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 Goal

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, Please Contact…

Jamie Lagana, MS, LPC
at 201-797-2660 x5635
or email JamieL@CarePlusNJ.org

Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 201-986-5000 for more information.