New Grand Concourse Counseling Center is Hub for Mental Health Services in the Bronx

The Grand Concourse Counseling Center opened its doors this week, creating a centralized mental health clinic in the heart of the Bronx.  The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (The Jewish Board), New York City’s largest provider of mental and behavioral health services, created and operates the clinic. It serves Bronx residents of all ages, from infants to seniors, offering a range of services.

The new Center, at 2488 Grand Concourse, combines The Jewish Board’s Bronx Counseling and Early Childhood Treatment centers with the South Bronx Counseling Center at an easily accessible location for families and individuals alike.

The mental health clinics work with children, adolescents, teens and adults. In addition to counseling and treatment, the clinics’ staff works to make health care less fragmented, especially for clients with complex medical needs. Care coordination services are also available to help children, their families and adults navigate the healthcare system.

At the Early Childhood Treatment Center clinicians serve children from 0 to 5, filling a noticeable void in the Bronx and helping parents understand, recognize and respond to emotional and psychological issues in their children. By engaging entire families, The Jewish Board aims to stop the often intergenerational cycle of emotional suffering and set children on a stable and productive course for life.

The Jewish Board, with its decades-long experience in early child development, trauma, and mental and behavioral health issues, has a long track record of creating path-breaking programs and therapeutic models to support all aspects of a child’s life.

Currently, the mental health and early childhood clinics are helping more than 1,000 people, including more than 200 children.

David Rivel, chief executive officer of The Jewish Board, said: “With the creation of this unified clinic, The Jewish Board’s continues its effort to increase awareness and treatment of mental health issues among New Yorkers of all ages. It is our mission to offer the best services for those dealing with these challenging life circumstances by providing the tools needed to succeed in life.”

For more than 140 years, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (The Jewish Board)  has been helping New Yorkers realize their potential and live as independently as possible. We promote resilience and recovery by addressing all aspects of an individual’s life, including mental and physical health, family, employment and education. Across the five boroughs and in Westchester, we serve more than 43,000 New Yorkers from all religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds each year. For more information, please visit www.JewishBoard.org.

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services Appoints New Senior Program Director

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NEW YORK, NY —Brian Parchesky has been promoted to Senior Program Director at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, New York State’s largest provider of programs and services in the areas of mental and physical health, domestic violence, and supportive housing.

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Brian Parchesky

As he has done since 2013, Mr. Parchesky will continue to run the Westchester-based Hawthorne Cedar Knolls, one of The Jewish Board’s residential treatment centers for teens with emotional challenges.

He will add to his portfolio responsibility for training, at all of The Jewish Board’s residential treatment centers, the social workers, psychologists, and direct-care staff members who work with young people who have experienced family violence, sexual exploitation and other types of trauma.

Mr. Parchesky will also will be part of a group of Jewish Board senior staff members charged with developing policies and procedures related to the reform of Medicaid managed care initiated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

For more than 140 years, [inlinetweet prefix=”null” tweeter=”” suffix=””]the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services has been helping New Yorkers realize their potential and live as independently as possible. [/inlinetweet]We promote resilience and recovery by addressing all aspects of an individual’s life, including mental and physical health, family, employment and education. Across the five boroughs and in Westchester, we serve more than 43,000 New Yorkers from all religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds each year. For more information, please visits www.jewishboard.org.

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