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Atlantic County Council for Young Children

Atlantic County Council for Young Children provides parents, caregivers, and community members with an opportunity to improve the Health and Education outcomes for children from birth through 8 years of age. Atlantic CCYC educates families through workshops and trainings specific to their needs. Parent leadership opportunities and initiatives are community driven. The Council meets regularly throughout Atlantic County in Egg Harbor Township, Hammonton and Pleasantville to identify challenges and concerns. Families can enroll by contacting the Atlantic CCYC Project Coordinator.

Counties served:

Atlantic

Creative Visitation

Creative Visitation provides supervised visits between children in foster care and their parents, relatives, and siblings with the goals of promoting permanency, maintaining the family-child bond, and improving parent-child interactions. Visit coaches help parents appropriately identify and meet their child’s needs during visits, and work to teach, model, and coach parents on appropriate and effective parenting skills.

Counties served:

Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem

Family Counseling & Therapy

Acenda staff work with families to better their parenting skills and offer them community resources for  their children to receive the necessary care to grow and develop. Our qualified staff work to emphasize positive parenting, child wellbeing, and strong family bonds. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) PCIT is a fun, interactive therapy for children ages 2 to 8 and their parents. We help parents learn effective ways to get a child’s undesirable behaviors to stop. Undesirable behaviors exhibited by children include disruptiveness, acting out at school or home, failure to pay attention or follow simple directions, and having frequent temper tantrums. Parent Management Training Negative behaviors in the home can have long-term effects for both parents and teenagers/pre-teens. This evidenced based therapy helps families learn successful ways of interacting. Pre and Post Adoption Support Skilled therapists trained in the unique needs of foster, adoptive, and birth families work to ease all stages of the adoption process. Telehealth Services Together, we are facing truly unprecedented circumstances. COVID-19 is affecting our families, our communities, and our way of life. Our top priority is providing additional care for those experiencing stress and anxiety due to these extraordinary circumstances. Acenda is now accepting new clients for counseling services via telehealth—a remote phone or online therapy & counseling solution. Click here to learn more about our expanded Telehealth Services. Counseling & Wellness Center Locations Glassboro Egg Harbor Township Woodbury

Counties served:

Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem

Family Court Counseling

The Family Counseling Program provides short-term family counseling for at-risk youth referred by Children’s Mobile Response, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), and other agencies. The program is designed to address the needs of children and their families related to one or more of the following areas: family conflict, truancy, threats of running away, safety concerns and issues related to past or future legal involvement. The program works to stabilize the child and family and support positive behavioral change in the context of outpatient family therapy.

Counties served:

Gloucester

Family Outreach

The Family Outreach program provides in-home family and individual therapy, support, and advocacy to children and their families, with the goal of improving family functioning and well-being. Staff work with families to teach positive conflict resolution and problem solving, coping, behavior management for children, feelings expression, and self-empowerment, as well as link families and offer advocacy as needed to community resources.

Counties served:

Gloucester, Salem

Family Outreach II

The Family Outreach II program provides in-home counseling, skill building, life skills training, resource education, and assistance for families and children, with the goal of improving family functioning and well-being.

Counties served:

Salem

Family Success Centers

Family Success Centers are community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering places where community residents go for family support, interactive workshops, activities, and groups. Family Success Centers are beautiful spaces designed to bring the community together to build relationships, strengthen the community and the families in it. They are places where residents and volunteers share their time and talent to build community capacity and enrich the lives of community members, and make families and neighborhoods stronger. A variety of family friendly events take place each month. We offer fun and educational workshops and activities, connection to resources, and volunteer opportunities. All services are free and open to all families in the community. LOCATIONS Bird’s Eye FSC 364 S Broadway Pennsville, NJ 08070 (856) 517-9100 www.birdseyefsc.org Connections 350 Blackwood-Clementon Road Pine Hill, NJ 08021 250 West Branch Avenue Pine Hill, NJ 08021 (856) 562-5927 www.connectionsnj.org Mosaic FSC 110 E. High Street Glassboro, NJ 08028 (856) 347-4338 www.mosaicfsc.org Oceanside I FSC 201 Melrose Avenue, Unit 3 Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (609) 236-8800 www.oceanside1fsc.org Oceanside II FSC 3201 Atlantic Avenue Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (609) 594-4990 www.oceanside2fsc.org Orchards FSC 416 Sicklerville Road, Unit A-2 Sicklerville, NJ 08081 (856) 513-8829 www.orchardsfsc.org Oasis FSC 175 Gunning River Road, Building C Barnegat, NJ 08005 (609) 994-0200 Ext 651 www.oasisfsc.org Riverview FSC 157 W. Main Street Penns Grove, NJ 08069 (856) 517-0029 www.riverviewfsc.org Shore FSC 1046 B Route 47 Rio Grande, NJ 08242 (609) 778-6226 www.shorefamilysuccess.org

Counties served:

Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Ocean, Salem

Family Ties

Family Ties provides supervised and progressive visitation for children in foster care and their parents. Visit coaches guide parents in meeting their children’s needs during weekly visits, with the goal of achieving reunification and permanency within 12 months. Therapists work with select parents and families to address needs related to their child’s permanency.

