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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

Mission:
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

Description:
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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