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

United Advocates for Children and Families

Mailing Address:
2035 Hurley Way, Suite 290
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone: (916) 643-1530
Fax: (916) 643-1592

Contact Person: Oscar Wright, Ph.D.

Web Site: http://www.uacf4hope.org

Population Served:
Child Welfare,Juvenile Justice,Mental Health,Other

Population Other:
'Families whose children and youth have mental health care needs and are served in the public child serving systems. (Mental Health, Juvenile Justice, Education, Child Welfare, and other public child serving systems)

Our mission is to promote the emotional, behavioral and social well-being of children, youth and families through transformational leadership

Our organization provides the following: Training for public system professionals, providers, and administrators, training for parents and youth, education regarding legislation and public policy, technical assistance to statewide and local family-run organizations. Our geographic area of focus includes the following: Statewide chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health; Local - 58 California Counties; Regional - 5 California Regions; National - 42 Statewide Family Network CMHS Grant Sites

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

Region(s) served:
• Statewide
• Local
• Regional
• National

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