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CTS 2009 Annual Report
CTS 2009 Annual Report
CTS 2009 Annual Report
CTS 2009 Annual Report
CTS 2009 Annual Report
CTS 2009 Annual Report
CTS 2009 Annual Report
CTS 2009 Annual Report
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  • 1. changing the world one child at a time Community Treatment Solutions  2008 Annual Report
  • 2. Instilling Hope . . . Creating Dreams mission Community Treatment Solutions is dedicated to providing a continuum of services to children, adoles- cents and their families. Our programs are structured to be clinically intensive, quality driven and strengths based. Programs support our clients in attaining skills to overcome barriers to productive life functioning. goals& values We are culturally competent. We are ethically and professionally guided. We operate with integrity and accountability. objectives We respect and encourage creativity and cohesiveness within the organization. To serve as a community-based We enjoy our work and have a sense alternative to institutional and of humor. out-of-home placement. We emphasize that our employees are To prevent symptom/behavior our greatest asset. exacerbation and stabilize crisis. We are committed to partnering with To identify and use client strengths stakeholders within our communities. and support acquisition of new skills. To increase the family’s connection vision to natural, community-based resources and supports. To coordinate services and resources in order to eliminate obstacles to CTS Community Treatment Solutions will be productive functioning. recognized as a premier community agency. We will always be innovative, focused and www.ctsnj.org compassionate. With our partners, we will change the world, one child at a time.
  • 3. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- “With our partners, I took the road less traveled by, we will change the world, And that has made all the difference. one child at a time.” - From The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost That simple, powerful and timeless phrase is integral to the Vision of Community Treatment As I reflect on the highlights of the past year at Community Treatment Solutions – the Solutions as we strive to be recognized as a premier community agency, providing services to challenges and accomplishments, the obstacles and opportunities, I am reminded of the children, teens and families most in need. It is a poignant message that holds special meaning unpredictable journey we are all taking through this life. for me and everyone involved with CTS, and it is a particularly appropriate theme for our 2008 For the youth and families served by CTS, the road has always been particularly arduous and Annual Report. troubling. They are most often among the less fortunate in our society, with few resources and Since its establishment in 1990, CTS has strived to build and foster partnerships with a wide limited opportunities to achieve and lead productive, happy lives. They face obstacles that range of agencies and individuals whose support and expertise are essential to fulfilling the may seem insurmountable. Before coming to CTS, they didn’t have a choice of the road to organization’s mission. As a member of the board of trustees and its current chairperson, I feel take, their course was set and the final destination was not promising. privileged to be counted as a CTS partner. Thanks in part to you, our partners and supporters, the CTS continuum of care provides the The year 2008 was exciting and eventful for CTS…a year filled with many accomplishments, services and support our clients need to overcome obstacles. I’m pleased to report that in new partnerships and “firsts” for the organization. For me, the event of which I am most 2008 we remained steadfast in our mission, adding new highly-specialized programs that proud is the First Annual CTS JAM held last October. As a trustee for the organization it was expand the scope and breadth of services including: rewarding to receive such enthusiastic support for CTS from longtime and new supporters.  Developmentally Disabled/Mentally Ill (DDMI) As an individual who supports the CTS mission, I was humbled and honored that the fundraiser kicked off the campaign for the Pollack Residences, the  Specialty Services organization’s initiative to build independent living residences for  Functional Family Therapy clients who age out of the system. I am energized and confident as I look to the year ahead. On behalf Many thanks to every CTS partner for your continued support and of the CTS staff, thank you for your support and the opportunity commitment to our mission. If you are a new or prospective CTS to give those most in need a choice to take a road that makes all partner…welcome! We look forward to working together with you the difference. in the days, months and years ahead. It is only through working together, one day at a time, that "we will change the world, one child at a time.” Susan Buchwald letter Michele Pollack President and CEO Chair, Board of Trustees
  • 4. who we serve Treatment home parents say: CTS Serves… …children, teens and young adults, ages 3 to 21 years who are CTS is the best at providing in desperate need; those who have been abused, neglected services to children. and rejected by most of the adults in their lives. They have lost the ability to trust or love. They have lost hope in themselves, CTS understands each in others and in the promise of happiness, stability and success today and in the future. community’s children and The trauma our clients have endured throughout their young lives their needs. has led them to be so disruptive to their families, foster families, schools and communities that they have exhausted all of the options and resources traditionally available to them. Our professional staff and treatment foster parents understand the root of our clients’ behaviors and have the exceptional ability to combine training, skills and compassion to overcome barriers that may have seemed overwhelming. When appropriate, CTS provides services to parents and families to improve parenting skills and prepare them to be reunited with their child. Through a continuum of care, CTS is a ray of hope for children, teens and families who are the most vulnerable. CTS is the foundation for personal growth, achievement and hope for the youth we serve.
