CAFS Programs

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic evaluates and treats emotional disturbance in children, adolescents and provides support for their families. Our clinic serves children with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems including disruptive, attention-deficit, mood (including depression and bipolar), anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and psychotic disorders.

    A multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and trainees in their respective disciplines, offers a wide range of treatment options, including individual and group therapy, parent training and support, family therapy and medication evaluation and management. Recipients are eligible to receive up to nine in-home therapy sessions per calendar year to enhance and complement office-based treatments.

  • Child and Family Clinic Plus Program operates satellite locations within select public schools and ACS Preventive Agencies as part of the New York State Office of Mental Health Child and Family Clinic Plus initiative. The Clinic Plus Program conducts broad based mental health screening at the sites to identify children and adolescents at risk of mental health problems. Children and adolescents who are identified through screening or through referral from a host agency staff member as needing further evaluation and treatment are able to receive evaluation and treatment at the satellite location by CAFS staff.

  • Integrated Aftercare Program (IAC), through a contract with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, provides intensive, transitional services to children and adolescents between the ages of 5-18 who are identified as seriously emotionally disturbed (SED) and are at risk of hospitalization or are coming out of inpatient units, residential facilities, or emergency rooms. IAC services include office, home, and community-based treatment interventions, case management, and parent advocacy services.

    Families receive intensive support through IAC during a child’s transition into the home and community. Our aim is to prevent hospitalization, re-hospitalization, or repeated visits to the emergency room and to provide linkages to mental health, educational and community based services. IAC’s team of social workers, case managers, parent advocates, and psychiatrists deliver intensive, community based clinical and supportive services to this high risk, high needs population.

  • The Therapeutic Nursery is a center based Early Intervention Program whose mission is to provide services for toddlers 1-3 year old with developmental delays and/or behavioral problems. The services offered at the Therapeutic Nursery include special instruction, family counseling and family support. We work in a collaborative team setting, which includes a special education teacher, a social worker and child psychiatry fellows. Our sessions are two hours a day and meet for three days a week, Monday through Wednesday. Parents/ Caregivers and interventionists participate with the children during the two hour sessions, which are geared to encourage and facilitate age appropriate social skills and play behavior. This Program is publicly funded and regulated by The New York State Department of Health (NYDOH) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Program is an approved provider of Early Intervention services and operates under a contract with NYDOH and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. These services are provided at no out of pocket cost to parents but health insurance may be accessed for reimbursement for eligible children and their families.

    All children must be referred to New York City to access program services. If a parent or health care provider suspects that any child under three years of age has a developmental delay (including speech, motor, social emotional, vision or hearing), they can request an evaluation by calling 311 in New York City. Eligibility for Early Intervention services can only be determined by State-approved evaluators under contract with New York City. If a child is found eligible for the Program, all needed service are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by New York City. The City will then arrange for service providers to provide the authorized services, considering the individual needs of the child and family. When early intervention services are delivered in child care settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any associated cost with such access to child care or community locations.

Contact Us

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
Tel: 212-241-7175

1240 Park Avenue (bet. 96th and 97th Streets)
New York, NY 10029

SERVICE LOCATIONS

Therapeutic Nursery Programs
1240 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Integrated After Care Program
1160 Fifth Avenue (between 97th and 98th Streets)
New York, NY 10029

Child and Family Clinic Plus Program
Schools and Preventive Services Agencies throughout East Harlem and the South Bronx