Families First

Building Relationships, Preserving Families

Families First is Bergen county’s Family Preservation Services Program. It provides goal-oriented services to reduce the risk of out-of-home placement for children with DCP&P involvement.

Program Goals: To prevent out-of-home placement by providing short-term, 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.

Specialized Services

  • In-Home Crisis Intervention
  • Parenting Skills
  • Counseling
  • Psycho-Education
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Models
  • Short-term Case Management
  • Intervention lasts 4-8 weeks
  • Low Caseload
  • Family therapist caseload: 2 families
  • Responsive and Accessible
  • Family contact within 24 hrs of referral
  • 24/7 staff availability to families

For more information or to register…
Call Karina Davignon at 201-797-2660 ext. 151
or email KarinaZ@careplusnj.org

For more information…

Download a PDF about this program to share…

Other services for children and families…

New Groups Schedule Now Available

CarePlus offers a variety of group therapy – support groups and therapeutic group sessions – that enhance the mental and physical well-being of children, teens, and parents who are struggling with social, behavioral, and mental health challenges.




CarePlus shares information about events, tips on wellness, updates on programs and services, and more!

Training Programs & Workshops

CarePlus Innovations – our specialized training division – offers workshops on mental health related topics for individuals, organizations, schools, and community groups. Choose from a variety topics that provide clinical CEUs, licensure preparation, and continuing education, to courses tailored for your group or organization.