• Resources for Students and Families: 

    1.  NJ DCF has created a QR code that can be used by providers and others serving youth in online presentations or telehealth. Using any mobile device’s camera, one can ‘capture’ a web address that leads to a poster designed specifically for children, with a list of hotlines and helplines. The QR code is discreet, which allows children to access the information or resources they need to be safe.

    2. PerformCare is a contracted services manager for the Children’s System of Care

        Parents who are concerned about their children’s mental health may contact Perform Care

    • Tel: (877-652-7624)
    • Web: performcarenj.org
    • On YouTube: DCF Children's System of Public Care Service Announcement (youtu.be/KgA7ms-kwoo)  
    • DCF’s Children’s System of Care (CSOC) provides all children and adolescents — regardless of insurance status — with coordinated access to mental health supports, substance use treatment, and services for intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    3.  Navigating Hope, a mobile outreach initiative designed to provide social services, is a partnership between the Morris County Department of Human Services and Family Promise of Morris County. It is a complementary service to the Hope One van, which provides mobile mental health and addiction services across our county. Navigating Hope will offer on-site benefits eligibility screenings and application assistance, as well as linkage to other community services.

    4. Please see information below for further assistance:

    • National Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)  

                    to be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center. Accessible 24/7.

    • Performcare-Mobile Response Services:  1-877-652-7624 

                    to help children and youth who are experiencing an emotional or behavioral crisis. Accessible 24/7.


      Family Partners of Morris & Sussex Counties recently announced seven new online support groups in an effort to continue serving families with challenged youth in the midst of Covid-19. Support group descriptions and schedules can be found on the organization’s Facebook page or via the link: Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties

     5.  This is a workbook geared toward elementary aged children to help understand and manage their feelings regarding the

          COVID-19 crisis.

    First Aid for Feelings

    First Aid for Feelings (Spanish Version)

    6.  On-line support for teens ages 13-17 - Well Being Therapy Center

    7.  Please see the link below from the National Association for School Psychologists for Parent Resources for talking to children about Coronavirus:

     Talking to Children about Coronavirus

    8.  This link is a comicbook story that may be useful for some parents:

    Comic Version from NPR education reporter Cory Turner

    9.  Mindfulness and Wellness Apps

    10.  Tips for Handling Stress of COVID-19

    11.  Emergency Resources

    Family Intervention services a Division of Center for Family, has many programs available at no cost to Morris families that may need extra support during this unprecedented time. There are currently opening in the following.

    Family Stabilization Program (FSP) - DCP&P contracted program. We provide therapy for 9-12 months to families that have experienced an adoption journey, have experienced trauma related to child abuse/neglect, with resource homes that need support for with vulnerable children being placed in their homes. Talk to the family's DCP&P worker for a referral today!

    Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU) - a community referred program. We provide crisis counseling for 4-12 weeks to families with adolescents between the ages of 11-17 years of age that are at risk of becoming involved with juvenile justice system. (No formal DCP&P or Probation supervision).

    Child Outpatient Specialist Services - a CSOC or hospital referred program. We provide therapy for 3-6 months to families with children between the ages of 4-17 years of age that are experiencing challenges with their mental health diagnosis, are at risk of an inpatient hospitalization or have been evaluated at the emergency room for psychiatric reasons. We can offer medication evaluations and monitoring if the youth is a recipient of Medicaid.

    Family Outreach Program (FOP) - a community referred program. We work with families for 3-6 months, with children from 0-18 years old who may be experiencing challenges with parenting skills, communication skills, household structure, and/or are in need of help making connections with community resources.

    Here are the links for adults  to receive some opportunities for support and connection:

    Morris County Education Partnership Updates.  The Education Partnership would like to keep you informed of the resources that are currently available to children and families during this challenging time.  Morris County Education Partnership updates.

    Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers -- Click here for more information

    Dealing with Uncertainty in face of Omicron