Cohen Children’s Medical Center (129)

Cohen Children’s Medical Center


Each year, millions of children sustain serious or even life-threatening injuries due to falls, automobile collisions and other accidents. When these traumatic injuries happen, it’s critical that you act fast and trust your child’s care to a specialized staff of professionals with years of experience working as a team.


You can count on Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the largest Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in New York state. Established in 1996, the New York State Department of Health designated us as the first regional Pediatric Trauma Center in the entire downstate/Long Island region. In 2015, we were the first Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on trauma in New York City and Long Island. We consider this an honor and remain dedicated to setting the highest standards for pediatric trauma care in the country.


Available 24 hours a day, our highly trained multidisciplinary team expertly coordinates the complex care of children who have experienced severe and life-threatening injuries. We excel under extreme pressure, all while establishing a rapport with the children, maintaining a gentle touch and staying in communication with family members.


TSN Coordinator

269-01 76th Ave
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, 11040

(718) 470-7178 x2

Upcoming Programs & Events

Virtual CCMC Trauma Survivor Network Support Group

Offered wice a month • 6pm-7pmTraumatic injury impacts not only the physical functioning of the individual but the psychosocial health of the patient and their family. Trauma survivors – the patients and the families – may face social isolation, financial upheaval, and continuing feelings of anger, depression, or guilt. A survivor’s sense of self is challenged, and social support systems can be exhausted before recovery is complete. This TSN Support Group is a key component of the Trauma Survivors Network. It offers survivors an opportunity to connect with other survivors and receive and give support. The support group is well suited for easing trauma survivors’ emotional stress, including feelings of isolation, loneliness, depression, helplessness, and hopelessness. Groups enable discussions of central concerns of patients and families, such as anger, loss, and mourning, in a supportive, growth-promoting environment. By normalizing the experience of recovery and increasing the survivor’s self-efficacy through education and resource sharing, support groups have the potential to strengthen the survivor’s coping, as well as reduce isolation.

Community Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

Amputee Coalition-Children’s Camp Camp for Children 10-17 who have experienced limb loss or limb difference. They have also added a Leadership Camp for 18 and 19 year olds to prepare them for careers and their future. They just moved to Greenville, TN but were able to host a virtual experience for campers.

Amputee Coalition-Support & Peer Groups The Amputee Coalition aims to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention. They offer over 400 support groups and over 1,500 peer visitors across the country, peer support offers the emotional support, encouragement and information vital for a full recovery.

Brain Injury Association of New York State BIANYS provides education, advocacy, and community support services that lead to improved outcomes for children and adults with brain injuries and their families. The Family, Advocacy, Counseling and Training Services Program (FACTS Program) provides any individual who has sustained brain trauma prior to the age of 22 with an advocate to assist you and your family with many services.

Child Mind Institute The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.

Child Help 1-800- 4-A-Child (1-800- 422-4453) The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

Meditation for Children Guided meditation video for kids.

The National Center for PTSD The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network NCTSN was created to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. A network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S.

The Safe Center Long Island Safe Center LI. is child-centered: knowing that children are affected by abuse at all stages of development, family- focused: family members play a very significant role in a child’s healing process, trauma-informed: counselors have a deep understanding of the psychological, neurological, biological, and social effects of trauma on children and culturally sensitive: bilingual child counselors are attuned to the specific needs of Spanish-speaking families and services are provided in their primary language. The mission of Nassau County CAC at The Safe Center is to protect children and their non-offending family members from abuse. The CAC is a child-friendly setting where children can feel safe to talk to Law Enforcement and Child Protective partners about abuse allegations and where supportive services are available to help the child and family heal.

The Safe Center Long Island–Hotline (516) 542-0404: 24 hour hotline. All services are free & confidential.