Family Service Bureau

390ASP82612Family Service Bureau
274 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103
973-412-2056

Kearny Office
379 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ 07032
201-246-8077

Serving the needs of the community since 1882, Family Service Bureau (FSB) is a Licensed Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Center. FSB’s mission is to preserve, educate, support, strengthen and enrich family life through prevention, intervention and community education programs that assist families, children and individuals. Our staff includes clinicians and interns under direct supervision of licensed clinical supervisors. By adopting an integrated behavioral health model to treat the whole body, FSB aims to provide each consumer with the resources needed to improve their quality of life.

Family Service Bureau Offers:

* Individual, couples, and family counseling
* Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment
* Co-Occurring Treatment
* Anger Management Group
* Parenting Skills Group
* Psychiatric services with Medication Monitoring
* Domestic Violence Counseling

Additional Programs:

Family Service Bureau’s New Start Program
973-286-2835
New Start is a boarder baby prevention program that provides assistance to at-risk mothers and babies in need, with the hopes of eliminating the number of infants who are left in hospital pediatric wards by mothers who are unwilling or unable to care for their children. Services include the following:

* Assistance with securing infant supplies
* Referrals for substance abuse treatment
* Parenting classes and workshops
* Life skills training
* Assistance with pediatric care
* Assistance in applying for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, WIC and other social services
* Referrals to health care providers

Family Service Bureau Kinship Legal Guardianship Program
Kinship is a family support program for relatives such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. who are taking care of a relative’s child in their home. The program only services Newark residents. Children must be 17 years of age or younger and have been placed in the home through the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP). Supportive services include the following:

* Monthly Support Meetings
* Family Activities
* Confidential and Individual Family Support
* Referral Services
* Case Management

Family Crisis Intervention Unit
The Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU) handles cases in which the behavior of the juvenile, parent, guardian or other family member constitutes a behavioral issue, a threat or conflict with the juvenile for reasons other than delinquency. Examples of some cases have involved parent/child conflict, conflict within the home setting, mental health or behavioral issues or a pattern of unauthorized absences from the school. FCIU consists of eight counseling sessions including the initial assessment. The goal during this time is to help the individual and/or family gain insight into their behavior through skill-building and reinforcement of positive behaviors both in and out of counseling. Services include the following:

* Initial assessment/ Treatment plan
* Individual Counseling
* Family Counseling
* Group Counseling
* Case Management

Circle of Life
NCC Circle of Life is a referral-based program available to help children and families cope with stressors associated with caring for a child with a disability and provide grief counseling to individuals and families experiencing the loss of a child. Services include the following:

* Individual and family counseling
* Bereavement counseling