The Family Life Education Center (FLEC) of Newark Beth Israel Medical
Center was established on January 1, 1976 as the first program of its kind to service families in the city of Newark. FLEC is a unique treatment program that provides services to parents of abused and neglected children.
The New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services and other agencies make referrals to FLEC to provide services to families who are at risk of losing their children or if their children have been removed by court order. Services include counseling, parenting skills, socialization opportunities, and parent–child interactions to maintain family stability.