Children & Family Services

CarePlus Children and Families ServicesHealthy minds, healthy bodies, for all ages.

That’s the goal at CarePlus: to help children and families who are struggling with social, behavioral, and mental health challenges get to a place of balance of healthy mind and healthy body. Our variety of out-patient programs and support groups help you to manage stress, modify behaviors, and establish a positive sense of well-being.

Our enhanced Children and Family services include…

ADOPTION HOUSE enables families to make positive separation when reunification is no longer the case plan, and maintain meaningful relationships between siblings living in separate placements.
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CHILDREN’S OUT-PATIENT ENDEAVORS provides comprehensive, quality mental health services to youth ages 4-18 and their families. Programming promotes stability, emotional growth, and healthy functioning in the least restrictive environment. For more information, call 201-986-5000.
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CHILD PSYCHIATRY provides services to children ages 5 to 18.  Services include psychiatric evaluation, medication monitoring, family/team consultation, case management, and referrals. For more information, call 201-986-5000.
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CHILDREN’S MOBILE RESPONSE responds to the needs of children and families in crisis.  It strives to maintain children in safe and stable living arrangements by providing interventions designed to stabilize and improve relationships, and address areas of stress. For help 24/7, call 877-652-7624.
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FAMILIES FIRST  prevents out-of-home placement by providing shortterm, intensive in-home family education and crisis intervention to families with children at risk of out-of-home placement, or who are being reunified from out-of-home placement.
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FOSTER CARE  provides children in foster care and their foster families with in-home support and therapy needed to appropriately address behavioral health needs and preserve foster care placement. *For youth referred by YCS to DCP&P.
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HEALTHY FAMILIES – TIP is a voluntary home-based program designed to
support and educate new parents to promote healthy families. It serves families receiving prenatal care at Holy Name Hospital, as well as TANF, GA and Emergency Assistance (EA) recipients with a baby under 12 months of age.
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HOMEWARD BOUND  empowers youth by providing the tools and resources they need to successfully transition out of the children’s system of care and integrate into their communities as independent, self-sufficient adults. *For youth referred by DCP&P
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HOMEWARD BOUND AFTERCARE  empowers youth by providing the tools and resources they need to successfully transition out of the children’s system of care and integrate into their communities as independent, self-sufficient adults. *For young adults with prior DCP&P involvement
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JUVENILE FIRE PREVENTION is designed for 10-17 year olds who show a recurring interest or engage in fire-setting behavior. The program reduces the overall problem of fire-setting by working with youth to identify underlying issues and provide intervention. To find out more, visit the BCJFPP website.
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KINSHIP CARE SERVICES works to keep children within families and helps to reduce the risk of children’s placement with the Division of Youth and Family Services. The program provides assistance to families caring for a relative’s child, including financial assistance for goods such as furniture, clothing, or funding for extra-curricular activities.
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PARENT GUIDANCE  improves the quality of family life through support and education for families struggling with effective parenting skills, or children’s/parents’ behavioral/emotional issues by providing support and education on a broad spectrum of parenting issues.
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PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN prevents placement and reduces hospitalization while maintaining family safety by providing wrap-around clinical services in a family-centered, strength-based,  solution-focused modality.
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NEW! SCHOOL PRESENCE is an evidence-based treatment program for children and families struggling with school avoidance issues, including those who are experiencing mental health symptoms, resulting in impairments such as excessive school absenteeism. The program provides individualized services based on the child’s level of need.
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STRIVE FOR INDEPENDENCE  empowers youth aging out of the Children’s System of Care by providing the tools and resources needed to integrate into the community as independent, self-sufficient adult.
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SUPERVISED VISITATION PROGRAM  decreases the amount of time children spend in out-of-home placement and move the child toward permanent placement, either with their biological family or in an adoptive home.
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VISITATION, COUNSELING & REUNIFICATION  decreases the amount of time children spend in  out-of-home placement and move the child toward permanent  placement, either with their biological family or in an adoptive home.
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In addition to our outpatient services, CarePlus offers a variety of group therapysupport groups and therapeutic group sessions – that enhance the mental and physical well-being of children, teens, and parents that are struggling with social, behavioral, and mental health challenges. Consider it a safe, stigma-free place to go to heal mind and body…and just feel better…together. To find out more, click here or contact us at 201-797-2660 ext 337.