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Passion for Charity Drives Kate Patton Regal

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When Kate Patton Regal joined Wediko in 1995 as a direct care counselor, she had no idea that she would dedicate her professional career to children’s mental health. As a therapist and clinical social worker, Kate is committed to the children, families, and schools who partner with Wediko. Through these years, Kate has also been... Read more

Wediko 21st Century Community Learning Center to Benefit 800 Children

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Wediko is set to launch Project Task Force K-12 – a 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC), later this month (September 2017). The initiative will benefit 800 children from 5 schools in located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. The federally-funded 21st CCLC grant, administered by the NY State Education Department, will enable Wediko to provide the much needed extended learning opportunities via educational, health, social, and recreational services for marginalized students and families throughout the school-age years. Read more

Wediko names Ed Zadravec, Psy.D., as Clinical Director

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Wediko is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Ed Zadravec as Clinical Director of Wediko Children’s Services. As Clinical Director, Ed will work collaboratively with Wediko’s Program Directors and senior leadership to ensure that Wediko provides the highest quality of clinical services, including training, program development, and supervision of clinical staff. Ed’s first experience with... Read more

The impact of summer residential treatment for at-risk children and families

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As we plan Summer 2017, I have taken numerous calls from prospective Wediko Summer Program families. In their own words, specific to the needs of their own child, each parent is asking virtually the same questions: “What does Wediko believe in?” “What makes Wediko different?” Staff heard part of the answer during last summer’s re-orientation when... Read more

Wediko School students log-on for success

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Students at Wediko School have a range of needs and abilities. Often, student’s frustration in the classroom is a manifestation of embarrassment and ineffectively managed disabilities. As students’ learning challenges are effectively addressed and social interactions mediated, we see a significant reduction in problematic behavior. Wediko students struggle with a range of learning disabilities including... Read more

Wediko presents on advancing school mental health

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Wediko clinicians recently presented on Wediko’s school and community-based work at the 21st Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, held in San Diego, CA. The theme of the conference was Shape the Future of School Mental Health: Advancing Quality and Sustainability. Clinicians from Wediko’s Boston and New York City offices led sessions, sharing best practice... Read more

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