Programs for Adolescents

Connect to Family and Connect to Wellbeing

The Connect to Family and Connect to Wellbeing program seeks to achieve permanency, social connections, and emotional wellbeing for youth. Robins’ Nest staff will work to establish permanency by creating stable adult relationships, plans for the future, and maintaining contact with meaningful and committed individuals in the youths’ lives.

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Connect to Achievement

Through the Connect to Achievement Program, Robins’ Nest staff work with the county DCP&P offices to identity foster care youth that are at risk of dropping out of high school and provide them with educational advocacy services and professional mentors. Partnerships with local community agencies, schools, colleges, and stakeholders will be enhanced in order to […]

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Functional Family Therapy

Functional Family Therapy is an evidence-based in-home family therapy program for youth who have been involved with the legal system in some capacity, e.g., police called to the home, runaway, and probation.   Notice of Nondiscrimination

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Adolescent Mentoring

The Adolescent Mentoring program links adolescents and young adults that are involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency or Children’s System of Care with mentors who will serve as a positive role model and engage the adolescent in positive activities. The goal of this program is to form lifelong friendships between the youth […]

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Fostering Independence

The Fostering Independence Program provides life skills instruction and case management to youth who are aging out of foster care and involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. The program provides case management and advocacy and assists adolescents and young adults during their transition from foster care to independent living. This is an […]

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Cognitive Life Skills

The Cognitive Life Skills program provides youth who are currently on Gloucester County Juvenile Probation with weekly group sessions that focus on life skills training and leadership and trust building. The program provides a safe and supportive environment for youth to talk and learn about real life situations in an interactive way.

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Connect Two Cumberland

The Connect Two program provides in-home counseling to children and their families who are involved with or at risk of being involved with the Juvenile Justice System. Therapists work with the youth and their families to help the youth set positive goals, improve family functioning and well-being, and provide appropriate linkages with community resources.

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Connect Two Salem

The Connect Two program provides in-home counseling to children and their families who are involved with or at risk of being involved with the Juvenile Justice System. Therapists work with the youth and their families to help the youth set positive goals, improve family functioning and well-being, and provide appropriate linkages with community resources.

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Grounded

The Grounded program is a Detention-Alternative program which provides sufficient short-term supervision to youth who have charges against them in Salem County. The supervision allows for youth to safely remain in the community while awaiting the final disposition of their care, and ensures that the youth will be present at their next court hearing. Youth […]

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Second Chance

The Second Chance program provides services to youth who have begun to engage in antisocial and low-level delinquent behavior in an effort to prevent them from continuing down the wrong path. Staff provides weekly in-home counseling to address the underlying family issues that impact the youth’s behaviors and work towards finding the family community resources […]

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Street Dreams

The Street Dreams program works with juvenile probationers and connects them with education and employment opportunities in order to engage them in planning and setting goals for their future. The program includes assistance with resume building, employment seeking and retention, and accessing community resources, budgeting, and housing.

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Strengthening Family Bonds

The Strengthening Family Bonds Program provides weekly in-home therapy sessions to families who have children that are at risk of involvement with family court or removal by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Counselors work to provide education on appropriate parenting styles and skills, as well as provide advocacy on behalf of the family. […]

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Lifelong Connections

The Lifelong Connections program helps to establish permanent connections with supportive adults for youth who are aging out of the foster care system. Staff work on identifying supportive adults and connecting them with youth aging out of Division of Child Permanency and Protection supervision. These relationships allow for adolescents and young adults to work towards […]

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