Welcome to the Child and Adolescent Treatment and Research Programs

At the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University

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  • Welcome to Child CARD

    Our Center offers state-of-the-art treatment for children and adolescents.

  • Helping Your Child

    We aim to improve the lives of children and families through research and clinical care.

  • Overcoming Challenges

    Child CARD is dedicated to community outreach and cutting-edge service.

The Child and Adolescent Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders offers clinical services to young people experiencing difficulty with fears, anxiety, shyness, and other related disorders such as depression.

The program provides comprehensive evaluations and state-of-the-art cognitive-behavioral and other evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents between the ages of 3 and 17.  For certain child populations and disorders, the program provides behavioral parent training as well as live and interactive Internet-based services delivered directly to the home of families.  For more information on the conditions we treat click here. Free treatment is available to patients who qualify for participation in one of our current clinical research opportunities.

The program also regularly collaborates with schools and community-based agencies to provide clinical trainings and research-based presentations. We strive to promote the mission to disseminate evidence-based treatments to community settings by training school personnel and mental health clinicians, and by educating parents about the course of childhood anxiety disorders and evidence-based treatment options. Please contact Donna Pincus at dpincus@bu.edu if you are interested in more information about these options.