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#AcceptAdvocateAct on Behalf of Families


  • We accept that mental health and substance use challenges are a serious concern for families and their children – of any age.

  • We accept that legislative policies and actions effect the ability of our loved ones to get the support they need and deserve.

  • We accept that we need to EDUCATE ourselves and others on policies and their impact on families.

  • We accept it's our responsibility to speak up for families and to ADVOCATE and ACT for legislation and policies that support and protect them.

The Federation is involved at the national level in monitoring legislation, funding opportunities, advocacy opportunities, and resources that can aid your work representing the voice of families in your community, state, and nationwide. Use the tools and resources shared here to stay current on topics that impact families, share news from your state, and use our advocacy toolkit designed for individuals and organizations to take action and elevate family voice.


Stay up to date on policies that impact families.​ The more you know, the more you can do to represent family voice. Equip yourself to be an advocate.


Follow bills important to families. Access advocacy organizations and elected officials in your state to take action on those that matter most. 


Get the tools you need to strengthen your advocacy skills. Be the voice of change for your family and for others in your community, state, and the nation.

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