When a child loses a parent to incarceration, he or she may experience disruption in their emotional health and well-being. As a result, mental health services are a critical component of our program model. 


 Loren O'Neil (Clinic Manager), Anna Morgan-Mullane (VP of Mental Health Services, Thomas McClernon (Clinician)

Loren O'Neil (Clinic Manager), Anna Morgan-Mullane (VP of Mental Health Services, Thomas McClernon (Clinician)

Mental health services are provided on-site, 6-days a week by a team of psychiatrists, social workers and creative arts therapists at our onsite Article 31 Outpatient Clinic. 

Children enrolled in our after-school program and their families are automatically eligible to receive mental health services through our wellness center, which include evidence-informed clinical interventions through the following modalities:

  • Individual and Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy (Anger Management, Social-Emotional Skills, Cognitive Coping, Parenting Skills) 
  • Psychopharmacology 
  • Relational Group Therapy through letter writing to incarcerated parents
  • Creative Arts Therapy

Trauma-Informed Care
Specifically for Our Children & Families

The CPNYC mental health team employs trauma-informed, evidence supported practices. The services we provide to our children and families are based on an understanding of the prevalence of traumatic stress in our community, and the therapeutic models we apply are proven to be effective for the specific needs of our population. Our licensed social workers and psychiatrists are specially trained in the following modalities, among others, that best support the behaviors and symptoms associated with traumatic experiences:

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Practices