Ms. Young is a supervising psychologist, currently in charge of approximately 50 schools in various locations in the state
of New York. She possesses two Master's Degrees. She attended the College of St. Rose in upstate Albany, New
York earning a Master's of Science in Education, enabling her to get certified as a School District Administrator and
Supervisor. She had previously served as a school psychologist for many years. She has spent years working
closely with students and families, doing counseling, conducting IEP and CSE conferences and providing case
management services and has also worked as a professor in a major university.
The Abused Child Research Associates (ACRA) mission is to identify and assist victims of abuse and create a safe
environment for learning in our schools. Sharell and her associates are determined to make a difference in the
lives of families in the town of Acra and all of Greene county.
Donating directly to charity to help victims of abuse
Like many small towns in New York, Acra has suffered economically due to the nation's financial troubles and
cutbacks in social programs. Many local businesses have moved away or permanently shut their doors. The Acra
Community Center, established in 1991 has been there to lend a helping hand to those in need. The services
they offer include meal delivery, assistance for the elderly, youth services, and help for victims of abuse. A portion of
each workshop payment goes to the ACRA Community Center to help pay for their valuable, humanitarian