ABC’s preventive services program, All Children’s House, serves children from birth to age 5—those at highest risk for morbidity and mortality resulting from abuse and neglect.
All Children’s House is the first program in New York City to fully convert its entire preventive services to the Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) model. Offered in the home by licensed therapists, CPP is an evidenced-based therapeutic intervention method that strengthens child-parent attachment, parental empathy, and resilience in families, helping to break cycles of abuse and neglect and promote long-term stability. Case management services, therapists provide family counseling, parent support groups, budgeting management, legal assistance, and housing and child care referrals are also provided. Due to the program’s effectiveness, ABC was invited by New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) to replicate its program in an additional site in the South Bronx.
DURING THE 2016-17 PROGRAM YEAR...
- All Children’s House served nearly 450 children and more than 200 families.
- Out of all families served, 82% reduced their risk of child abuse and neglect.
- 94% of families who completed services improved their general risk profile.
- 96% of our families remained intact at the end of the year (compared to the citywide rate of 63%).