Across the Lifespan
A NATIONWIDE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION
WITH FAMILIES AS ITS SOLE FOCUS
BRINGING LIVED EXPERIENCE TO FAMILY SUPPORT
WHAT WE DO
Mental Health News and Information
Join us in Chicago, Illinois for our annual conference in November!
Registration costs will increase on October 1st, so purchase your tickets soon!
Learn more about our theme, breakout sessions, and presenters from all over the country.
Our Commitment to Social Change
At the National Federation of Families, we believe that we must rediscover our capacity for lifting up all members of our society, no matter their lived experiences, challenges, or personal traumas. By focusing on peoples’ potential – rather than their differences – we can begin to build stronger and more inclusive neighborhoods. We believe that true equity is the result of vibrant communities and responsive systems that promote self-reliance and interdependence and that celebrate diversity.
Adapted from Adler University (2023)
Webinar: The Role of Families in SAMHSA's Office of Recovery, February 2023
A SAMHSA-Sponsored webinar titled: “The Role of Families in SAMHSA’s Office of Recovery” presented on behalf of SAMHSA’s Office of Recovery with panelists, Paolo del Vecchio, Director, Dona Dmitrovic, Senior Advisor, Elizabeth Sweet, Public Health Advisor, and the National Federation of Families with moderator, Dr. Lynda Gargan, Executive Director.
Webinar: Family Engagement Strategies for Clinicians, April 2023
A SAMHSA-Sponsored webinar titled: “Family Engagement Strategies for Clinicians: Natural Support Involvement in Recovery Orientated Care & Planning with Dr. Lynda Gargan, Executive Director of the National Federation of Families, and Janis Tondora, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine.