evolving needs of a thriving and complex urban environment.

For further information, contact Raven Maldonado at

LIU Brooklyn is distinguished by…
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 11/08/2012

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