Counseling Department Awarded Grant for Parent-Child Home Program
The Counseling Department has been awarded $73,326.00 for Parent-Child Home Program, for Parents with children ages 15 months-4 years of age in accordance with The Children's Trust and City of Miami Beach.
The Parent-Child Home Program is an evidenced-based research-validated early childhood literacy, parenting and school readiness program.
ADSOE graduate students will be trained to work with families who have not had access to educational and economic opportunities, preparing children for academic success and strengthening families through intensive modeling behaviors.
Across the country, millions of children begin kindergarten unprepared. They are "left behind" as early as the first day of school. These children have not adequately experienced quality verbal interaction or books. They have not been exposed to play and interactive experiences that encourage problem-solving and appropriate social-emotional development. They do not have the language skills they need to successfully interact with their teachers and their classmates. They may not be able to control their behaviors or emotions as well as other students. They may have heard more discouragements than encouragements. Without the skills they need to successfully adjust to the classroom, they begin their academic careers behind their peers. Many of these children will never catch up.
The Parent-child Home Program bridges this "preparation gap" by helping families challenged by poverty, limited education, language and literacy barriers, and other obstacles to school success prepare their children to enter school ready to be in the classroom.
ADSOE Counseling Department awarded $10,000 by AVON Foundation for Women
ADSOE's Counseling Department joined by the Sociology and Criminology Department has been awarded $10,000 by the AVON Foundation for Women for the m.powerment by mark Healthy Relationship Peer Educator Program.
The Healthy Relationship Peer Educator Program was one of 23 programs selected from more than 100 applications from across the nation.
Award funds will be used to train ADSOE Counseling students as Peer Educators to provide preventive education on dating abuse/violence, sexual assault, harassment and stalking, to increase awareness of resources available and to promote healthy relationships among Barry University students.
If you want to get involved or have any questions please call Silvia Reyes at 305-899-3742 or email email@example.com
Barry University's Counseling & Reading Department Awarded $190,000 Grant
The Barry University Adrian Dominican School of Education's counseling, reading and literacy department has been awarded a $190,095 grant from the Florida Department of Education (combined state and federal funds).
Funding from the grant will provide mentoring, individual and group counseling, tutoring and leadership development services to 150 middle and high school students (grades 6-12) during 2011. Of the 94 grant applications received, only 18 were funded. Barry University and the Non-violence Project were the only organizations in South Florida to be recipients of the grant. All other organizations were from other counties and cities.
Barry University's College Reach Out Program Awarded $39,000 Grant from DOE
Barry University's Counseling Department in the Adrian Dominican School of Education has received a grant in the amount of $39,143 from the Florida Department of Education to continue its one-of-a-kind College Reach-Out Program (CROP) for the next year.
CROP is a statewide program to help educationally disadvantaged, low-income students in grades 6-12 pursue and successfully complete a college education by providing tutorial services. Barry University along with Florida Memorial University, however, took the program a step further in 1999 by creating the CROP North-Dade County Consortium (NDCC) which is the only program of its kind in the state of Florida to provide counseling services to CROP students and their families. Barry's Family Enrichment Center provides counseling services to 13 schools in Miami-Dade County each year. Last year Barry counseled 200 CROP students and 10 families.
The purpose of Barry's program is to counsel students on the issues affecting their decision not to attend college. Fear of violence, especially in light of the shootings at Virginia Tech, domestic violence in the home, substance abuse and family medical problems such as cancer and HIV/AIDS were the main reasons given by students. Barry counselors, at no charge, conduct individual and group psycho-educational counseling sessions in the schools, which provide students with the skills necessary to achieve academic success.
"The NDCC's goal is to eliminate barriers to school achievement and facilitate academic and personal success, says Silvia Reyes, director of CROP at Barry. "Barry University's Department of Counseling recognizes that the family is an integral part of a student's development, whether, academic, personal or career."
Barry's CROP-NDCC helps parents as well, providing programs that support their child's goals toward a college education. The program also organizes field trips for CROP students to various colleges and universities across the state. Barry's CROP has been very successful over the years. During the 2004-2005 academic year, 56 of the 62 CROP students counseled by Barry's CROP counselors graduated high school, and 40 of those students went on to attend college.