Child & Parent Psychotherapy
Janice Tom-George, LMSW, Assistant Director
Diane Singleton, LCSW-R, Director of Preventive Services
Based in Brooklyn, this program is for children (birth to 5 years) who have experienced trauma such as abuse or violence. Staff works with the child and parents to support and strengthen the caregiver-child relationship as a way to restore and protect the child’s mental health and sense of attachment and safety.
Child Parent Psychotherapy is a practical, well documented and highly successful family intervention for young children who have experienced a traumatic event. Its effectiveness is nationally recognized and it has been used in a variety of communities with diverse populations. Based in Brooklyn, this program is an intensive treatment program for children (birth to 5) who have had at least one traumatic event (e.g., maltreatment, the sudden or traumatic death of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence) and, as a result, are experiencing mental health, attachment and/or behavioral problems, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This evidence-based model works with the child and caregiver to restore the child’s sense of safety and attachment while improving cognitive, behavioral and social functioning.
WHAT DOES JCCA’S CHILD PARENT PSYCHOTHERAPY PROGRAM PROVIDE?
- Weekly home based sessions
- Strengthens parent-child relationship
- Improves parent’s understanding of child’s needs
- Restores child’s emotional health
- Improves child’s ability to learn and be social
- Helps children thrive
The program helps families with children who have the following issues resulting from exposure to trauma:
- Behavior problems
- Parent-child conflict
- Emotional mistrust
- Sadness and fear
- Failure to thrive
- Attachment problems
This program serves families in Central and South Brooklyn living in Community Districts 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18.