Child & Family Services of Erie County

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training 2018 and 2019

“Child & Family Services will train counselors and clinical supervisors in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment and best practice in the mental health field. DBT is effective at reducing suicidal behavior and is highly cost-effective in comparison to in-patient treatment. Despite the evidence of effectiveness, DBT is offered in a limited number of clinical settings in the Western New York area. Initially, the nine counselors trained through this grant, will reach an estimated 1,000 clients annually.”

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY (Erie & Niagara Counties)
AMOUNT: $98,733 over Two Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2018
WEBSITE: www.cfsbny.org


Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued