Albert Einstein College of Medicine Early Childhood Center
Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at Einstein Provides relationship-based parent-child therapies for children under 5, working with many families in the child welfare system and with many families affected by trauma. Also provides services for children under 5 with developmental concerns and their parents. Therapy models include: Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and the Incredible Years. Referral required.
1731 Seminole Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461
Referrals to Yajaira Colon:
Director, Early Childhood Center: Susan Chinitz, Psy.D.,
(718) 430-8900, firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Babies, Toddlers and Families at Einstein
Offers a Group Attachment-Based Intervention – a small group for parents and their children under 3 that meets 3 times a week and is aimed at supporting children’s secure attachment, preventing maltreatment, and helping parents reflect. Works with child welfare-involved families. No diagnosis is necessary. Services are covered by Medicaid. Program lasts about 6 months but can be extended. No referral is necessary; parents can call for an intake.
Center for Babies, Toddlers and Families
1225 Morris Park Avenue, Building 5
Bronx, NY 10461
Intake: Ask for Claudia:
Albert Einstein Infant-Parent Project
Partnership between Albert Einstein College of Medicine Early Childhood Center and Bronx Family Court provides parent-child treatment to parents of young children involved in family court. Program is open only to families:
1) who have children age birth to 3 who have cases with the Bronx Family Court;
2) for whom the goal is reunification;
3) who live in the Bronx or upper Manhattan.
2715 Bainbridge Ave., 1st Floor
Bronx, NY 10458
To make a referral contact:
Clinician: Miriam Alkon, Psy.D.,
Clinician: Hazel Guzman, M.A.,
Referral form available for download on website: www.einstein.yu.edu
Chances for Children Institute at Riverdale Mental Health Association
Offers parent-child treatment for families with children 0-5, parent-child playgroups, and professional training. Interventions use evidence-based models. Appropriate for all families, including court-involved. Services in English and Spanish.
Chances for Children in Highbridge
1178 Anderson Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
Referrals: Hillary Mayers,
Chances for Children at Riverdale
Mental Health Association
5676 Riverdale Ave
Bronx, NY 10471
Referrals: Denise Ramos, intake department (718)796-5300 x117
Co-Op City Family Services (JBFCS)
Works with the entire family in family therapy, with children up to age 18. Parents do not need a referral, though Co-Op does take ACS referrals/families involved with child welfare. Evidence-based program involves the entire family and typically lasts about one year. No diagnosis is required.
135 Einstein Loop, Room 46
Bronx, NY 10475
Intake: (718) 798-7801
Director: Pierre Thomas, LCSW, (718) 320-3082
Jewish Child Care Association
Families coping with a child’s mental illness and stress can find help in a crisis through JCCA’s Mental Health and Preventive Services. The goal is to stabilize and support families to resolve immediate problems and keep children safe at home. Offers crisis intervention, rapid assessment, and treatment and works with the children’s schools, family courts, and other community services. Serves the Highbridge and Mott Haven neighborhoods of the South Bronx (and several neighborhoods in Brooklyn).
Pelham Family Center (JBFCS)
This Northeast Bronx program aims to strengthen individual and family functioning and prevent abuse, neglect or removal of children from the home. The program offers individual, family, couple, and group treatment for families with children age 6 and up. Clinical work is combined with intensive advocacy, referrals and a mini-tutoring program. Program works with families involved in child welfare.
2250 Holland Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
Intake Coordinator: (844) 663-2255 or (212) 584-8495
Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families: Steps to End Family Violence
Offers programs for adult survivors of domestic violence as well as individual and family therapy services for children. The Children’s Therapy Program offers children ages 0-12 comprehensive trauma-based individual and family therapy. The parent or caregiver is also supported by the therapist with parent support sessions, groups, and advocacy services. Services are free, no insurance required.
Jewish Child Care Association
Families coping with a child’s mental illness and stress can find help in a crisis through JCCA’s Mental Health and Preventive Services. The goal is to stabilize and support families to resolve immediate problems and keep children safe at home. Offers crisis intervention, rapid assessment, and treatment and works with the children’s schools, family courts, and other community services. Serves several Brooklyn neighborhoods (and the Highbridge and Mott Haven neighborhoods of the South Bronx). Referral required.
