Health and Safety Information for Individuals, Families, and Providers

DDD Resource Team

The DDD Resource Team conducts workshop trainings for provider agencies as well as individualized supports at no cost. Details are available in the DDD Resource Team Information Packet, and Resource Team referral forms are below.

Please reach out to the DDD Resource Team with any questions: DDD.ResourceTeam@dhs.nj.gov

Prevention Handouts

The DDD Resource Team and DHS Office of Public Affairs collaborated on prevention handouts that address common health and safety issues for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

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Mental Health Resources

Crisis Assessment Response and Enhanced Services (CARES), administered through Trinitas Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health/RWJ Barnabas Health, provides crisis response and stabilization services for a period up to 120 days to adults (age 21 and older) with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). CARES staff are located in regional offices and respond anywhere in New Jersey to assist individuals with I/DD  who are in mental health or behavioral crisis. CARES can prevent unnecessary hospitalizations by helping manage behavioral crises in place, and assisting individuals, family members and professional staff obtain needed expertise to support someone in crisis. CARES referrals can be made by calling 1-888-393-3007, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.