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Association for Children's Mental Health (ACMH)

Mailing Address:
6017 W. St. Joseph Hwy. Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48911-0000

Phone: 12316326650
Fax: 517-372-4032

Contact Person: Jane Shank

Email:

Web Site: http://www.acmh-mi.org

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances

Mission:
To provide support, advocacy, education and resources for families raising children with emotional, behavioral or mental challenges.

Description:
Statewide ACMH is the state affiliate of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. We are also a SMASHA CMHS funded Statewide Family Network organization. We get contacted by family members from around the state and respond to ALL family member contacts.

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
• 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
• Conduct social marketing

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

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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