Regional Forums

Regional Crisis Team
Recipient of the American Red Cross in Westchester County's Community Impact Heroes Award - May 2009

  • The Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES Regional Crisis Team was established in 1999 after the tragic events at Columbine High School prompted us to take proactive measures to assist our component school districts should they experience a serious crisis situation related to a national disaster, school violence, or the death of a school community member. The Regional Crisis Team, as it is organized today, consists of volunteers from various school districts from our 18 component school districts as well as several community mental health agencies in the region.
  • The team meets on a monthly basis to discuss best practices in the areas of crisis prevention and intervention. In addition, they are available to provide onsite post-crisis support (consultation, observation, counseling, etc.) and follow-up (debriefing, evaluation, etc.) services after the occurrence of a serious school crisis.

Regional Directors of Guidance Forum
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES offers a forum for directors of guidance in the region to meet on a monthly basis to review best practices, new mandates and regulations, and related events and initiatives.

Regional ENL Study Group
These regular meetings will provide an opportunity for teachers of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) to meet, network, and share information.

Regional School Psychologists Forum
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES offers a forum for school psychologists in the region to meet on a monthly basis to review best practices in the field.

Regional School Social Workers Forum
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES and Southern Westchester BOCES have partnered to offer a forum for school social workers in the region to meet on a monthly basis to review best practices in the field.