NewYork-Presbyterian - Family PEACE Program
The Family PEACE (Promoting Education, Advocacy, Collaboration and Empowerment) Program (FPP) is dedicated to improving the safety and well-being of mothers and children who have been exposed to violence in their homes. The program seeks to improve the quality of parent-child attachment, provide age-appropriate developmental guidance, re-establish safety for the family, address the psychological impact of exposure to domestic violence, and improve both parent and child capacity for positive self-regulation and conflict-resolution – all in an effort to interrupt the intergenerational transmission of violence and trauma.
FPP offers several evidence-based intervention models to create an integrated treatment program for mothers and children aged zero to twelve (0-12) exposed to trauma. The services provided to families include Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Kids' Club, Parenting groups, case management and crisis intervention as needed. The Family PEACE Program is one of only a handful of providers in New York City that has the expertise to deliver this specialized evidence-based treatment, CPP, and the only provider of Spanish speaking services in Washington Heights for mothers and their very young children exposed to domestic violence.
An integral component of the FPP includes education and training for the community within the hospital and outpatient clinics. The Program has trained more than 1,300 medical providers and staff about domestic violence and how to effectively screen in the medical setting. The program has also participated in several conferences throughout New York City offering training to employees of Community Based Organizations (CBO), Administration for Children's Services (ACS) and foster care and preventive workers.
In an effort to provide a comprehensive and coordinated response to families exposed to violence, the Family PEACE program works collaboratively with various community and government agencies and participates in community coalitions focused on domestic violence.