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CHP Accomplishments

How we HELP: 2018 accomplishments

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

  • CHP provided free evaluations and state-of-the-art therapy to 40 traumatized children and parents.  80% of the children met criteria for PTSD before treatment.  90% of those children were recovered at the end of treatment
  • CHP did a multisite evaluation of grief group counseling offered at CHP and other sites throughout NYC.  Children and parents showed significant drops in depression and improvements in posttraumatic growth/making meaning

Empowering multicultural communities to access the mental health care

  • CHP developed Project CONNECT, an approach to providing trauma therapy in community settings (e.g., libraries, churches) that are perceived as safe.  We tested Project CONNECT and found the same degree of improvement in children’s anxiety, depression, and acting out behaviors, and caregivers’ PTSD and use of corporal punishment as we see in our traditional clinic
  • A select team of Queens community leaders have formed a Community Advisory Board to guide the dissemination of Keeping Every Child Safe, CHP’s evidence-based prevention program

Learning programs

  • Over the past year, more than 100 mental health professionals from across the country were trained by CHP leadership in trauma therapies that have been researched and refined at CHP
  • Under an initiative of the NYC child protective services, CHP leadership has trained almost 200 mental health professionals working in the foster care system on evidence-based trauma therapies

Public Education

  • CHP leadership has done prevention workshops with approximately 100 caregivers and community leaders in Queens, Suffolk and Nassau counties, and the Bronx
  • More than 40 mental health professionals attended CHP workshops on the assessment and reporting of child maltreatment

 

Goals for 2019

 

CHP has two critical goals for 2019:

  1. To eliminate the therapy waiting list for English and Spanish-speaking families. (The wait for Spanish-speaking families is 4x longer.)
  2. To protect thousands of children by having four newly-trained facilitators provide prevention workshops to 100 caregivers in each of their communities.