Community Programs and Services

NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network

The Family Peace Trauma Treatment Center (FPTTC)

Mission Statement:

The Family PEACE Trauma Treatment Center (FPTTC) is dedicated to improving the safety and well-being of children and families exposed to violence/abuse and breaking the intergenerational transmission of trauma through early identification and treatment.

Vision:

Promoting inherent strength and authenticity of individuals and families by creating a safe, empowered community for people to feel seen, heard, and valued through self-awareness, cultural attunement, and spiritual sensitivity. 

The Family PEACE (Preventing Early Adverse Childhood Experiences) Trauma Treatment Center (FPTTC) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Ambulatory Care Network works to help very young children and their families heal from experiences of family violence, abuse, and other forms of trauma. The program provides mental health services to children ages birth to five years of age (0-5), siblings (6-12), and caregivers who have been exposed to various forms of trauma.

Anti-Oppressive Approach:

FPPTC is committed to providing trauma-informed, culturally responsive programming that is rooted in anti-oppression principles. Individuals have intersectional identities and backgrounds that are integral to their trauma experience and healing journey. At the FPTTC, we use concepts from liberation psychology and ethno-healing to acknowledge the impact of oppression and racial trauma on families.

Our goal is to align our interventions with the individual's cultural beliefs and values to help families form a healing narrative. Our clinic offers integrative therapies- spiritual counseling, creative arts, and somatosensory approaches. Further, we have intentionally made efforts to embed anti-racism and anti-oppression principles at all clinic levels, from hiring, training, policy/practice to clinical service delivery.

Who We Serve

Referrals to the FPTTC are received from within NewYork-Presbyterian's network of providers and various agencies throughout New York City. These include domestic violence shelters and victim service providers, the District Attorney's Office, the NYC Administration for Children's Services (ACS), early childhood centers, and a vast network of collaborative agencies.

The FPTTC is the only provider of Spanish-speaking services in Washington Heights for very young children and their caregivers where there has been exposure to traumatic violence and abuse.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network

For questions, please contact our intake line at

NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network

Program Manager: Cynthia Arreola, LMSW

NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network

Clinical Manager: Wanda Vargas, PhD