Trauma can have devastating consequences on a child’s life—consequences that may not be obvious to parents, teachers, or other caregivers. In my work, I try to understand the impact of traumatic events on children and their families, and then help them to recover.
I created Trauma Systems Therapy to teach other mental healthcare professionals how to diagnose and treat children following traumatic events. The program addresses a child’s emotional needs and social environment, and I am proud to see it being used to successfully treat children throughout the country and around the world.
Millions of children struggle with mental health problems. I am the director of NYU Langone’s Child Study Center, where we are dedicated to helping these children and their families, because we believe we can improve their quality of life and help them live to their fullest potential. Our clinical team treats children and families dealing with a range of emotional, behavioral, and developmental problems. Our researchers strive to understand these problems and develop better treatments.
Together, our clinicians and researchers create some of the most innovative training programs in the country, so the next generation of professionals can address the needs of the children we are dedicated to helping.
Conditions and Treatments
- Arnold Simon Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Director of the Child Study Center
- Chair of the Department of Child & Adolescent Psy
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry, 1993
Education and Training
- Fellowship, Cambridge Hospital, Child & Adol. Psych., 1995
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1993
- MD from McGill University, 1988
Locations and Appointments
- HealthSmart (WTC)
Intervention to reduce PTSD in 0-5 year olds with burns [Meeting Abstract]
Stoddard, Jr F J; Kim, A; Murphy, J M; Chedekel, D S; White, G; Williams, B C; Saxe, G N; Man, J K; Canenguez, K; Sheridan, R L
Journal of burn care & research. 2015 July-August 2015. 36: S170-S170
A developmental perspective on childhood traumatic stress
Brown, Adam D; Becker-Weidman, Emily; Saxe, Glenn N
IN: Handbook of PTSD : science and practice. New York : The Guilford Press, 2014. Second ed. p.?-?. (1448052)
Trauma systems therapy : an approach to creating trauma-informed child welfare systems
Brown, Adam; Navalta, Carryl P; Tullberg, Erika; Saxe, Glenn
IN: Treatment of child abuse : common ground for mental health, medical, and legal practitioners. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 2nd ed.. p.132-138. (1448072)