Serving Youth iN Their Communities (SYNC) offers an array of the new state plan services which can be provided in a youth’s home, school, and other community-based locations. These services are tailored to meet the behavioral and emotional health needs of each child. In partnership with families, SYNC is dedicated to keeping children with behavioral health difficulties in their communities and current school placements through early intervention thereby avoiding more intensive and even out of home treatments. Through supportive skill-building and clinical services, SYNC helps to build a strong foundation so that youth and families can be active and productive members of their communities.
SYNC services may include:
- Assessment and diagnosis
- Individual, group, and family therapy
- Caregiver empowerment, support, and advocacy
- De-escalation and crisis avoidance consultation
- Coping, social and communication skills training and development
- Resource identification and referrals
- Children ages 0-21
- Children with Medicaid
- Children with emotional/behavioral health challenges that require medically necessary skill-building and treatment
Referrals to the SYNC Program can be made by caregivers, licensed professionals, schools, hospitals and community agencies.
Jurine Walker Franklin
Tel: (646) 851-6033
Email: Please use our Program Contact Form »
Program brochure (PDF file)
Folleto del programa (archivo PDF)
Learn about Astor's other Bronx Community-based programs:
- Care Management
Ensures appropriate access and service management via care coordination and service integration.
- Counseling Centers
Provides counseling, psychiatric services and case management to children and adolescents, and their families.
- Day Treatment
A school-based intensive treatment program that integrates mental health and special education services for students grades K — 8.
- High Fidelity Wraparound
Evidence-based care coordination that uses a highly structured, team-based, family-centered approach.
- Lawrence F. Hickey Center for Child Development (Little Red School House)
Special education therapeutic preschool
- Prevention Services
Time-limited, evidence-based model that utilizes a home-based approach to address both the concrete and clinical needs of the child and the family.
- Residential Programs
The Residential Treatment program is a therapeutic out-of-home placement serving children aged 5–13 who have emotional challenges that exceed community-based interventions. The program is located in Rhinebeck, NY, and accepts children from all counties of New York State.
Residential Treatment Center
Residential Treatment Facility
- School-Based Behavioral Health Treatment (SBBHT)
Services provided to schools in New York City.
- Serving Youth iN Their Communities (SYNC)
Through supportive skill-building and clinical services, SYNC helps to build a strong foundation so that youth and families can be active and productive members of their communities
Provides services to school-aged youths, 4-18 years old, who exhibit behavioral difficulties in order to promote academic stability and successful promotion to the next grade level.