What We Do
CGS Family Partnership, Inc. is the Care Management Organization for Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties.
CGS serves youth from age 5 up to their 21st birthday. Perform Care, our contracted system administrator will give special consideration to children younger than 5. www.performcarenj.org
At CGS our mission is to maintain the children and youth we serve safely in their home, in their schools, and in their communities by providing support, education, and advocacy, and connecting them to appropriate services and resources.
Children, youth and families served by CGS through the Child/Family Team, CFT, and the Wraparound Approach receive help with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse challenges. CGS also coordinates care for children and youth with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities, IDD not served by managed care organizations, MCO’s.
- CGS staff believes children and youth can grow, recover, improve and become healthier with the right team of supports.
- CGS staff includes your family’s culture, values, strengths, and preferences in your care.
- CGS staff values your family as equal partners in planning what services you can receive and where you can receive them.
- CGS staff knows children, youth, and families best chance for success occurs when their functional strengths are utilized.
- CGS staff understands children and youth deserve to receive care in a loving and safe family environment.
The Wraparound Approach
Voice and Choice
Youth and families are our full partners in our work together. The planning process should reflect their values, beliefs, and choices.
We will develop a Child-Family Team with the youth and family. The team will meet a minimum of every 75 days to create an Individual Service Plan (ISP) that will generate strategies to meet the youth and family’s needs and link them to community resources. The team is a balance of paid formal supports (for example, a therapist, teacher, probation officer, Family Support Organization) and natural supports (for example, other family members, friends, neighbors, or clergy). All decision making is done through the Child-Family Team.
By providing local resources and supports that are easily accessible, the Child-Family Team seeks to safely maintain a youth in their home and community.
Partners actively encourages the youth and family to include people on the Child-Family Team who are a part of their network of community supports.
All Child-Family Team members will work together to develop and implement an Individual Service Plan (ISP) which will address the youth and family’s needs.
The Child-Family Team tailors the Individual Service Plan (ISP) to address the unique needs of each youth and family.
Our culturally diverse staff is prepared to work with youth and families from different experiences and backgrounds. We respect each family’s unique beliefs, values, and culture.
All youth and families have strengths. Our job is to help identify those strengths and use them as building blocks for developing strategies in the Individual Service Plan (ISP).
The Child-Family Team will continue to assist the youth and family, never giving up, especially when experiencing challenges and setbacks.
We will have objective and measurable ways to show progress for the youth and family.
The Individual Service Plan (ISP) will have strategies and resources available to the youth and family after they have transitioned from CGS.