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Park Ridge School District's Mission Statement

The  Park  Ridge  School  District  is  committed  to  the  mission  of  educating  all  students  to  achieve  the  New  Jersey  Student Learning Standards at  all  grade  levels.   The  district  will  nurture  all  students  to  be  life long  learners,  ethical  and  responsible  citizens,  and  independent,  productive  members  of  a  global  society.

Resource Guide
The Resource Guide below contains resources in the areas of:
-Crisis Intervention
-Family Support/Support Groups for Families
-Additional Organizations

Crisis Intervention

Perform Care 
Information directly from Perform Care Website:
For a life-threatening emergency, always dial 911.
An emergency is defined as any serious behavioral health problem that, if not dealt with right away, could lead to your youth being harmed or possibly harming someone else.
If you have an emergency situation involving your youth that is life- threatening, seek help immediately by dialing 911.
If your emergency is not immediately life-threatening, contact PerformCare at 1-877-652-7624 and follow the menu prompts provided for an emergency situation. We will ask you a series of questions to determine how we can help.
If we find that your child should be evaluated for hospitalization, we will refer you to a local Screening Center. For a list of Crisis/Screening Centers by county, please visit the NJ Department of Human Services website.
PerformCare may authorize Mobile Response Stabilization Services (MRSS) to come to your home and provide face-to-face crisis services within one hour of notification. The goal is to stabilize behavior and keep your youth at home. Mobile Response is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can offer up to eight weeks of stabilization services.

PerformCare is the door into the New Jersey Children's System of Care. PerformCare New Jersey works with the Children's System of Care (CSOC), formerly the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services, to coordinate the care of your child, youth, or young adult. We are committed to helping children with behavioral, mental health, or emotional challenges gain access to the services they need.

Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization System
275 Rt. 10 East Ste.220-414
Succasunna, NJ 07876
Tel: 973-989-8866
Director: Gary Kreielsheimer
The New Jersey Parents' Caucus, Inc. is a coalition of families whose mission is to ensure that every family who has children with special emotional and behavioral needs is given an opportunity to play a strong and active role in the development and delivery of effective and timely services for their children. 

CarePlus, NJ
610 Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
PHONE (201) 265-8200
60 South Fullerton Ave., Suite 210
Montclair, NJ 07042
PHONE (973) 744-6522
17-07 Romaine St.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
PHONE (201) 797-2660
Direct Services
Psychiatry Services
Outpatient Counseling (licensed therapists)
Substance Abuse Counseling
Trauma Response/Debriefing
In-home Clinical Services
Case Management
Children’s Mobile Response & Stabilization (for youth in crisis)
Anger Management
Social Skills
Juvenile Fire Prevention
School Crisis Response
This agency is dedicated to excellence in mental healthcare and has a commitment to life-long support needed by individuals and their families to ensure that they achieve their full potential to improve the quality of their lives.

Vantage Health Systems
2 Park Ave
Dumont, NJ 07628
Tel: (201) 385-4400
Fax: (201) 385-9689
Outpatient Services: Psychiatric Services, Counseling and Therapy, Family Counseling Service, Child and Adolescent Treatment Services.Our mission is to provide high quality comprehensive healthcare services while empowering individuals and families to achieve wellness.
Pascack Mental Health Center
114 Kinderkamack Road 
Park Ridge, NJ

