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Lynne Rachlis
Child  Advocate
     


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Specializing in advocacy for psychiatrically           hospitalized students.

Children and adolescents with emotional disabilities can be extremely difficult to stabilize in school and at home. Psychiatric hospitalization, outpatient therapy, and medication may not be sufficient.  School-based supports may appear essential, but difficult to obtain or even define.


              
Student Representation
Parents struggle to balance overwhelming worry for their child's safety with the day-to-day responsibilities of family and work.  Parental confidence, comfort, and judgment at TEAM meetings improves significantly when assisted and advised by an experienced advocate.

Professional Consultation 
Information and guidance about regulations, policies, and public resources are provided to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, state agency staff and educational professionals.

Document Review
An advocate's involvement begins with a thorough review of  educational assessments and IEP's, psychological evaluations, and clinical records.  Together with parents, priorities are clarified and a plan of action developed.

Professional Referrals
When additional assessments, clinical support, or legal representation become necessary, referrals  to experienced independent providers can be facilitated.



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Lynne Rachlis
Child Advocacy

lynnerachlis@icloud.com
781 449-0622