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Family Connection of Tarrant County

Mailing Address:
3840 Hulen St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Phone: 8178816451

Contact Person: Valencia Gensollen

Email:

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Trauma/PTSD,Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD),Mental Illness/Mental Health,Substance Abuse

Mission:
Building on strengths, we will advocate for improved mental health resources for Tarrant County families in collaboration with our community partners.

Description:
A core group of families who have children with mental health issues have developed a new family-run organization in Tarrant County, TX. We are here to connect and empower families to improve the mental health system in Tarrant County. Vision: Building on strengths, we will advocate for improved mental health resources for Tarrant County families in collaboration with our community partners. Mission: Building on strengths, we will advocate for improved mental health resources for Tarrant County families in collaboration with our community partners.

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)
• 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
• 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
• Conduct research
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A local family-run organization without national or statewide affiliation
• A local youth-guided 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)

Region(s) served:
• Local

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