AwakIn From Counseling in Schools

AwakIn From Counseling in Schools

AwakIn is presented by Counseling In Schools. Counseling In Schools envisions and works toward a bright, resilient future that awakens possibilities for New York City’s children, families and school staff. Engaging in a partnership with the entire school community, our staff creates programs that equip children, families, teachers, and administrators with the tools to identify their strengths, address challenges and explore opportunities. For more than 35 years, our staff has joined the journey of children, families, teachers and administrators to reach their full potential. Learn more and donate at


August 10, 2022 33 mins

Summertime, when most schools are on break or a reduced schedule, is an important time to rest, restore and rejuvenate for students as well as teachers and support staff. But amidst the need to take a break exists the reality that support is still needed. Struggles, trauma and emotional challenges don't take time off. In many ways, summertime is for healing. In today's episode, we're doing by Wenimo Okoya, Ed.D., MPH...

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When it comes to ideas on counseling, it's important to understand and distinguish its meaning from different perspectives. Western or European ideas of counseling that connect to mental wellness, help and advice, insights and whole-self well-being, can be different from other cultures and communities that see emotional, social and mental development differently. In today's conversation, Executive Director Kevin Dahill-Fu...

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When New York City schools shut down during the pandemic, it impacted well-being of students, families, schools and their communities. Counseling In Schools, already comfortable with expecting the unexpected, stayed connected to these relationships even while supporting its own people and productivity. Today Kevin Dahill-Fuchel explores the lessons and learnings this "pivot" manifested as Counseling In Schools prioritized...

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In today's conversation Kevin Dahill-Fuchel and Shana Bennett, Social Worker Supervisor at New York PS 171 explore security and safety. Beyond the essential safety concerns at school and among school faculty, there is a more profound understanding necessary of what "security" means for different students and children from unique family and social dynamics. Made especially relevant with safety protocols throughout the...

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Kevin Dahill-Fuchel, Executive Director for Counseling in Schools, joins us for a wide-ranging conversation on how the pandemic has uniquely shaped the experience for teachers and staff in New York City schools. Kevin shares his expert insights on how responsibilities for teachers have shifted, the strain on mental and emotional well-being, and how the demands for resiliency among teachers have increased the need for systemic suppo...

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