Children At Risk: Resources and Interventions
(CARRI) Program

CARRI – Home Based Services for Middlesex and Somerset County Families Referred by the Division of Youth and Family Services

Eligibility

  • Must be referred by Middlesex or Somerset County DYFS
  • Families with young children who would benefit from parenting education and supportive counseling
  • Must be parent or guardian of at least one child age 0-4 at time of referral

Services Provided

  • Parenting education and developmental guidance
  • Home visits
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Case Management to insure access to needed medical, social and mental health services

Contact Information

Joyce Clark-Addison, MSW, LCSW
Program Manager, Community and Residential Programs
(732) 235 6033 or (732) 235 4300
clarkajo@umdnj.edu

 

Youth Intensive Intervention Program (YIIP) - providing
Functional Family Therapy Services

An intensive home and community based program using the evidence based treatment model Functional Family Therapy (FFT) with youth ages 11 to 18 years who present with a wide range of problems including oppositional behaviors, at risk behaviors such as truancy and substance use, impulsive and aggressive behaviors, and related mental health disorders. Functional Family Therapy is a well documented and highly successful family intervention that assists families in such areas as anger management, substance abuse, communication patterns, social problem solving, and conflict resolution. Funded by the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) YIIP clinicians are fully trained in the provision of FFT.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Families must reside in Middlesex County, Franklin Township in Somerset County or Plainfield in Union County
  • The youth must be 11 to 18 years old and meet the behavioral criteria
  • Parents/guardians must participate in the FFT clinical service
  • FFT clinical service can not be combined with other DCF authorized services
  • Referrals are received directly by the YIIP program and then must be authorized through the NJ Department of Children and Families Contract System Administrator.

Functional Family Therapy

  • Can be provided in the home, at community locations, and at UBHC
  • Is a structured intervention that moves through the well defined phases of Engagement and Motivation, Behavior Change, and Generalization
  • Is constantly evaluated to insure fidelity to the model and to adapt to the changing needs of families

Contact Information

Kathleen Hawkins, MSW, LCSW
Program Coordinator
732 235 6033
hawkinka@umdnj.edu

Joyce Clark-Addison, MSW, LCSW
Program Manager Community and Residential Programs
(732) 235-6033 or (732) 235-4300
clarkajo@umdnj.edu