Counties served:

Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem

Gloucester County Prevention Program

Gloucester County Prevention Program provides short term case management and support for families living in Gloucester County that have primary custody of at least one child under the age of 18 and are experiencing hardship or instability. Financial assistance to assist with instability is available as appropriate.

Counties served:

Gloucester

Intensive Family Support Services

Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) provides support services to the families of the mentally ill through a network of social, community and group gatherings. IFSS services include educational presentations, one-on-one counseling and intervention, as well as respite care to lighten the load for families caring for mentally ill loved ones. IFSS can help your family navigate the mental health system to get access to the services you’re entitled to. IFSS also seeks to help reduce the burden and frustration that often goes hand in hand with caring for a family member with a serious mental illness. Our IFSS team is experienced in communicating on your behalf with other provider agencies that can be of value to your loved ones. Through IFSS, families can also learn skills to help them be effective advocates for themselves and their mentally ill relatives. We offer workshops throughout the year on medications, treatment options and coping strategies. Guest speakers cover a wide range of topics from relapse, crisis intervention and estate/future planning to employment and housing options.

Counties served:

Cape May

Keeping Families Together

Keeping Families Together provides both short and long-term supportive housing for high risk families who have a current or ongoing history of homelessness, with children at risk of removal or soon to be reunified. The program provides housing resource specialty, case management, therapy and support groups to families who receive either a program-based or rental assistant voucher.

Counties served:

Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem

Parent Counseling & Therapy

Acenda staff work with parents to enhance their parenting skills and offer them community resources to ensure that their children are receiving the necessary care to grow and develop. Our supportive staff work to promote positive parenting, child wellbeing, and strong family bonds. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) PCIT is a fun, interactive therapy for children ages 2 to 8 and their parents. We help parents learn effective ways to get a child’s undesirable behaviors to stop. Undesirable behaviors exhibited by children include disruptiveness, acting out at school or home, failure to pay attention or follow simple directions, and having frequent temper tantrums. Parent Management Training Negative behaviors in the home can have long-term effects for both parents and teenagers/pre-teens. This evidenced based therapy helps families learn successful ways of interacting. Pre and Post Adoption Support Skilled therapists trained in the unique needs of foster, adoptive, and birth families work to ease all stages of the adoption process. Telehealth Services Together, we are facing truly unprecedented circumstances. COVID-19 is affecting our families, our communities, and our way of life. Our top priority is providing additional care for those experiencing stress and anxiety due to these extraordinary circumstances. Acenda is now accepting new clients for counseling services via telehealth—a remote phone or online therapy & counseling solution. Click here to learn more about our expanded Telehealth Services. Counseling & Wellness Center Locations Glassboro Egg Harbor Township Woodbury

Counties served:

Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Salem

Parent Support Services

Parent Support Services provide in-home and concrete services to link parents to community resources and provide skill building necessary for reunification to occur or to stabilize those reunified within the last month. Staff work to model and coach parents on basic skill development, such as budgeting, employment, and housing, so that the parent can provide a safe, stable home environment for their children upon reunification. Parents must be involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency.

Counties served:

Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem

Regional Partnership Grant New Jersey (RPGNJ)

RPGNJ is a voluntary service provided at no cost to families who are dealing with the effects of parental substance use. RPGNJ assists parents who are considering a change in their substance use and provides services to them and their families throughout the recovery process. The program seeks to improve individual and family functioning by addressing trauma and substance use; teaching and modeling self-care and coping skills; and teaching and coaching effective parent-child interactions. Who is eligible? Parents who have not yet entered treatment for their current episode of substance use. If children are in out-of-home care, they must have a primary case goal of reunification and be in placement less than 18 months. What is the referral process? Referrals will be accepted from families themselves, Family Court, co-occurring and substance use treatment, and recovery organizations. Click here for more information.

Counties served:

Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean

RISE

Recovery, Independence, Support, and Empowerment RISE provides wraparound services for Cumberland County individuals and families struggling with homelessness or unstable housing and addiction. The program assists individuals and families with finding and keeping affordable housing as well as providing tools and resources to aid in addiction recovery. How does it work?  A team of case managers and peer recovery specialists will provide wraparound care that focuses on developing your goals to achieve an independent and healthy lifestyle. What is the cost? RISE is a SAMHSA-funded program that provides services and resources free of charge to you and your family, and our staff is equipped to meet you in your community.

Counties served:

Cumberland

Strengthening Foster Children and Families

Strengthening Foster Children and Families provides in-home family and individual therapy for foster children and their resource families. Staff provides support, therapy and education to children with the goal of strengthening family functioning and stabilizing placements. Families receive weekly sessions with a PACS trained therapist.

Counties served:

Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem

Therapeutic Visitation Services

In our Therapeutic Visitation Services program, therapists and visit coaches provide progressive visitation and therapeutic support for children who are in out of home placement who are likely to be reunified with their families within 9-12 months. Staff coach and guide parents in meeting their children’s needs during weekly visits, with the ultimate goal of achieving reunification and permanency.

Counties served:

Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Salem