We exist to serve individuals
anywhere in New Jersey with developmental disabilities in mental health or behavioral crises. We have staff who work out of regional offices
in various parts of the state; they provide mobile response
to people who are in crisis wherever they are located. We work with the consumers, their families and staff and mental health providers by offering:
- direct response at the time of crisis in family homes, residential placements, day programs, emergency rooms
- technical support to families, sponsors, DD and mental health service providers
- link-up with relevant resources
- training for consumers, families, sponsors and service providers
- consultations at psychiatric inpatient units
We work to manage crises in place so that consumers do not lose their community placements. By working alongside families and staff we increase understanding of the mental health and behavioral needs of individuals with dual diagnoses (MI/DD) and strive to develop the quality of service delivery to this underserved population.
"Our goal is to improve the way people in crisis receive help," says Lucille Esralew, Ph.D., Director of the program. "We are now equipped to handle emergencies anywhere in New Jersey 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and we are extremely happy to be able to provide this much-needed service wherever there are people who need us."
Begin the process of getting help...
It is our mission to provide timely response wherever the consumer is in crisis. Start the process of getting help, call us: 888-393-3007
Whether you call business hours or during off-hours a clinician
will gather the
necessary information. We will advise you about next steps including phone support and/or arranging a face-to-face meeting. Whether you're calling on behalf of a consumer as a friend, family member or staff, SCCAT will work with you to get to the heart of the matter and provide whatever information or services are needed.
We welcome your calls to our toll free number 888-393-3007, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Just Announced: 4th Annual S-COPE Conference On 10/30/15
We are excited to invite you to attend our 4th annual S-COPE conference on Friday, October 30th from 8:15AM-4:30PM at the National Conference Center/Holiday Inn, East Windsor, NJ. The conference, titled "The Various Shades of Gray Matter: Behavior & Mental Health in Long Term Care," features keynote presentations on impact of delirium within LTC settings as well as sexuality in LTC by noted lecturers in the field. The afternoon sessions includes two panels of experts; one on an MLTSS Update and the other on Elder Abuse.
We encourage you to register as soon as possible to insure your participation. Seats are limited! Please, invite your colleagues, family and friends! Contact Leslie Diana if you have any question or need additional information.