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CHP Accomplishments

2016 Accomplishments

Healing children using state-of-the-art, specialized therapies:

  • PARTNERS Clinic, our outpatient community clinic, provided free, evaluations and state-of-the-art therapy to 62 trauma survivors.  Our research shows that almost 90% of them had tremendous drops in PTSD and other problems as a result of therapy.
  • In collaboration with the St. John’s University Undergraduate Counseling Center, PARTNERS Clinic initiated a specialized post-doctoral fellowship in trauma from early childhood through young adulthood
  • PARTNERS Clinic received a grant from the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation to support a part-time therapist for two years


Empowering multicultural communities to access the finest mental health services:

  • CHP’s Project CONNECT, the innovative DOJ-funded project that provides therapy to underserved families in their neighborhoods, is coming to conclusion.  Preliminary analysis of outcomes suggests success with our community-based model of service delivery
  • CHP continues to oversee the New York City Children’s Grief Connection, a citywide program for bereaved children and parents.  Funded by the New York Life Foundation, we have provided evaluation and group counseling to 160 children and caregivers


Learning programs:

  • Over 100 mental health professionals from across the country attended trainings in trauma-specific therapies that have been researched and refined at CHP, resulting in thousands of children having access to best practices and greater alleviation of their suffering
  • In collaboration with New York City’s child protective services, CHP leadership are training 1100 foster care case planners and 200 mental health professionals in cognitive behavioral therapy with the goal of changing outcomes for thousands of abused and neglected children
  • Dr. Brown, Dr. Sharma-Patel, and the rest of the research team has published more than 12 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences


Public Education:

  • Keeping Every Youth Safe (KEYS™), the evidence-based educational program that teaches parents and other caregivers how to protect young children from sexual abuse, physical abuse, and bullying, has been delivered in schools in Long Island and New York City
  • Several national leaders in the anti-child sexual abuse movement have endorsed KEYS as being the most effective tool they have seen to prevent abuse