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Psychiatry (Child and Adolescent)

School-Based Mental Health Program

The School-Based Mental Health Programs are subclinics of the Child Psychiatry Division of NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Collaborating with the Department of Education, these programs provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment to children (ages 4-13, grades pre-K thru 8) and families on-site at ten schools in Washington Heights-Inwood and Harlem. The goal of the program is to increase access to care while keeping children in mainstream educational settings whenever possible.

Our clinicians and case managers collaborate with school personnel and parents to identify children in need of mental health services. Children typically have a range of disruptive behavior, mood, and anxiety disorders.

Services are provided on-site by our pediatric psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists and include psychiatric evaluation, crisis intervention, medication, psychotherapy (individual, group, and family therapy), parent education and guidance, classroom intervention, and consultation to school staff. Case management and referral to local community-based services are also provided, as needed. Services are available in English and Spanish.

The program provides psychoeducational and prevention services at additional elementary, middle, and high schools and is an active training site for psychology, psychiatry, and social work.

Contact

Pediatric Psychiatry and Mental Health
(212) 305-0924
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