Scott Carchedi, School Social Worker
Hello Parents and Guardians!
I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my name is Scott Carchedi and I joined the Dream Academy family as the school social worker at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. I am so happy to be here and be a part of such a wonderful school and community! For the past 14 years, I have worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including schools, community agencies, and residential facilitites.
Some people like football, others are passionate about reading, but what I find fascinating is talking to, connecting with, and helping young people. I would like the students here to think of my office as a warm and friendly place, where they are always welcome. My office is also a safe haven – a place where they can get help if they feel confused or worried. I would like your children to know that they have an ally, and that there is always an adult at the school who will be on their side.
As the School Social Worker, I work with students at the classroom level, small group level, as well as at the short-term individual counseling level. I will also be meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all Dream Academy High School students.
GROUP COUNSELING: Group counseling is provided for small groups of students experiencing similar concerns. These may include making and keeping friends, anger management, coping with trauma/separation/divorce and or loss, getting organized/study skills and/or improving self-esteem. The groups generally range from 4 to 6 students and typically last for 6 to 10 sessions. The students for these groups can be recommended by parents/guardians or by staff members.
INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING: Short term one-on-one counseling support is available to all students. Students may self-refer or be referred to the counselors by teachers/staff and/or parents. Confidentiality is respected*.
CONSULTATIONS: I am available to have meetings with teachers, administrators and/or parents to discuss the needs of individual students. I am here for all students and want to ensure that your child has a productive and positive school year. If I can support your child in anyway, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
RESOURCE REFERRAL: I also help students and their families to find the resources they need including food, housing, medical, clothing, tutoring, substance abuse resources, counseling, domestic abuse support, and others. If your family needs something please feel free to call me at (847) 888-5000 Ext. 7004.
Any student can request to meet with me or they can be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent. I encourage you to reach out if you have concerns regarding your child.
Please note that all information discussed is confidential between me and your child, unless they are planning on hurting themselves, hurting someone else or someone is hurting them.
Please feel free to call me, or stop in so that we can meet face to face. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (847) 888-5000 Ext. 7434.
I’m excited to be here and I look forward to getting to know you and your children!