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

Tennessee Voices for Children

Mailing Address:
701 Bradford Avenue
Nashville, TN 37204

Phone: (800) 670-9882
Fax: (615) 269-8914

Contact Person: Lauren Arieux

Email:

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

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

Mission:
Tennessee Voices for Children speaks out as active advocates for the emotional and behavioral well-being of children and their families.

Description:
A statewide family-run & youth-guided organization.

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)
• Sponsor/run support groups for families or youth
• 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 statewide youth-guided 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 youth-guided chapter of a national organization

Region(s) served:
• Statewide

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