The City's Health Department provides free mental health screening, treatment, and referrals for children and adolescents affected by Superstorm Sandy. Licensed and trained social workers and psychologists provide services through the NYC Child and Adolescent Resiliency Enhancement Services (NYC CARES) program.
It’s normal for children to feel strong emotions after a disaster like Superstorm Sandy. Some children’s emotional reaction after a disaster may continue for months or even years. If left unaddressed, these reactions can lead to more serious mental health concerns.
Services are available in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.
The Department of Health can also provide general referral screening and treatment services in other locations.