|In this building:||Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families|
The Child and Family Services Center (CFSC) provides psychoeducational assessment and counseling services to adults, children, and families. The Center also provides consultation to schools and other agencies in the community. Clinical services are provided by advanced masters and doctoral students under the supervision of Counseling and School Psychology faculty members.
The Children and Family Services Center is located in the former Pi Alpha Pi sorority house. The renovation of the Center was funded primarily by a gift from Lea R. Powell and with gifts from the sisters of Pi Alpha Pi, including a bequest from Alfred alumna and sorority member Evelyn Openhym, and the Ross Foundation of Rochester. Additional treatment space for the Child and Family Services Center was made available when the original Pi Alpha Pi house was joined with a newly constructed building to provide a permanent home for the Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families.
The Lea R. Powell Institute for Children and Families provides support to the CFSC and to the Division of Counseling and School Psychology. The development of additional services to the community has become possible with support facilitated through grant funding from private and government sources obtained by the Institute. Recent community services have included violence prevention programming in regional schools, youth mentoring programs, school-based healthy teen dating programs, consultation with community agencies to improve their services to area at-risk youth, and a program that created satellite sites for the Child and Family Services Center in four rural school districts in the region.