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Family-Run & Youth-Guided Organizations
for Children’s Behavioral Health

Families Together in New York State

Mailing Address:
737 Madison Ave.
Albany , NY 12208

Phone: (518) 432-0333; (888) 326-8644 toll free in NYS
Fax: (518) 434-6478

Contact Person: Paige Pierce


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

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

Families Together in New York State is a non-profit, family-run organization that strives to establish a unified voice for children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and social challenges. Our mission is to ensure that every family has access to needed information, support, and services.

Our organization is a statewide chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, and a SAMSHA CMHS funded Statewide Family Network organization. Our organization serves the following: Statewide; Locally - Families Together in New Yourk State partners with Albany County for the development of the system of care: Families Together in Albany County. Regionally - Families Together in New York State has chapters in each region of New York State. They are listed at : www.ftnys.org/chapters.htm

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 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

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