My name is Katie DiSalvo and I would like to introduce myself as the Delphi Prevention Counselor with the Newark CSD. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Nationally Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor. I am most recently coming from the Clyde-Savannah School District and I am very excited to be working with all of you! As this is a new position within your district, I wanted to highlight what the program entails, what services I may be providing, and how I may serve the needs of staff, families, and students.
The school based counseling program addresses a number of protective factors by teaching skills, information dissemination, education, positive alternatives and early intervention. Counselors are able to have direct contact and involve students who may be "at risk" for substance abuse within the context of the school environment. In doing so, Delphi counselors can involve students in the counseling process who might not otherwise have access to preventative services.
We are able to provide assessments, individual counseling services, group counseling, evidence-based programs, and referrals.
The following services are also available: professional training, staff development, Parent and Student Educational Assemblies, Consultation services and more.
The Prevention Staff at Delphi are Trauma Informed, trained in working with trauma and adverse childhood experiences.
The focus of our service delivery is sensitive to these experiences and the impact it has.
Our approach focuses on what has happened... not... what is wrong.I will be posting various resources on this page for parents and students to utilize so check back frequently!
Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself at any time! I am primarily located in the Middle School Guidance Office, Room 132A. I can also be reached at Ext. 3301 and at Katie.DiSalvo@newarkcsd.org or KDiSalvo@delphidrug.org.