Children and Family Preventive Services


Programs
Locations:

Clinical Consultation Program Services: Children and Family Preventive Services
345 Adams Street
8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201 (map

Director: Steve Stitt, LCSW
Phone: (718) 260-8558
Fax: (718) 260-8782

Clinical consultation and training in the areas of mental health and domestic violence is being provided by JBFCS staff at five Brooklyn ACS locations and two Manhattan offices. Program is targeted primarily to ACS child protective staff and preventive service programs.

Co-Op City Family Services Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services
135 Einstein Loop
Room 46
Bronx, NY 10475 (map

Director: Pierre Thomas, LCSW
Phone: (718) 320-3082
Fax: (718) 379-4348

Provides a range of preventive/clinical services to families with children at risk of abuse or neglect. To keep the family intact, the program offers individual, family, couple, and group treatment to family members as well as parent support groups.

Neptune Family Services Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services
3360 Shore Parkway
Suite #C-1
Brooklyn, NY 11235 (map

Phone: (718) 769-0405
Fax: (718) 332-5601

Preventive, community-based services offering counseling and advocacy to families with children at risk of abuse and neglect. Services include individual, group, and family therapy, as well as parenting group and workshops.

For more information, download our Neptune Family Services One-Pager (available in PDF format)

Pelham Family Center Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services
2250 Holland Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467 (map

Phone: (718) 798-7801
Fax: (718) 798-7644

Provides a range of preventive clinical and case management services to 60 families in the Northeast Bronx. The goal is to strengthen individual and family functioning and prevent abuse, neglect or removal of children from the home. To keep the family intact, the program offers individual, family, couple, and group treatment to family members. Clinical work is supplemented by intensive advocacy, referrals and a mini-tutoring program.

For more information, download our Pelham Family Center One-Pager (available in PDF format)

Southern Brooklyn Family Services Services: Children and Family Preventive Services
2233 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210 (map

Director: Tracy Phillips, LCSW-ATR
Phone: (718) 258-1714
Fax: (718) 859-0730

Provides advocacy and a wide-range of counseling services for families with children or adolescents who are at risk of out-of-home placement. Organizes after-school and summer programs, under DIAL (Drop In and Learn), for children and teens, which include individual and small group tutoring, socialization, and vocational guidance. Parent groups and psychiatric consultation are also offered.

For more information, download our Southern Brooklyn Family Services One-Pager (available in PDF format)

Southern Brooklyn Family Services MST-SA Services: Children and Family Preventive Services, Domestic Violence Programs and Services
2233 Nostrand Avenue
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11210 (map

Phone: (718) 258-1714
Provides families with children (ages 11 to 17) with serious behavioral problems and/or substance abuse. The Multisystemic Therapy Substance Abuse (MST-SA) program is a kind of therapy that helps prevent a youth's behavior from getting to the point at which he or she needs to be removed from home. 

For more information, download our Southern Brooklyn Family Services MST-SA One-Pager (available in PDF format)
Staten Island Family Services - Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services, Counseling Services
358 St. Marks Place
4th and 5th Floors
Staten Island, NY 10301 (map

Director: Vicki Kriemelman
Phone: (718) 727-3303
Fax: (718) 448-0509
Email: vkriemelman@jbfcs.org

Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT), is for families with youth (ages 11 to 17) who are having serious problems with their behavior. BSFT is a kind of short-term therapy that helps prevent a youth’s behavior from getting to the point at which he or she needs to be removed from home.

A specially trained therapist learns about the youth and his or her family members, school, and community and works to understand what’s causing problems. The therapist will then provide services in the family’s home or other locations in the community, usually in 12 to 16 sessions.

Bilingual services are available.

Staten Island Family Services - Counseling Programs Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services, Counseling Services
358 St. Marks Place
4th and 5th Floors
Staten Island, NY 10301 (map

Director: Vicki Kriemelman
Phone: (718) 727-3303
Fax: (718) 448-0509
Email: vkriemelman@jbfcs.org

We work with families struggling with a variety of challenges, like:

  • mental health issues
  • substance abuse
  • domestic violence
  • transitions
  • separation
  • loss

Many families have youth at risk of being removed from their homes and put in foster care, detention centers, and group homes. We work to help families stay together. We know families can change with the right support, resources, and tools.

Staten Island Family Services - Multisystemic Therapy - Substance Abuse (MST-SA) Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services, Counseling Services
358 St. Marks Place
4th and 5th Floors
Staten Island, NY 10301 (map

Director: Vicki Kriemelman
Phone: (718) 727-3303
Fax: (718) 448-0509
Email: vkriemelman@jbfcs.org

The MST-SA program is for families with children (ages 11 to 17) with serious behavioral problems and/or substance abuse. MST-SA is a kind of therapy that helps prevent a youth’s behavior from getting to the point at which he or she needs to be removed from home.

Research shows that youth who repeatedly break the law and/or abuse drugs have trouble with school performance and relations with family, peers, and their community. MST-SA works with family members and others in the child’s life, like school teachers, guidance counselors, and coaches. The goal is to help parents address the needs of the youth more effectively.

Staten Island Family Services - Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services, Counseling Services
358 St. Marks Place
4th and 5th Floors
Staten Island, NY 10301 (map

Director: Vicki Kriemelman
Phone: (718) 727-3303
Fax: (718) 448-0509
Email: vkriemelman@jbfcs.org

The MST-CAN program at Staten Island Family Services is for families that have been reported to the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) because of a claim of abuse or neglect. MST-CAN is a type of therapythat works to keep families together, make sure children are safe, prevent abuse and neglect, reduce mental health concerns for all family members, increase a family’s social supports.

This kind of therapy was designed to work with youth ages 6 to 17 and their families. It gets good results. Youth in MST-CAN have fewer out-of-home placements, are better at expressing emotions, and have fewer behavioral problems. Parents in MST-CAN have less stress, fewer violent outbursts, fewer parenting problems, and more people they can turn to for help.

Staten Island Family Services - Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) Services: Children and Adolescent Services, Children and Family Preventive Services, Counseling Services
358 St. Marks Place
4th and 5th Floors
Staten Island, NY 10301 (map

Director: Vicki Kriemelman
Phone: (718) 727-3303
Fax: (718) 448-0509
Email: vkriemelman@jbfcs.org

Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) is a program for traumatized children and teens (ages 12 to 17). It helps them meet their emotional needs in the context of their lives with family, school and community.

TST helps children learn to gain control over their emotions and improve their relationships and behavior. Each family works with a TST team led by a specially trained therapist who can connect the family with needed services. The therapist provides services in the home, school, neighborhood, and community and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bilingual services are available.

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