New Jersey Parents' Caucus, Inc.

"Helping Parents Help Their Children"

275 Rt. 10 East, Ste. 220-414, Succasunna, NJ 07876
Trinitas Regional Medical Center, 655 East Jersey Street, 1st Floor, Elizabeth, NJ 07206
Phone: 908-994-7471
Brochures:  English   Spanish

Vision

The New Jersey Parents' Caucus celebrates the potential for ALL children to become
loving, contributing adults.

Mission Statement

The New Jersey Parents' Caucus, Inc. is a coalition of parents, caregivers and youth whose mission is to ensure that every family who has children with special emotional and behavioral needs is given an opportunity to play a strong and active role in the conceptualization, development and delivery of effective and timely services in the mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare and special education systems.

New Jersey Parent's Caucus

  • The ONLY family-driven organization in the United States funded by Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
  • The FIRST statewide family-driven organization in NJ funded by SAMHSA.
  • The FIRST statewide family-driven organization in NJ funded by NJ Department of Human Services.
  • The FIRST statewide family-driven organization in NJ designated as a Statewide Family Network by SAMHSA.

Justice Denied: One Young Person's Story

NJPC Youth Coalition Member D.M. writes about his life in New Jersey's mental health, child welfare and juvenile justice system. Read the entire article HERE.

Families' Coalition of Justice-Involved Youth Meeting

Open to parents, caregivers, and family of youth involved in the justice system interested in reforming the juvenile justice system in New Jersey. Registration is recommended, as food will be served. To register, call at 908-994-7471 or EMAIL.

August 20th, 2016, 12 - 2 PM

Details:

Grassman Hall
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
655 E. Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206

Download Brochure Bilingual

New Jersey Youth Coalition Phone Conference

The NJ Youth Coalition is comprised of youth with emotional or behavioral health needs who have prior/current involvement in the juvenile justice system. Its purpose is to improve outcomes for system-involved youth through meaningful and authentic youth involvement on all levels of decision-making, as well as strengthen the juvenile justice and mental health systems in NJ.

Email or call us with your information and a Youth Leader will get in contact with you.

August 23rd, 2016, 7PM - 8PM

Details:

Grassman Hall
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
655 E. Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206

Download Brochure English Spanish

Support Group for Parents Raising Children with Mental Health Challenges

A place for parents and caregivers to give and receive emotional and practical support, as well as to exchange information on effectively parenting children with a mental health challenge.

Un lugar para padres y cuidadores para dar y recibir apoyo emocional y práctico, al igual que intercambiar información sobre como criar hijos que sufren de cualquier trastorno de salud mental, por ejemplo autismo. Registration is required, as lunch will be served. Es necesario registrarse, porque proveemos almuerzo. To register, call us at 908-994-7471 or EMAIL.

August 18th, 2016, 11AM - 1PM

Details:

Grassman Hall
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
655 E. Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206

Download Brochure Bilingual

Legal Services Clinic

FREE Legal Services Clinic for parents and caregivers raising system-involved youth. Be sure to bring all your court documents, evaluations and anything else you may want an attorney to review on your behalf. Registration is required. To register, call us at 908-994-7471 or EMAIL.

August 20th, 2016, 11AM - 2PM

Details:

Grassman Hall
Trinitas Regional Medical Center
655 E. Jersey Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206

Download Brochure Bilingual

Donate HERE to Help New Jersey's Most Vulnerable Children & Youth!

Please make a difference in the lives of children and their families throughout the state of New Jersey by supporting the New Jersey Parents Caucus.

As the parents and family members raising children with mental health challenges, we know too well the importance of finding appropriate services and support, and connecting with an organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for children and their families.

And as members of the community, we know that we are not alone in knowing a child who is living with a mental health need. The challenges of mental illness present many faces...from children with ADHD, autism or depression, to those with anxiety, behavioral or social disorders...from children who are traumatized by the separation from their families, to those who are traumatized by violence in their communities.

These are the children, along with their families who so desperately need your Support! Give today and provide support, outreach, training and leadership opportunities for parents and family members raising children with mental health challenges.

Donate HERE and Help Empower Our Youth to Become Leaders of Change in their Communities:

Their Future is in Our Hands!

While our youth have the potential to be the greatest source of positive change in our mental health and juvenile justice systems, they continue to be the missing dynamic in systems reform. Please make a difference in the lives of children and youth throughout the state of New Jersey by Supporting the NJPC Youth Caucus (formerly known as the NJ Youth Coalition), with 34 Members between the ages of 16 and 25!

Your support and commitment to social change will Help us to empower our young people who struggle with mental health challenges and have current or prior involvement in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems to advocate for real change. Many of our youth advocates feel that their voices are not heard and valued, and some are ashamed of their experiences.

HELP them to become empowered to make changes in their lives and communities to ensure that they are involved in all levels of decision making in their advocacy work, and that they learn how to use their lived experiences to create change, recover from trauma, and develop leadership skills that will help them thrive as adults.

 


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