“Dr. Bob” Returns to RCN

“Dr. Bob” Returns to RCN

Dr. Bob 1A familiar face recently returned to Rochester Childfirst Network. Former board member Dr. Robert Lustig volunteers weekly at RCN because “I still love working with kids.”

“I got into the field of child psychology working at the old Rochester Youth Detention Center,” he said. “I knew there had to be a better way to help children.” Early in his career, Dr. Bob worked at the Convalescent Hospital for Children (now Crestwood Children’s Center). He became familiar with RCN because one of his duties as the CHC preschool psychologist was to provide consultation to the staff of RCN. During his training in special education and psychology Dr. Lustig became aware of the Primary Health Project, which prepared young children to enter school. “I’ve always supported children’s development: how they interact with peers, stay on task, advocate for themselves and learn via self-guided play.”

Dr. Bob came back to RCN after reading our Newsletter. “We were excited to welcome him back,” said Nancy Consol, Director of RCN’s SMILE Program. “It was a perfect match of his skills and our programs.”

“RCN has always been on the cutting edge,” Dr. Bob continued. “They were early proponents of positive behavior intervention. Today’s staff at RCN is very sophisticated, and held to very high levels of expectation. They are true professionals.”