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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

Families United

Mailing Address:
154 Hempstead Street
New London, CT 06320

Phone: (860) 443-0044 or toll-free (866) 439-0788
Fax: (860) 443-0049

Contact Person: Danielle Chairaluce, Executive Director

Email:

Web Site: http://www.FamiliesUnitedCT.org

Mission:
"To facilitate and promote unity and the healthy growth and development of individuals, families and communities through empowerment, advocacy and services."

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)
• 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 statewide family-run organization
• A local youth-guided chapter of a national or statewide 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 family-run chapter of a national organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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