Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Agency in Derby announces new Valley Kids Belong coordinator

DERBY - The Lower Naugatuck Valley Parent Child Resource Center today announced that Desiree Caporaso, MSW, is new Program Coordinator of Valley Kids Belong. 
Desiree Caporaso

Valley Kids Belong (“VKB”) is a children’s mental health program based in the Lower Naugatuck Valley that works collaboratively to promote resilience and  health for children in the Valley – mentally, emotionally, socially and academically. 

Caporaso brings a wealth of experience to the position. She obtained a Masters of Social Work degree from Fordham University in 2010 and comes to us from working with adjudicated adolescents as a Clinician in the YES! Program at Connecticut Renaissance. 

Caporaso also has professional experience from the Norwalk Office of Juvenile Probation as well as the Prevention through Early Intervention Program (PEIP) at PCRC. 
She is an EMT with the Echo House Ambulance Corps in Shelton and is a Gold Award Recipient with the Girl Scouts.

Caporaso joins a team of Valley Kids Belong staff members who have been working for the last three years to bring preventive-level programs to children and families in the Valley, such as After-school Programs, Summer Programs, Triple P Positive Parenting Programs (“Triple P”) and Families and Schools Together (“FAST”). 
Look for information about the upcoming Triple P parenting groups as well as the 2013 Summer Program in the works.

About PCRC

The Lower Naugatuck Valley Parent Child Resource Center has been serving families in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton and the surrounding area since 1975. 

It is the leading provider of behavioral health services to children and families in the Lower Naugatuck Valley. The mission of the Lower Naugatuck Valley Parent Child Resource Center is: SavinglLives by passionately caring for children, families, and the community.

This post is taken from a press release from PCRC.

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