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Helen B. Duffield Elementary School

Youth & Family Services


The YFS is a Youth & Family Services Coordinator that provides various services to students and their families in the Duffield community. We provide crisis intervention, short term individual and group counseling, parent consultation, information and referral to community based service agencies as well as a variety of prevention programs tailored to meet the special needs of each building. The YFS Coordinator works collaboratively with parents, teachers and administration to create a caring atmosphere whereby children's needs are met through prevention, early identification and intervention. The YFS Coordinator presents a portion of the state mandated K-5 integrated health curriculum which includes the HealthSmart program.

Dufffield's YFS is Joanne Pisani, M.S., L.M.H.C. is a Certified School Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She can reached M-F between the hours 8:35-3:35pm at 631-467-6010 ext.6 or by email