AGAPE Long Island Family Support Specialist
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Andrea has been a Family Support Specialist with AFFCNY since May of 2017.
A Certified Foster/Adoptive Parent in Suffolk County since 2003, Andrea and her husband adopted a sibling group of three children in 2005.
Andrea received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management degree from LIU Post.
She is a credentialed Family Peer Advocate with New York Families Together and the Office of Mental Health and is also a credentialed NAMI Basics Teacher which is a 6-week course given to caregivers of children with mental illness.
As a Family Support Specialist, Andrea is passionate about helping families have a voice in advocating for their children. She excels in providing resources and linkage within mental health providers, programs, and support groups in their community. A strong believer in empowering families to establish a solid support system using a positive family driven model, Andrea believes that education and parenting tools are needed, including techniques for coping skills and self-care, to reduce stress and strengthen family communication.