PHONE (212) 928-2590

FAX (212) 928-1500

142 Audubon Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA

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PROGRAMS

Specialized Programs Serving Children & Adolescents

MEDICAL CARE

 

​At ICC, we have an interdisciplinary team that provides a variety of services designed to meet the child’s needs. The primary reason children are admitted to the Center is because they are in need of medical care and treatment.

  • HIV-Specialized Pediatric Care

  • 24 Hour Nursing Services

  • Dietary and Nutritional Services

  • Directly Observed Therapy

  • Assistance with Medication Adherence

For information about admissions, please contact

Catherine J. Painter, MD, Medical Director
Phone: 212-928-2590 x123 
email cpainter@incarnationchildrenscenter.org

SOCIAL WORK

At ICC, we have an interdisciplinary team that provides a variety of services designed to meet the child’s needs. While the reason children are admitted to the Center is because they are in need of medical care and treatment, many have been exposed to various social problems that contribute to the need for inpatient treatment. Many of the children are from impoverished communities with poor access to social services and many children are from families where there is substance abuse, mental illness, physical abuse and neglect.​

  • Coordination of Education Services

  • Counseling Services

  • Case Management

  • School Placement

  • Life Skills Training

  • Discharge Planning

  • Summer Camp Referral

  • Coordination of Family Visits

For information about admissions, please contact

Mary Tate, LMSW, Director of Social Services and Admissions
Phone: 212-928-2590 x149

email: mtate@incarnationchildrenscenter.org

THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

 

While the reason children are admitted to the Center is because they are in need of medical care and treatment, many have been exposed to various social problems that contribute to the need for inpatient treatment. Many of the children are from impoverished communities with poor access to social services and many children are from families where there is substance abuse, mental illness, physical abuse and neglect.

  • Recreation Therapy

  • Animal Assisted Therapy

  • Horticultural Therapy

  • Community outings

  • Activity groups

For information about therapeutic recreation, please contact

Jasmine Edwards, CTRS, MA

Director of Therapeutic Recreation and Volunteers
Phone: 212-928-2590 x173 
email: jedwards@incarnationchildrenscenter.org

What is Therapeutic Recreation?

Therapeutic Recreation uses recreation services and leisure experiences to help people with limitations make the most of their lives physically, mentally and socially. Therapeutic goals can include improving functional abilities, enhancing well-being and increasing independence. Leisure education focuses on teaching recreational skills and attitudes that can be used throughout life and recreation participation promotes health and growth through rewarding leisure experiences.

 

Therapeutic Recreation can provide healthy outlets for energy and emotions, help manage stress, build self confidence and enrich one’s quality of life. It also helps to strengthen interpersonal skills by encouraging individuals to join in activities that nurture social relationships and create a feeling of group acceptance.

 

At ICC we offer exercise groups, arts and crafts, game night, karaoke, a variety of trips, walks in the community, leisure education, travel training and 1:1 time with a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.

NUTRITION

 

Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) are provided to both pediatric and adolescent patients.

MNT can manage a variety of conditions including digestion and absorption problems, such as diabetes and renal disease. Some other conditions that are frequently associated with HIV patients are failure to thrive and weight loss due to loss of appetite and change of taste in food from side effects of anti-viral regimen. 

Individualized MNT is pertinent to correct nutritional issues to ensure that our pediatric population can achieve and strive to reach their potential growth.  In addition, we also provide MNT for overweight and obesity patients. 

Our dietitians work closely with our medical team to provide you with psychological support and recommendations to individualize your treatment and meal plan based on your personal preference. 

 

  • Nutrition-related side effects with anti-viral regimen

  • Safe food handling and preparation (especially important for immunocompromised patients)

  • Weight gain and weight loss management 

  • Special and restricted diets in compliance with American Dietetic Association guidelines

Furthermore, our dietitian collaborates with our dietary staff and residents to develop menus that are healthy, tasty and diverse. 

 

Independence Life Skill Development

Our young population needed guidance to learn several skills to prepare them to approach adulthood. 

  • Food budgeting

  • Community grocery shopping

  • Food preparation following Food Safety Handling Guidelines

  • Cooking - learn to search and follow recipes, learn basic measurement and common cooking terminologies

For information about the nutrition program, please contact

Winza Lee, CDN, MSRD, Director of Food and Nutrition Services
Phone: 212-928-2590 x168 
email wlee@incarnationchildrenscenter.org