Neil Jhan Klatsky, LCSW-R, ACSW, BCD

School Social Worker

West Middle island Elementary School

Longwood Central School District

My name is Neil Klatsky and I am the social worker here at West Middle Island Elementary School. I sincerely enjoy working with the staff and faculty here, and most importantly having the opportunity to provide social work services to the parents and children of West Middle Island Elemnatry School. I am assigned to West Middle Island full time, Monday through Friday, and can be reached at 631-345-2832.

I am a Board Certified Clincial Social Worker and a Certified School Social Work Specialist. I have been a school social worker for 31 years. Twenty-two of those years at West Middle Island and nine years at Middle Country School District. I have worked in every grade level, Kindergarten through High School.

Here is a general list of the some of the many services/programs that I am involved in or provide.

Referrals to outside agencies and private practitioners for psychotherapy

In school group and individual Mandated school counsleing (As per the Committee on Special Education)

Consultation and support to student, staff and families regarding bullying, alcohol and drub related issues, finacinacial hardsip issues, and family stress issues.

I am the West Middle Island Homeless Liasion

Consultation with staff and families regarding Child Protective Services, Child Abuse and Maltreatment and reporting cases.

Consultation with staff and administration regarding student behavior.

Organizing, coordinating, and sustaining activities and services designed to optimize the functioningof students and or families.

Develop a health, safe and caring environment by advancing the understanding o the emotional and social development of children and the influence of family, community and cultural differences on student success and by implementing effective interventions.

Conducts social develipmental hsitories for students refrred for Special Edcuation services

Observes students in different settings and utilizes a variety of measures, both formal and informal to assess function.

Snowflake Drive Co-Coordinator

Clothing Pantry Coordinator

Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC, NY State Anti-Bullying Ace Law implementation)

Long Island Schools Practitioner Action Network Steering Committee Member

LISPAN Coordinator for Longwood Central School District

Section 504 Building Chairperson

Building Site Coordinator for Office of Children and Family Services New York State Mentoring Program

I possess the following degrees, licenses , certifications and awards :

Masters in Social Work

Bachelors in Sociology/Minor in Education ( Graduated Summa Cum Laude)

Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW)

Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)

Board Certified Social Worker (BCD)

School Social Work Specialist (SSWS)

School Security and Safety Administration (SSSA)

Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)

Certification in Advanced Group Crisis Intervention

PREPaRE Certified : Crisis Intervention and Recovery: The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals Responding To School Crisis Certification

Board Certified in School Crisis Response /The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Certificate in School Crisis Reponse / Crisis Prevention Institue

Certified Instructor "Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies" /Drug & Alcohol Presentations to Elementary Students

Certified "Families and Schools Together' FAST, Mental Health Team Leader

Certified Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC)

SCOPE Education Services Teacher Service Award 2018

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