Camden County Children's Inter Agency Coordinating COUNCIL and Children's System of Care Summer 2020 Meet and Greet
August 13, 2020
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Camden County CIACC and CSOC Summer 2020 Meet and Greet Contacts and Resources
Camden County Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council
The Camden County CIACC is a local planning body that fosters cross-system service planning for youth with behavioral and emotional health needs, substance use, and/or intellectual and developmental challenges. The CIACC
provides a multidisciplinary forum to develop and maintain a responsive, accessible, and integrated system of care for youth and their families through the involvement of natural family supports and child-serving agencies as partners.
It serves in an advisory capacity to both county government and NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF) in planning for services for youth. The CIACC identifies needs and addresses barriers to effective service delivery, and make appropriate recommendations on programs and policies to ensure a comprehensive system of needed services is maintained within each county. Membership includes families, local system partners, community based organizations, county planning entities, and state representatives
Andrew Selby, BS, CIACC Convener, Sr. Project Specialist, Community Planning & Advocacy Council firstname.lastname@example.org
Camden County CIACC Educational Partnership (CCEP) Subcommitee
The CCEP mission is to promote, develop, and enhance collaborative efforts between schools, behavioral health and developmental disability providers, child protective service systems, and the community to improve the well-being of children in Camden County. The CCEP provides cross-systems training to local school personnel, DCF staff, and local service providers and directs resources and services from the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) and other sources to families in need.
Sonia Cohen, MS, CCEP Chairperson, Marketing Director, First Children Services email@example.com
Camden County CIACCI/DD Subcommittee
DCF / Division of Children’s System of Care (CSOC) recognizes that youth with intellectual and developmental challenges (I/DD), and their family, require a unique set of supports and services to achieve optimum functioning and stability in their home, school, and community. The role of the CIACC’s as the county based planning body for children’s services is responsible for forming partnerships with agencies and individual service providers who provide quality services to children and families. These partnerships are the key to providing quality services to youth with intellectual and developmental challenges and their families. The I/DD Subcommittee is charged with the following tasks.
- Engage local public and private providers of services to youth with I/DD into the CIACC.
- Develop partnerships with DD service providers and local child serving agencies and system partners.
- Coordinate resources for youth with I/DD and their families with a focus on youth being serviced by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP).
- Provide cross training between I/DD service providers and child serving agencies and systems in local communities.
- Provide information to families, youth and young adults with I/DD challenges regarding services available to support them in their community including services available through CSOC
- Assist young adults as they transition to the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) by providing information and linkage to appropriate community resources.
Jennifer Arey, MSW, Patient Navigator, RowanSOM RISN Center, firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-932-7476
New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF)
New Jersey DCF is the state’s first comprehensive agency dedicated to ensuring the safety, well-being and success of children, youth, families and communities. DCF’s vision is to ensure a better today and even a greater tomorrow for every individual we serve. Created in July 2006, DCF is the first Cabinet-level department devoted exclusively to serving and safeguarding the most vulnerable children and families of our state. Since that time, the agency has evolved to be more inclusive of the voice of the individuals it was established to serve. DCF encompasses:
• Office of Adolescent Services
• Child Protection and Permanency (formerly Youth and Family Services)
• Children's System of Care (formerly Child Behavioral Health Services)
• Family and Community Partnerships (formerly Prevention and Community Partnerships)
• Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit
• Office of Licensing
• Office of Education (Specialized Education Services)
• Division on Women
• Office of Advocacy
New Jersey Department of Children and Families Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P)
DCP&P, is New Jersey's child protection and child welfare agency within the Department of Children and Families. Its mission is to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children and to support families. DCP&P is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect and arranging for the child’s protection and providing supportive services to the family. DCP&P contracts with many community-based agencies to provide mental health services, domestic violence services, substance use treatment, parenting skills training, counseling, child care services, psychological and psychiatric evaluations, and other supportive services to families.
