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Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

The Learning and Integrating New Knowledge and Skills Center, Inc. (The LINKS Center, Inc.)

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2583
Petersburg, VA 23803

Phone: 8049190526

Contact Person: Sarah Smoot


Web Site: http://thelinkscenterinc.org

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Educational Alternatives,Juvenile Justice

To provide quality mental health services and Educational Alternatives for families and children connected to the Juvenile Justice System.

Our Non-Profit Organization provides support, education, advocacy and guidance to families of children with a mental illness.

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
• 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

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

Region(s) served:
• Local

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