TA Coalition Webinar: New Jersey's Children's System of Care: Peer Support in an Integrated System of Care

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar developed under contract by the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, will take place Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 3:00pm Eastern Time called New Jersey’s Children’s System of Care: Peer Support in an Integrated System of Care

Please register here: https://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/newjersey_reg/event/event_info.html 

Description:  In this presentation participants will learn about the integration of New Jersey's Children's System of Care (SOC) for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances. The webinar will provide an overview of the history, structure, values, principles, objectives, integration planning process, and key system partners. Participants will learn about the role of assessment and what key components contribute to the ability to provide effective services across populations.


The webinar will explore how expanding their array of services and integrating those services through a single entry point has helped reduce high-intensity and out of home treatments. The presenters will describe the process for accessing services in New Jersey's SOC including who is eligible and how participants connect to services through multiple partnering agencies and child-serving systems. Additionally, the presentation will identify specific approaches, strategies and curriculums used in the New Jersey SOC.



•James Sawyer is an independent consultant, helping child, youth and family serving systems improve their effectiveness by strategic consultation. James is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with specialized training in infant mental health, achieving his master’s degree in community counseling while working as a system of care Youth Coordinator. 

•Wyndee Davis is a master’s level, licensed clinician with a degree in counseling from Villanova University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and mathematics from Guildford College. She currently serves as a liaison and practice representative for the Children’s System of Care (CSOC) within the New Jersey Department of Children and Families.



•Lynda Gargan, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health


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If you have any questions please contact Kelle Masten via email at kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org or at 703-682-5187.


**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request.  

***Closed-captioning is available for this webinar.