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Alamo Area Youth Move

Mailing Address:
711 East Josephine Street
San Antonio , TX 78208

Phone: (210) 299-8139 ext 246
Fax: (210) 212-8128

Contact Person: Robin McClahahan

Email:

Web Site: http://http://www.aaym.org/Welcome.html

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Juvenile Justice,Mental Illness/Mental Health,Substance Abuse,Transition-aged Youth

Mission:
To give all young people that have experienced any of the youth serving systems (Mental Health, Child Welfare, Juvenile Services and others) a real opportunity to speak up and out in order to create positive change within the various systems that are providing these many services.

Description:
We are an offical chapter of Youth MOVE National, an organization devoted to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development.

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
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide quality monitoring and evaluation
• Provide advocacy
• Conduct research
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A national youth-guided organization
• A family-run or youth-guided organization with a current or past affiliation with a System of Care Community of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program (i.e., CMHS System of Care grant site)
• A statewide youth-guided chapter of a national organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide
• Local
• Regional
• National

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