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Institutes and Programs

The NYU Child Study Center is committed to improving the treatment of child psychiatric disorders through research, clinical care, and education.


The Child Study Center's research program is made up of seven institutes, which work to advance the scientific knowledge, prevention, and treatment of critical mental health problems facing children and adolescents. These institutes and their associated programs include:

Phyllis Green and Randolph Cōwen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience

Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders

Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinical and Research Program

Center for Stress Trauma and Resilience (CSTR)

Clinical Care

These institutes integrate research with state of the art clinical services, operating under the main clinical arm, Child and Family Associates. Award-winning clinicians provide assessment and a wide range of services for children and their families. These include individual and group therapy, parenting training, medication treatment, and a number of specialized programs.


Through our professional education programs, we provide physicians, educators and mental health professionals the tools and knowledge needed to promote the mental health of the children they serve. Our advanced training programs provide top training for the leading researchers and clinicians of tomorrow. Through public awareness campaigns, we bring attention to children's mental health needs and work to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness.