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Granite State Federation of Families

Mailing Address:
340 Commercial St, 2nd Floor
Manchester, NH 03101

Phone: (603) 296-0692

Contact Person: Kathleen Abate, Executive Director

Email:

Population Served:
Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Mental Illness/Mental Health

Mission:
* To provide leadership in the field of children's mental health and develop the necessary human and financial resources to meet its goals, which are: * To address the unique needs of children and youth with emotional and behavioral disabilities from birth through transition to adulthood. *To ensure the rights of full citizenship, support, and access to community based services for all children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental disabilities and their families. * To provide information and training and to engage in policy and planning work across system lines regarding research, prevention, early intervention, family support, education, transition services, and other services needed by our children and their families.

Description:
Our organization is a statewide chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health. Services - Professional Development: We believe family expertise is vital to development of a cadre of informed and well prepared pre-service and service professionals. The Federation provides training and technical assistance designed to incorporate up to date learnings about best practices and family perspectives on "what works" for children and families in New Hampshire. We also provide technical assistance and consultation to professionals and family members involved in developing Systems of Care throughout NH. All trainings can be tailored to audience and regional needs. Frequently requested trainings include: Wraparound Facilitation: 36 hour series, leads to facilitator certification by the NH Division of Behavioral Health. Introduction to Systems of Care Facilitation 101 Introduction to Behavioral Disorders Effective Communication Training Crisis Prevention Planning Youth Mental Health Leadership: In partnership with the Alliance for Community Supports Parent-Professional Partnership: Incorporating Families Into Planning and Evaluation-Why and How

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
• Participate in child serving system/system of care management meetings
• Provide quality monitoring and evaluation
• Provide advocacy

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

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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