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Illinois Children's Mental Health Partnership Family Leadership and Support Initiative

Mailing Address:
208 S. LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 618-606-5328

Contact Person: Chris Hendrix

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

Population Served:
Other

Population Other:
'Parents, Caregivers and Family Members of Children and Adolescents

Mission:
The active engagement of parents and caregivers in all aspects of promoting children's optimal social and emotional development and overall mental health.

Description:
Facilitate parent/caregiver led R.E.S.T. (resources, empowerment, support and training groups). Provide advicacy, education, training and awareness. Collaborate with multi-agency and multi-system networks to improve the quality of child and adolescent mental health. Provide state, regional and community resources and information.

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)
• 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 statewide family-run 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
• Local
• Regional

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