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Review for Groupworks for Education Inc, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I write this letter regarding the work that was done between Groupworks and Simon Baruch MS 104. Our school was afforded the opportunity to connect with Groupworks after the tragedy of September 11th. Simon Baruch is located in the Gramercy Park area and we service many students who attended elementary schools or lived near ground zero.

David Dumais was the therapist provided to our school through Groupworks. The work that the counseling staff was able to engage in with the support of David and Toby Feinson-Chua was invaluable. Students were provided with a different kind of counseling experience in the school setting, one that allowed them uninterrupted time where they could express themselves in many ways. Groups were put together to meet students needs and students were able to be involved in the process of agreeing to be in the group. The counseling staff received valuable supervision from David that allowed them to further develop their skills and build upon their skill set. The supervision also provided the counseling staff support to manage the many issues and needs that are evident in a diverse school such as ours.

I had the pleasure of working with David when I was a member of the counseling department and the work we did together was of great importance to our students. Students were able to develop skills that allowed them to cope with frustration, anger, and stress in constructive ways. My work with David left me better equipped to address the issues that were presented to me as a counselor and students better equipped to manage these issues as well.

I believe that Groupworks is a valuable resource for all schools. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or further information.


Rocco Macri
Assistant Principal

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