Faculty MemberErin Berical

Assistant Director

E-mail: eberical@albany.edu
Telephone: (518) 591-8615

Specialization:

Maternal and Child Health
Child Social and Emotional Development
Community Development

Projects:
Albany City School District Improvement
Albany County Equity Agenda
Albany County Human Services Department Evaluation
The National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD)
OPWDD Time and Motion Study

Erin is currently coordinating a county-wide equity agenda initiative. She provides training evaluation and worker competency development within the Healthy Families New York evaluation project. She also provides support to various other projects, including K-12 education-based initiatives. Her background includes providing mental health counseling and substance abuse prevention programs for students in grades K-12. She also provided program evaluation, training, consultation, and technical assistance to school district personnel across New York State regarding best practices in educating students with autism spectrum disorders. Before coming to CHSR, she provided research support to a longitudinal study following children from birth to age 3 regarding a number of developmental, social, and educational outcomes. She also provided support and resources to new mothers who were experiencing a variety of mental health challenges, including postpartum depression.

Erin received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and English from the University of Rochester. She received her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the College of Saint Rose.