Who We Are
The Training and Technical Assistance Center provides specialized training and technical assistance for the many types of professionals who work with young children, expanding New York’s capacity to promote positive mental health in the early years.
A robust body of interdisciplinary research converges to show that healthy social emotional development in the first five years is a key foundation for children’s later success in childhood and throughout life, and, that when problems emerge, it is easier, and far more effective, to address them when children are young.
TTAC strives to equip licensed mental health clinics, early care and education settings, and practitioners in all child serving systems with the knowledge and tools they need to support the healthy social emotional development of New York’s youngest children.
TTAC combines the expertise of the New York Center for Child Development and the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU.
New York Center for Child Development (NYCCD) is a leading provider of childhood mental health services in New York. NYCCD builds on decades of direct practice experience and research initiatives to create high-impact trainings, advocate for better policies, and shape best practices in the field of early childhood mental health.