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Clinical social workers and psychologists are onsite to help children and their families. Our Therapy Program provides specialized treatment to victims of child abuse. We provide weekly individual therapy to help children address and recover from their traumatic experience. We also conduct group therapy.

Group Therapy: We provide support groups to children, adolescents and non-offending parents. We are currently accepting referrals for our upcoming groups for Children who have Experienced Trauma, Female Adolescents who have Experienced Sexual Abuse and Non-offending Parents of Sexually Abused Children. To make a referral or for more information, please contact Mariel Ramirez at 212-517-3012 ext. 34 or mramirez@newyorkcenterforchildren.org.

Medical Examinations

Our on-site pediatrician provides a sensitive and comprehensive medical exam. State-of-the-art equipment helps identify and preserve key evidence.

Crisis Intervention and Counseling

Staff experts speak with anyone in need of intervention and assistance as a result of child abuse. NYCC also provides referral and advocacy services.

Professional Consultation

Phone and in-person consultations are available to victims, their families and professionals engaged in the investigation and reporting process.

Educational Programs

Community and Health Care Professionals

  • Free abuse awareness and prevention training
  • Workshops on recognizing signs and symptoms of abuse and prevention
  • Annual conference

Physicians only

  • Interview techniques
  • Physical assessment
  • Insights into the child protection system

Masters Level Students

  • Social work internships
  • Psychology externships


Interns are placed through their academic institution. If you are interested in a psychology externship, please contact us at info@newyorkcenterforchildren.org or 212-517-3012.

NYCC’s services are free of charge and available in Spanish and English. Services are tailored to children, parents, families, health care professionals, schools and community organizations.


When a child has been abused - physically, emotionally or sexually -
the most important first step is to
provide her or him with a safe, accepting environment. NYCC provides that secure haven in which to heal.

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NYCC is at the forefront of a number of educational projects focused on early intervention, prevention and treatment of child abuse.

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