Family & Children’s Services, Inc. (“FACS”)

Posted on August 11, 2015

For support of an additional trauma-trained therapist to serve up to 20 children between the ages of 5 to 17 and their families who reside in Union or Essex Counties. Clients are screened upon initial intake and must have as presenting problems issues related to a trauma they have experienced and/or the exhibiting of disruptive, harmful or negative trauma symptoms. Children and their families participate in weekly short-term (approximately 3 months) therapeutic counseling sessions. They use Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (“TFCBT”) with each child and family, which has a proven effectiveness rate in addressing a child’s anxiety, depression and behavioral difficulties due to the trauma they have experienced. It also improves their self-esteem, readiness to learn, and social skills. FACS is a leading provider of trauma-informed mental health services in New Jersey.