For Immediate Release
April 21, 2022
In-Person Appointments Now Available for Family Crisis Intervention
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).
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.
With the easing of many COVID-19 restrictions, FCIU is now available to meet in-person by appointment with youth and/or their families in its Northfield office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 5 PM. Appointments can also be conducted by phone or as a virtual meeting to help de-escalate and resolve family conflicts.
For further assistance, please call (609) 645-5861. You may also send an email to: Family_Crisis@aclink.org or send a Fax to: (609) 594-3752. Referral forms are available online at: www.atlantic-county.org/intergenerational-services/children-youth.asp.