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RESOURCES FOR OUR MEMBERS AND THE FAMILIES, CAREGIVERS AND YOUTH
A NATIONWIDE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION
WITH FAMILIES AS ITS SOLE FOCUS
CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS
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, youth
and young adults with emotional, behavioral, mental health and
substance use challenges.
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.
Federation on the Move
2020 Virtual Conference
Mental Health in the News
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Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers from the CDC
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Learn More About the National Federation of Families
The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health 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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