Children and Family Services
Child Protection Substance Abuse Initiative
Program Requires a Referral Through DCP&P
Program Director: Lawrance O’Brien, LSW, LCADC
At CPSAI, we strive to create a brighter future for families through our connection with DCPP. Our compassionate team offers comprehensive services that address substance use and how to best treat the parent or caregiver while ensuring the safety of the children in the home. Our peer recovery specialists are part of each team and help guide parents through the transformative journey of recovery, empowering them with knowledge and unwavering support.
Ensuring a Safe Environment
If a family member or caregiver is involved with substance use, it impacts the whole family or household and puts the children in the home at risk. Child Protection Substance Abuse Initiative focuses on individuals involved with the Department of Children & Families due to allegations of substance use. The primary goal of CPSAI is to ensure child safety by providing a complete comprehensive substance use assessment to determine the appropriate level of care for the parent/guardian involved with the Department of Children and Families.
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A Partnership for Change
Expertise in Substance Use Disorders
Preferred Behavioral Health Group, Child Protection Substance Abuse Initiative (CPSAI), in collaboration with the Department of Children & Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency, provides families associated with DCP&P with:
Preferred Behavioral Health Group currently operates the CPSAI Program in eleven counties: Bergen, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren, located in 20 DCP&P state offices.
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Preferred Behavioral Health Group provides multiple youth and adult services to address emotional, mental, and behavioral health issues. However, some situations require different services. If your child is experiencing life-threatening danger or the immediate risk of harming themselves, you must take them to the nearest emergency room or dial 911 for immediate assistance.