Kireker Center for Child Development- Branch of the Valley Hospital
505 Goffle Road
Ridgewood, NJ
  •  Adoption Screening and Evaluation Program: 201-447-8151
  • Audiology: 201-612-1006
  • Autism Services: 201-447-8151
  • Developmental Pediatrics (developmental/behavioral evaluations): 201-447-8151
  • Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Services: 201-612-1006
  • Occupational Therapy: 201-612-1006
  • Pediatric Endocrinology: 201-447-8182
  • Pediatric Physiatry: 201-251-3304
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Program: 201-447-8026
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Apnea Center: 201-447-8152
  • Physical Therapy: 201-612-1006
  • Psychoeducational Evaluations: 201-447-8151
  • Social Work Services: 201-447-8278
  • Speech-Language Pathology: 201-612-1006
Stepping Stones Counseling Center
312 Warren Ave. Suite 2
Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ
Stepping Stones Counseling Center was created with the goal of improving and enriching the quality of stepfamily life.
Despite love and good intentions, stepfamilies often face issues with:
·         Couple Conflicts and Communication
·         Child Discipline
·         Unrealistic Expectations
·         Loyalty Conflicts Between Children and Parents
·         Relationships with Previous Partners
·         Finances and Child Support
·         Holidays and Family Celebrations
·         Access to Children for Non-Residential Parents
Bergen Family Center
44 Armory St. 
Englewood, NJ 07631 
201-568-0913 (fax)
10 Banta Place
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-342-2075 (fax)
Children’s services, adolescent services, eldercare services, and counseling services are offered through the Bergen Family Center.
West Bergen Mental Health
West Bergen Mental Healthcare (Main Campus)
120 Chestnut Street Ridgewood, NJ 07450
201-444-3550/ Fax 201-652-1613
Monday- Thursday: 9:00 AM- 8:45 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM-4:45 PM
West Bergen Center for Children and Youth
One Cherry Lane Ramsey, NJ 07446
201-934-1160/ Fax 201-934-0019
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM-8:45 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM -4:45 PM
Saturday: 9:00-2:30 PM
West Bergen Counseling Group
3 Post Road Oakland, NJ 07436
201-651-1900/ Fax 201-651-9608
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM-8:45 PM
West Bergen Counseling Group
615 Franklin Turnpike, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 
201-857-0080/ Fax 201-857-0073
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM-9:00 PM / Friday: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM / Saturday: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
The Mission of West Bergen Mental Healthcare is to promote psychological health and personal growth. Through comprehensive treatment and supportive services, we respond to the needs of our clients and the communities we serve. We will distinguish ourselves as the metropolitan area’s recognized Center of Excellence and leader in the treatment of mental illness and its effects. Our services and programs will support our clients across their life span and will provide them, their families and our communities with needed counseling, therapy and education.

New Pathways Counseling
20 Powers Rd.
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: 201.436.1022
Fax: 201.262.1381
Drug rehab centers, alcohol rehab centers, and other addiction treatment programs employ the most effective techniques to help you or your loved one get the help they deserve.
Family Support
New Jersey Friendship House
125 Atlantic Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 488-2121
Fax: (201) 488-4157
Email: info@njfriendshiphouse.org
The role of North Jersey Friendship House is to assist persons with disabilities on their path to wellness and recovery with the goal of improving their overall quality of life.
Bergen’s Promise
218 Route 17 North
3rd Floor
Rochelle Park, NJ 07662
Phone: 201-712-1170
Fax: 201-712-0391
Email: info@bergenspromise.org
An organization which believes in a unique model of care that builds on the identified strengths and assets already present within the young person and his or her family. 
Autism New Jersey’s Sibling Pen Pal Program
Pen pal list for sisters and brothers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Contact: Gale Rainier
Phone: 609.588.8200, ext. 13
E-mail: grainier@autismnj.org
Support Groups for Families

Park Ridge High School-Parents Educating Parents (P.E.P.)
Rm. A104 of P.R.H. S.
Meeting s are held second Thursday of the month.
Free and open to all parents
Mr. Andy Yeager-201-573-6000 x 5504
Families Anonymous
Church of the Immaculate Heart Conception
900 Darlington Ave
Mahwah, NJ
Phone: 201-327-0748
Meetings are held Wednesday s at 7:30pm
Families Anonymous is a group of concerned relatives and friends whose lives have been adversely affected by a loved one's addiction to alcohol or drugs.
Parents Take Charge
The Community Church of Glen Rock
354 Rock Road-Second Floor
Glen Rock, NJ
Call George-201-725-9016 or Robert- 201-315-5181
Meetings are every other Wednesday at 7:45. Free of charge.
Because I Love You
The Parent & Youth Support Group
P.O. Box 2062
Winnetka, Ca 91396-2062
(818) 884-8242
Meetings are held in various states, including New Jersey. For more information about meetings and locations in NJ call (888) 443-4481
This is a parent support network designed to help parents whose children have behavioral difficulties.

