Children & Families: Support Groups & 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…

CHILDREN’S OUT-PATIENT SERVICES 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.

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.

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. Read more…   |   Download a PDF about this program to share…

Our specialized psycho-educational and support groups include…

ALLIES LGBTQ SUPPORT GROUP offers weekly group meetings to support LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13-17.  This program promotes identity self-acceptance, effective communication skills, and conflict resolution through the use of self-help strategies and activities. Read more…   |   Download a PDF about this program to share…

ANGER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM  targets youth 12-18 years of age who show difficulty with anger and other impulsive behaviors. For participating youth, the 10-week curriculum improves anger management skills, increases social skills, and improves personal relationships. Read more…   |   Download a PDF about this program to share…

FOOD, FEELINGS, AND BODY IMAGE supports girls 12-18 as they navigate psychological, cultural, and physiological pressures – and are displaying some of the traits associated with eating disorders such as frequent vomiting, excessive exercise, negative body image, and anxiety. The idea is to encourage them to find a healthy and positive balance as their minds and bodies grow, and provide appropriate intervention to help prevent progression to an eating disorder. Read more…   |   Download a PDF about this program to share…

NEW! FREEDOM FROM ANXIETY is designed to help increase children’s ability to recognize signs of anxiety and strengthen skills to cope with the feeling and situation. The group setting also helps to promote healthy social relationships. Read more…   |   Download a PDF about this program to share…

GIRLS DEPRESSION GROUP is a therapeutic group for teenage girls that follows a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model, an evidenced based treatment modality which helps youth examine their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. CBT helps youth identify how their thoughts and actions can be self- defeating, teaching themselves how to replace poor coping skills with positive action.

Juvenile Fire Prevention is designed for 10-17 year olds who show a recurring interest or engage in firesetting behavior. The program reduces the overall problem of firesetting by working with youth to identify underlying issues and provide intervention. To find out more, visit the BCJFPP website. Read more…   |   Download a PDF about this program to share…

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. Read more…   |   Download a PDF about this program to share…

MUSIC THERAPY uses the natural elements embedded in music making to target the needs of children with behavioral, social, or developmental challenges in a non-threatening, engaging and fun way. Over the 10-week session period, children will partake in goal-oriented and evidence-based music experiences…. Read more…   |   Download a PDF about this program to share…

NEW! ON THE MEND is a support group for children – kindergarten through eighth grade – that makes use of the evidenced-based Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP) model. Children are provided with support and taught age-appropriate coping skills and techniques to assist in the difficulties hastened by parental divorce and separation. Read more…   |   Download a PDF about this program to share…

PARENTING WITH COMMON SENSE is a parenting education group featuring the evidenced-based Common Sense Parenting® model. Through 8 weekly group sessions, parents will learn practical and effective ways to discipline their children, increase positive behaviors, decrease negative behaviors, and teach age-appropriate skills. Read more…   |   Download a PDF about this program to share…

SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAM addresses the social and emotional functioning of youth ages 5-16 and helps them develop positive peer relationships, self esteem, problem solving skills, anger management, and improved communication skills. Co-occurring parenting groups are also offered to help with parenting strategies.

To find out more about any of our services or groups, click here or call us at 201-797-2660 ext 150.