Counseling and Support for Students and their Families

VCS Number: (845) 634-5729

Families in Need of Support (FINS)

FINS is a VCS Program funded by the Rockland County Youth Bureau and The United Way and operates in schools throughout Rockland County. FINS provides intensive counseling and case management (linking to vocational and academic planning and school/community recreational activities etc.) for elementary, middle, and high school students and their families who are in some distress (identified through high absence rates, behavioral problems, slipping grades or other indicators of problems). The program aims to identify and address the causes of distress, and to support the student in their schooling and relationship with their family. FINS provides twice-weekly individual counseling sessions for the student at their school from the point of intake through the end of the school year, and also works with the student’s parents or caregivers.

Rebecca Tipa, LMSW  x314
Youth Program Coordinator

VCS Rockland Student Advocacy Program

The Rockland Student Advocacy Program offers information, support and direct advocacy regarding educational rights and responsibilities to parents/guardians living in Rockland County. This program offers help to parents/guardians of children with special needs in understanding the special education process and how to communicate effectively with their respective school districts. Presentations and advocacy are also offered to other Rockland agencies that support children and families. The program serves school-age children up to age 20. For more information, contact the staff member listed below.

Beth Kipperman x320
Rockland Student Advocacy Program Coordinator

School-Based Clinics

VCS offers clinical services within schools in Rockland so that students can speak with clinicians during the school day. The convenience of these clinics allows students to access services without needing to come to our main office. Currently, VCS has school-based clinics at Haverstraw Elementary School, Kakiat STEAM Academy, Pomona Middle School, Ramapo High School, and Spring Valley High School. School-based clinics serve students age 10 and up, and referrals come from within the schools. We accept most public and commercial insurances at these clinics.

Rebecca Tipa, LMSW x314
Youth Program Coordinator

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