Our primary concern is the safety, health and well-being of the families we serve. PYS’s goal is to ensure continued access to clinical social work and mental health services during the pandemic. Addressing your social-emotional and mental health needs, as well as insuring the physical health and well-being of the Pittsford community and our staff, are our most important priorities at this time.
PYS is here for you, and that has not changed.
The Child Mind Institute - Coping During Covid-19: Resource for Parents
National Association of School Psychologists - Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource
The Center for Loss - How to Talk to Children About the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Dougy Center - Supporting Children and Teens When Someone is Dying
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Please call us at 264-0604 to set up an appointment.
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A free three-day summer bereavement camp for children who have lost a loved one and are struggling with that loss.
Help and Healing for Grieving Children
After reviewing all the available information regarding the National Covid-19 Pandemic and consulting with other national grief camps, we have made the difficult decision that we will not be able to run Camp Heartstrings/Camp Dreams this year. An incredible amount of care, research and thought went into making this difficult decision, please know it was not an easy one.
For additional support or questions, families may reach out to any of the 3 organizations that run camp: UR Home Care, Pittsford Youth Services or Dreams from Drake
Grief is difficult for everyone. It can be especially confusing for children who do not have the life experiences and resources adults draw on during difficult times. Camp helps fill that gap.
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Help Us Make A Difference.
Bettering the social, emotional and mental health of our children and families is critical to the overall health of our community, and at the core of what PYS does every day. Any financial contribution you are able to make is valued and very much appreciated.
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The 7 Cs: Essential Building Blocks of Resilience
Preparing children and teens to THRIVE through both good and challenging times.
Young people live up or down to expectations we set for them. They need adults who believe in them unconditionally and hold them to the high expectations of being compassionate, generous, and creative.
For more information on communicating with your teen:
Center for Parent and Teen Communication
OUR 2019 IMPACT REPORT
Over 2,000 counseling sessions were provided to more than 250 families.
Peer groups met throughout the year to address critical issues such as grief and loss, family relationships and divorce/separation.
45 children were able to attend Camp Heartstrings at no cost to the families.
Families, who otherwise would have been unable to access or afford the necessary support, received services at our offices at no charge, thanks to the PYS “Family Fund.”
PYS collaborated with PCSD and PTSA to offer educational programming for parents and teens.
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Photo courtesy of Peter Thomas
Pittsford Youth Services, Inc. (PYS) is dedicated to providing youth and their families with confidential, professional and affordable social work services in the schools and Pittsford community. PYS strives to enhance social and emotional well-being through counseling, advocacy, educational programs and informational services.