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The National Directory of
Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

Youth MOVE Maine

Mailing Address:
124 Canal St.
Lewiston, ME 04240

Phone: (207) 782-5783 x1615
Fax: (207) 782-5793

Contact Person: Ryun Anderson

Email:

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

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances

Mission:
Youth MOVE Maine supports youth and adults in building the skills, partnerships, policies and practices essential to making sure that all youth are connected, resilient, growing and included in the decisions that impact their lives.

Description:
We the members of Youth M.O.V.E. National will work as a diverse collective to unite the voices and causes of youth while raising awareness around youth issues. We will advocate for youth rights and voice in mental health and the other systems that serve them, for the purpose of empowering youth to be equal partners in the process of change.

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 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 social marketing

Organization type:
• A statewide 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
• Regional

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