School and Community Programs

Founded in 2012, the Child Mind Institute’s School and Community Programs have delivered mental health supports to more than 60,000 students, parents, educators, and counselors. Breaking down barriers to care, the program provides evidence-based services to prevent and treat student mental health disorders in school and community settings. We also build the capacity of school communities to meet students’ mental health needs independently.

Our direct-care services are available locally to school and community partners in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. If you would like to partner with us to bring targeted prevention and intervention services to your students, please contact Taylor Barkee at

The services our School and Community Programs offer include:

Direct Care – Prevention

Classroom-level services to facilitate productive learning environments for all students:

  • K-12 skill-building curriculum to support resilience and promote mental health and wellness

School-wide resources to promote wellness and improve mental health literacy:

  • Targeted educator and caregiver workshops to support program application at school and at home

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Direct Care – Intervention

Evidence-based treatment for students requiring intensive support:

  • Treatment for students exposed to trauma
  • Treatment for students with behavior or attention difficulties
  • Treatment for students experiencing depression or mood symptoms
  • Reading remediation for students struggling with early reading skills
  • Coaching, training, and resources for educators and families to support students receiving treatment

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Training for school counselors and educators to deliver our interventions independently:

  • K-12 mental health skill-building training program for educators
  • Training and supervision for school-based mental health professionals on treatment for students experiencing posttraumatic stress

We provide capacity-building training for school counselors and educators in New York, San Francisco, and on a limited basis for school districts across the United States. If you are interested in professional training for your school district, please contact Emily Abromowitz at

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Our Work

Read more about our outcomes, community impact, program partners, and work on diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

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Our Team

David Anderson, PhD
David Anderson, PhD

Vice President, School and Community Programs

Child Mind Institute

Caroline Axelrod Mendel, PsyD
Caroline Axelrod Mendel, PsyD

Manager of Clinical Services, School and Community Programs, Clinical Psychologist, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Janine Domingues, PhD
Janine Domingues, PhD

Manager of Curriculum Development and Professional Training, School and Community Programs; Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute