Hi Everyone! My name is Sharon Rosati, and I am the School Social Worker at Red Creek Central. I have had the pleasure of working in Red Creek since September 2013. As a social worker, I work with students on developing skills to help them cope with concerns that they may face. Individualized services may include short- & long-term individual counseling, I can also provide "push-in" classroom lessons to talk with an entire class about a topic of interest. Meetings and lessons with the School Social Worker can enhance self-esteem, interpersonal skills, and give students the opportunity to learn and practice positive behaviors. Working with the School Social Worker helps students learn more about feelings, making good and safe choices, and about getting along with others.
Services are available to all students through parental, teacher or self-referral. I am also available to consult and talk with school staff and parents about various topics, and to provide resources and/or referrals if needed. Please contact me if you feel I may be able to help.
Please feel free to navigate through this website. Throughout the year I will be adding different links that will hopefully be useful for you & your family. I would appreciate knowing if any of the links are not functioning.
Please note that I am in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays this year but am available through email & voicemail every day.
Sharon Rosati LMSW, ACSW
School Social Worker
Red Creek Central School District
315.332.1324 - google voice (accepts voice & text)
315.754.2077 - FAX
Sharon Rosati SocialWorker - Facebook
Below are resources in case you need or are interested
(additional information is located throughout this webpage).
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
Information and Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Every year during the month of May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. To fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support the millions of people in the U.S. affected by mental illness.
Check out this Ted Talk about the importance of taking care of our emotional health, How to practice emotional first aid | Guy Winch - YouTube. “We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.”.
In working with children, we provide Emotional First Aide:
- Immediate support to reduce emotional intensity
Identify and resolve the underlying concerns causing distress
Keep the student in the activity
To assist with this work, Cornell University and the National Trauma Stress Network provide Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (nctsn.org) and Make a Emotional First Aid Kit
Other Mental Health Resources
For more information check out NAMI Web Articles, Resources & Blogs:
- Information regarding Childcare supports in case anyone is interested or in need.
Wayne County Department of Social Services has Child Care Assistance funding available.https://web.co.wayne.ny.us/540/Child-Care Cayuga County DSS Information on Day Care https://www.cayugacounty.us/281/Day-Care-Services
Mental Health supports:
Finger Lakes Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
In general parent supports:
Talking to our kids about the corona virus:
In general support number: