Children and Family
A New Jersey Department of Children and Families Children’s System of Care and Medicaid Approved Provider of Intensive In- Community Services for youth ages 5 to 21 years old.
Heart Matters LLC's Intensive In-Community Services Program was founded in December 2016 on the belief of the power of therapy, community and harnessing the strengths and abilities of youth and families. Cultural diversity, integrity, and professional competency are at the heart of the services we provide.
Possessing over 20 years of combined experience in various community, educational, mental health, substance abuse treatment, correctional, hospital, and state-based agencies servicing adults, children and families, has set a solid foundation for our therapeutic work with the youth we serve. We are dedicated professionals who believe in compassionate and nurturing care, in addition to empowering youth and their families to lead their best lives.
We provide intensive in-community services in the youth’s home, school and within the community. Therapy services can be free of charge to the youth and family if approved by the NJ Department of Children and Families and CSOC.
Contact Us Now at 908-514-8587 to find out more about receiving our services for your child and family.
What are Intensive In-Community Services?
Intensive in-community mental health rehabilitation services are delivered in the youth's natural setting like home, school and/or informal places in the community. The goal of these services is to reduce symptoms, restore mental health functioning and prevent the need for inpatient or residential out-of home placement. IIC services strive to strengthen the youth's ability to cope and function in the community. Providers of IIC services are state licensed mental health providers or practitioners whom develop an individualized plan of care and carry out individual or family therapy, consultation/evaluation, anger and stress management, parenting skills, psycho-education and counseling.
Youth Re-Entry Services
Military Family Life & Deployment Support
DD Interventions and Family Support
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Life and Social Skills
Positive Behavior Intervention & Support
Art & Play Therapy
Grief and Bereavement
What is Behavioral Assistance?
Behavioral assistance is an intervention process that is intended to modify and reduce undesirable behaviors. These services are carried out with an individualized behavioral intervention plan, developed by a licensed IIC clinician, structured to address specific goals with the use of targeted techniques and strategies. The goal of behavioral assistance is to rehabilitate and restore positive behaviors, and improve the youth's relationships and ability to function within the community.
SOCIAL SKILLS UNIVERSITY
We are currently registering for our Spring 2018 Social Skills University program which will begin on May 5th, 2018 and conclude on June 23rd, 2018. This 8-week session is split into 2 groups:
Level 1 (Ages 5 to 8)- 10:30 am to 12 pm
Level 2 (Ages 9 to 12)- 12 pm to 1:30 pm
Children will learn social-emotion regulation skills to enhance their social functioning at home, school and within the community.
Children will also learn:
how to communicate their wants and needs effectively
how greet, work and play with others
how to build friendships
how to ask for help when needed
how to identify and handle teasing and bullying
following rules while at home, school and in the community
ways to manage anger, anxiety, and stress in social situations
Please note that there are a maximum of 10 children per group. New groups will be added as registration increases.