COPING WITH COVID-19
RESOURCES FOR OUR MEMBERS AND THE FAMILIES, CAREGIVERS AND YOUTH
A NATIONWIDE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION
WITH FAMILIES AS ITS SOLE FOCUS
BRINGING LIVED EXPERIENCE TO FAMILY SUPPORT
The Federation provides the only national certification for a parent/family peer workforce, known as Certified Family Peer Specialists™,
to provide support to other families who have children with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges.
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.
Provide leadership and technical assistance to a nationwide network of family-run organizations.
Collaborate with family-run and other child-serving organizations to transform mental health care in America.
Offer families a voice in the formation of national policy, services and supports for children with mental health needs
and their families.
Develop and implement policies, legislation, funding mechanisms, and service systems that utilize the strengths of families.
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.
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.
An Invitation from the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center
Join the National Family Support Technical Assistance Center (NFSTAC), SAMHSA's first family support focused Center of Excellence, in April for a webinar on self-care with national speaker Sue Badeau.
Learning Objectives include:
Participants will understand the impact of a global crisis on their experiences of loss, grief and vicarious trauma or secondary traumatic stress
Participants will gain capacity to recognize their own warning signs
Participants will utilize at least three strategies to adapt their own self-care during COVID-19 and other current crises
Mental Health in the News
Federation on the Move
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The National Federation of Families is partnering with Alkermes, a global pharmaceutical company, to help them to learn more about the perspectives of families regarding clinical trials
with children and adolescents. Learn more and
complete the survey - in English or Spanish.
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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.
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