Rosa Calderón, ACSW, LCSW, owner BMHSC
Ms. Calderón is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Early Childhood and the president of Bilingual Mental Health Services Corporation. She has specialized with children in Early Head Start, Head Start and Daycare for over twenty years. She holds masters in Social Work and is certified in a number of areas such as Early Intervention, Classroom Assessment Scoring System(CLASS), Program for Infant and Toddler development (PITC), Child Trauma as well as being a Federal Head Start Reviewer.
Her expertise is in working with a multicultural Latino (Spanish Speaking) clientele who are newly migrated form Latina America. She has substantial experience helping programs create organization systems development, strategic planning and corrective action plans which address a changing community.
She is familiar with the regulatory requirements of Head Start, UPK, Early Learn and the NYC Department of Health. BMHSC has Mental Healt staff servicing over 200 classrooms in NYC. Many are Direct Head Start Grantees as well as NYC-Early Learn funded.
Prior to starting BMHSC she served as a Dean of Students at two New York area Colleges for 14 years. She has been on numerous boards in NYC and Westchester County. Some of the boards were the Verizon Consumer Advisory Board, Westchester County Strategic Planning committee, the Hispanic Coalition and the Westchester County Women’s Advisory Board.
Amanda Allen, Ed.M. and M.A. in Psychological Counseling
Amanda Allen is a bilingual (English and Spanish) mental health consultant with experience providing mental health consultation to children and families in Head Start and Child Care settings across New York City. She also provides disability coordinator services for children who need evaluations through the Committee on Preschool Education. Amanda earned her Ed.M. and M.A. in Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. Areas of specialty include: developing behavior modification plans, supporting early childhood social-emotional development, and the special education process. Professional areas of interest include: attachment, positive parenting, and play therapy. Prior experience includes social work in Guatemala, and behavior support intern at the Children's Crisis Treatment Center. She is currently pursuing her license to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Jacqueline Sinclair, LMSW
Jacqueline Sinclair, LMSW is a New York State licensed social worker and currently works as a full time mental health consultant for BMHSC. Jacqueline provides mental health consultation services to children and families in child care programs throughout New York City. Jacqueline also provides disability coordinator services for children in need of referrals to Early Intervention or the Committee on Preschool Special Education. Jacqueline received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. While at Fordham, Jacqueline concentrated in both clinical practice, and human service management. Jacqueline’s specializations include child development, program management, and policy administration. Jacqueline’s prior experiences include working in therapeutic foster care, working in the NGO sector of the United Nations, and leading service projects to Bolivia and Ghana. Jacqueline is currently pursuing her clinical license to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York State.
Lourdes Arauz, Ed.M. and M.A. in Psychological Counseling
Lourdes Arauz holds a Master of Education degree and a Masters of Arts degree from Teachers College, Columbia University in Psychological Counseling. Lourdes holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. Lourdes works as a bilingual mental health consultant for BMHSC servicing Head Start and child care care programs in New York City. As a mental health consultant for Head Start and child care programs, Lourdes fosters the behavioral, emotional, and cognitive development of all children by providing teachers and parents technical assistance through behavioral modification plans and providing mental health referrals to outside community agencies when necessary as an intervention to at risk families. Areas of specialty include early childhood development, special education process, and individual counseling. Professional areas of interest include childhood trauma, play therapy, and attachment. Lourdes has prior professional experiences working in a counseling clinic, children's advocacy center, and a domestic violence shelter in New York and Texas. Lourdes is currently pursuing her license as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
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