Stress, Trauma & Resilience Treatment Service

The Stress, Trauma, and Resilience Treatment (START) Service at the Child Study Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, helps children and families in need of a new start after stressful or traumatic life experiences.

The START team is a highly trained group of clinicians specializing in the assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral difficulties related to a wide range of potentially traumatic experiences, including the loss of a loved one, high-conflict divorce, adoption, bullying, serious illness, motor vehicle accident, exposure to community violence or natural disasters, abuse and neglect, or violent crime.

Dr. Ron-Li Liaw Meets with a Patient

Dr. Ron-Li Liaw meets with a patient at the Child Study Center.

The START team offers treatment guided by trauma systems therapy, which is used in conjunction with other approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, parent supports and training, and medication as appropriate.

Trauma Systems Therapy

Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) addresses both the emotional needs and the social environment of a child who has experienced a traumatic event. TST aims to understand your child’s symptoms in the context of his or her world and build on a family’s strengths, all while helping your child develop the coping skills he or she needs overcome the trauma.

Community Crisis Response Team

Our team of experts is available to serve as mental health first-responders for local schools and communities in time of trauma or crisis. We develop a collaborative plan to identify the community’s needs, educate personnel, provide emotional support, and help manage the crisis, 

Contact Us

For more information, please contact our care management team at 646-754-5000 or email us at