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Case in Point: Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD

Meiling, a client in The Child Center's Asian Outreach Program, Flushing Clinic

Meiling, a client in The Child Center's Asian Outreach Program, Flushing ClinicAsian Americans are the fastest growing ethnic group in New York City, and they often face unique and difficult challenges, including an unfamiliar language and culture; poverty; and conflict between immigrant parents and American-raised children. The Child Center of NY’s Asian Outreach Program helps families handle these challenges by providing mental health screening, information, and counseling to low-income Asian American youth and their families. AOP’s bilingual and bicultural therapists are steeped in the culture of their clients — enabling them to reach troubled young people before they slip through the cracks.

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Meet Isaiah: Student and Mentor Extraordinaire

Isaiah, aviation student at August Martin High School

Isaiah, aviation student at August Martin High SchoolOne of the things we’re proudest of at The Child Center of NY is instilling in young people that there are many avenues toward success, which they can find based on their own individual strengths. You can see this principle at work at August Martin High School, where The Child Center serves as lead CBO (community-based organization). August Martin offers students opportunities to find their niche through such unique courses of study as culinary arts and aviation. In fact, it’s the only high school where students can receive their private pilot license before they graduate. Continue reading

Happy Anniversary, COMPASS at P.S. 273!

Students of COMPASS PS 273 present speeches

Students of COMPASS PS 273 present speechesBy Manisha Singh
Director, COMPASS at P.S. 273

The Child Center of NY will be celebrating a huge and meaningful anniversary next month. This December marks the 20th anniversary of the agency’s Youth Development division. With dozens of sites and programs, ranging from afterschool services to alternative high schools and internships, YD serves 10,000 children and young adults annually, preparing them for adulthood with the skills, support, and confidence to compete and succeed at school and in life. It’s been a privilege for me to be involved with one of those programs for the past four years. Continue reading

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