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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal Flood Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 2 am EDT Saturday... ...Coastal Flood Advisory in effect from 11 PM Saturday to 3 am EDT Sunday... The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a coastal Flood Advisory...which is in effect from 11 PM Saturday to 3 am EDT Sunday. The coastal Flood Advisory for this evening remains in effect. * Locations...shorelines along western Long Island Sound. * Tidal departures...1 to 1 1/2 feet above astronomical tide heights. * Timing...around the times of high tide between 10 PM and 2 am tonight. * Impacts...minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and/or properties due to height of storm tide or wave splashover. Majority of roads remain passable with only isolated closures. There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. ...L.I. Sound water levels for tonight... Coastal............time of.......forecast total........flood..... Location...........high Tide.......Water level.........Category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................... Kings Point NY.....1147 PM.......10.4-10.8/2.6-3.0.....Moderate.. Stamford CT........1155 PM.......10.2-10.7.............Minor..... Bridgeport CT......1152 PM....... 9.7-10.1.............Minor..... New Haven CT.......1151 PM....... 8.5- 8.9.............Minor..... Glen Cove NY.......1125 PM.......10.4-10.8.............Minor..... Old Field NY.......1153 PM....... 9.3- 9.7.............Minor..... ...L.I. Sound water levels for Sat night... Coastal............time of.......forecast total........flood..... Location...........high Tide.......Water level.........Category.. ...................................(Mllw/mhhw)................... Kings Point NY.....1239 am.......10.0-10.4/2.2-2.6.....Minor.... Stamford CT........1245 am....... 9.5- 9.9.............Minor.... Bridgeport CT......1242 am....... 9.0- 9.4.............Minor.... New Haven CT.......1239 am....... 8.1- 8.5.............None..... Glen Cove NY.......1249 am.......10.3-10.7.............Minor.... Old Field NY.......1244 am....... 9.3- 9.7.............Minor.... -- Friday May.06 16,08:24 PM Weather  |  LIRR  |  Traffic  |  Traffic Cams |  Weather News

 

Mangano: Nassau DSS Leads State in Improving Outcomes for All Children Involved in the Child Welfare System

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Mangano: Nassau DSS Leads State In Improving Outcomes For All Children Involved In The Child Welfare System

Nassau County, NY - July 17, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that as a result of its innovative approaches in assuring fair and equal reporting, investigation and substantiation for maltreatment of children regardless of their racial and ethnic backgrounds, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services has selected the Nassau County Department of Social Services to present a statewide webinar on Monday, September 29th, at 2 PM entitled ‘Creating Better Outcomes for Child Welfare Cases’.
 
According to County Executive Mangano, “New York State has recognized Nassau County as being in the forefront of improving outcomes for children in the child welfare system. Since receiving one of the first statewide grants in 2010 to study the racial and cultural imbalances in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, the State has recognized Nassau for implementing an innovative and multi-faceted approach to improving outcomes for all children.”
 
The innovative programs implemented in Nassau County include:
  • The “Nassau 0-5 Babies Can’t Wait Project” in conjunction with Adelphi University and Chief Judge Edmund Dane of the Nassau County Family Court, which seeks to expedite the decision-making process of whether children can return to their biological families or whether to move forward with formal adoption;
  • Serving as a pilot program with OCFS for educational stability;
  • Enhancing recruitment efforts to insure multicultural representation throughout the Foster Care system
  • Conducting “blind removal meetings,” which means allowing a decision to be made regarding the removal of children without any of the participants knowing any culturally or racially identifying information about the family. These removal meetings have added a heretofore unseen reduction in the percentage of children of children of color entering foster care in Nassau County.
According to DSS Commissioner Dr. John Imhof, “The State’s selection of Nassau County to present this webinar statewide concludes more than 5 years of painstaking efforts to correct the cultural imbalances that have for too long been inherent in the child welfare system. We believe all children should be treated fairly regardless of their cultural, racial and religious differences.”
 
As stated by DSS Director of Children and Family Services Maria Lauria, “In collaboration with Family Court and Adelphi University, we hope to better assist all child welfare systems in seeking to understand and eventually eradicate the contributing social, economic and organizational factors that have created the historical multicultural disparities in the child welfare system.”
 
Leading the State Webinar will be Nassau DSS Children and Family Services staff Sandra Benitez, Caseworker III; Gloria Wilkins, MSW, Case Supervisor II; and Maria Lauria, LMSW, Director of Children’s Services. For further information on the Webinar, please contact Nassau County DSS at 516-227-7759.

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