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

STEM,INC. Newton County Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Mailing Address:
8198 Sterling Lane
Covington, GA 30014

Phone: 912-980-5356

Contact Person: Michele Bagby

Email:

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

Mission:
Provide advocacy at the local level for the rights of children and youth with emotional,behavioral and mental health challenges and their families. Provide leadership and supportive services. Collaborate with family run and other child serving organizations to transform mental health care in America.

Description:
Serve at risk youth with and without mental, emotional and behavioral health challenges and their families.

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
• Participate in child serving system/system of care policy-making and leadership groups
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide advocacy

Organization type:
• A local family-run 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)

Region(s) served:
• Local

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