The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted individuals and families in a variety of ways. Families who are experiencing serious difficulties in managing the behavior of children 10-17 years old for whom they are responsible can seek assistance through the Atlantic County Juvenile/Family Crisis Intervention Unit.
FCIU is a legally mandated program that is available 24-hours to intercede in family conflicts and help strengthen the family unit. Its services include short-term crisis stabilization, family assessment, case management, treatment planning and referrals to appropriate community-based services.
Due to New Jersey’s current COIVD-19 restrictions and physical distancing requirements, FCIU staff is not able to conduct face-to-face meetings at this time, but they remain available 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by phone or via virtual meetings to help de-escalate and resolve family conflicts.
For further assistance, call 609-645-5861 or emial Family_Crisis@aclink.org. Referral forms are available online at www.atlantic-county.org/intergenerational-services/children-youth.asp.