Social Work

Strong Start Program

The Strong Start Program at School 12 is an academic and social enrichment program for kindergarten and first and second grade students who are identified as needing additional support.

The program is a partnership between our Social Work Division and the Rochester City School District. A social worker and certified teacher facilitate the program. The approach combines intensive remediation and multidisciplinary tactics to address the acute needs and global problems of participating students and their families. The program offers the following types of support:

  • Academic
  • Social/Behavioral
  • Family
  • Summer Program

The Strong Start Program is supported by United Way funding.

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Social Work
Golisano Children's Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue
Box 650
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: (585) 275-2851

Our Values

We believe that all patients should be treated with compassion and dignity. The uniqueness of each patient is recognized and respected.

We deliver services with a spirit of caring and a continuous need for excellence.

Our staff continually develops professional expertise, while engaging in ongoing quality improvement.

We create mutually respectful relationships with our colleagues throughout the Hospital and community in support of our commitment to outstanding service.