Starting April 2013

This group is intended for students who have recently moved to the United States or others who would benefit from assistance acclimating to a new environment.

Does your child feel homesick?
Is your child having trouble adjusting to life in the States?
Does your child feel isolated, angry or sad?
Does your child seem anxious?

In this group your middle school or high school student will:


•  Have a better understanding of local culture and traditions.
•  Learn the different stages and models of acculturation.
•  Discuss their feelings/experiences within a supportive group.

Schedule: Sessions run from April 17-May 22. 

•  Middle School Group: Wednesday evenings from 5:00-6:00pm

•  High School Group: Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm

Group Leader: Constantina N. Kass, Ph.D., NCSP

Dr. Kass is a licensed and nationally certified school psychologist. Dr. Kass earned her Ph.D. (2002), from Loyola University of Chicago, and is also a certified teacher (upper elementary, middle, and high school). She completed post-graduate work and research for her doctoral dissertation in Greece, on acculturation and social support among students of diverse nationalities and backgrounds, including the International Baccalaureate Honors program.  She also studied in Italy and lived in Turkey. Dr. Kass is married to a Foreign Service officer, with whom she has two young children.

For more information, contact In Step:

Phone: 703-433-5771
Fax: 703-433-5773

6 Pigeon Hill Drive, Suite 200. Sterling, VA 20165