  • 5. philosophy of care The Community Treatment Solutions philosophy of care is strengths based and family focused. Our Philosophy of Care… …is strengths based, family focused and guided by the following principles:  Youth require safety, stability and consistency in their daily lives in order to facilitate problem solving. A client’s needs must be ad- dressed in every area where there is an obstacle to achievements. Community partners say:  Clients have strengths and resiliencies. These strengths may be applied to a variety of situations and domains. CTS believes the kids can  Each client belongs to a family regardless of the family’s function- have a future. They really ing. This family is relevant to the client.  Treatment must be individualized. are driven by this belief.  Interventions view the child’s acting-out, self-destructive and with- drawing behavior as a way of coping with an overwhelming internal state or life situation.  Interventions in the client’s natural environment aid in the early identification of strengths and problem areas and expedite the finding of solutions.  Treatment planning must include client participation and be done in collaboration with stakeholders for the client’s welfare.  CTS will always use a multidisciplinary treatment team model as clients need support on a variety of levels.  Interventions focus on bolstering functional life skills, which, when learned, help to prepare the child for reunification with his or her family or for independent living.
  • 6. specialty services The CTS Specialty Services Program is a community-based alterna- tive to residential treatment for children who have a history of trauma, abuse and/or psychiatric disorders and exhibit complex behaviors. CTS provides a highly-structured, home-like setting where youth Community partners say: receive individualized, intensive clinical services such as: CTS interventions  Trauma-informed assessment and treatment CTS is the best possible view the child’s acting-  Life skills development service.  Cognitive Behavioral, Group and Family Therapy out, self-destructive CTS focuses on partnerships  Crisis intervention and withdrawing  Medication management to provide the best possible behavior as a way  Anger management outcomes. of coping with an  Victim empathy overwhelming internal  Social skills development state or life situation.  Recreational activities - From the CTS  Behavior management Philosophy of Care  Play, dance and movement therapy  Video and audio diaries
  • 7. dd/mi developmentally disabled/mentally ill The CTS Developmentally Disabled/Mentally Ill Program (DD/MI), established in July 2008, provides a community-based alternative to institutional placement for youth diagnosed as DD/MI as de- fined by the DSMIV-TR. The program offers:  Client-centered, strengths-based services  Treatment home services Treatment home parents say:  Services guided by the techniques of Applied Behavioral Analysis to emphasize teaching functional behaviors CTS is very responsive to Individualized intensive clinical services include: my needs. › Extensive behavioral support plans CTS is always available › Anger control/management › Coping and problem solving skills and supportive. › Assertiveness training › Tutoring and liaison with academic setting › Delinquency prevention › Parent training › Crisis intervention & 24-hour on-call › Medication management › Counseling and life skills training › Recreational activities › Re-integration into families and communities Youth require safety, stability and consistency in their daily lives in order to facilitate problem solving. A client’s needs must be addressed in every area where there is an obstacle to achievements. - From the CTS Philosophy of Care
  • 8. intensive clinical services CTS Intensive Clinical Services include a broad spectrum of services CTS continuum of care for children, teens and families designed to bolster functional Interventions focus on bolstering functional life skills, which, life skills. when learned, help to prepare the child for reunification with Services include: Community partners say: his or her family or for independent living.  Reintegration and family reunification › Intensive case management CTS professionals anticipate - From the CTS Philosophy of Care › Resource coordination needs and proactively act to › Aftercare fill them. They will accept  Treatment foster care, when appropriate “gray area” kids.  Individualized, intensive clinical services › Comprehensive assessments and level of care determination › Drug and alcohol prevention  › Crisis intervention & 24-hour on-call › Medication management › Counseling and life skills training › Tutoring and liaison with academic setting › Recreational activities › Advocacy
  • 9. program t.r.a.i.l. CTS continuum of care The CTS Transitional Assisted Independent Living Program (T.R.A.I.L.) provides clinical and case management services to support our young adult clients as they transition to independence in the communities they choose and with families that care about them. The program demonstrates our commitment to providing a continuum of care through:  Medication monitoring until clients can obtain psychiatric services within the community.  On call 24/7 response to assist clients through periods of crisis or when needing additional support.  Personalized transitional living curriculum based on each client’s unique strengths and needs, including: › Employment and pre-employment skills › Money management › Developing effective communication skills › Exploring educational options › Fostering problem solving and decision making skills Community partners say: › Health management and self-care › Securing housing within the community CTS is interested in the whole › Accessing community resources continuum of care for the kids › Adult daily living skills Clients have strengths and resiliencies. These strengths and very concerned about may be applied to a variety of situations and domains. where the kids are going after - From the CTS Philosophy of Care they leave CTS services.
  • 10. Interventions in the client’s natural environment aid in the early identification of strengths and problem areas and expedite the finding of solutions. - From the CTS Philosophy of Care Family receiving service says: CTS Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an in-community program for youth, 11-18 years old, who are often involved in the juvenile Community Treatment Solutions justice system. is a wonderful program and FFT’s key elements are: I am thankful that you were  A short-time treatment model of approximately 12 to 15 weeks. available to me and my family  An FFT-trained and closely supervised clinical staff. when we needed some outside  On call response 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist clients through periods of crisis or when needing additional support. help. Because of this program  A focus on involving as many family members as possible to my family is in a better place. maximize the therapeutic benefits to the child. Thanks again and please  Preventative benefits for siblings involved in the family treatment process. continue to do what you do. I  Services provided in the clinic or in the home, based on each hope I don't need to reach to family’s needs. you again but I take comfort in knowing that if I needed to, I can and I will get great help. Thanks again! functional family therapy
  • 11. goldston family services a family visitation and reunification program Based in Cumberland County, New Jersey, Goldston Family Goldston Family Services is named in honor of Linda Leebov Goldston, Esq., a Services opened in September 2008 to prepare parents for Community partners say: dedicated lawyer, mother and philanthropist. Her philanthropy supports programs reunification by helping them to improve their parenting skills and provide a safe and stable home for their children. The program is CTS has a strong drive that give people new tools for success and emphasize stewardship. geared toward children and adolescents who are in placement for excellence. and are able to be reunified with their families within three to six months. CTS focuses on the best interest The program includes: of kids and families.  Visitation › Transportation is provided for children and adolescents to the parents’ home and/or community. › Visits occur weekly for 1½ hours for each visit, however the schedule may fluctuate based on each family’s needs and circumstances.  Parenting Groups › Parents attend 12 group sessions to learn and receive coaching in parenting skills. › Childcare and meals are provided at each group session.  Home Support › Family Specialists (FS) visit parents in their homes to teach, reinforce and coach them on parenting skills. › After families are reunited, aftercare services begin. The Family Specialist continues to visit the family at their home, with visits titrated over the next six-month period.
  • 12. rehabilitation behavioral Employees say: CTS Behavioral Rehabilitation is family focused, supporting our commitment to preserve the family unit, improve its function, and foster a nurturing environment for children and teens. CTS saves lives – Through Behavioral Rehabilitation, CTS helps families provide keeps kids safe. structure and support for youth within the least restrictive environ- ment possible - their own homes, schools and communities. CTS is very respectful Interventions are strengths based and focused on achieving sus- of my needs. tainable behavioral changes that improve functioning, enhance Each client belongs the quality of life and strengthen the family’s and individual’s skills in such areas as: to a family regardless  Interpersonal relationships of the family’s  Social interaction functioning. This  Behavior and conduct family is relevant to  Adaptive and effective coping skills the client. CTS Behavioral Health Services are flexible and supportive, - From the CTS CTS continuum of care scheduled at the convenience of the client and family. Philosophy of Care
