Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties, a Family Support Organization, is a private, family-led organization that provides support for families with children who have special mental health, emotional or behavioral challenges and is based on three core principles: Support, Education and Advocacy.
Our Family Support Partners are parents and caregivers of children with emotional, behavioral and/or mental health challenges. We provide intensive, individual support to families to make sure that the family voice is heard and the family vision is achieved.
We assist families during critical situations such as a hospitalization or entering a residential facility, appearing in court, school meetings and child family team meetings. We engage families in the community, helping them to identifying their strengths and building on those strengths to address their needs and goals.
We help families to advocate for their children on behalf of the family's needs and work to ensure that the needs, rights and preferences of families are heard and honored with the various systems which include: Juvenile Justice, Child Protection and Permanency, (CP&P) , Child Behavioral Health Services, and Education.
Family Support Partners educate parents and caregivers of their rights and responsibilities and provide community resources that may be available to assist them in reaching their family goals. Educational workshops are offered on a variety of topics relevant to children’s mental health.
Parent support groups, grandparent support groups, Spanish support groups, and parent networking groups are offered every month.
To facilitate empowerment of parents and caregivers of children with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges through a community-based, family-centered, culturally competent system of support, education and advocacy.
Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families - Division of Children's System of Care (CSOC).