A Monmouth County based behavioral center, you’ll never be alone in your fight to conquer your fears. For fifty years now, celebrating their 50th anniversay July 2010, CPC Behavioral Health have been dedicated to their clients.
If you or someone you love suffers from depression, anxiety, drug or alcohol abuse, or have biopolar disorder or any disorder that causes you to feel alone in your problems, please consider the CPC Behavioral Center in your area. (See the following for centers located near you). www.cpcbehavioral.org first center to offer DBT skills for recovery. Their friendly and caring staff care about you and your progress. The following is a list of the past fifty years of achievements.
- Children’s Psychiatric Center founded.
- Eatontown and Freehold Outpatient offices open.
- Evaluation and treatment program begins for Juvenile Justice System.
- First CPC school for emotionally disturbed children opens.
- CPC receives a grant to begin first Children’s Community Mental Health Center in New Jersey.
- Day Activity Center (DAC) serving chronically ill adults opens.
- High School established for emotionally disturbed adolescents.
- Residential program created for adolescents and pre-adolescents.
- High Point facilities purchased.
- Department of Health licenses outpatient, drug-free counseling.
- TEACH Affiliate founded – parents striving to attain better long-term care for their adult children and to educate the community.
- Therapeutic Community Homes Program established.
- Community Alternatives Program developed to prevent hospitalization.
- Project ACT founded to provide services to the Family Court.
- Residential Treatment Homes for autistic adults established.
- High Point Schools for emotionally disturbed youth expanded, including the addition of chemical dependency services and family counseling. Campaign begins to build new facility.
- Supported Employment Services founded.
- CPC begins coordinated service with Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital to provide psychiatric staff to new Monmouth County Admission Unit.
- Chemical Dependency Services begins to provide community education services in addition to counseling.
- Lincroft Group Home is renovated.
- Supported Employment Program awarded Exemplary Status by the PEER Regional Network from The National Center on Employment and Disability Human Resources Center in 1990.
- The 1991 school year opens in the newly constructed High Point School building.
- Therapeutic Community Homes program is expanded.
- Intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program for teenagers opens in 1992.
- Heritage House, an adult group home, opens.
- Adult Mental Health Services provides new programs for clients discharged from State psychiatric hospitals.
- Helen Herrmann Counseling Center in Middletown opens in 1993.
- To more accurately reflect CPC’s goals and mission, CPC’s name is changed to CPC Behavioral Healthcare in 1993.
- The High Point Elementary School is named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for its excellence in education in 1994.
- Program for Assertive Community Treatment for adults with severe and persistent mental illness are established.
- Integrated Case Management Services is added for adults with severe and persistent mental illness.
- CPC Behavioral Healthcare receives JCAHO accreditation with commendation in 1997.
- Anger Management Programs are added in High Point Schools and Addiction Recovery Services.
- CPC and Meridian Hospital Corporation form a Joint Venture, CPC/Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, LLC to manage our Outpatient Services as a continuum of care, providing better access to a range of services for Monmouth County residents.
- Campaign to renovate and expand school facility begins in 1999.
- CPC receives an Award of Excellence for Best Practices from the Mental Health Corporations of America, Inc. in 1999. This distinction recognizes CPC Behavioral Healthcare for its “overall best practices” demonstrated in the provision of behavioral health services among organizations that provide services to 5-7 types of clients.
- Administrative Offices relocate to Neptune.
- Project ACT is cited as an “Exemplary Program” to be replicated statewide in a report issued by the Mental Health Association in New Jersey and the National Mental Health Association.
- High Point School Annex opened September 5, 2000.
- CPC supporters and staff celebrate the Agency’s 40th Anniversary throughout the first year of the new millennium (2000).
- Agency launches website and creates a presence on the world wide web.
- During 9/11 (2001) CPC offered free counseling services to families and friends of 9/11 victims. Ninety cases were served. For these outstanding efforts, the Agency is awarded the “Second Place Honorable Mention Award” by the Eli Lilly Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Award Program. CPC’s entry in the special achievement category for “Leadership in a Time of Disaster” competed with 133 other entries nationwide. CPC also received a “Stars and Stripes” Award from NJAMHA.
