Supportive Televisting Services
New York State Psychologist Association Conference Workshop:
Telepsychology for the Psychologist in Independent Practice
November 1, 2014
Moderator: Dr. Frank Corigliano, NYSPA Independent Practice Division, President
Telepsychiatry Training by Dr. Frank Corigliano and Dr. Steven Hyler
October 19, 2014
Social Service Board's Supervised Visitation Services Overview
Presentation by Dr. Frank Corigliano at the New York Society
for Ethical Culture Platform Meeting
Televisits empower children with the opportunity to spend meaningful time with their parent.
Televisits empower parents to engage their children in an active and consistent way with support from a trained televisiting specialist.
The New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC) hosts an innovative program that enables children to video-visit with their incarcerated parent on a television screen, similar to Skype. The NYSEC provides a child-friendly televisiting room conveniently located on Central Park West and 64th Street in Manhattan.
Televisiting provides opportunities to:
Reassure and comfort children during separation due to parental incarceration.
Strengthen and maintain a healthy parent-child relationship.
Read together, play games, & create art.
Celebrate special moments and milestones with their children.
Click Here for Program Brochure
In December 2013, Dr. Frank J. Corigliano joined the Carnegie Hall artists during the 4 hour workshop. Several of the moms who wrote lullabies were offered televisits. During these televisits the child and mother were able to listen to the lullaby together through live audio and video.
Lullaby Project: Songwriting Workshop for Incarcerated Parents
Rikers Island (Rosa M. Singer Center), with Emeline Michel
The Lullaby Project, a key component of WMIís Musical Connections program, is a series of songwriting workshops held throughout the year at two city HHC hospitals, a facility on Rikers Island, and at two city DHS homeless shelters. The Musical Connections Lullaby Program seeks to provide a creative experience for women (and sometimes their partners/family members) who are experiencing pregnancy and parenthood in stressful situations. Participants may be pregnant teens receiving obstetric and counseling services in a public hospital, incarcerated mothers on Rikers Island, or women who are pregnant or have babies in homeless shelters. The project aims to offer a positive, creative context for participants to consider what parenting means for them in their particular circumstances. The creative sessions offer lullaby writing as a way for participants to express and explore feelings about the connection with their baby/children. Lullaby writing also allows participants to create a memory and heirloom in a safe creative space in which they can acknowledge their shared feelings as a group.
Lullaby Project workshops were held this season at the following locations:
Click here to listen to Lullabies