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Childhood Bereavement Program

The Childhood Bereavement Program – for children, adolescents, and their families – offers a comprehensive approach to the evaluation and treatment of bereavement due to loss either from long-term separation from a loved one or the death of relatives, friends or other significant individuals, either by illness, accident, suicide or homicide. Clinicians utilize specific bereavement psychotherapy and/or medications that are recommended following assessment and treatment planning for each individual. Children, adolescents, and their families are referred to appropriate levels of care.

The Program

  • Comprehensive initial and follow-up evaluation
  • Individual counseling
  • Education about bereavement
  • Group intervention to foster healthy outcome of bereavement
  • Psychiatric follow-up with medication management
  • Collaboration with referring clinicians
  • Liaison with schools and other community services
  • Consultation regarding impending death
  • Referral to intensive psychiatric outpatient, day hospital, or inpatient services

Additional Services Offered

Coordination with the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Department, including:

  • Psychological testing
  • Treatment of associated psychiatric disorders
  • Educational assessment and collaboration with committees on special education

Financial Information

Private pay with sliding scale, managed care plans, and other insurance are accepted

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For Hospital Based Services including inpatient admission contact NewYork-Presbyterian ACCESS service at 888-694-5700

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center ​Payne Whitney Clinic 525 East 68th Street New York, NY 10065

NewYork-Presbyterian
Westchester Division
21 Bloomingdale Road White Plains, NY 10605