858 East 29th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210
JCCA Family Resource Center Warm Line: (347) 394-5186
The Marvin Kaylie Tikvah Center at OHEL
Offers mental health services, parent counseling, trauma and grief counseling, child and adolescent psychotherapy, family psychotherapy, and trauma services. Covered by Medicaid.
2925A Kings Highway
Brooklyn NY 11229
Neptune Family Services/Southern Brooklyn Family Services (JBFCS)
Preventive, community-based services offering counseling and advocacy to families with children at risk of abuse and neglect. Services include individual, group, and family therapy, as well as parenting groups and workshops. Program works with families involved in child welfare. Both office-based and in-home services available.
2233 Nostrand Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 258-1714 x210 or x201 for intake
Director: Tracy Phillips,
New York Center for Child Development, Early Childhood Mental Health Treatment and Consultation Program
This program provides caregiver-child treatment, both in the home and in the center, and relationship-based services to families with multiple stressors.
Bronx Office: 2336 Andrews Ave, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10468
Speak to Jasmine Fabian
SCO Family of Services
Baby & Me
Baby & Me developmental playgroups support nurturing attachments between parents and their young children that are important to healthy child development. Group facilitators use play and discussion to deepen parents’ understanding of their child’s development, build connections, and feel more confident as parents. Parents in groups also build support networks with one another. Open to families with young children in foster care with SCO only.
444 Thomas S. Boyland Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
69-71 Saratoga Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Woodhull Medical Center: Video Intervention Project (VIP)
The VIP Program at Woodhull Medical Center (and Bellevue in Manhattan) is a new support for parents with children ages 0-5 who are low-income patients at Bellevue and Woodhull Medical Centers. This approach builds children’s brain development, language and social skills during children’s doctor visits. Families enroll in the program through their primary care doctor, or through outreach specialists who enroll mothers who have just given birth at the hospital.
Brooklyn, New York 11206
General Info: (718) 963-8000
ACS-NYU Children’s Trauma Institute: Safe Mothers, Safe Children Program
Safe Mothers, Safe Children is open to mothers enrolled in preventive programs citywide who meet the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder and have a child age 2 to 9. Since this program is a research study, there are specific requirements for enrollment. The program consists of 23 weekly sessions with a few additional assessment appointments. Case planner referral required. Free.
ACS-NYU Children Trauma Institute
One Park Avenue, 8th Floor, Room 8-220
New York, NY 10016
All Children’s House Family Center at Echo Park, a program of the Association to Benefit Children (ABC)
ABC’s All Children’s House promotes family resilience through Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an intense home- or office-based therapy that emphasizes parent-child attachment, nurturing and parent support. Program is for parents who have experienced trauma, with children up to 5. Services in English and Spanish.
1841 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10035
Children of Bellevue: The Video Interaction Project (VIP)
The VIP Program at Bellevue (and Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn) is a new support for parents with children ages 0-5 who are low-income patients at Bellevue and Woodhull Medical Centers. This approach builds children’s brain development, language and social skills during their doctor visits. Families enroll in the program through their primary care doctor, or through outreach specialists who enroll mothers who have just given birth at the hospital.
462 First Avenue, ME-15
New York, NY 10016
The Fostering Connection
One-to-one match program offers long-term psychotherapy to foster-involved children, youth and families, with licensed psychotherapists in their private offices, at no cost. Therapists work with individuals or with families. TFC accepts referrals or families can call on their own.
121 Avenue of Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013
NY Presbyterian Family Peace Program
The Family Peace Program focuses on domestic violence and works with the ‘non-abusing’ parent and the children together. The FPP includes: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), a one-year intensive relationship-based trauma treatment for young children ages zero to six (0-6) and their non-abusing parent/caregiver; Kids Club, a 16-week group for children 7-12 exposed to domestic violence; and Kids Club Parenting Group, a group for parents of children in Kids Club that meets at the same time in order to help parents repair, strengthen and improve parent-child relationships impacted by domestic violence. Referral required.
