Statewide Family Network grantees announced

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Congratulations to the new Statewide Family Network Grants 2013!

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services has announced the recipients of the Statewide Family Network Grant Program grants for  fiscal year (FY) 2013. The purpose of the Statewide Family Network grant program is to enhance state capacity and infrastructure to be more oriented to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. These grants provide information, referrals, and support to families who have a child with a serious emotional disturbance and create a mechanism for families to participate in state and local mental health services planning and policy development.

The Statewide Family Network Program builds on the work of SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services which helped to establish a child and family focus in programs serving children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances around the country. Today, nearly every state has active family organizations dedicated to promoting systems of care that are responsive to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Although significant progress has been made, further support will ensure self-sufficient, empowered networks that will effectively participate in state and local mental health services planning and health care reform activities related to improving community-based services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families.

Continuation grants highlighted in green / Un-highlighted are new grant awards.

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