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Pennsylvania Youth and Family Training Institute

Mailing Address:
Corporate One Office Park 4055 Monroeville Blvd. Building One, Suite 438
Monroeville, PA 15146

Phone: 412.856.8781
Fax: 412.856.8790

Contact Person: Shannon M. Fagan, MS, Director

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

Mission:
To achieve quality family and youth driven outcomes by advancing the philosophy, practice and principles of High Fidelity Wraparound through training, coaching, credentialing and ensuring fidelity to the process.

Description:
The Youth and Family Training Institute (YFTI)provides High Fidelity Wraparound training, coaching, credentialing, and evaluation to Pennsylvania counties that implement the HFW process. HFW teams in Pennsylvania include a Coach, Facilitator, Youth Support Partner and a Family Support Partner. YFTI is governed by an Advisory Board comprised of youth (16-26), family members who have raised, or are raising a child with behavioral health challenges, and system partners representing various child-serving systems in the state. The vision of the Youth and Family Training Institute is that children and youth with behavioral health challenges and multi-system needs, and their families, will be able to access High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW)regardless of where they live in Pennsylvania. The goals of HFW are to assist the youth and family in meeting the needs they have prioritized, improve their ability and confidence to manage their own services and supports, and develop or strengthen their own natural support system over time.

Organization role:
• 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)
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Provide quality monitoring and evaluation
• Conduct research
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A statewide family-run organization
• 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)

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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