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Family and Community Partnerships' (FCP) Office of School-Linked Services (OSLS) contracts with private non-profit organizations and school districts throughout the State to provide a variety of prevention and support services for youth in New Jersey’s elementary, middle and high schools.

The goal of all programs within the OSLS is to implement prevention and intervention programs that are comprehensive, multifaceted, and build on the strengths of young people and assist them in achieving their educational and life goals. 

 

 

School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP)
Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (PJD)
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (APPI)
Family Friendly Centers (FFC)
Parent Linking Program (PLP)
New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (NJ CAP)
Newark School Based Health Center (SBHC)
2NDFLOOR Youth Helpline (2NDFLOOR)
Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth (TLC)

School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP)

The SBYSP is located in host schools and coordinate with existing resources in the community.  All youth are eligible to participate and services are provided before, during and after school.  SBYSP services include: Mental Health Counseling; Employment Counseling; Substance Abuse Education/Prevention; Preventive Health Awareness including Pregnancy Prevention; Primary Medical Linkages; Learning Support; Healthy Youth Development; Recreation; and Information/Referral.

 

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Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (PJD)

PJD is located in host schools to enhance the services and to collaborate with the DFCP-funded SBYSP. All youth enrolled in the host school where they display behaviors that can or have caused them to become involved in the juvenile justice system are eligible to participate.

PJD services complement the SBYSP and focus specifically juvenile delinquency prevention strategies and self-regulation skills to prevent juvenile delinquent behaviors that can impede the student’s achievement of their education and life goals.  PJD services include: Case Management and Counseling Services; Collaboration with Local Law Enforcement, state and school and community based agencies, Drop Out Prevention, Life and Coping Skills.

 

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Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (APPI)

APPI is located in host schools to enhance the services and to collaborate with DFCP-funded School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP) where available.  All youth enrolled in the host school, where they display behaviors that could lead to an unplanned pregnancy, are eligible to participate.   Youth involved in the program will gain increased pregnancy prevention skills to support the achievement of their education and life goals.  APPI services complement the SBYSP program, where available, and focus specifically on pregnancy prevention skills and knowledge to support the student’s ability to achieve their education and life goals.  APPI services include: Case Management and Counseling Services; Education and Awareness groups; Linkages to available services and resources; and Collaboration with school personnel.

 

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Family Friendly Centers (FFC)

FFC is located in host schools to enhance afterschool programming in elementary and middle schools.  FFCs provide constructive academic, recreational, and social enrichment activities to students and their families.  All FFC programs emphasize positive youth development, encourage parental participation, and seek to establish partnerships with school and community stakeholders to meet the unique needs of youth and their families.

 

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Parent Linking Program (PLP)

PLP is located in host high schools to enhance the services and to collaborate with FCP-funded School Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP).  PLP work to minimize/eliminate barriers expectant and parenting teens (including young fathers) face that can prevent them from completing their education.  This is accomplished through the development and implementation of programs that strengthen pregnant and parenting teen’s ability and access to complete their education (secondary and postsecondary); improve child and maternal health outcomes; improve pregnancy spacing and reduce the likelihood of repeat teen pregnancies; increase parenting skills for mothers, fathers, and families; strengthen positive young father involvement and co-parenting relationships, as appropriate, decrease intimate partner violence; and raise awareness of available resources.

 

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New Jersey Child Assault Prevention (NJ CAP)

NJ CAP operate in all 21 counties to provide educational awareness training and effective strategies to handle and/or prevent child assault/neglect to children in grades pre-school through twelve, their parents/guardians as well as educators.

 

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Newark School Based Health Center (SBHC)

SBHC provides primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services to students and families (up to age 21) in the school where the health center is located and members of its surrounding community.

 

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2NDFLOOR Youth Helpline (2NDFLOOR)

2NDFLOOR is confidential, anonymous helpline that supports to NJ’s youth (ages 10-24). Youth are provided with solutions and resources to the problems they face at home, at school or at play. Youth that access services receive quality service, support, and information from trained counselors, volunteers and interns. Trained Counselors are available to help youth make healthy decisions and find solutions to various worries they face such as: peer relationships, bullying, mental health issues, dating, sex/sexuality issues, etc. 2NDFLOOR services include: 24/7 Helpline; Interactive web-site with an on-line Message Board; Text Support, Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and Information/Referral.

 

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Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth (TLC)

The overarching goal of the TLC program is to promote mental health awareness and healing through the building of an informed and competent school community equipped to prevent suicide and recover after a traumatic incident.  Basic components of all TLC curricula include: suicide prevention, intervention and postvention and trauma response to build local capacity in schools and communities to promote mental health awareness and technical assistance to schools and communities for the benefit of school age youth.

 

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