Across the Lifespan
A NATIONWIDE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION
WITH FAMILIES AS ITS SOLE FOCUS
BRINGING LIVED EXPERIENCE TO FAMILY SUPPORT
WHAT WE DO
THE NATIONAL FAMILY SUPPORT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER (NFSTAC)
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Mental Health Information
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.
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.