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

Family Involvement Center

Mailing Address:
5333 N 7th Street Suite A-100
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: (602) 288-0155
Fax: 602-288-0156

Contact Person: Kelsey Neal

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

Population Served:
Child Welfare,Developmental Disabilities,Early Childhood,Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Trauma/PTSD,Educational Alternatives,Juvenile Justice,Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD),LGBTQ,Mental Illness/Mental Health,Military Families,Substance Abuse,Transition-aged Youth,Other

Population Other:
Tribal nations and Tribal Communities

To provide assistance and support to parents and caregivers raising children with emotional, physical, and behavioral health care needs.

Family Involvement Center provides direct family-to-family and youth-to-youth support as well as information, support, resources and parent education for parents/caregivers raising children with emotional, physical and behavioral health care needs. FIC is staffed by parents who have lived experience raising children with these needs and who offer understanding and compassion while helping families locate appropriate resources.

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 quality monitoring and evaluation
• Provide advocacy

Organization type:
• A statewide family-run organization
• A statewide youth-guided chapter of a national organization
• A family-run organization supporting a tribal nation or tribal community
• A family-run organization supporting a U.S. Territory

Region(s) served:
• Statewide
• Local
• Regional
• National
• Tribal Nations
• US Territories

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