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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


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

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.

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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