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

Total Family Care Coalition

Mailing Address:
1214 I St Southeast #11
Washington, DC 20003

Phone: 202-758-3281
Fax: 202-248-2713

Contact Person: Gail Avent

Email:

Web Site: http://totalfamilycarecoalition.org

Population Served:
Other

Population Other:
families, youth and individuals

Mission:
TFCC's mission statement, "To Keep Families Together For a Better Community" was crafted by family and youth participants to closely align with SAMHSA’s Recovery Support Strategic Initiative as well as wraparound principles, the National Federation of Families’ philosophy to ensure families and youths receives services to meet their needs and TFCC’s commitment to empower families and youth.

Description:
State-wide agency who provides parent training and information about special education and early intervention services to parents and others involved with the 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
• 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 advocacy
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A national family-run organization
• A statewide family-run organization
• A local family-run chapter of a national or statewide organization
• A local family-run organization without national or statewide affiliation
• 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
• Local
• National

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