- The New Jersey Partnership for Children selects CPC to create the Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization System in the fall 2002. An experienced mobile response team that provides 24-7 service to children and families in crisis.
- The CPC Thrift Shop is opened in Matawan in 2002. It offers retail skills to High Point students and Residential clients.
- CPC receives accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and a Gold Seal of Approval (scoring 95 out of 100) in 2003. The site survey included all CPC Programs.
- CPC is the winner of a $98,000 grant awarded through Monmouth County’s Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council (CIACC) to provide after-school services to children served by or eligible for services under NJ’s Partnership for Children (formerly Children’s System of Care Initiative.) The first part, a Summer Therapeutic Recreation Program for 7-12 year-olds with behavioral & emotional healthcare needs, was available summer 2003. This program becomes Circle of Friends.
- In 2004, CPC’s launches Circle of Friends, a therapeutic after-school program for children ages 7-12 with behavioral and emotional problems. This program provides therapy, structured therapeutic recreation activities, social skills, and educational enrichment opportunities.
- CPC plays a leading role in the development of the Keansburg Resource Network and the Red Bank Resource Center.
- CPC is chosen by UMDNJ to be a model program for evidenced-based practices. Clinical staff are trained in Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
- PACT staff is selected for a pilot Recovery-Model Training on Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), funded by the NJDMHS in conjunction with the UMDNJ.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awards CPC a three-year federal grant for a new substance abuse intervention program called Project Start, which targets youths ages 13-20 at risk. The program is offered on-site at area middle schools and high schools in Monmouth County beginning in 2005.
- Former Chief Financial Officer John Mans named new CPC President and CEO in 2005.
- High Point School launches its own website -www.highpointschool.org — in 2005.
- In 2005, Administrative Offices and Development Department relocate to Eatontown.
- CPC wins two Gold JASPER Awards at the 2006 Jersey Shore Public Relations and Advertising Association Competition in the Annual Report Category and Press Release Category. The winning entries, written and designed by Tracy Ilvento, PR Coordinator, were CPC’s 45th Anniversary Annual Report and the 2005 From the Heart Quilt Press Release. (Sept. 15, 2006)
- Senior Vice President of Schools and Residences, Barbara Strickarz was selected as a 2006 Athena Award Nominee by the Western Monmouth Chamber of Commerce, the only chamber in the state that presents this prestigious awards. Among the six honorees, the Athena Award was presented to Sylvia Allen, president of Allen Consulting. (Nov. 3, 2006)
- Senior Vice President of Schools and Residences, Barbara Strickarz received an Award for Service from the NJ Office of Special Education and for serving three terms on the Special Education Advisory Council representing private approved schools for the disabled. (June 2006)
- On Oct. 20, 2006, the entire agency completed a comprehensive JCAHO survey and received JCAHO accreditation.
- CPC’s Managed Psych Services expand to the Freehold Counseling Office under the direction of Arthur Segal, M.D. (October 2006)
- CPC launched its new agency website which offers information for parents, educators and professionals. (Nov. 1, 2006)
- CPC premieres a Training Institute designed to help licensed clinical social workers, school social workers, mental health professionals, counselors, teachers, and parents. The seminars include: Dealing the Difficult People: Strategies for Conflict Resolution by Helen Blank, Ph.D. on Feb. 23, 2007; Bullying and Harassment in Our Schools and Communities by Michael Greene, Ph.D., on April 23, 2007; and the Peter Bry Training Institute on March 23, 2007 featured Domestic Terrorism in our Schools and Communities by Lt. Edwin Torres and Hate Group Recruitment: Targeting Kids and Teens by Michelle Gwinn.
- CPC Girls Residential student Ashley P., and Larry Hanko, Residential Program Coordinator, were selected as members of TEAM USA at the Special Olympics World Summer Games on Oct. 2-11, 2007 in Shanghai, China. Ashley is the only female from NJ on the Track and Field Team.