The ANDRUS Early Recognition Program
Screening children in Yonkers for cognitive, emotional and behavioral development issues
The earlier a child’s mental health issues are identified, the more successfully they can be treated.
Funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health, the ANDRUS Early Recognition Program provides a range of services to help build awareness of mental health issues in children and link families in the Yonkers area with information and resources to help promote healthy development.
Mental health screenings
Families in Yonkers with children ages 2 to 18 can benefit from:
- Wellness screening – Professional clinicians collect information from parents about their child’s cognitive and emotional development and problematic behaviors.
- Professional assessment – Clinicians interpret screening results to determine if further treatment or evaluation is needed.
- Resource referral – Families with identified needs are linked to organizations in the community where they can access further services.
ANDRUS clinicians are bilingual, and all services are voluntary and completely confidential.
In children, the untreated emotional effects of trauma can manifest in poor academic performance, conflicts with family and friends, self-destructive behaviors, and physical problems. Early identification and intervention can relieve psychological symptoms, reduces emotional distress, and build resiliency.
The ANDRUS Early Recognition Program offers workshops that help parents and community partners understand what trauma is, how it impacts children, and what we can do about it.
To learn more about the ANDRUS Early Recognition Program, contact:
Early Recognition Specialist
Phone (914) 949-7680 ext. 1371
Fax (914) 629-2540