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Quick Guide for Self-Assessement of Family-Run Organizations in Systems of Care
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The National Directory of
Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, Montgomery County

Mailing Address:
Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health Colesville Professional Center 13321 New Hampshire Avenue,
Terrace B Silver Spring, MD 20904

Phone: 301-879-5200, ext 27 or 301-412-3604
Fax: 301-879-0012

Contact Person: Celia Serkin Executive Director

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Mental Illness/Mental Health

Mission:
Local chapters are the eyes and ears to the issues facing children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges and their families in Georgia.

Description:
The National Federation, a national family-run organization serves to: •Provide advocacy at the national level for the rights of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families •Provide leadership and technical assistance to a nation-wide network of family run organizations •Collaborate with family run and other child serving organizations to transform mental health care in America

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)
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• 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)

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

Region(s) served:
• Local

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