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The National Directory of
Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health


Mailing Address:
1600 2nd. Ave. SW, #30
Minot, ND 58701

Phone: (701) 837-7500
Fax: (701) 837-7548

Contact Person: Jim Carter, Director


Web Site: http://www.pathfinder.minot.com

Population Served:
Developmental Disabilities,Educational Alternatives

Pathfinder Parent Training and Information Center views parents as full partners in the educational process and a significant source of support and assistance to each other. The PTIs are funded by the Division of Personnel Preparation, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Dept. of Education. The Centers provide training and information to parents to enable them to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the educational needs of children with disabilities.

We are a statewide family-run chapter of the national organization, Parent Training and Information Centers

Organization role:
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Provide education to families or youth on issues of interest
• Provide training and mentoring of family members or youth (e.g., to assume leadership roles, act as provider)
• Provide training and presentations to system of care/child serving agencies or community
• Provide technical assistance (e.g., to other family or youth organizations, child serving agencies)
• Recruit family members or youth for positions within child serving agencies
• Organize conferences
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups

Organization type:
• A statewide family-run chapter of a national organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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