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Circle of Care for Children of Passaic County
The Circle of Care for families and Children of Passaic County foster a partnership between families and communities

Guide to Mental Health Services in Passaic County
Welcome to the Mental Health Association in Passaic County. If you can't find what you are looking for, feel free to contact us for further information.

2-1-1 First Call for Help
Statewide site to find help, information and support. First Call For Help’s mission is to make the critical connection between individuals and families seeking health and/or human services and the organizations best able to meet their needs. First Call For Help offers both confidential telephone support to people in crisis and personalized information and referrals to those needing assistance or wishing to contribute to their community.

Division of Child Behavioral Health Services
The Division of Child Behavioral Health Services (DCBHS), formerly known as “The Partnership for Children”, serves children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral health care challenges and their families across all child-serving systems. The Division is committed to providing these services based on the needs of the child and family in a family-centered, community-based environment. In addition, DCBHS is charged with reforming service systems to improve outcomes for children, adolescents, and their families.

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
The National family-run organization dedicated exclusively to helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

National Institutes of Mental Health

Social Security Administration Online

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

State of New Jersey Homepage and

State of New Jersey Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities

New Jersey Dept. Community Affairs – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Passaic County website

Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

New Jersey Employment Services

Passaic County Housing Assistance

Passaic County Social Services

Passaic County Vicinage Family Division

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.

New Jersey Mental Health Association
A wealth of information, resources and training regarding mental health in Children and Adults.

New Jersey Self Help Group Clearinghouse

Association of Special Children and Families
Family and child support systems, advocacy and skills.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
Focuses on the needs of adults and young adults with ADD and AD/HD. Site includes FAQ, how to find help, articles, newsletter, and more.

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF)
Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) This Web site educates families, professionals, and the public about early-onset bipolar disorder (manic-depression illness).

Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD is a parent based organization serving individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their families.

Freedom From Fear
A nonprofit organization acting as advocate for those suffering from anxiety and depressive disorders. Includes resources, a message board, and programs.

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
Patient advocacy group provides information about depression, schizophrenia, autism, mental illnesses, medications, and research.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Working to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc. - serving the families of New Jersey
The Mission of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network is to empower families and inform and involve professionals and other individuals interested in the healthy development and educational rights of children. Through this collaboration, all children will become fully participating and contributing members of our communities and society. SPAN is a non-profit educational and advocacy center for parents of children from birth to 21 years of age.

Jersey Battered Women’s Service
Provides valuable life-saving services to victims of domestic violence and their families.

Legal Services of New Jersey
Low cost legal services.

Mental Health Matters
Information and resources for consumers, professionals, students, and supporters.

Mental Help Net
Guide to mental health, psychology, mental disorders, cybertherapy and psychiatry. Offering resources for self-help support, professionals, and administrators.

National Family Caregivers Association
Education, support, empowerment, advocacy.

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
Help consumers plan, provide, and evaluate mental health and community support services.

Parents Anonymous of New Jersey
The mission of Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, Inc. is to protect children by strengthening families. We provide mutual support and parent leadership in free, professionally facilitated self-help groups for parents statewide.

Wrong Planet
Wrong Planet is the web community designed for individuals (and parents of those) with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences. We provide a discussion forum, where members communicate with each other, an article section, with exclusive articles and how-to guides, a blogging feature, and a chatroom for real-time communication with other Aspies. Asperger's Syndrome, a pervasive development disorder, is a form of autism. People with Asperger's Syndrome usually have normal or above normal IQs. Asperger's can be described as an inability to understand how to interact socially.

Passaic County Resource Net
PassaicResourceNet is a free web tool providing a wide range of information about support, resources, and services for amilies in Passaic County.


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