The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
The mission of The NYSPCC is to respond to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care, by providing best practice counseling, legal, and educational services. Through research, communications, and training initiatives, we work to expand these programs to prevent abuse and help more children heal.
Mental Health Services
Provide court-ordered supervised visitation services to children and their families in a safe and supportive setting.Counsel children who have endured the trauma of child abuse or neglect.Provide group counseling and sexual abuse prevention workshops to “high-risk” children in New York City schools.Provide crisis debriefing services to child welfare agencies to help staff during times of stress, grief and loss.
Advocate for legislative action that protects children and strengthens families.
Promote healthy parenting through counseling and education.Educate professionals about child abuse and neglect identification and reporting.Train professionals on The NYSPCCʼs best practice models.
Our key audiences
Children and families involved with NYCʼs child protective services.Children and families involved with NYC Family Court.Young families who need support to care for their children.Professionals needing assistance with training and education in the child welfare arena.
What makes us unique:
The first child protective agency in the world - over 142 years of trailblazing in child protection and abuse prevention services
Excellent ongoing relationships with social service providers and the court systems in New York City.
Flexibility (as an independent non-profit) to develop and implement enhanced levels of service to children and families.
Warm, caring and dedicated professionals.