Charisse Wheeler, MSW, Resource Development Specialist/Educational Liaison-DCP&P Camden Central Charisse.Wheeler@dcf.nj.gov
Aime Rodrigues, Resource Development Specialist-DCP&P Camden North Aime.Rodrigues@dcf.nj.gov
Vincenteen Miller, Educational Liaison/Resource Development Specialist-DCP&P Camden East Vincenteen.Miller@dcf.nj.gov
Margie Gismonde, Resource Development Specialist-DCP&P Camden South Margaret.Gismonde@dcf.nj.gov
Tanesha Brown, County Services Specialist Tanesha.Brown@dcf.nj.gov
24/7 Child Abuse Hotline (State Central Registry): 1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873)
Camden Central: 856-414-8200 Camden North: 856-414-8000
Camden/East: 856-772-0152 Camden South: 856-770-1073
Oaks Integrated Care Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS)
MRSS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help children and youth who are experiencing an emotional or behavioral crisis. The services are designed to defuse an immediate crisis, keep children and their families safe, and maintain the youth in their own homes or current living situation in the community.
Charles Graham, LCSW, BCD, Director of Children's Mobile Response, Oaks Integrated Care charles.Graham@oaksintcare.org
Camden County Partnership for Children (CCPFC)-Camden County Care Management Organization (CMO)
CCPFC is a contracted agent of New Jersey’s Children System of Care (CSOC). Each county has a designated CMO office. All referrals for CMO must go through the contracted system administrator / PerformCare at 877-652-7624. The CMO provides care management services for youth and families with complex needs. We are dedicated to assisting youth with emotional needs, behavioral challenges and/or Development Disabilities.
April DiPietro, LSW, Community Resource Director email@example.com
Camden CMO: (856) 482-6222
Camden County resourcenet: http://www.camdenresourcenet.org
Camden County Family Support Organization (CCFSO)
The CCFSO provides direct, community-based, family-to-family support to children and families with behavioral, emotional, and educational challenges who are enrolled in the Children’s System of Care with an emphasis on the families. We work collaboratively as a system partner in planning, organizing, delivering, and coordinating needed and appropriate care to individual children and their families. The CCFSO is a family run organization. We offer support groups and educational workshops to all families regardless of their involvement in the system of care.
Gloria I. Rivera, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Office Number: (856) 662-2600
Other Resources Mentioned During the Forum
Training site for Children's System of Care which runs Nurtured Heart Approach trainings and anticipating doing one training per month
From: Paulette Mader MSN, Senior Training and Consultation Specialist, Lead Family Coordinator PPS 2.0, Rutgers-UBHC Behavioral Research and Training Institute
Center for Family Services Grief and Traumatic Loss Services
Amy Romaine, email@example.com or 856-209-0563
Food Bank of South Jersey
We offer virtual children's programming to promote healthy lifestyles. Check out our parent and family programs for shopping and cooking on a budget.
Kim Hill, Director of Health and Wellness
Rutgers Youth Success Center
Currently providing case management supports for 120 youth involved in juvenile justice. We are strengths-based and trauma-informed, and believe that all children and young adults deserve opportunities to become the best versions of themselves. We simply try and help that process along for them. We are also staunch advocates for system (especially justice) reform to better serve youth and families from a supportive non-punitive perspective.
Todd Pisani, Regional Coordinator of Rutgers Youth Success Center, firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-672-3600
Street Outreach Services (Center for Family Services)
A street-based outreach program offering crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and prevention services. Counselors work to help teens who are facing homeless, have runaway or are couch-surfing find a safe and stable home. The program also provides education and public speaking workshops about high-risk behaviors to schools and other organizations. Street Outreach Services offers teens up to age 21 a variety of services including:
- Crisis intervention and counseling to prevent homelessness
- Referral and safe transportation to shelter facilities
- Life-skills training and connection to community support services
- Prevention education and outreach programs in schools and community
Phone: 1.800.355.0660Email: email@example.com