Problems We Address

Youth at Risk


Youth at risk serves as an umbrella term for a range of circumstances that place young people at greater vulnerability for problem behaviors, such as substance abuse, school failure, and juvenile delinquency, along with mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.


North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center offers a wide range of services for youth at risk. Clinical Care Coordination Teams (CCCT) provide home-based clinical services for troubled children and adolescents. Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative (CCSI) coordinates services among multiple systems to prevent children and adolescents from falling through the cracks. Family Peer Support Services,  also known as Family Advocates, provides parent-to-parent support both individually and/or in groups to families who have children experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges in their home, school or community.


Mental health services are offered for children from birth through age 24 and their families at all three sites of North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center. These services include comprehensive evaluation, an individually tailored treatment plan that may include any combination of individual, family, and group therapy, and, when indicated, medication management from a psychiatrist. All treatment plans require family consent and participation. For more information about our services, please call us at 516-626-1971.


Related Programs:

Clinical Care Coordination Team (CCCT)

Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative (CCSI)

Family Peer Support Services

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