Parents Anonymous
127 Route 206 • Suite 10 • Hamilton, NJ  08610
1301 North 10th Street • Millville, NJ 08332
42 Chesnut Street • East Orange, NJ 07017
Tel: (609) 585-7666
Fax: (609) 585-7686
The mission of Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, Inc. is to protect children by strengthening families. We provide mutual support and parent leadership in free, professionally facilitated self-help groups for parents statewide. This is a self-help model for parents who are under stress and want to improve their relationship with their children. It is at no cost to the family.
Bergen County’s Strengthening Families Program
Contact: Ellen Taner
The Strengthening Families Program is for parents or caregivers and their youth ages 10-14. Families meet once a week for seven weeks for two hours with other families. The program is designed to help parents and caregivers build on their strengths in showing love and setting limits, help youth develop skills in handling peer pressure and building a positive future, and help families grow together.
Fragile X Association of NJ
The Fragile X Association of NJ is an organization of parents and professionals dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by Fragile X Syndrome. The group provides education, support and awareness through a variety of activities.
All ages are served.
Contact: Jennifer Keenan
Phone: 856.985.3257
Email: jencofx1@at.net
Website: www.fragilex.org/html/new_jersey.htm
ASPEN of Bergen County Fathers' Support Group
The fathers’ group generally meets the fourth Monday of the month from 7:30-10:00pm
Location: Bergen County Technical Schools / Bergen County Special Services Cape Resource Center Suite 212
327 East Ridgewood Avenue
 Paramus, NJ 07652
Contact: Vince Varrassi
Email: vjvarrassi@gmail.com
Additional Organizations
Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
100 Hamilton Plaza, 7th Floor
Paterson, NJ 07505
-DDD provides case management, residential services and various family supports that help both people with developmental disabilities and their families. Over age 21 
(As of January 2, 2013 for children from birth to age 21 you must reach out to Perform Care at 877-652-7624.  Also, for additional information you can also look at their website http://www.performcarenj.org/families/disability/determination-eligibility.aspx)
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
60 State Street-Second Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
-Training and job placement for handicapped and disabled individuals.
NJ Center for Outreach and Services for the Autistic Community (COSAC)
Director: Nancy Richardson
-Information and Referral, short term emergency care, advocacy, parent education, professional education, lectures and workshops, and support groups.
-No fee for services, fees for membership
Center for Food Action
Mahwah Site & Warehouse: Tues-Fri 10am-2pm -Mon. 10am-6:30pm. 
Now open first Saturday of every month: 10am-1pm
90 Ridge Road 07430 (next to Mahwah Library) | 201-529-2029 
jjames@cfanj.org | Jim James, Site Manager
lsomwaru@cfanj.org | Linda Somwaru, Administrative Assistant
-Center provides foods to residents in need and has applications for the NJ Shares program which will give emergency assistance with utility bills.
Bergen County Board of Social Services
216 Route 17 North, Building A
Rochelle Park, NJ 07062
-Administration of assistance to dependent children, home energy assistance, medically needy program, and residential health care facilities are provided without regard to income.
NJ Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
375 East McFarlan St. Dover, NJ 07801
Phone: 800.367.6274 (NJ only) or 973.989.1122
E-mail: wrodenbaugh@saintclares.org
Website: http://www.njgroups.org/
Provides contact information on more than 6,750 NJ support groups, more than 1,200 national and online groups, and more than
100 people who are seeking others to start new local groups.
-Official information and referral service of United Way and Bergen County. Information on all human services and non-profit organizations throughout Bergen County.
-No Fee
2nd Floor
Help Hotline: 888-222-2228
A website and hotline that assist teens with current problems and gives background information on plenty of issues.
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