Carmel High School Social Worker


Welcome to the 2020-2021 school Year!  This year will be a challenging one so let's all take it one day at a time and please remember that we are all here to assist you. I would like to invite you to look at me resource section on this page. I update the page frequently and I hope you will find the content helpful.  Please contact me directly with any questions or concerns at the following number and/or e-mail:

(845) 225-8441 extension 446 -

Thank you and take good care.

School Social Workers are mental health professionals specially trained to provide clinical services to schools and are members of several professional organizations.

In my role as a school social worker I assist students and families in managing challenging life circumstances.
School issues may include: crisis intervention, attendance, school avoidance, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, relationships with peers and conflict resolution. I provide individual and group counseling to students and support/training to teachers, staff and administrators.

I deal with family concerns in situations like serious illness, separation, divorce, trauma, abuse, neglect, parenting issues and family support.

In my community outreach I can help with violence in the home, substance abuse, homelessness, referral to local community services and contact with mental health agencies in the region.

My Education:

Master in Social Work, 2004, Adelphi University
New York State Certification in Bilingual Social Work (Spanish)
Adelphi University

Doctorate in Social and Behavioral Science, 1992, Eberhard Karls University, Tubingen, Germany

Master in Developmental Psychology, 1984, Columbia University

Bachelor in Psychology,1982, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Certifications and Memberships:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Permanent Certification in School Social Work
Trained by the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Member of the Putnam/Northern Westchester Regional Crisis Team (RCT), National Association of Social Workers (NASW),
the New York State School Social Worker Association (NYSSSWA) and the School Social Work Association of America ( SSWAA).

Recent Awards;
The Ruth Efron Schwartz Award - 2013-2014 by the New York State School Social Workers Association ( NYSSSWA).
Certificate of Recognition by the Mental Health Services in Putnam County - May, 2015.

Calendar of Events

  • CHS Regents & Exams

    Carmel High School
  • CHS Graduation, The Overlook Drive-In Movie Theatre, 7:00pm arrival

    7:00pm arrival and ceremony begins at 8:45pm.

    Carmel High School
  • CHS 4th Quarter Ends

    Carmel High School
  • CHS Report Cards Mailed Home

    Carmel High School
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Dr. Karin Brenner
(845) 225-8441 extension 446