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Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

New Jersey Alliance of Family Support Organizations

Mailing Address:
8 Tudor Court
Medford, NJ 08055

Phone: 609-234-5065
Fax: 609-714-1353

Contact Person: Marlene Penn


Web Site: http://www.njalliance-fso.org

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

A statewide unified voice of families focused on strengthening and promoting the wellness of families of children and youth with special mental, emotional, and behavioral needs. Family Movement; Empowerment; Outreach; Forums; Referral/Resources; Conferences; Technical assistance and training; Help other organizations and groups; Systemic Change; Service Delivery - array and quality; Local-state-national connections.

New Jersey Alliance of Family Support Organizations is awaiting application approval to become a statewide chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (FFCMH)

Organization role:
• 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
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• 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)
• A statewide family-run chapter of a national organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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