About Us

The NYC Early Childhood Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC)  provides training and technical assistance to mental health professionals serving children 0-5 and their families in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygeine (DOHMH) funded Early Childhood Therapeutic Centers (ECTCs) as well as professionals working in  New York City outpatient mental health clinics, Early Intervention, Universal Pre-K and ACS Early Learn sites and other child serving systems. Knowledge and capacity building opportunities include specialized trainings, technical assistance, quality improvement activities, and learning forums.

TTAC is operated by the New York Center for Child Development (NYCCD) in collaboration with the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at the NYU Silver School of Social Work.

NYCCD is a preschool education, early intervention and early childhood mental health agency.  NYCCD has been a leader in advancing mental health services to infants/young children and families in New York across all child serving systems. NYCCD is at the crossroads of academic/research, policy and best clinical practice in infant/early childhood mental health and services.   


The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work is committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action. The McSilver Institute houses both the Community and the Managed Care Technical Assistance Centers (CTAC/MCTAC), which offer clinic, business, and system transformation supports statewide to all behavioral healthcare providers.

TTAC is funded by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) through ThriveNYC.