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The National Directory of
Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

Mississippi Families as Allies for Children's Mental Health

Mailing Address:
5166 Keele St.
Jackson, MS 39206

Phone: (601) 981-1618
Fax: (601) 981-1696

Contact Person: Tressa Knutson-Eide


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

Population Served:
Early Childhood,Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances,Juvenile Justice,Mental Illness/Mental Health

Our mission is to inform, support and serve as an advocate for families of and children with emotional or behavioral disorders or mental illness.

In addition to the services listed below our organization also provides respite services to families and youth leadership development.

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 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
• 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 research
• Conduct social marketing

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

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