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2017 Pillar of Excellence Award Recipients - Ellen Morehouse, Student Assistance Services

March 7, 2017

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Ellen Morehouse, Student Assistance Services
Ellen Morehouse, Student Assistance Services
Ellen Morehouse is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, Credentialed Prevention Professional, and the Executive Director of Student Assistance Services, a non-profit, corporation in Tarrytown, New York.  She is the creator of three national model alcohol and drug abuse prevention and early intervention programs: the Westchester Student Assistance Program; the Residential Student Assistance Program; and Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students).  Project SUCCESS is currently being implemented in over 60 secondary schools in New York State, and is being replicated nationally. She also currently serves on the New York Advisory Council on Underage Alcohol Consumption and Youth Substance Abuse and is the New York Association of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers Prevention Committee Co-Chair.
Mrs. Morehouse has been the recipient of grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the Centers for Disease Control, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Department of Education and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.  She has provided training and has presented at conferences in 44 states and taught at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.
Mrs. Morehouse has published several articles in professional journals, has appeared on a number of television shows including the McNeil/Lehrer Report, Good Morning America, Nightline, Court TV and ABC Network News and has been interviewed by People Magazine, Reader's Digest, Psychology Today, Family Circle, Womens Day, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Harpers Bazaar, and Parents Magazine.  She has been the recipient of the NYS Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Social Worker of the Year Award and the NYS Association of Prevention Professionals Prevention Professional of the Year Award, and was one of the founders and is an advisory board member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.                 
Mrs. Morehouse has an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a Masters in Social Work from New York University.


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