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Support available for kids in family crises in Smithtown

Main Street in Smithtown. (Feb. 20, 2012)

Main Street in Smithtown. (Feb. 20, 2012) (Credit: Erin Geismar)

The Town of Smithtown is offering a support group for children dealing with family crises.
The program, Children In Change, is designed to help youth whose parents have divorced or remarried, or who have family members who are homeless, incarcerated or dealing with drug and alcohol dependencies.

The group will meet once a week for six weeks in gatherings led by a mental health counselor, said Smithtown Youth Bureau executive director Kelly DeVito. The youth bureau is organizing the program.

No date has been set for the first meeting. DeVito said the program will teach children skills for coping with family issues.

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“Whatever it is, it’s there to help them be resilient and thrive,” DeVito said.

Gatherings will be at the youth bureau’s offices in the Horizons counseling center, 161 E. Main St., Smithtown. Call 631-360-7595 for information.


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