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FAMILY CONSULTATION PROGRAM
Supervisor/Contact person and telephone number:
Grace Anne Talarico 732-542-6422 X 103

Description of Services:
Provides professional consultation to families and loved ones of adults with mental illness. One to one support and education is provided to the families with the goal of helping them to understand serious mental illness, to respond in a manner most helpful to the consumer, and to support their loved one in a way that maintains their own sense of well-being. Assistance with navigating community resources is also provided as needed.

This FREE program is flexible and takes place in the family home, in the agency or at other sites in the community convenient to individual family members. Evening workshops are presented several times throughout the year in addition to FAMILY AND FRIENDS - a support group which provides ongoing emotional support and encouragement to family members and meets each week.

Client Eligibility:
Any family member or significant other of a mental health consumer who is 18 years or older and reside in Monmouth County, NJ. The program will begin at the families’ request and is time-limited according to the families’ needs.

Level of Service:
Served greater than 168 clients this year.

Funding Source:
This program is funded by the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of
Mental Health Services

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INFORMATION AND PROGRAMS FOR MILITARY FAMILIES
As our service men and women continue to carry out missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, their families, friends and significant others continue to experience varying amounts of worry and fear.
In the face of this anxiety, you or someone you know may be experiencing some of the following signs of the emotional impact of stress:
  • Difficulty completing tasks
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Fear and anxiety about the future
  • Apathy and emotional numbing
  • Extreme hunger or lack of appetite
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Crying for "no apparent reason"
  • When facing stress, some people will maintain their routines to achieve a sense of control and to distract themselves, and other will have difficulty focusing for some time. Both reactions are common responses to this situation.

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    MHA Sanctuary Program for Military Families
    Is your loved one experiencing issues such as: Changes in Behavior, Difficulty Sleeping,
    Excessive Anger, Irrational Fears, Or Feelings of Depression?
    Not sure where to turn?
    We can help!

    Group meets: 2nd Tuesday of the Month
    Beginning: September 10, 2013 10 a.m. -11:30 a. m.

    Free Monthly Support Group providing resources, and education.
    Please call Pamela A. Schott, LCSW,
    (former Director of the FFSC at Naval Station Lakehurst and Family Advocacy at Naval Station Earle)
    or GraceAnne Talarico, LPC
    Space is limited and this group may not be appropriate for everyone.
    Referrals and Information will be given if this group does not meet your needs.
    Call: 732-542-6422 X 111 or X 103

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    MHA Safe Place Program for Military Families
    If you have lost a loved one who was an active duty service member or
    Veteran to suicide or casualties of war–
    Not sure where to turn?
    We can help!

    Group meets: 2nd Monday of the Month
    Beginning: September 9, 2013 Time: 6 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

    FREE Monthly Support Group facilitated
    by Dr. Thomas Morgan, PsyD
    Please call Pamela A. Schott, LCSW,
    (former Director of the FFSC at Naval Station Lakehurst and Family Advocacy at Naval Station Earle)
    or GraceAnne Talarico, LPC
    Space is limited and this group may not be appropriate for everyone.
    Referrals and Information will be given if this group does not meet your needs.
    Call: 732-542-6422 X 111 or X 103

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    FAMILY CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM
    Supervisor/Contact person and telephone number:
    Pamela A.Schott 732-542-2444

    Description of Services:
    The Family Crisis Intervention program was operated by the Monmouth County Superior Court, Family Division until 2006 when it was bid out to the community and awarded to MHA. This prevention program assists children with behavioral issues and their families to make changes in the behaviors of youth, in a manner that increases their academic productivity and reduces conflict within the family. The program addresses such behavior as school refusal and non-compliance with household rules in a manner that facilitates relationships/reduces conflict between youth and their families, assists parents with setting and enforcing limits, and helps youth to express themselves. The goal of the program is to address problem behavior before it proceeds down a destructive path that ultimately may result in involvement with the Juvenile Justice system.

    MHA works closely with Police Departments throughout the county, school officials, and other service providers who are concerned about children and families in crisis.

    Client Eligibility:
    Children and Families in Monmouth County who are experiencing a crisis, and are generally referred by police, Division of Youth and Familiy Service, schools, families and other community agencies.

    Level of Service:
    MHA provides crisis intervention to approximately 400 families each year.

    Funding Source:
    Monmouth County Youth Services Commission funds MHA to provide this service and it is free and available to most families of Monmouth County.


    INTENSIVE IN-COMMUNITY SERVICES (IICS)
    Supervisor/Contact person and telephone number:
    Janice Hanna 732-542-6422 X 124

    Description of Services:
    Provides FREE in-home individual and family therapy for children. The purpose of the intervention is to strengthen the family, to provide stability and to preserve the family unit in the community. This can be achieved as children receive individualized care planning and support with their families.

    The goal of the program is to prevent children with emotional challenges from being placed outside their home, either in a hospital or another substitute care-giving arrangement.

    Client Eligibility:
    Any family in the state of New Jersey is eligible. To receive the FREE service call 1-877-652-7624 and request MHA as your service provider. The family will then obtain approval thru The Contracted System Administrator - PerformCare. Referrals may also come from Care Management Organizations (CMO) or Youth Case Management (YCM), also DCBHS service providers. IIC services are only provided in conjunction with the CSA or other authorized agents of the DCBHS.

    Level of Service:
    67 children were served during 2010.

    Funding Source:
    A fee for service program, funded by either Medicaid or the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services System (DCBHS)


    RED BANK RESOURCE NETWORK (RBRN)
    Supervisor/Contact person and telephone number:
    J. Bryan Smith at 732-383-5135
    www.rbrnhelps.com

    Description of Services:
    The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County Family Resource Network Program is located in Red Bank. The purpose of this program is to provide information and referral, create linkages with vital social services, offer guidance and advocacy, and support the development of a community action group.

    The location, with walk-in hours, is located at 101-103 Suite B Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank.

    Client Eligibility:
    Any resident of Red Bank, NJ area is eligible.

    Funding Source:
    RBRN is funded by foundations and grants.



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