An Alliance of Families Helping Families

New Jersey's Family Support Organizations are family-led, community-based, non-profit agencies whose mission is to provide support, advocacy, and education to families and caregivers of children with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs.

The Alliance supports the Family Support Organizations through training, technical assistance, policy development, identification of best practices, data collection and resource development.

Resources

Online

Offline

A Guide for Father Involvement in Systems of Care

by Ken Martinez, Frank Rider, Nadia Cayce, Steve Forssell, Jeffrey Poirier, Sharon Hunt, Gerard Crawford, James Sawyer

Closing the Gap: Cultural Perspectives to Family-Driven Care

by Trina Osher, Luz Garay, Bruce Jennings, Dolores Jimerson, Susie Markus, Ken Martinez

The Alliance has partnered with a library in each county to raise awareness across the state about Children’s Mental Health and parenting. Each of the participating libraries have received the following books listed below:

The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD

by John F. Taylor, Ph.D.

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children

by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

Psychiatric Medications for Children: Medication and Treatment for Children and Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges

by Mark Perrin, M.D.

How to Discover and Develop Your Child's Strengths: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

by Jenifer Fox, M. Ed.

Mind Race: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Bipolar Disorder

by Patrick E. Jamieson, Ph.D.

Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids

by Timothy E. Wilens, M.D.

NJ Family Alliance News

UPDATE: NJ Governor Threatens to Cut Family Support, Families Speak Out! (New Video)

UPDATE: NJ Governor Threatens to Cut Family Support, Families Speak Out! (New Video)

October 3, 2020

New Jersey families, working together with the NJ Alliance of Family Support Organizations, have released...

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¡El gobernador de Nueva Jersey amenaza con recortar el apoyo familiar, las familias alzan su voz! (Ver video)

¡El gobernador de Nueva Jersey amenaza con recortar el apoyo familiar, las familias alzan su voz! (Ver video)

August 19, 2020

Las familias de Nueva Jersey, en colaboración con la Alianza de Organizaciones de Apoyo Familiar...

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About The Alliance

Our Organization

The New Jersey Alliance of Family Support Organizations seeks to strengthen and promote the wellness of families with children and youth who have emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges by serving as a catalyst and capacity-builder for family support and empowerment organizations.

The Alliance was incorporated as a separate 501(c)3 in December, 2003, in order to provide leadership and support to the statewide network of Family Support Organizations and other family serving organizations that represent families raising children with emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges. Aspects of our work include supporting the Family Movement through:

  • Empowerment
  • Outreach
  • Providing Forums
  • Providing Referral/Resources
  • Organizing Conferences
  • Providing technical assistance and training
  • Effecting systemic change
  • Making local, state and national connections

The Alliance, who employs and is governed by parents/caregivers, was empowered to recruit and train new Boards of Trustees for the individual Family Support Organizations in upcoming counties/regions, and provide training and technical assistance to all of the Family Support Organizations in New Jersey. The Alliance has focused primarily on startup work and training of the Family Support Partners.

The NJ Alliance of Family Support provides training and technical assistance to help the Family Support Organization offices provide one-on-one, peer-to-peer support for families receiving Care Management services through the New Jersey Division of Child Behavioral Health Services. Each of the Family Support Organization offices help families in their communities who have children with emotional, behavioral or mental health needs by providing Support Groups, Educational Forums, Events for families, Warm-lines (telephone help lines) for reassurance and information, Youth Partnership programs and opportunities for family leadership and parent/professional partnerships.

The New Jersey Alliance of Family Support Organizations receives funding from the New Jersey Department of Human Services to ensure that the highest quality child-centered and family friendly approaches to care management service delivery are created and maintained throughout New Jersey.

The NJ Alliance of Family Support provides leadership and support to the statewide network of Family Support Organizations that represent families raising children with emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges. Aspects of our work supporting the Family Movement include: Empowerment, Outreach, Providing Forums, Providing Referral/Resources, Organizing Conferences, Providing Technical Assistance and Training, Effecting Systemic Change and making local, state and national connections.

Board of Directors

Gloria Rivera
Gloria Rivera
President
Madeline Lozowski
Madeline Lozowski
Vice-President / Sustainability Chair
Rosemarie Lobretto
Rosemarie Lobretto
Vice-President
Jerard Johnson
Jerard Johnson
Secretary / Youth Co-Chair
Diana Autin
Diana Autin
Legislative & Advocacy Chair
John Cruz
John Cruz
Social Marketing Chair
Ebony Saxton
Ebony Saxton
Youth Chair
Denise Corragio
Denise Corragio
Board Member
De Lacy Davis Ed.D.
De Lacy Davis Ed.D.
Board Member
Jennifer Davis
Jennifer Davis
Board Member
Carissa Fresco
Carissa Fresco
Board Member
Rachel Helt
Rachel Helt
Board Member
Bruce Jennings
Bruce Jennings
Board Member
Karen Vann
Karen Vann
Board Member
Joanne Veith
Joanne Veith
Board Member

Our Partners & Sponsors

  • NJ Department of Children and Families logo
  • National Federation of Families logo
  • Technical Assistance Center logo
  • SAMHSA logo
  • Village Wrap logo
  • Youth Move National logo

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New Jersey Alliance of Family Support Organizations
3535 Quakerbridge Rd, Suite 400
Trenton, New Jersey 08619
(609) 310-1220
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