Expectant and Parenting Youth
Supports expectant and/or parenting youth who are currently involved with the DCP&P and are either homeless or at-risk of homelessness. The program is modeled after our Life Link Homes, and will allow youth to secure stable housing with voluntary supportive services and life skills training. Location: Sicklerville and Mullica Hill
Team approach to providing intensive in-home therapeutic services for families whose children are at risk of out of home placement. Issues include substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence.
Family Outreach II:
In-home treatment that provides concrete services, case management, life skills training, advocacy, and service linkages. Services are targeted to: developing a strength-based assessment and specific and measurable service plan goals and objectives; provide comprehensive and detailed training including the teaching of skills to help deal effectively with issues such as: child behavior, communication, problem solving and household management; assist families by linking the parents and children to traditional and nontraditional supportive services during the intervention and as part of aftercare planning.
Family Success Centers:
Offering a variety of free educational workshops and activities for all ages to share, learn and grow, including:
- Community Resources
- Career Development
- Parenting Support
- Youth Enrichment
- Parent-Child Activities
- Nutrition, Health and Wellness Classes
- Financial Planning and Budgeting
Functional Family Therapy:
An effective treatment for a wide range of behavioral and relational problems, both at home and in the community, including symptoms of conduct and oppositional defiant behaviors. Shadow sessions in home with families, attend clinical staffings, and provide administrative support. Location:
Assists residents in making successful transitions to self-sufficient living by providing permanent housing, skill development, career planning and mentoring, and other support services which meet each person's developmental needs. Location: Glassboro
Pettirosso Community Home:
A therapeutic residential program for adolescent females who are in need of out of home placement, related to a wide range of behavioral and psychiatric needs, typically including depression, anxiety, and trauma symptoms, Youth typically meet criteria for this level of care due to a history of hospitalizations. Opportunities will include shadowing residential counselors, supporting the development of coping and life skills, supervising youth in home and during community outings, attend staff meetings, and provide administrative support.
Necessary Skills and Abilities
- Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently.
- Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
- Must be able to analyze work, set goals, develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
- Must regularly be able to see, speak and hear.
- Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms and must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
- Must be sensitive, flexible and responsive to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other special needs as reflected in the ability to communicate with staff and/or clients.
- Work in conjunction with their supervisor to provide culturally competent service delivery.
- Upholds ethical standards in accordance with Social Work Code of Ethics.
- Effectively engages all client populations with supervisory support and guidance.
- Continually assesses clients' needs.
- Provides appropriate intervention strategies and adjusts services accordingly under supervisory support and guidance.