Children’s Services

 

Children's Services in New Jersey
These services include individual and group creative arts therapy counseling sessions, individual counseling sessions, group counseling sessions, and teen counseling sessions. Counseling services for children are designed to promote children’s well-being and help them recover from the effects of domestic violence.

 

The choice of treatment depends on the availability of services within the program, the child’s age, the nature and severity of the traumatic reaction, the circumstances of the family, and the availability of other supports in the child’s life.

The following programs throughout New Jersey offer children’s counseling sessions:

Atlantic County Women’s Center, Atlantic County 1-800-286-4184

Alternatives to Domestic Violence, Bergen County

The Center for Hope and Safety, Bergen County 201-944-9600

Providence House, Burlington County 609-871-7551

Camden County Women’s Center, Camden County 856-227-1324

Cape May Coalition Against Rape & Abuse, Cape May County 609-522-6489

SERV, Cumberland County 1-800-225-0196

Safe House, Essex County 973-759-2154

SERV, Gloucester County 856-881-3335

Safe in Hunterdon, Hunterdon County 908-788-4044

Womanspace, Mercer County 609-394-9000

Woman Aware, Middlesex County 732-249-4504

180 Turning Lives Around, Monmouth County 732-264-4111

JBWS, Morris County 973-267-4763

Providence House, Ocean County 732-244-8259

Passaic County Women’s Center, Passaic County 973-881-1450

Salem County Women’s Services, Salem County 856-935-6655

Resource Center of Somerset, Somerset County 1-866-685-1122

Domestic Abuse Services Inc., Sussex County 973-875-1211

DASACC, Warren County 908-453-4181

To find a full listing of domestic violence programs and available services near you, click here.

The Peace, A Learned Soultion (PALS) Program is six-month intensive therapy program that exclusively utilizes Creative Arts modalities to assist child witnesses of domestic violence in the healing process. Creative Arts modalities such as Art, Play, Music, Drama, and Dance utilize costumes, face painting, masks, Puppet Theater, and play to assist in the child’s healing. Through creative experiences, a child can express his or her inner world in a way that is natural and non-threatening allowing the child to begin to heal from intense experiences without the re-traumatization of explicitly discussing it.

A crucial element of PALS is staff involvement with the family. As the children work on experiences, the custodial parent works intensively with a PALS therapist and a case manager to address the parent’s own victimization, parenting concerns, and concrete family needs.

The following programs throughout New Jersey offer the PALS Program:

Atlantic County Women’s Center, Atlantic County 609-601-9925 Ext.219

The Center for Hope and Safety, Bergen County 201-300-6666 Ext. 21

Providence House, Burlington County 856-824-0599 Ext. 230

Family Connections, Essex County 973-675-3817

Safe in Hunterdon, Hunterdon County 908-788-7666 Ext. 229

Woman Aware, Middlesex County 732-249-7277

180 Turning Lives Around, Monmouth County 732-787-6503

Providence House, Ocean County 732-350-2120 Ext. 103

Passiac County Women’s Center, Passiac County 973-777-7638

Project Protect, Union County 908-518-9911

To find a full listing of domestic violence programs and available services near you, click here.

Other children’s services offered at domestic violence agencies include day care, recreation/child care, and educational support. For a listing of all the domestic violence agencies offering children’s services, click here.
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