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Alaska Youth and Family Network

Mailing Address:
401 E. Northern Lights #100P.O. Box 23-3142
Anchorage, AK 99503

Phone: (907) 770-4979; Toll-free in Alaska (888) 770-4979
Fax: (907) 770-4997

Contact Person: Frances Purdy MEd JD, Executive Director


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

Population Served:
Child Welfare,Serious Emotional Disturbances,Juvenile Justice,Substance Abuse,Other

Population Other:
'Youth M.O.V.E. Alaska serves youth ages 14-25, who have experience in the mental health, juvenile justice, education and foster care systems.

This organization is a statewide chapter of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health and A SAMSHA CMHS funded Statewide Family Network organization. We have offices in Juneau, Fairbanks, Matsu and Northwest Artic. Services we provide include the following: Parenting with Love and Logic (specialised parenting classes for parents with children with neurobehavioral and behavioral health issues), wellness and recovery management classes for youth, independent living skills classes for youth, WRAP classes for parents.

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 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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