Stress, Trauma & Resilience Treatment Service
The Stress, Trauma, and Resilience Treatment (START) Service at the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at Pelisyonkis Langone, helps children and families in need of a new start after stressful or traumatic life experiences.
The START team is a highly trained group of clinicians specializing in the assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral difficulties related to a wide range of potentially traumatic experiences, including the loss of a loved one, high-conflict divorce, adoption, bullying, serious illness, motor vehicle accident, exposure to community violence or natural disasters, abuse and neglect, or violent crime.
The START team offers treatment guided by trauma systems therapy, which is used in conjunction with other approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, parent supports and training, and medication as appropriate.
Trauma Systems Therapy
Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) addresses both the emotional needs and the social environment of a child who has experienced a traumatic event. TST aims to understand your child’s symptoms in the context of his or her world and build on a family’s strengths, all while helping your child develop the coping skills he or she needs overcome the trauma.
Community Crisis Response Team
Our team of experts is available to serve as mental health first-responders for local schools and communities in time of trauma or crisis. We develop a collaborative plan to identify the community’s needs, educate personnel, provide emotional support, and help manage the crisis,
For more information, please contact our care management team at -754-5000 or email us at [email protected].