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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

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.

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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