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Quick Guide for Self-Assessement of Family-Run Organizations in Systems of Care
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The National Directory of
Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

Families Reaching for Rainbows, Inc.

Mailing Address:
4701 N. Keystone Ave., Ste #150
Indianapolis, IN 46205

Phone: (317) 205-8281
Fax: 317-205-8343

Contact Person: Craig Andler, Executive Director


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

To strengthen individuals and families while advancing community systems of care.

Families Reaching for Rainbows, Inc. serves families and youth through a systems of care and wraparound approach as a division of Choices, Inc. We serve local families with multiple concerns including severe emotional disorders, educational, criminal justice and welfare challenges. Rainbows provides contract services in parenting training, educational and clinical mentoring for parents and youth, and Wellness Recovery Action Plan training for youth. Rainbows also provides a monthly support group with a mailing list of over 500 families. Nationally, we serve as a local chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (FFCMH). Rainbows participates in education and advocacy, representing family voice at systems of care meetings/conferences.

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 contracted direct services (e.g., respite, care management)
• 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
• 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
• Conduct research
• Conduct social marketing

Organization type:
• A local family-run chapter of a national or statewide organization

Region(s) served:
• Local

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