Center for Child Trauma and Resilience

The Center for Child Trauma and Resilience (CCTR) advances the science and treatment of child traumatic stress and psychological resilience. We study the nature of and treatment for child trauma and resilience, and train professionals and nonprofessionals throughout New York City and beyond.

CCTR is also a member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, which brings together the nation’s leading experts in child traumatic stress to work together to advance the care for children and families suffering from child trauma.


CCTR is has been awarded a grant through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration to enhance and expand trauma-informed substance abuse and recovery services for adolescents through a new program called Family and Teen Recovery Services (FuTuReS), housed in the Child and Family Institute at Mount Sinai Morningside.

For other families interested in trauma-informed treatment, insurance-based treatment is provided through the outpatient psychiatry clinics throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. Please click on the names of the hospitals to find out how to schedule an intake: Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai Morningside.

For families interested in treatment directly from Jacob Ham, PhD, he can be contacted directly for treatment in his faculty practice, though he is not on any insurance panels. He can be reached directly at 212-420-4114.


CCTR offers a variety of trainings and consultation services such as:

  1. Didactic and experiential lectures and workshops

  2. On-going clinical supervision

  3. Organizational consultation on trauma-informed practices

The center specializes in integrating scientific and clinical information and adapting it to be consumer friendly, child and family oriented, and highly practical. We provide enough knowledge to understand a trauma-informed frame then prioritize practical and applied strategies that have an immediate impact on improving engagement with and healing for traumatized children, families and staff who work with traumatized populations.

Program Evaluation

CCTR is currently funded to provide trauma-informed program evaluation for three programs:

  1. Make It Happen, a program for young male survivors of violence housed under Neighbors in Action, a Center for Court Innovation Program. Funded through the US Department of Justice’s Serving Male Survivors of Violence Initiative.
  2. Men’s Empowerment Program, another program for young male survivors of violence, in the Harlem Community Justice Center (Center for Court Innovation). Funded through the Manhattan District Attorney’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative.
  3. THRIV, a trauma program for transgender victims of crime, in Mount Sinai’s Institute for Advanced Medicine. Funded again through the Manhattan District Attorney’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative.