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National Children's Mental Health Awareness Month


Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2013


May is National Children's Mental Health Month, a time in which many organizations seek to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health.

Free Workshops for Parents and Families 

The Child Study Center offers many free workshops for families and caretakers. For more information on our May workshops related to autism spectrum disorders see this page,  ADHD and disruptive behavior see this page, and anxiety and mood disorders see this page. The workshops take place at our Manhattan offices. Admission to the workshops is free, but registration is required.

New Mom's Group 

Starting this spring The Child Study Center is offering an 8-session weekly support group for women as they adjust to first-time motherhood. It's an opportunity to meet other new moms and discuss relevant tpics in a supportive and relaxed environment. The group will meet at our Manhattan offices. For more information or to register, please contact Sameena Groves, PhD at 646-754-4894 or email

Research Studies at the Child Study Center

For a list of research studies that are currently recruiting, visit here. Eligible families who participate often receive free diagnostic testing and care.

Stress, Trauma and Resilience Treatment (START)

The Child Study Center's Stress, Trauma and Resilience Team can help children and adolescents cope with stress and trauma through individual therapy, group therapy, parent consultations, or ongoing workshops. The team works with children and adolescents who have experienced natural disasters, loss of a family member, friend, or pet, car accidents, abuse, seperation or divorce of parents, or situations where the child's need for safety and security was compromised. For more information, please contact our intake department at 646-754-5000 or

More Resources for Children's Mental Health Awareness 

National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Families Together in New York State