The majority of New Jersey parents that we surveyed did not seem to know that there are Intensive In Home services available for their child with behavioral or emotional problems.
Intensive therapy services are designed to help children and families:
Work through unresolved issues, develop new methods of coping, learn behavior modification strategies, improve communication skills, build and strengthen relationships, avoid out of home placements, resolve conflicts and develop mechanisms to manage grief and loss.
Specifically, therapy programs include:
Strengths & Needs Assessment: A staff member determines the child's current strengths, provides a provisional diagnosis and begins the development of an individualized service plan.
Therapy and Counseling Services: Through a range of services, therapists infuse positive reinforcement, emotional support, role-playing, and crisis management.
Mentoring: mentoring help youth develop healthy relationships with responsible, caring adults. These caring role models spend quality time with each child through a variety of outings and activities.
Perform Care is the door into the New Jersey Children's System of Care. Perform Care New Jersey works with the Children's System of Care (CSOC) to coordinate the care of your child, youth, or young adult. They are committed to helping children with behavioral, mental health, or emotional challenges gain access to the services they need.
Parents, family members, school employees, mental health providers and other professionals helping children and families can contact Perform Care on behalf of a youth in need of a referral. Still, the parent or legal guardian of the child must give consent for services.