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Silvestro, Amy Kate

Adjunct Faculty

Department: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Phone: (845) 257-2976

Office Hours

By Appointmen; at Southside House

Career History

Amy Kate Silvestro, LCSW-R, has been a social worker and therapist for over 30 years. Amy trained in feminist therapy while at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her work has concentrated chiefly on violence against women. Professionally she has worked with women and children who have been sexually abused and served for eight years on the Board of Directors of the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault. When working with teens at a local alternative school Amy developed the Bridge Program in partnership with the women's studies program. For eight years students at risk of dropping out of high school had the opportunity to participate in "Women: Images and Realities." A part-time faculty member of the women's studies program for more than 20 years, Amy is dedicated to engaging students about issues related to rape and violence against women at SUNY New Paltz.