CarePlus Director Selected to Co-Chair Bergen County Children's Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC)

Jessica Shea of Care Plus NJ, Inc. ("CarePlus") was appointed to co-chair Children's Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC) in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Paramus, New Jersey (I-Newswire) February 13, 2013 - Care Plus NJ, Inc. ("CarePlus") announced the appointment of Jessica Shea as co-chair to the Bergen County Department of Health Services Children's Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC) earlier this month.

In this new role, Shea will act as a liaison to the county and state government to assure that the voices of the county's youth and their families are heard. She will maintain a working partnership with the members of the committee to identify gaps in service, assess issues, and create solutions by evaluating the needs of the county's constituents.

Ms. Shea serves as the Director of the CarePlus Children's Mobile Response and Crisis Stabilization Unit and is a Clinical Supervisor for its Children's Out-Patient Endeavors (COPE) program. Since the summer of 2008, Shea has been an active member of the CIACC and became a member of its educational subcommittee in 2012. The appointment of Shea to co-chair reflects the ongoing commitment to advance the committee's role in advocating for services and needs at the local level.

"As co-chair, I will be a link between all platforms which will allow the voices of community members to be heard. I'm looking forward to doing what I'm most passionate about: advocating for the youth and their families," she said. "Working alongside my co-chair Linda Wieseneck, Executive Director of Bergen County Special Services Collaboration Access Planning Education (CAPE) Resource Center, will result in the perfect balance between the school and mental health care systems," she added.

The appointment of Jessica Shea allows CarePlus to be represented at both county and state meetings, permitting her to share their expertise in the mental health care field while strengthening existing relationships.

The CIACC advises county government and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families about local needs. It advocates for a responsive, accessible, and integrated system of care for children - from birth to 18 years of age - who are challenged by emotional and/or behavioral diagnoses. The mission of this committee is to assist with the allocation of funds to enhance and develop priority needs programs that will address any lapse in services, and also provide insight to public health care system in regards to children in the community.

About Care Plus NJ, Inc.

Care Plus NJ is a northern New Jersey provider of recovery-focused mental health, substance abuse an   More..d family services that addresses the unique needs of individuals with a holistic approach to recovery and overall wellness. Operating out of 23 sites - including three outpatient centers located in Paramus, Fair Lawn, and Montclair, ten residential facilities, offices at three local hospitals, and seven community offices - their services are convenient to clients located throughout North Jersey. Through the Care Plus Foundation we offer training and public education on healthcare, substance abuse, family, and mental health issues. Find out more at http://www.CarePlusNJ.orgLess..

Contact Information

Care Plus NJ, Inc.
Caryl Felicetta
610 Valley Health Plaza
Phone : (201) 265-8200

Published in:

Health & Fitness

Published On:

February 13, 2013

Print Release:

Print Release

If you have questions regarding information in this press release contact the company listed above. is a press release service and not the author of this press release.The information that is on or available through this site is for informational purposes only and speaks only as of the particular date or dates of that information. As some companies and PR Agencies submit their press releases once per week,month or quarter, make sure to check the official company website for accurate release dates as our site displays the press release distribution date only.We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information on or available through this site, and we are not responsible for or omissions in that information or for actions taken in reliance on that information.

Related Releases

Stage 4 Lung Cancer
Stage 4 lung cancer will be the last stage of carcinoma of the lung that is also known as Metastatic Cancer.

New Book Released, The Patient Guide To Concierge Medicine
New Book Outlines The 40 Questions To Ask A Concierge Doctor or Membership Medicine Physician Before You Join, Costs, Availability, FAQs about Insurance, Where To Search and Much More.

Is It Really Possible to Burn Fat Quickly?
There are healthy, safe and effective ways of getting rid of your body fat fast. It may take a bit of time and commitment, but the results are long lasting.

Dr. Julie Cronk Voted Best Dermatologist in 2014 Stillwater Gazette's Readers Choice Awards
Dermatology Consultants congratulates Dr. Julie Cronk for being voted Best Dermatologist in Stillwater/St. Croix Valley for the second year in a row.

The Able Cane Carrier
The Able Cane Carrier allows cane-users to carry items in an easy, hands-free way.