Supporting Families

Across the Lifespan

A NATIONWIDE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION

WITH FAMILIES AS ITS SOLE FOCUS

BRINGING LIVED EXPERIENCE TO FAMILY SUPPORT

WHAT WE DO

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ADVOCATE

Advocate at the national level for the rights of families who have children with emotional, behavioral, mental health and

substance use challenges -

across the lifespan.

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Provide leadership and technical assistance to a nationwide network of family-run organizations.

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COLLABORATE

Collaborate with family-run and other child-serving organizations to transform mental health care in America.

 Spotlight

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FAMILY-DRIVEN APPROACH

Offer families a voice in the formation of national policy, services and supports for children with mental health needs

and their families.

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POLICY

Develop and implement policies, legislation, funding mechanisms, and service systems that utilize the strengths of families.

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SUPPORT & RESOURCES

Provide families and professionals with resources to ensure the wellness of children, youth and young adults who have mental health and substance use challenges.

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NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

The Federation provides the only national certification for a family/parent peer workforce, known as

Certified Family Peer Specialists™, to provide support to other families who have children

with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges.

SPOTLIGHTS

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) Welcomes Requests
for Technical Assistance (TA)

The National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC) is driven by the needs of families and the workforce that supports families. Engagement with families and the workforce of family peers, providers and organizations across the mental health and substance use fields who engage in this powerful work is critical. NFSTAC works for you!

As the Family Center of Excellence continues to grow, they invite you and your organization to join them and to let them know what you need to help your family, the families you serve, your organization, or others in the field.

 

Perhaps you think the field needs:

  • Regularly scheduled office hours around a specific topic to strengthen skills in a certain area

  • Guidance on diagnostics for families

  • A place for family peers to connect and share tools to grow the workforce 

  • Webinars on engagement practices for both families and the communities that serve families

Whatever you think is in NFSTAC’s scope for technical assistance, please submit a request. Their technical assistance is always free, and they're ready to assist you!

NATIONAL FAMILY SUPPORT TECHNICAL ASSIST
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Watch this powerful discussion about the importance of acceptance of mental health needs for children, youth and young adults that took place during Mental Health Month.

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Learn More About the National Federation of Families

The National Federation of Families is a national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families. It was conceived in Arlington, Virginia in February, 1989 by a group of 18 people determined to make a difference in the way the system works. Read our full history here.

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