Through the New Jersey Children's System of Care, family support is available through Family Based Services of New Jersey. The staff of
Family Based Services of New Jersey (FBSANJ)
is comprised of parents and caregivers of children with challenges related to mental and behavioral health, substance abuse, and developmental delays. Their organization is unique because they are PARENTS supporting PARENTS. They provide support, education, and advocacy to families in Monmouth County and have sister organizations in each county throughout New Jersey.
They are the Monmouth County peer support partner organization in the New Jersey Children’s System of Care, a department of the NJ Department of Children and Families. The Children’s System of Care affords wraparound care management to all qualifying children in the state. Services are provided regardless of family income or insurance eligibility.
They support parents and caregivers. Their culturally competent family support partners have "walked the walk" of our families and are thus uniquely positioned to help the family understand and find hope in spite of their difficult situation. They help families identify goals and benchmarks that will lead to a better, more fulfilling life for their children and entire family. They can assist families at critical times such as making referrals to PerformCare to enter the Children's System of Care, crisis units at hospitals, and at school-based meetings.
They educate parents and caregivers regarding their rights and responsibilities as parents. Their staff mentors parents on the specific challenges their children and family are experiencing and helps them learn about options available in their local communities.
They advocate on behalf and for parents and caregivers. Their staff and family / clients practice the advocacy skills that empower a family to discern the services they need to ensure healing and success. On a more global level, they encourage and provide opportunities to interested families to speak publicly about their journeys and contact various levels of elected officials and government agencies to advocate for their families and community.
Visit Family Based Services of New Jersey's website here.