99 Ft. Washington Ave.
New York, NY 10032
Intake: (646) 317-5517
Referral forms available for download: nyp.org/services/acn_family_peace_program.html
Fax referral forms to (646) 317-5518
Program Manager: Cynthia Arreola, MSW, (646) 317-5516,
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Parent-Infant Center at the Child and Family Institute
The Parent-Infant Center (PIC) is a prevention and treatment program for parents/caretakers and children birth to 3, as well as pregnant women, with a history of physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, depression, isolation, or mental and physical health problems. It also supports families with children who are showing serious behavior problems or developmental delays. All families receive parent-child therapy. Additional services include parent-child therapy groups, individual therapy for parents and pregnant women, parenting skills, and medication services. Anger management can be incorporated into therapy, but there is no specific course. Sliding fee, with Medicaid accepted, and offered in English and Spanish.
1090 Amsterdam Ave, 17th floor
New York, NY 10025
Intake Coordinator: (212) 523-3082
Director: Wendie Klapper, Ph.D., (212) 523-3071, email@example.com
University Settlement Butterflies Program
Butterflies is for children under age 5 with social and emotional issues. Intensive therapy is provided to children and families. Services include individual, parent-child and group play therapy; workshops for parents, educators and community members; and intensive, long term, trauma-focused therapy. Services are free and available in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
184 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Child Center of New York Mother-Infant Socialization Groups at the Trude Weishaupt Center
“Baby and Me” group for parents and children ages 0-5. Languages spoken: Bengali, Cantonese, English, Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Marathi, Portuguese, Spanish. Must be referred by ACS or Family Court, have an open preventive service case, or be open to receiving services to prevent abuse or neglect.
140-15B Sanford Avenue
Flushing, NY 11355
Clinic Administrator: Nelly Marte, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Elly & Brochie Kleinman OHEL Regional Family Center
Offers family counseling, trauma and grief counseling, child and adolescent psychotherapy, family psychotherapy, and more. Covered by Medicaid.
156 Beach 9th St.,
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Tel: 1-(800) 603-OHEL
Forestdale’s Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) Program
Works with parents involved with Forestdale who are reunifying with babies between 6 and 24 months. The highly-structured, 10-week program meets parents and babies right in their homes. Supports parent-child attachment between parents and babies in foster care or returning home from foster care. Referral required.
67-35 112th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Safe Space Family Resource Centers SEEN & HEARD Program
Parents/caregivers and children ages 0-5 work with highly trained specialists who help families learn how to heal and express their feelings after witnessing or experiencing traumatic events. The program was developed using the evidence-based Child-Parent Psychotherapy model. Medicaid accepted.
89-74 162nd Street
Jamaica, New York 11432
Far Rockaway Branch: 1600 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Liberty Branch (serving Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and Howard Beach)
107-14 Liberty Avenue
Ozone Park, NY 11417
Children’s Blended Case Management & Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Program (JBFCS)
Offers care and support to emotionally disturbed children and adolescents (ages 5-18) who are heavy users of mental health services and at risk of needing institutional or hospital-level care. Family therapeutic services offered on an as-needed basis. This program is covered by Medicaid.
2795 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314
Directors: Renee Jones, LMSW (Administrative Supervisor of Children’s Blended Case Management); Dana Hilton, LMSW (Director of Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Program)
Staten Island Family Services (JBFCS)
Provides a range of services for teens (up to 18) and their families, including crisis intervention, assessment, individual, family and group treatment.
358 St. Marks Place, 4th-5th Floors
Staten Island, NY 10301
Director: Vicki Kriemelman, LCSW
Staten Island Mental Health Society Outpatient Therapeutic Services
Individual and family counseling serves children, teens and young adults up to age 21 with emotional/behavioral challenges. Diagnostic and treatment services in English, Spanish and several other languages. Individual, group, and family therapies, psycho-pharmacology, medication management, as well as parent counseling, are available to all registered clients and their families. All programs accept Medicaid. All services are based on a sliding scale and some are free.