Vision

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

Mission

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

New Jersey Parents' Caucus

Coronavirus Statement

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, it is understandable that many feel confused and anxious. At times like this, it is more important than ever that we come together as a community to support one another, share information, and take action that is guided by public health evidence.

Infectious disease specialist and public health leaders have been meeting daily on all levels of how our society as a whole may be impacted by the virus. Policies on issues ranging from travel to events to facility maintenance are all being examined in connection with recommendations by our local, state, and federal health agencies.

Based upon the current evidence, our places of business, travel, schools, and health facilities are continuing with regular operations. As this is a constantly changing situation, we are developing and putting in place contingency plans and policies for upcoming NJPC work and training meetings.

Read the full statement

New Resource Toolkit -  The Transformative Process of Collaborating with Parents and Family Members: Engagement, Involvement & Partnership

is a new Advocacy Training Report and Presentation that establishes a baseline for understanding how advocates and professionals can collaborate with parents and family members in their local community, states and nation. While most stakeholders working with parents and family members coin the ultimate relationship as “engagement,” the New Jersey Parents Caucus recognizes engagement as a process, and collaboration as the ultimate goal.

Click to download:

Toolkit Training Report

Tootlkit PowerPoint Presentation

NJPC Telephone Parent Support Group English, Spanish & Ukranian

Please join us for our Parent Support Group via Telephone at 1-888-548-NJPC (6572) in your native language of English, Spanish or Ukrainian.

A place for parents and caregivers to give and receive both emotional and practical support, exchange information and receive referrals to services and supports in your local community.

 

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*****RESCHEDULE DATE TBD PENDING NJ STATE OF EMERGENCY*****

The Parents’ Empowerment Academy : Professional Parent Advocacy Training

NJPC is offering a FREE five-week Professional Parent Advocacy Training program for parents, grandparents, foster parents, adoptive parents, and other caregivers raising children with emotional and behavioral challenges who are involved in the mental health, juvenile justice and/or child welfare system. Parents and caregivers attending the training are given the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of the systems that serve their families, their rights and responsibilities within those systems, and the advocacy, professional, and collaborative skills needed to successfully negotiate those systems. Parents and family members will become better able to advocate for themselves and their communities, resulting in increased access to appropriate care and treatment for all children. The Professional Parent Advocacy Training is approved for foster, adoptive and kinship training credit through NJDCF. Lunch will be served and early registration is recommended.

Download the Registration Form HERE or

Register online by filling out the form below and clicking on the REGISTER button.

For additional information, call Pamela at 908-994-7471, 888-548-6572 (NJPC)

 

 

Please Support the New Jersey Parents Caucus

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.