  • 13. clients served Annualized Revenue 2008 Number of Children Served 2008 CTS Gratefully Acknowledges Our Supporters Galaxy Susquehanna Bank Platinum Star Linda Goldston Pearl Properties, LLC Donald Pettit Robins' Nest, Inc. Barbara Rowens Don Saleski Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose & Podolsky McCormick & Schmick’s Kathy & Thomas McGrath Denise & Howard Mendel Metalworks Contemporary Jewelry Melinda & John Mueller Mikado Restaurant Gold Star ($5,000-$9,999) Talleyville Properties Hessam Moheimani, M.D. Michele Pollack Tank Wash USA Debbie & Larry Morier David Swoyer Linda Mottin Consultant 50 Tower Investments, Inc. Super Star ($1-$499) Freyda Neyman, M.D. and Sara Swift, M.D 33% Avian Jewelers Onassis Restaurant Silver Star ($1,000-$4,999) Ball Buckley & Seher, LLP, CPA Gerald Pacella 17 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Center Balloons For All Occasions Joe Pesce Restaurant Aramark Barnacle Ben’s Seafood Restaurant Pizzicato Restaurant 3% 23 ARC Properties, Inc. Jodi Berman 2% Jay Roberts Jewelers 15 Susan Ball, M.D. Bernard’s Salon & Day Spa Carol & Zev Rose 6% 23 Susan Buchwald and Aline Rowens Martin Bernstein Kari & Joel Rosen 7% ETA Limousine Best Foot Forward Saiber, LLC 1% The Garber Family BigBURRITO Restaurant Group John Santaniello Karpousis Law Bishop & Bishop, P.C. Savona Restaurant 275 Katz/Pierz, Inc. Boyd’s Dawn Segal and Nancy Wasser 48% Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Brio Tuscan Grill Shabnam Sharma Rhoads, LLP Debra Bromson Angela Sowinski Estate of Myra Pollack Phillips Bruce & Yvonne Burgess Mario Tommasi Professional Receivables Network Café Aldo Lamberti The Tutoring Center The Quaker Group Bill Clements Theresa & Russell Viggiano Revenue Sources Annualized Revenue Funding Sources Children Served Steven L. Rasner, DMD, MAGD Todd Cohen Debbie & Perry Weinstock DYFS Contracts $1,996,839 DYFS Day Treatment Contract (BGCS) 50 Subaru of America, Inc. Lynn Santilli Connor William Douglas Steakhouse DYFS Fee for Service $1,373,978 DYFS Shelter Contract (Cumb) 17 Whitesell Construction Co., Inc. Cork Restaurant Keith Warren Cumberland County Contract $132,184 DYFS Visitation Reunification Services (Cumb) 23 Rozann Cozza Cumberland County Family Court Shelter Contract 15 Sarah Zuba DCBHS Contracts $67,944 Bronze Star ($500-$999) Medicaid $254,061 DYFS ICS Fee for Service referrals (SARs) 23 Crystal Lake Body Therapy Associates Behavioral Rehabilitation (IIC - BA) 275 Capehart Scatchard Carol & Robert D’Alessandro In-Kind In Community Services Flex Funds $280,930 Miscellaneous Income $61,139 Total 403 Covered Bridge Pharmacy/Magaziner Ruth Darlington Covered Bridge Pharmacy/Magaziner Total $4,167,075 Properties The DeMutis Group Properties Maria DiJohn Victoria & Gary Farnesi Charles Goldstein, LCSW Dillworth Paxson, LLP Farnesi Travel Denise and Thomas Highsmith Drenk Behavioral Health Center David Fox LaCroix at Rittenhouse Saul Ewing, LLP Frankel Financial Corp. Wendy M. Leebov Frederick Felter Sue Gamble Marianne Leone Community partners say: Keith C. Figgs, Ed.D. Rocco Fiorentino Tara Grisak Stuart Levy, DDS Jennifer Hess Michele Pollack Flaster/Greenberg, P.C. CTS has HOPE when most others do not… Foundation Title, LLC Leila & Ian Joffe Lynette & Robert Killen Tammy & Andy Reid Don Saleski Lynne & Anthony Infantolino even other agencies that serve a similar population. The McIntyre Group Judith Laura Beverly & Steven Levin David Swoyer Wegman’s Food Market Moore Brothers Wine Company Angela Marano Morey Corporation Paula & Maury Masucci
  • 14. executive staff Susan Buchwald, MSW President & Chief Executive Officer Lynn Santilli Connor, MSW, LSW, BCBA Vice President, Community Services Instilling Hope . . . Creating Dreams Mario Tommasi, Ph.D., ABPP Jennifer Hess M.A. Vice President, Clinical Affairs Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Quality Improvement board of Shabnam Sharma, M.A. Vice President, Business Services trustees Michele Pollack, Chair Regional President, Susquehanna Bank Administrative Office David Fox, Board Vice Chair 236 W. Route 38, Ste. 100 Producer/Director/Writer, VCSvideo Moorestown, NJ 08057 Phone 856.642.9090 David Swoyer, Board Treasurer Fax 856.642.9303 Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer, Cornerstone Bank CTS North 236 W. Route 38, Ste. 120 Sarah Zuba, Esq., Board Secretary Attorney at Law Moorestown, NJ 08057 Phone 856.222.9009 Susan Buchwald, MSW Fax 856.222.1339 President & Chief Executive Officer, CTS CTS South Gary Farnesi, Trustee 622 Landis Ave, Ste. 1 Asst. Vice President, Commercial Lending, Susquehanna Bank Bridgeton, NJ 08302 John Feast, Trustee Phone 856.453.8600 First Vice President/Investments, Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC Fax 856.453.8686 Steven L. Rasner, DMD, MAGD, Trustee CTS GFS Family Services 622 Landis Ave. Ste. 4 Don Saleski, Trustee Professional Receivables Network Bridgeton, NJ 08302 Phone 856.453.8600 office locations
  • 15. changing the world one child at a time www.ctsnj.org  Tel: 856.642.9090  Fax: 856.642.9303

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