Child Abuse Prevention and Support

Off Campus

Barnert/Center of Parent Education (COPE)
680 Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07514
Phone: (973) 977-6661
Hours: 9 am - 4:30 pm; also some evenings and some weekends
Area Served: Passaic County
Eligibility: Parents referred by NJ Div. of Youth and Family Services.
Fees Charged: None

Evaluation, group treatment, and parenting skills training for parents involved or at risk of involvement in child abuse or neglect.

Parents Anonymous/Parent Groups
127 Route 206
Suite 10
Hamilton, NJ 08618-4300
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week (hotline)
Area Served: New Jersey
Eligibility: None
Fees Charged: None

Provides self-help groups for parents under stress. 47 locations throughout New Jersey. Also available are parent materials, parent workshops, training for professionals, resource library, and volunteer service program. Parents Anonymous also sponsors HOPES (Healing Ourselves Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually), self-help for adult survivors of any form of child abuse (call 800# for meeting locations).

Division of Youth and Family Services
2 Market Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: 1-877-NJ ABUSE
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri.
Area Served: New Jersey
Eligibility: Children under 18 years old who have been abused or neglected
Fees Charged: None

Handles child abuse and neglect. DYFS works with family by providing case management service, foster care, group home and residential placements, camps etc. DYFS provides day care services to keep family together. Casework counseling is also available.

Prevent Child Abuse-NJ
35 Halsy Street, Suite 300
Newark, NJ 07102-3031
Phone: (800) 244-5373
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: New Jersey
Fees Charged: None

Part of a nationwide network dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Projects aim to provide parenting education and support. The Every Person Influences Children Program (EPIC) offers parenting workshops. Other programs target at-risk or overburden families which include single, isolated parents, teen parents, and low-income families among other factors. Programs also include home visitation (Healthy Families and Parents as Teachers) as well as mentoring teens and teen parents (Parent Linking Project).