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Our Committment to Social Emotional Health

The mission and primary purpose of social workers within Bronxdale High School is to aid and rehabilitate students struggling with social emotional issues that impact their academic success in the classroom setting. School social workers are located within the building. Target populations include students who receive mandated counseling services on their IEP, and other students who have been identified as “At-Risk”. This said, any other students in emotional distress can speak with social workers. Main program implementations provided to meet the needs of our target population include individual and group counseling services, classroom observations, home visits, providing connections to community resources, parent and teacher meetings, and crisis intervention. Our mission functions within the parameters of the NASW code of ethics which includes educating and providing resources to support all staff members so that they can ensure the academic and social emotional growth of our students.
Submit a COUNSELING REQUEST if you need it (Click on the request form)--your mental health is very important.  
Meet our Social Workers:
Ms. Lopez

My name is Lourdes Lopez and I have been a social worker at Bronxdale since 2015.  I earned my Masters of Social Work degree at New York University in 2002 and worked at a community- based organization for 13 years before transitioning to the Department of Education in 2010.  I brought with me a great deal of experience in the areas of youth development, child welfare, and mental health treatment.  As a therapist in a mental health clinic, I utilized Cognitive Behavioral treatment approaches, as well as an evidence based trauma treatment to address symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in children and adolescents.

Bronxdale is a community that understands that a child’s social and emotional wellness plays a significant role in their academic experience and success.  We understand that if we are not addressing the needs of the whole child, we are not doing our job.  One of the ways we do this at Bronxdale is by building and fostering relationships with our students.  Our teachers do an outstanding job at identifying students who may need additional social/emotional support and connect those students to the counseling department. We provide both individual and group counseling, short term at risk counseling, and referrals to outside mental health services when needed.  We look forward to continuing to build a caring community!

Mr. Moncrieffe
Hello, my name is Wesley Moncrieffe. When you see me you can call me Mr. Wesley. I am one of the social workers here at Bronxdale high school! I was born and raised in Jamaica, W.I for most of my life before moving to the United States. I am a product of CUNY and got my BA in Psychology from York College and my Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College. Before transitioning to Bronxdale, I worked in a CBO providing mental health treatment to high school students. Prior to that I worked in a homeless shelter for youth. Working with young people has always been my passion. With the right services, resources and supports you will be successful here at Bronxdale. Don't be afraid to reach out for help whenever you need it. If being successful in your academics is important, we also need to make sure that you are well emotionally, physically, socially and mentally as well. Outside of work I love to travel, take pictures, listen to music, hang with friends & family and have a good time in general. You matter here and will be supported!