Family Support Center
The Family Support Center at CSAT has been created to strengthen its students and families through school, community and parent collaboration in order to promote student success and well-being. It has also become home to the Transportation and Enrollment Offices and for uniform purchases.
317 Vulcan StreetBuffalo, New York 14207Phone: (716) 871-7400Fax: (716) 871-5925Director of Family Support and Engagement: Michael Walter, LMSWCoordinator of Family Support: Joe Cicatello, LMSW
Transportation Services: Karen GouldEnrollment Office: Susan BilquinFront Office: Rosalina Senquis
Below is some information and frequently asked questions about the Family Support Center and its benefits.
What types of services does the Family Support Center provide?
The center's goal is to foster family communication and well-being, healthy youth development and success in school. In order to accomplish this, there is a spectrum of services available, including:
- Individual and family counseling
- Support groups
- Parenting groups
- Referrals and information to outside community resources
- Restorative justice/mediation
CSAT makes it easy:
The Family Support Center is also home to other CSAT services, making it easier for parents and families to take care of business in one trip. Other services the Family Support Center handles include:
- Transportation Service
- Enrollment Office
- Uniform purchases
- Food Pantry: Sign-up
Who can participate?
CSAT believes that strong families mean successful students, therefore any K-12 student and their family are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Family Support Center and the services it offers.
When are the services available?
Hours are Monday -Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Appointments can also be made after-hours on Tuesday and on Saturdays; contact Michael Walter for more information or to make an appointment.
Who would provide counseling and support?
The Family Support Center provides services campus-wide. Michael is a licensed therapist (LMSW) that has worked with children and families in home, school and community settings since 2005, providing emotion regulation therapy, behavioral modification and social skill training to children and families in need. He is eager to work with the CSAT community who are seeking guidance.
How much does it cost?
Nothing! Every aspect offered is free and confidential. The center is here to assist in a positive and cost-free environment to ensure the success of its clients.
Will there be any other services available in the future?
The center will be adding programs to assist parents/guardians in their quests to find jobs and/or improve their skill-set, as well as improve communication with their child.
To schedule an appointment or to ask any further questions, contact Michael Walter email@example.com or call 871-7400 ext. 4106