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New Jersey Parents Caucus, Inc.

Mailing Address:
275 Rt. 10 East, Suite 220-414
Succasunna, NJ 07876

Phone: 908-994-7471
Fax: 973-695-2309

Contact Person: Kathy Wright

Email:

Web Site: http://www.newjerseyparentscaucus.org

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Mental Illness/Mental Health

Mission:
The New Jersey Parents' Caucus, Inc. is a coalition of families whose mission is to ensure that every family who has children with special emotional and behavioral needs is given an opportunity to play a strong and active role in the development and delivery of effective and timely services for their children. The New Jersey Parents Caucus celebrates the potential for ALL children to become loving, responsible, contributing adults.

Description:
The New Jersey Parents’ Caucus (NJPC) is a non-profit organization governed and staffed by parents and caregivers of children with serious emotional and behavioral challenges. Our goal is to empower parents and caregivers in their local communities, thereby increasing access to comprehensive, coordinated, timely and culturally-competent mental health care and treatment for our children. The New Jersey Parents' Caucus is a member agency of The Child Welfare League of America, New Jersey Mental Health Planning Council, New Jersey Statewide Network for Cultural Competency, New Jersey Mental Health Coalition, New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention, pending chapter member of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, past Statewide Organization of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, and past SAMHSA Statewide Family Network for New Jersey.

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• Provide contracted direct services (e.g., respite, care management)
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide quality monitoring and evaluation
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct research

Organization type:
• A statewide family-run organization
• A family-run or youth-guided organization with a current or past affiliation with a System of Care Community of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (i.e., CMHS System of Care grant site)

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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