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Parent and Infant Center (PIC) Brochure

Parent and Infant Center (PIC) Brochure

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Description of CFI's Parent and Infant Center
Description of CFI's Parent and Infant Center

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Published by: Child and Family Institute on Jan 18, 2012
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The Parent-Infant Center (PIC) is a part of the Child and Family Institute at St.

Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals. 411 West 114th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive) New York, NY 10025 Main Phone: (212) 523-4885 Intake Coordinator: (212) 523-3082 Fax: (212) 523-3064 Services are available for Spanish-speaking families. If emergencies occur during non-business hours, we encourage families to contact the St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals’ Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program at (212) 523-3347. Families may also call 911 or visit their closest emergency room.

Parent-Infant Center (PIC)
www.ChildFamilyInstituteNY.org www.slrpsych.org

www.ChildFamilyInstituteNY.org www.slrpsych.org

The Parent-Infant Center (PIC) is a prevention and treatment program that provides multidisciplinary assessment and psychotherapeutic services to pregnant women and caregivers and their children from the ages of birth to three years old. The focus of treatment is on the child-caregiver relationship. The primary goal is to foster healthy attachments and strengthen relationships between caregivers and their children. Caregivers include pregnant women, mothers, fathers, teenage parents, grandparents, foster parents, adoptive parents and any other primary caregiver of very young children.

PIC offers multiple services to best support the unique needs of each family including: • Dyadic (infant/toddler-caregiver) Therapy • Parent-Child Psychotherapy Groups • Individual Therapy for Parents • Family Therapy • Developmental Screenings • Psychopharmacological (medication) Treatment • Referrals to Early Intervention and the Committee on Preschool Special Education • Coordination with Schools and Community Agencies

Our services aim to strengthen caregiver-child relationships, promote healthy social-emotional functioning in the child and the parent and facilitate a caregiver’s ability to meet their child’s emotional needs. Our long-term goals are to decrease the risk of child abuse and neglect and to ensure optimal mental health outcomes across the life span. We conduct a comprehensive intake evaluation which includes a child-focused, parent-focused and relationship-focused assessment. Developmental screenings are administered to all children. Our highly-skilled interdisciplinary team is comprised of psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and advanced psychology and psychiatry trainees who use the following therapies: • Attachment-Based/Relational Focus: fostering parent-child play, strengthening sensitivity to a child’s needs • Parent Insight-Oriented Therapy: exploring family history, understanding repetition of family relationship patterns • Supportive Behavioral Interventions and Psychoeducation: limit setting, behavioral plans, developmental guidance • Video-Based Treatment: observing the parent-child interaction, increasing caregiver’s self-awareness • Crisis Intervention: serving immediate needs including coordination with service providers and treatment team • Child-Parent Psychotherapy: evidence-based treatment for families exposed to trauma • Long-Term Treatment Model: continuous services from pregnancy through toddlerhood

PIC serves families within the five boroughs including: • Caregivers with a range of psychological and psychiatric needs including mood disorders, pre and postpartum depression, anxiety, ongoing or past trauma (physical and sexual abuse, severe neglect, domestic violence, and community violence), substance abuse, and physical health problems. • Families with limited social support including adolescents and single parents. • Infants and toddlers who exhibit emotional and behavioral difficulties, developmental delays and/or have been exposed to trauma. • Any family that is overwhelmed with the responsibilities and challenges of parenting infants and toddlers.

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