Behavioral Health Clinics
Our Clinic - 110th Street Site provides therapeutic and educational support for children ages 5 to 17 and their families. Services include: diagnostic evaluations; individual, group, and family therapy, crisis intervention; tutoring and homework help; afterschool recreational and cultural activities; and parent education groups. Our after school recreational and educational services are available to children enrolled in our clinic.
Within the clinic we offer a number of services. See below or click on the links for fuller detail:
Psychotherapy (individual, group, and family therapy) and case management are central components of the services provided at Northside. Children and their families are assigned a case coordinator (a psychologist or social worker) who ensures that they receive the medical, therapeutic, and educational services they need.
Special Needs Unit consists of a sexual abuse treatment and prevention program, which offers support and therapy to victims of sexual abuse. This unit also conducts workshops for parents and teachers and the community at large.
Education Services with the Clinic include educational evaluations, afterschool tutoring with reading and math specialists, Homework Help, and Computer Classes.
The Children's Home-Based Crisis Intervention Program provides intensive, family-centered, therapeutic and supportive services to seriously emotionally disturbed children and youth, ages 5-18, who are at imminent risk of being hospitalized. Services are provided in the home and neighborhood and are limited to approximately six weeks. Program therapists have a caseload of two, which allows 8 or 10 hours of client contact per week possible. A focused, short-term service plan is developed with the family and program staff, and when they leave, clients are referred to community-based programs which can provide ongoing therapeutic intervention. The JAE Children's Library, in recognition of the role that literacy and education play in child development, Northside maintains a diverse on-site collection of quality literature.
The JAE Children's Library provides both Northside's children and parents with unlimited opportunities for individual and/or guided intellectual exploration through: Book fairs, Parents' Afternoon, Express Yourself groups, computers and more.
Approximately 100 neighborhood children and parents participate in The Saturday Morning Program each spring. This very popular 6-week program combines special classes for parents and care givers with education and recreational classes.
The Afterschool Therapeutic Recreation Program provides youngsters with a safe afterschool haven where they can take classes in arts and crafts, karate, dance, and gym. We also have special celebrations for the holidays, and special presentations by storytellers, dancers, musicians, and writers, as well as presentations by our children.
Northside provides On-Site Graduate Student Training. Students come from Columbia University, New York University, Yeshiva University, City University and Hunter College to Northside for hands-on training in speech therapy, social work, psychology, remedial education & early childhood special education. Northside also participates in innovative research collaboratives to better understand children's mental health and education needs.
In July and August, we have a Therapeutic Summer Day Camp that includes reading, math, arts and crafts, sports, swimming, field trips, and many other activities.
Parent Training is an important services component. Developing and reinforcing skills parents need to help their children grow is critical to the work we do at Northside, where almost three-quarters of all our children are being raised by a single parent, guardian or foster care family.
HOW TO APPLY TO NORTHSIDE'S CLINIC:
Call 212-426-3400, and ask for the Clinic Intake Department