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Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization

Mailing Address:
1601 Tilton Rd. Suite 1
Northfield, NJ 08225

Phone: 609 425 3159
Fax: (609) 485-0467

Contact Person: Laura Dipietro

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

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

To provide direct, community based, family to family support to children and families enrolled in the Children's Initiative; to organize community awareness and resources for families; and to work collaboratively as a system partner in planning, organizing, coordinating, and delivering, needed and appropriate care to individual children and families

The staff of the Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization are parents and caregivers of children with emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges. We serve the state of New Jersey and locally we serve Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

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 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 social marketing

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

Region(s) served:
• Regional

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