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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

Hands of Hope-Clark County

Mailing Address:
402 Spring Street
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Phone: (812) 406-8081

Contact Person: Crystal Fisher c/o Sheila Miles

Email:

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

Mission:
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

Description:
The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is a national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families. It was conceived in Arlington, Virginia in February, 1989 by a group of 18 people determined to make a difference in the way the system works.

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

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

Region(s) served:
• Local

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