The Community YMCA helps strengthen individuals and families through extensive of
outreach services through the New Jersey Division of Children’s System of Care Services and the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly Division of Youth and Family Services).


Division of Children’s System of Care Services Programs

BEHAVIORAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Behavioral Assistance provides specific, outcome oriented interventions that are determined by the family, referring agency and a licensed therapist. Using strength based model, Behavioral Assistance helps to foster a higher quality of life for those children and families participating in the program. Behavioral Assistants have the skills needed to address behaviors such as anger management, oppositional behaviors, self esteem and acting out behaviors. In addition, staff has been trained to address specific issues such as ADHD, Asperger’s and Autism.

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MENTORING PROGRAM
Mentoring is a support program that provides, social, recreational and educational services to children and adolescents. This community-based initiative is intended to provide outlets for children to increase their self-esteem and self-awareness. Mentors provide one-on-one support to children and youth within the community they live, helping to connect them to recreational activities within their neighborhoods.
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PARENT COACHING
Parent Coaching works with parents to help in overcoming obstacles and improving the quality of life for those involved in the program. Services are provided to the parent and include areas such as positive parenting, appropriate discipline, budgeting, household maintenance and self-care. Parent Coaches work within the home, as well as provide advocacy services and case management for the parents they serve.
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Parent Coaching Flier

INTENSIVE IN-COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Intensive In-Community Services provide emotional and behavior health services for children and their families. YMCA community-based services are family-driven, strength-based services that are culturally diverse and easily accessible. Ongoing support for families may include YMCA membership, summer camp, financial assistance and holiday programs.Specialized services areas include: anger management; substance abuse evaluations and counseling; autistic spectrum disorders; bi-polar, mood and anxiety disorders; sexual abuse, trauma and attachment disorders; domestic violence; grief and loss; ODD and behavioral disorders; Attention Deficit Disorder/ADHD.


Division of Child Protection and Permanency Contracted Programs

CHILD VISITATION SERVICES
  • Child Visitation – This program transports foster children to and from meetings with their parents. The Community YMCA staff supervises the visit and documents it for DCPP records. Referrals are only made through DCCP.
  • Family Engagement Program – This program combines supervised visits with an individualized parenting skills program and case management services.
  • Therapeutic Visitation Program – Administered by a licensed clinician, the program focuses on the positive development of the parent-child bond.
FAMILY PRESERVATION PROGRAM

The Family Preservation Program is an intensive, in-home crisis intervention and family education program to stabilize a family. Counselors provide an average of eight to ten hours of service a week for each family. All services are provided in home and are referred only through DCPP. Parent Coaching provides parents with resources to improve their parenting techniques, household management and overall quality of life. Mentoring can be up to ten hours per week and length of stay in the program is six months. Parenting Coaching is five hours per week for a time frame determined by the needs of the parent.

FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM

The Family Support Program is an in-home therapeutic program that provides outstanding and innovative services to children and families living in Monmouth County.Working collaboratively with other treatment providers and referring agencies to assist each family in reaching their goals, the Family Support therapist uses individual and collective strengths to instill a sense of hope within the family and facilitate positive change.

FOSTER CARE SUPPORT

The Foster Care Support Program provides supportive services to foster parents and children. Services consist of short-term therapy, intensive long-term therapy or case management services.The goal is to help maintain current foster placements, provide support services to foster children and their foster parents and to make their experiences as positive as possible.

FAMILY CARE PROGRAM
  • Child Mentor Program – This support program provides positive adult role models to children and adolescents to increase their self-esteem and self-awareness. Social, recreational and education services are provided.
  • Parent Mentor Program – Parent coaches provide support and guidance to assist parents in achieving techniques needed to overcome obstacles they may be facing. Areas of need may include, budgeting, household maintenance, basic parenting skills, behavior modification, time management, stress management and self-care.

For more information on Outreach Services
Call: 732.544-4544
E-mail: outreach@cymca.org