Programs for Children and their Families
Half of mental health and substance use disorders start before the age of 14. We have an opportunity to prevent mental illness from taking hold by focusing on childhood. Mosaic Mental Health is dedicated to early intervention, helping caregivers build strong bonds with their children–the foundation for the resilience they will need to cope with challenges later in life.
Chances for Children Intervention
Baby Institute/Chances for Children Intervention
Positive relationships between parents and children are a recognized predictor of a child's wellbeing and future resilience. However, adverse circumstances such as violence, isolation, and poverty can damage these relationships. Research shows that support services can help struggling families create strong connections.
Chances for Children transforms this research into a course of treatment that strengthens attachment between parents and children. Using video-feedback, Chances for Children works with parents to build on positive moments in their relationships with their children. These moments then become the foundation for stronger relationships that help children develop, and foster healthier families.
School-Based Clinic Programs
School-Based Clinic Programs
School-based mental health programs provide a range of mental health services to students and their families who may not be able to access care otherwise; these services occur at our onsite satellite clinics in public schools in the northwest Bronx. Students receive evaluations, individual, group and/or family therapy as needed.
We provide psychological and behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults that in the of individual counseling, medication consultation, case management and therapy groups. We also provide education, resources, and referrals.
Mosaic employs evidence-based treatment plans and methodologies in our clinical work.
About 16,000 client visits took place in our clinical programs. Last year, our staff fielded 6,000 requests for services.
Family Support Center
The Family Support Center
The Family Support Center helps parents and children develop healthy relationships and experience success at work and school. We offer individual and group play therapy, as well as family therapy, at both our home clinic in Riverdale and at the Rosalyn Yalow Charter School in the Bronx.
Parents and children participate in groups that help them with communications, responding to emotionally charged interactions, and with children’s needs for attachment, positive reinforcement, unconditional love, and support.
School Consultations Programs
School Consultation Programs
The School Counseling and Consultation Programs places licensed Mosaic clinicians in local schools to help teachers and administrators handle academic and behavioral issues. Our clinicians are available to students who request help managing challenging family, social, and emotional issues.
We observe and assess students for mental health and behavioral challenges, provide individual and group counseling and make referrals for ongoing care where indicated. Services are individualized for each school and student.
Through this program, we can reach children and adolescents with a strong need for services who have difficulty accessing services through traditional means.
Latina adolescents suffer disproportionately
In New York City, Latina adolescents feel disproportionately sad or hopeless and are more likely to attempt suicide.
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