Families First (Care Plus NJ)

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Families First (Care Plus NJ)

FAMILIES FIRST - Family Support Center

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
Current Active MOU
  • Bergen CMO
Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Payment Options
  • DCP&P Contracted Service
  • System of Care (CSOCI Medicaid / FlexFunds)

Last Updated: 05/16/24