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.

  • Therapeutic Nursery is a center-based program that offers two types of services for young children and their caregivers. The primary program is the Early Intervention Nursery for toddlers 1-3 years old who have developmental delays and/or behavior problems. The program includes parents/caregivers as partners, and their participation during the nursery sessions is integral to the program. The New York State Department of Health and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene fund and regulate the Early Intervention Program.

    We provide group play therapy, special instruction, parent support groups, parent- child therapy, and family counseling. An interdisciplinary team consisting of an early childhood special education teacher, social worker, an attending child psychiatrist, and a group of child psychiatry fellows work collaboratively with the child/caregiver dyad to model and teach skills required to enhance the child’s global development and socialization skills. A second program, the after-school play therapy group, is for children 3-4 years old, and helps promote socialization skills and positive relations with peers and adults.


Contact Us

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

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


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